Dr. S. Suriya Prakash, currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, has been awarded the Ramanujan Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Dr. Prakash did his B.E. in civil engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, in 2002 and his M.S. (Emphasis on Structural Engineering) from IIT Madras in 2005. He got his Ph.D. (Emphasis on Structural Engineering), from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA, in 2009. His Ph.D. research focused on behaviour of reinforced concrete columns under combined loading including torsion.
From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Suriya worked as graduate research/teaching assistant at IIT Madras. During this period, he also served as research assistant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, for nine months, from August 2003 to May 2004. Before joining academia, he worked as a design engineer at Structural Group, Inc., USA, for a little more than two years. Structural Group, Inc. is a renowned US firm in strengthening design and construction using advanced construction materials. Through his academic and professional activities, Dr. Suriya obtained experience in concrete design and retrofitting and rehabilitation using advanced composite systems. He has good understanding of various international codes and standards and relevant company standards to accommodate the project specific requirements.
Dr. Suriya has participated in many international conferences and had the opportunity to present and publish a variety of technical papers in the field of reinforced concrete columns and strengthening of masonry structures with FRP composites. He also worked as graduate research assistant at Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, from 2005 to 2009. He joined IIT Hyderabad in May 2012.
Dr. Suriya Prakash has researched on structural concrete behaviour and design, such as, behaviour of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete members, seismic retrofitting and rehabilitation of concrete and masonry structures using FRP composites, earthquake engineering with focus on performance-based design, blast analysis and mitigation. He has designed strengthening solutions for several buildings in the US and Middle East. He has authored and co-authored about 30 refereed journal and conference publications as well as several papers on behaviour of reinforced concrete columns and strengthening with FRP composites. He is a member of ASCE and ACI, USA.