Speakers


Dr. Takuzo Yamashita

NIED
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER MITIGATION EXPERIMENT RESEARCH DIVISION (CONCURRENTLY MULTIHAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH DIVISION)
Speciality: Building structure, computational engineering, earthquake resistance engineering.

Koichi Kajiwara

NIED
SENIOR RESEARCHER IN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER MITIGATION EXPERIMENT RESEARCH DIVISION
Speciality: Vibration control, vibration analysis.

Jun Fujiwara

NIED
SENIOR RESEARCHER AT EARTHQUAKE DISASTER MITIGATION EXPERIMENT RESEARCH DIVISION
Speciality: Architectural structure, numerical analysis, structural design, optimization.

Prof. KVL Subramaniam

IIT Hyderabad
Interests- Behavior of Concrete and Masonry Structures, Alkali-activated Binders and Geopolymers, Rheology Control and 3D Printing, Fiber-reinforced Concrete, Sensor development for Concrete structures and Infrastructure Monitoring; Low-cost housing solutions with prefabricated elements; Repair systems and Strengthening of Concrete.

Prof. S. Suriya Prakash

IIT Hyderabad
Interests- Behavior of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Members, Seismic Retrofitting and Rehabilitation of Structures using FRP Composites, Earthquake Engineering with focus on development of cyclic models for combined loading, Precast and Prefabricated Construction

Prof. Amirtham Rajagopal

IIT Hyderabad
Interests - Damage Mechanics, Multiscale modelling, Nonlocal, Strain Gradient, Micromorphic and Phase field approaches, Damage models for concrete and laminated composites, Nonlinear Finite Element and Mesh less Methods, Adaptive Finite Element and Isogeometric Techniques, Polygonal finite elements, Higher order Natural element methods, Isogeometric method, Mechanics of Laminated Composites Plates Cohesive Elements, Numerical integration, Peridynamics.

Prof. B. Umashankar

IIT Hyderabad
Interests - Reinforced Earth Structures, Soil-Structure Interaction, Foundation Engineering, Ground Improvement Techniques, Recyclable Materials in Geotechnics, Geosynthetics in Pavements.

Prof. Mahendra Kumar Madhavan

IIT Hyderabad
Interests- Affordable Housing using Light Gage Steel Structures Geometric imperfection studies in Cold-formed Steel, Structural Design of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Panels, CFRP retrofitting of Steel Structures, Connections in cold-formed steel (CFS) sections, Behavior of high strength steel sections, Composite (steel-concrete) construction, Cyclone resistant structures, Analysis of parallel flange beam (PFB) structural steel section.

Dr. Surendra Nadh Somala

IIT Hyderabad
Interests- ML & DL, Computer Vision, Seismic Isolation and anti-seismic devices, Resilient Cities and Infrastructure, Disaster Risk Reduction, Structural Health Monitoring, Induced Microseismicity, Multi Hazard Early Warning, Gravity strains from seismic field.

Dr. Anil Agarwal

IIT Hyderabad
Interests- Fire and its Effect on Structural Systems, Design and Behavior of Steel Structures, Stability of Structural Systems, Steel-Concrete Composite Systems, Pre Engineered Buildings (PEB), Structural Design of Facade Systems, Steel Bridges, High-rise Steel Buildings, Collapse Analysis, Earthquake and Structural Dynamics, Design of Flexible Structures under Wind Load Conditions, Soil-Structure Interaction.

Dr. Mahendra Kumar Pal

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, IIT BHU Varanasi
Interests- Computational Solid Mechanics, Concrete Constitutive Modeling, Non-linear Dynamic Analysis, Large-Scale Numerical Simulation

Dr. Raghu Piska

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad
Interests - Non-Local approaches to modelling damage in structures.