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Naresh Samtani

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Naresh Samtani

Scholar-in-Residence , Civil

  • B.E.: L.D. College of Engineering, 1984
  • M.E.: L.D. College of Engineering, 1986
  • Ph.D.: University of Arizona, Tucson, 1991



  • Work Experience

    • Scholar-in-Residence, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Jan 2020 - Present)
    • President, NCS GeoResources, LLC, Tucson, AZ (2005 to Present)
    • President, NCS Consultants, LLC, Tucson, AZ (2003 – 2015)
    • Principal Engineer & Manager, Geotechnical Services, URS-AZ, NM (1998 – 2003)
    • Staff to Lead Geotechnical Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY (1991 – 1998)
    • Teaching and Research Associate, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1987 – 1990)
    • Assistant Engineer (Civil), Narmada Canal Project, Gujarat, India (1984 – 1986)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Samtani, N. C., Probabilistic Evaluation of the Uncertainty in Differential Settlements of Bridge Foundations and Retaining Walls – First Edition. Publication No. NCSG-01-1218-R0, NCS GeoResources, LLC, December 2018.
    2. Samtani, N. C. and Allen, T. M., Implementation Report – Expanded Database for Service Limit State Calibration of Immediate Settlement of Bridge Foundations on Soil. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington, D. C., January 2018.
    3. Samtani, N.C. and Kulicki, J.M., . Incorporation of Foundation Movements in AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Process – Second Edition, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington, D. C., January 2018.
    4. Samtani, N.C. and Kulicki, J.M., Incorporation of Foundation Deformations in AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Process. First Edition, SHRP2 Solutions. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Washington, DC., February 2016.
    5. Kulicki, J.M., Wassef, W.D., Mertz, D.R., Nowak, A.N., Samtani, N.C. and Nassif, H. Bridges for Service Life Beyond 100 Years: Service Limit State Design. SHRP 2 Report S2-R19B-RW-1, SHRP2 Renewal Research, Transportation Research Board. National Research Council, The National Academies, Washington, D.C. January 2015.