The Department of Civil Engineering is organising the first physical lecture as part of the Departmental Distinguished Lecture Series on April 12, 2022 from 11.00 pm to 12.30 pm. Prof Hemant B Kaushik from the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati is the distinguished speaker of the event. He will deliver a talk on the topic “Lateral load capacity of common building types in India”. This talk will provide detailed insights into the seismic behaviour of different building types in India. Various experimental results of full-scale model tests on shake tables and actuators will also be presented.
Prof Hemant B Kaushik is currently working at IIT Guwahati in the Department of Civil Engineering and Centre for Disaster Management and Research. He is also the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Head of the Centre for Educational Technology. His research areas broadly include: earthquake resistant design of structures, nonlinear behavior of structures, retrofitting of structures, seismic vulnerability assessment of structures, earthquake damage surveys etc. He was the recipient of the INAE Young Scientist Award in 2010 and 2013. He also received the David Fischetti Award in 2019, presented by the Preservation Engineering Technical Committee (PETC) of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), USA. The award recognises an outstanding article in a peer-reviewed publication that advances the field of conservation engineering. Prof Kaushik is also a member of the Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED 39, Bureau of Indian Standards. He also holds membership in several professional bodies like Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA, The Masonry Society (TMS), USA, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), India and Institution of Engineers, India. He has contributed several post-earthquake reconnaissance study reports and papers in reputed journals and conferences.
All are invited to join this informative lecture on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 11.00 pm to 12:30 pm.