Institute Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombayvisited CIVIL@ WCES, who interacted and guided students as well as faculty. He guided as regards structure of curricula for various programmes run by the department. He has published more than 135 research papers in refereed journals, 6 chapters in edited books, about 145 papers in conference proceedings, edited 4 books and currently serves on the editorial boards of 5 international journals and in diverse areas of computational structural mechanics.He is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (IE) and The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), a Member of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) and Life Members of The Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM) and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Founder Life Member of International Society for Computational Engineering and Science (ISCES), Indian Association for Computational Mechanics (IndACM) and Indian Association for Structural Engineering (IASE). He is also a nominated Fellow of The World Innovation Foundation (U.K).His research interests lie in the areas of solid mechanics, plates, shells, fiber reinforced polymer composites, refined higher-order theories, thermal stresses, transient dynamics, finite element and other numerical methods, use of polymer composites in construction, mechanics of composite materials and structures & computational mechanics.
An eminent professor in Civil Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, USA, visited CIVIL@ WCES, during last week of Aug., 2014, who interacted and guided students as well as faculty.Putcha’s primary research is in reliability and risk analysis, which has resulted in more than 100 refereed research papers.Research funding has come from several sources, including the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as the Marshall Space Flight Center.His research has included analyses of physical and medical factors; traffic flow; various stresses on wharves, bridges and buildings; and Space Shuttle fuel tank attachments.
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Chairman, Administrative Council.