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  1.  Padma  Bhushan  
  2. Padma Shree
  3. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Memorial Award
  4. President Int. Assoc. of Earthquake Engg.
  5. UN Sasakawa award on disaster mitigation
  6. INAE Fellowships and awards
  7. National Seismic Advisor, GoI
  8. INSA/ DST/ DAE Young Scientist awards
  9. Memberships of National Committees
  10. ISET Awards
  11. Khosla Annual Research Awards
  12. Indian Service of Engineers Award       

 

 

 Year 2017-2018  

Maheshwari, B.K.

  • Nominated Member of following 4 Committees of Indian Road Congress (IRC) for 3-year period (2018-2021)
  1. BSS (Apex):  Bridge Specifications and Standards Committee
  2. B-3:  Foundation, Sub-Structure, Protective Works and Masonry Structures Committee
  3. H-4: Embankment, Ground Improvement and Drainage Committee
  4. G-6: Disaster Management Committee
Year 2016-2017  

Maheshwari, B.K.

  1. Delivered an invited key note lecture entitled "Geotechnical Issues and Foundation Design of Tall Buildings" in conference Planning and Design of Tall Buildings Including Earthquake and wind Effects organized by Indian Association of Structural Engineers at New Delhi on December 7, 2016
  2. Attended a meeting as a member of CED39 (Earthquake Engineering Section) of Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) at New Delhi on February 27, 2017 .
  3. Attended second meeting of National platform for Disaster Risk Reduction at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi during May 15- 16, 2017 as a delegate from IIT Roorkee

Kumar, Ashwani

  1. Nominated as External Expert Member of the PG board in Geophysics of Kurukshetra University for a period of 2 years from 18 November, 2016.

Sharma, M.L.

  1. Participated in Technical Task force for Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Initiative (UDRP)
  2. Represented as National Delegate from India in Executive committee meeting of International Association of Earthquake Engineering in Santiago, Chile, Jan 09-13, 2017
  3. Presented Technical talk on Trends in Uttarakhand and its implications in future seismicity, in workshop on Earthquake Risk Management' Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Department of Disaster Management, Government of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, Jan 20, 2017
  4. Chaired a session TS 6: Emergency action plan for dams towards disaster resilience, Third National Dam safety Conference, February,18 - 19, 2017, organized by CWC, UJVNL and IITR, MAC Auditorium, Roorkee

Singh, Yogendra

  1. Member, Technology sub-Mission on Sustainable Technological Solutions for Faster & Cost Effective Construction of Houses Suiting to Geo-Climatic and Hazard Conditions of the Country, Housing for All Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India.
  2. Participated Inter-Disciplinary workshop on seismic Resilience: Understanding seismic Hazard and ongoing Risk Reduction Initiatives in Bhutan, Thimpu Bhutan, November 22-23, 2016
  3. Participated in NCSDP Meeting CWC New Delhi, July 12, 2017
  4. Participated in CED 39, BIS New Delhi, July 19,2017

Shrikhande, Manish

  1. Invited for talk on "Earthquake Engineering Fundamentals" in the Training Programme for CPWD engineers conducted at Department of Civil Engineering, Amity University Noida on September 26,2016.
  2. Invited for talk on "Reliability Levels Implied in lS-1893(2002)" at the Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University on October 26,2016.

Agarwal, Pankaj

  1. Young Concrete Engineer Award 2016-17 to Mr. Amit Goyal, Research Scholar of Prof. Pankaj Agarwal, Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee for his part of Ph. D work entitled "Earthquake Resistant Interlinked Block Masonry System With Visco-Elastic Energy Dissipater Links" by Indian Concrete Institute, Chandigarh Center (Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, J&K, HP) on 4th March, 2017.
  2. Delivered a keynote lecture on the topic "Earthquake Resistant Construction based on low cost Damping Devices" in the Technical Seminar in Dehradun for Engineers, Architects & academicians in collaboration with The Institute of Engineers (Indian), Uttarakhand Architect Association and Uttaranchal Engineers and Draftsmen Associations on behalf of IEI, UAA, UEDA & Ultra Tech Cement, 27th March 2017 .
  3. Invited to lecture in TEQIP Short Term Course on Structural Elements Subjected to Extreme Loadings, organized by Department of Civil engineering, IIT Roorkee, March 20-24, 2017 .
  4. Attended a meeting to Review & Development of Standardized Information, Education & Communication (IEC) Material for Earthquake Safety and Preparedness at NDMA Bhawan, New Delhi, March 21, 2017.
  5. Delivered a key note lecture on the topic "Earthquake Resistant Construction by using Visco-elastic Link Elements" in All India Seminar on "Advances in Technology to Mitigate the Effect of Natural Hazards (ATMENH-2017)" during March 2-3, 2017 at College of Technology, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand).
  6. Attended second meeting of National platform for Disaster Risk Reduction at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi during May 15- 16, 2017 as a delegate from IIT Roorkee
 Year 2015-2016  

Maheshwari, B.K.

