Prof. Shamsher Bahadur Singh

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

Finite Element Modeling, Composite Structures

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

Prof. (Dr.) Shamsher Bahadur Singh is P.E. (Civil) license holder from the state of Michigan, USA and Post-doctorate (LTU), USA, Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE), Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute (F.SEI), Fellow of Coalition Disaster Resilience Infrastructure (F.CDRI), Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (FIAStructE), Chartered Engineer (INDIA), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (F.IE), PhD (IIT Kanpur), and currently Senior Professor of Civil Engineering Department at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. His current areas of research are development of design guidelines for Functionally Graded Composite materials and Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforced prestressed concrete structures in particular and composite materials & structures in general including nonlinear finite element modeling. Prof. Singh is also the Life member of ICI, ISTE and Member of ACI (USA) and Life Member of ACI (India Section), in addition to being Associate Member of ACI-440 committee on FRP and ACI 423 committee for Prestressed concrete structures. Recently, Prof. Singh has been appointed as member of Global Activity Division (GAD): Inter Organizational committee of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE. He has 34 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. He has been Indian Team Leader for prestigious UKIERI (UK-India Education Research Initiatives) collaborative research project involving 10 institutions (eight from India and two from UK) on sustainable concrete Infrastructure. He is also member of various committees and serving as editorial board member of 5 Journals. He is representing BITS Pilani on committee of Ireland-India Concrete Research Initiatives (IICRI). He has 250 publications to his credit which include more than 198 research papers (101 Journals plus 97 conference papers), 10 books [Three text books, one online book, and six edited books], 14 research reports and 23 book chapters, 02 theses, and 3 Patents in addition to being Who is Who of various organizations. Prof. Singh has had an opportunity to teach in some of the best universities in India and USA such as at 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 seminar along with helping the other technical educations as advisory member for their professional development. He has also organized (Role: as Chairman) various International Conferences such as the First and Second International Conferences on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE-09, ACSGE-2018) 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 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. Recently, he organized International Webinar on Smart Cities: Beyond the Pandemics at BITS Pilani and was invited by Construction Industry and Development Council (an Appex Body of Niti Ayog, Government of India) to deliver expert online lecture at ICW 2020 at New Delhi as well as Video Lectures. In addition, he also organized 5-day AICTE Training and Learning Faculty Development Program, Partnership 2020: US-India Higher Education Cooperation (a collaborative Initiative between U.S. Department of State and University of Nebraska at Omaha), 2 Nos of DRDO-BITS Pilani Interaction workshops for possible research collaboration, and 5-day training programme for ONGC Engineers. He has best paper award at the International Conference on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering held at Penang, Malaysia. In his 34 years of teaching and research experience, he has spent 8 and half years as active faculty member at MNIT Allahabad, three and half years at IIT Kanpur as QIP PhD Research Scholar, 5 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 17+ years at BITS Pilani, working currently as Senior Professor in Department of Civil Engineering. Prof. Singh has executed 25 research projects sponsored by DRDO, DST, CSIR, UGC, UKIERI, KK Birla Academy, Aditya Birla Group, US 2020 Partnership Project, US-India Education Foundation (USIEF), MDOT and ODOT of USA, Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Ministry of Textiles. Prof. Singh has also executed 17 consultancy projects of national importance. Based on nomination on national level, Prof. Singh has been awarded with the “Best Academician of the Year -2020,” by the honourable Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra at the “Eminent Engineers Award event’ organized by Institution of Engineers (India) at Rajasthan State Center, Jaipur on Engineers Day (15th September, 2020). Most recently, on Invitation from Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) an Apex body of NITI Ayog, Prof. Singh has joined the eminent group of Faculty members of CIDC Academy of Construction Engineering (CACE). Furthermore, Prof. Singh has been awarded Bharat Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar and Certificate of Excellence by KTK Outstanding Achievers and Education Foundation, New Delhi. Also, The Indian Concrete Journal Awarded one of the three Best Paper awards for the year 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 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Guest Editor for The Indian Concrete Journal (May 2023 Issue). Recently, Prof. Singh was appointed as International Nominating Committee Members for selection of the Office Bears of ASCE-India Section regional office bearers. Most recently, Prof. Singh has been selected as expert member by Bureau of Indian Standards to represent India for ISO TC 71/SC 6/WG 6 committee for development of codes and standards for FRP reinforcements. Prof. Singh has also been nominated for Principal member of CED 54 Concrete Reinforcement Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India. Other achievements and professional activities of Prof. Singh can be seen in his CV (detailed bio-data) given below and also posted on his personal website linked to BITS Pilani on:
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