Director and Senior Professor of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani-Pilani campus
Sudhirkumar Barai is a Director and Senior Professor of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani-Pilani campus, Rajasthan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India availing lien for the current position from January 2022.
In 1995, he obtained Ph.D (Eng.) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received the degrees of B.E.(Civil) and M.E.(Civil) with specialization in Structural Engineering in 1987 and 1989, respectively, from the Faculty of Engineering, MS University of Baroda, Baroda,India.
He was Erskine Visiting Fellow at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand during May-June 2008. He was also visiting scientist at National University of Singapore during MayJuly 2003. He was a recipient of the BOYSCAST fellowship and visited the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA during MayNovember, 2000. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel during February, 1997-July, 1998.
His areas of research are Sustainable Construction Materials, Structural Health Monitoring and Computational Intelligence in Engineering. He has published more than 240+ papers in leading international journals and conferences in his research fields. He has co-authored four books- (1) Concrete Fracture Models and Applications (2) Shear Strengthening of T-beam with GFRP: A Systematic Approach and (3) Systematic Approach of Characterisation and Behaviour of Recycled Aggregate Concrete, (4) Stability and Failure of High Performance Composite Structures, which have been published by Springer.