Prof. Shamsher Bahadur Singh

Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Finite Element Modeling, Composite Structures
Senior Professor
Civil Engineering Department
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-333031, (Raj.)
Phone: + 91–1596- 255649 (Direct); +91-1596-255254 (Civil Engineering Office);+91- 9414648283 (Mobile)

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Scopus ID# 24462794600

Web of Science Research ID# JDK-1925-2023; JJF-4174-2023.

Featured in the Top 2% Scientists (Civil Engineering-Buildings and Construction) in the world Curated by Stanford University, USA  and published by the Elsevier Publication, October 04, 2023



Brief Bio-data of Prof. S. B. Singh

Prof. (Dr.) Shamsher Bahadur Singh is a licensed professional engineer [P.E. (civil)] in the state of Michigan, USA, and has a post-doctorate degree from Lawrence Technological University (LTU), USA. Prof. Singh is elected fellow from six prominent International Organizations such as (i) Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (F. ASCE), (ii) Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute (F.SEI) of ASCE, (iii) Fellow of Coalition Disaster Resilience Infrastructure (F. CDRI), (iv) Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE, UK), (v) Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (FIAStructE), and (vi) Fellow of Institution of Engineers (F.IE). He is a designated Chartered Engineer (INDIA) and is currently working as a Senior Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.  Prof. Singh is the recipient of several fellowships, such as a Post-doctorate from the Lawrence Technological University (LTU), USA, a Quality Improvement Program Fellowship at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, a Junior Research Fellowship at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad, and a National Merit Scholarships at NIT Warangal.  He has about 36 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience at the international level.

Prof. Singh's current research areas are developing design guidelines for Functionally Graded Composite Materials and Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforced prestressed concrete structures and composite materials & structures in general, including nonlinear finite element modeling. Prof. Singh has executed a total of 45 research and consultancy projects funded by International and National funding agencies such as Indo-Japan project sanctioned by the DST-JSPS, US2020-Partnership Project through US Department of State & University of Nebraska, US-India Education Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi, UK-India Education Research Initiatives (UKIERI), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science Engineering and Research Board (SERB) of New Delhi, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, Aditya Birla Group (ABG), KK Birla Academy, Ministry of Earth Science and Engineering and Ministry of Textile, Government of India, and Ohio Department of Transportation, USA.   He has 262 publications to his credit, which include more than 200 research papers (104 Journals plus 97 conference papers), 12 books [Three printed textbooks, one online textbook, and eight edited books], 14 research reports and 30 book chapters, 02 theses, and 3 Patents in addition to being Who is Who of various organizations. Prof. Singh has supervised 07 PhD scholars, 37 master students for their Higher Degree thesis, and more than 200 undergraduate students for their study-oriented, design-oriented, computer-oriented, and special projects. Currently, 10 PhD students are under his supervision. Prof. Singh has also been featured in the Top 2% of Scientists in the world in the Category of Civil Engineering: Buildings and Construction, curated by Stanford University and published by Elsevier Publishing Pvt Ltd on October 04, 2023.


Prof. Singh is also a Life member of the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), the American Concrete Institute (ACI, India Chapter), and a Member of the ACI (USA). Furthermore, he is an active Associate Member of the ACI-440 committee on FRP, the ACI 423 committee for Prestressed concrete structures, and an Associate member of the main committee on the Standards Committee for ASCE/SEI 7-Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures for the 2028 cycles since March 30, 2023. Recently, Prof. Singh has been appointed as a member of the Global Activity Division (GAD): Inter-Organizational Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE. He has also been appointed as an expert member of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to represent India at the ISO TC71/SC 6/WG6 Committee on FRP bars and grids and appointed as principal member of CED 54 Concrete Reinforcements Sectional Committee of BIS, Government of India as representative of BITS Pilani. He has also been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, BITS Pilani, for developing course packages and training programs for the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi. Prof. Singh has received many awards, honors, and commendations during his service life, as given in his detailed CV.

 He has been the Indian Team Leader for the prestigious UKIERI (UK-India Education Research Initiatives) collaborative research project involving ten institutions (eight from India and two from the UK) on sustainable concrete Infrastructure.  He is also a member of various committees and an editorial board member of 5 Journals. He is representing BITS Pilani on the Ireland-India Concrete Research Initiatives (IICRI) committee. Prof. Singh has been able to teach at some of the best universities in India and the USA, such as MNNIT Allahabad, NIT Warangal, BITS Pilani, and Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan, USA. Prof. Singh has delivered many keynote lectures at national and international conferences and seminars and has helped other technical institutions as an advisory member for their professional development. He has also organized (Role: as Chairman) various International Conferences such as the First, Second, and Third International Conferences on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE-09, ACSGE-2018, ACSGE 2024) and UKIERI Seminars, and Network Concrete Seminars in addition to being organizing committee member of various national and international conferences.  Also, he acted as Convenor of the 1st International Conference on Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structures, held at Mumbai in association with Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, ASTR, VJTI, Mumbai, June 19-20, 2019.   In 2020, during the pandemic time, he organized an International Webinar on Smart Cities: Beyond the Pandemics at BITS Pilani and was invited by the Construction Industry and Development Council (an Apex Body of Niti Ayog, Government of India) to deliver an expert online lecture at ICW 2020 at New Delhi as well as Video Lectures.  In addition, he also organized the 5-day AICTE Training and Learning Faculty Development Program, Partnership 2020: US-India Higher Education Cooperation (a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the University of Nebraska at Omaha), 2 Nos of DRDO-BITS Pilani Interaction workshops for possible research collaboration, and 5-day training program for ONGC Engineers. He has a best paper award at the International Conference on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering (ACEE 2015) in Penang, Malaysia.  In his 36 years of teaching and research experience, he has spent eight and half years as an active faculty member at MNIT Allahabad, three and half years at IIT Kanpur as QIP PhD Research Scholar, five years as Postdoctoral Research Engineer and Adjunct Faculty member at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan (USA), one year as Visiting faculty member at NIT Warangal, and 19 years at BITS Pilani, working currently as Senior Professor in Department of Civil Engineering. 

Based on the nomination on a national level, Prof. Singh has been awarded the “Best Academician of the Year -2020” by the honorable Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra, at the “Eminent Engineers Award event’ organized by the Institution of Engineers (India) at Rajasthan State Center, Jaipur on Engineers Day (15th September 2020).  On March 22, 2024, Prof. Singh was awarded the “Outstanding ICI-UltraTech Concrete Technologist Award” at Jaipur. On invitation from the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), an Apex body of NITI Ayog, Prof. Singh has joined the eminent group of Faculty members of the CIDC Academy of Construction Engineering (CACE). Furthermore, the Indian Concrete Journal awarded him one of the Three Best Paper awards for 2020 in April 2021.  Very recently, he has been appointed as Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Computational Methods in Structural Engineering (specialty section of Frontiers in Built Environment), Faculty Advisor to the SEI Graduate Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Guest Editor for The Indian Concrete Journal (May 2023 Issue). Recently, Prof. Singh was appointed as an International Nominating Committee Member to select the Office Bearers of the ASCE-India Section regional office. Other achievements and professional activities of Prof. Singh can be seen in his CV (detailed biodata) given below and also posted on his website linked to BITS Pilani:  

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