  1. Delivered key note lecture entitled “Earthquake Induced Landslides: Evaluations and Protection Measures” in a National Conference on Natural Disaster and Management. Being invited by IGS’s Indore Chapter, also attended the meeting of TC-3 (Natural Disaster Management) of IGS on September 12, 2015.
  2. Invited as a Guest of Honor at Govt. P.G. College, Kotdwar, Uttarakhand in a workshop on IPR on September 19, 2015
  3. Delivered key note lecture entitled “Numerical Modeling for Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction” in a National Conference at Ludhiana. Being invited by IGS’s Ludhiana Chapter. Also attended the meeting of TC-8 (Physical and Numerical Modeling) of IGS on October 03, 2015.
  4. Invited at Rail Bhawan by Ministry of Railways to address the prospective candidates going to Japan for attending training-cum studies in Japanese Universities on October 07, 2015. Also delivered a presentation on behalf of Saitama University (alma-matter for Ph.D.) who requested to represent them.

Singh, Y.

  1. Member, Technology Sub-Mission on Sustainable Technological Solutions for Faster & Cost Effective Construction of Houses Suiting to Geo-Climatic and Hazard Conditions of the Country, Housing for All Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India.

Kumar, Ashwani

  1. Member of Project Advisory Committee on “Civil and Environmental Engineering”, Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India (up to July 2015).
  2. Co-opted member of the “Young Scientist Expert Committee” in the area of Engineering Sciences, Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India (from 2015 to 2018). 
  3. Member of the Project Evaluation committee on Indo-Canada Joint Project in the area of self and Sustainable Infrastructure. Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Meeting was held in May 19-20, 2015 at CSIR-CBRI Roorkee.

Agarwal, Pankaj

  1. The Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee is the first prize winner for Young Scientist Poster Presentation in the 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2015), entitled “Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth” conducted by  Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) during October 28-30, 2015 at the Scope Convention Centre, New Delhi. The prize was given for the research work entitled "Seismic Performance Evaluation of Innovative Interlinked Concrete Block Masonry  System with Energy Dissipator Visco-Elastic Links" by Amit Goyal and Pankaj Agarwal. The conference was supported by several national and international organizations including, the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Japan and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.

 

 Year 2014-2015  

 

Sharma, M.L.

  1. Dr. M.L. Sharma, Professor was elected as Fellow of Indian Geophysical Union during 51st Annual Convention held at Kurukshetra University during Nov. 19-21, 2014 and also chaired a session on Seismic Hazard in the Convention.
  2. Dr. M. L. Sharma is appointed Convener of BIS Sub Committee of CED-39 for “Guidelines for seismic microzonation”.

Maheshwari, B.K.

  1. Prof. B.K. Maheshwari was presented IACMAG Award of "Excellent Regional Contributions" during 14th Int. Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods & Advances in Geomechanics, Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 2014
  2. Prof. B.K. Maheshwari was invited to deliver a talk entitled "Recent Advances in Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction" in a Preliminary Session during Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, December 18, 2014.
  3. Dr. B.K. Maheshwari is appointed convener of the BIS Sub-committee of CED-39 for "Liquefaction Potential of Soils during Earthquakes".

Jakka, R.S.

  1. Dr. Ravi Sankar Jakka, Asst. Professor, Deptt. of Earthquake Engg. has been conferred upon ‘Young Geotechnical Engineer Best Paper Award’ on 18th December, 2014 from Indian Geotechnical Society.

Shrikhande, Manish

  1. Dr. Manish Shrikhande published a book on "Finite Element Method and Computational Structural Dynamics"  published by PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  2. Dr. Manish Shrikhande is appointed Convener of the BIS Sub-committee of CED-39 for Dams.

Paul, D.K.

  1. Chairman, Working Group on Seismic Microzonation of Delhi Region constituted by DST, New Delhi.
  2. Member of STEERING COMMITTEE for Involvement of Science and Technology Community in DM work constituted bt National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India
  3. Member of Group Monitoring Committee (GMC) for the National Coordinated Programme on Seismicity constituted by Ministry of Earth Sciences
  4. Member of the Governing Council (GC) of Central Soil and Material Research Station, New Delhi constituted by Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, ( August 2008 – August 2011).
  5. Member Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for Intrnational Cooperation in the area of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences constituted by DST for three years w.e.f Feb2, 2012.
  6. Member Sub-Committee of Advisory and Monitoring Committee on Seismic Microzonation study of NCT Delhi on 1:10000 scaleconsituted by Director General of Meteorology, IMD
  7. Chairman, BIS Committee on Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee - CED 39 reappointed for another term of three years 2014-2017.
  8. Member of re-constituted National Steering Committee (NSC) for National Earthquake Risk Mitigation Project (NERMP) consttuted by NDMA datd July 21, 2014
  9. Member of Expert Committee to discuss beyond design basis earthquake constituted by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Government of India
  Year 2013-2014  

Sharma, M.L.

