Dr. Natarajan Krishnamurthy is a consultant in safety and structures in Singapore with more than five decades of teaching, research and consultancy experience in USA, Singapore and India. In USA, he was professor of civil engineering at Auburn and Vanderbilt Universities and professor and chair of civil engineering at University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has held senior positions in the National University of Singapore, where he currently teaches, and Mysore University, India. He is also a visiting faculty at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Recently, he has been focusing on workplace safety and risk management.
Dr. Krishnamurthy, a civil engineering graduate from National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, in 1955, completed his M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, in 1960 and 1963, with the help of India-USA government scholarship. There he received the Coloradan Pacesetter Award, International Goodwill Award and President’s Academic Excellence Citation among other citations.
From 1955 until now, Dr. Krishnamurthy has been serving government organisations and private companies in USA, Singapore and India. He has worked as consultant for safety, structures and computer applications for many organisations. He is also a visiting professor and part-time lecturer in many civil engineering colleges both in India and abroad.
Dr. Krishnamurthy has inspired many young engineers through his writings. He is the author of three books—Introduction to Bridges (1959, 1963), Introduction to Computer Graphics (1993, 2002) and Introduction to Risk Management (2007), and has been co-author of Structural Welding (2002). He has written the chapter on ‘Finite Element Method – Part 1’ in the book Finite Element Analysis in Implant Dentistry (2006), in addition to publishing over 80 papers in reputed international journals. He has travelled and lectured extensively in the areas of structures, analysis and design, computer graphics and computer applications in civil and structural engineering, and workplace safety and risk management.
Dr. Krishnamurthy is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, Singapore Structural Steel Society, Founder President of NIEAA, Institution of Engineers (India), and member of American Society for Engineering Education and Society for Risk Analysis (USA) among others. He recently made a successful visit to Abu Dhabi where he delivered a keynote address on ‘Global concerns on working at height in oil and gas industry’ for a national drilling company in Abu Dhabi.