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Durgesh C. Rai

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Durgesh C. Rai

Guest Professor, Civil Engineering
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  • BE (Hons.): Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli, 1989
  • MS: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (USA), 1992
  • PhD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (USA), 1996

Email: dcrai -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work Experience

    • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (July 2017 - Nov 2017)
    • Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2010 - present)
    • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2005 - 2010)
    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2002 - 2005)
    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (1999 - 2001)
    • Lecturer, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (1997 - 1999)
    • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1996 - 1997)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Bose, S. and Rai, D. C. (2015). “Lateral load behavior of open ground story RC building with AAC infills in upper stories,” Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).
    2. Singhal, V. and Rai, D. C. (2016). “In-plane and out-of-plane behavior of confined masonry walls for various toothing and openings details and prediction of their strength and stiffness,” Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, J. of Intnl. Assoc. of Earthquake Engrg., John Wiley, [DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2783], 19 p.
    3. Rai, D. C., Singhal, V., Pradhan, T. and Tripathi, A. (2016). “Seismic Vulnerability of monastery temples of stone masonry in Sikkim Himalayas,” Current Science, vol. 110, no. 10, 1947-57.
    4. Rai, D. C., Singhal, V., Bhushan, R. S. and Sagar, S. L. (2015). “Reconnaissance of the effects of the M7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake of April 25, 2015,” Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Taylor & Francis, 1-15.[ doi:10.1080/19475705.2015.1084955].
    5. Rai, D. C., Singhal, V., Bhushan, R. S. and Sagar, S. L. (2015). “Performance of residential buildings during M7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake,” Current Science, vol. 109, no. 11, 2126-2135 [doi: 10.18520/v109/i11/2126-2135].