  1. Life Fellow, Indian Geotechnical Society
  2. Member of academic board of Kurukshetra University
  3. Member of academic board of ISM Dhanbad
  4. Member, Committee on seismic microzonation of cities, MoES
  5. Member,  Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED 39, of Bureau ofIndian Standards (BIS), New Delhi, since June 25, 2013

Maheshwari, B.K

  1. Dr. B.K. Maheshwari is appointed as an Expert Member identified by Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED 39, of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi, since June 25, 2013.

 

  Year 2012-2013
 

Sharma, M.L.

  1. Awarded Prof. A.S. Arya Disaster Prevention Award by IIT Roorkee during the Annual Convocation held during August 2012. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lac and a citation.
  2. Member of Advisory Committee on “Seismicity and Earthquake Precursors” constituted by Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi
  3. Elected unopposed as the ISET Vice-President of the Society.  
  4. Member of Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, (Committee No. 39) Sub Committee Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi
  5. Member of Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, (Committee No. 39) Sub Committee Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi

Sinvhal, Amita

  1. Amita Sinvhal, WISE India Award, Women in Science and Engineer in – India Awards 2012, for projects involving women engineers /scientists/ architects as key members, for carrying out Post Earthquake Damage Survey after the earthquake in Kashmir in 2005.

Maheshwari, B.K.

  1. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Maney Publishing, U.K., Since January 2013.

Paul, D.K.

  1. Member Sub-Committee of Advisory and Monitoring Committee on Seismic Microzonation study of NCT Delhi on 1:10000 scale constituted by Director General of Meteorology, IMD
  2. Member of Review Committees to Study Final Reports on Benchmarking of CWPRS & CSMRS,  constituted by Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi dated Feb.2, 2013
  3. Member of Short Term Consultant appointed to the Staff of the World Bank Group for an assignment with Agriculture and Rural Development Unit constituted by the WORLD BANK
  4. Member of Task Force Committee to assess the progress of R & D projects on "Engineering of Disaster Mitigation and Health Monitoring for Safe and Smart Built Environment"  and provide necessary guidance to project team, Constituted by the CBRI Director, May 2013
  5. Invited  address at the National Symposium on Earthquake Resistant Design & Construction for Urban Social Housing Projects, India Habiat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, July 19-20, 2012
  6. Invited  Speaker on Realistic Simulation in Earthquake Engineering at the 3D Experience Forum 2012,Dassault Systems,  New Delhi, October 12, 2012
  7. Invited to deliver a Keynote Lecture on "Geophysical Investigations in Civil Engineering and Urban Seismic Risk Reduction" and to Chair a Technical Session in the National Workshop on Engineering Geophysics for Civil Engineering and Geo-Hazards (EGCEG), Organised by CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee from November 22-23, 2012
  8. Invited to deliver Keynote Lecture in the International Conference on Challenges in Disaster Mitigation & Management Strategies at CoEDMM, IIT Roorkee on February 15, 2013
  9. Invited to deliver Keynote Lecture in the Workshop on Structural Assessment and Safety of Structures" at Jamia Milia Islamia on Saturday 09, 2013
  10. Invited to deliver lecture on Tehri Dam, Cognizance- 2013
  11. Invited to Chair a Technical Session During a National Seminar on Safety of Structures on 26th April, 2013, New Delhi

Wason, H.R. 

  1. Re-elected as President, ISET for 2013-15 term.    

Kumar,  Ashwani  

  1. Member of Project Advisory Committee, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

 

 Year 2011-2012
 

Wason, H.R. 

  1. President, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology.
  2. Member, Editorial Board, Mathematical J. of Interdisciplinary Sciences.
  3. Member, Advisory Group Constituted for “Preparation of Upgraded   Earthquake Hazard Maps”, BMTPC, New Delhi

Paul, D. K.

  1. Member of Research Council of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee nominated by Director-General, CSIR, New Delhi
  2. Chairman of Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED 39 by Civil Engineering Council, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
  3. Member of Core Group  to look into various aspects relating to Retrofitting of Buildings and Open Ground Storey Buildings to Make them Earthquake Resilient constituted by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi, September 29, 2011
  4. Member of Post Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (PERT) for 18th September 2011 Sikkim Earthquake Constituted by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi, September 27, 2011
  5. Member Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for International Cooperation in the area of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences constituted by DST for three years w.e.f. Feb. 2, 2012

Kumar, Ashok

  1. Member, Expert Group of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for  estimation of ground motion parameters for Nuclear Power Plants
  2. Expert Member, Technical Committee of Bihar State Disaster Management Authority for establishment of seismological instrumentation in Bihar

Singh, Y.

  1. Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize, Institution of Engineers (India)

Maheshwari, B. K.

  1. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Geotechnical Journal (Springer)