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IIT Gandhinagar professor receives Gopal Ranjan Technology Award

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Posted on 05 Jan 2022
16:07 PM
IIT Roorkee presents the Gopal Ranjan Technology Award to an Indian national or an alumnus of IIT Roorkee every year

IIT Roorkee presents the Gopal Ranjan Technology Award to an Indian national or an alumnus of IIT Roorkee every year Source: IITGN

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The award is given every year by IIT Roorkee
Amit Prashant completed his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee)

Amit Prashant, professor of Civil Engineering and officiating director of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT) Gandhinagar has won the Gopal Ranjan Technology Award 2021.

IIT Roorkee presents the Gopal Ranjan Technology Award to an Indian national or an alumnus of IIT Roorkee every year for creative work in the fields of Soil Characteristics, Foundation Engineering, Ground Improvement, Soil Structure Interaction, Engineering Geology, Underground Structures, Rock Mechanics or Subsurface including marine structure in India.

Prashant received the award for his significant research contributions in Civil Engineering, ranging from fundamental soil mechanics to applied work on various geotechnical structures.

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The award will be presented to him at a formal ceremony to be organised by IIT Roorkee.

Prashant completed his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and also holds a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA.

Prashant has also been making significant contributions towards academic administration, engineering education, organising major conferences, Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Ministry of Education, professional bodies and industry-academia interaction. He has also taken lead in organising 14 industry-short-courses related to earthquake engineering, Geotechnical Investigations, and Geosynthetics.

“It is an honour to be selected for this award from my alma mater. I am humbled and grateful to the award committee for recognising my work with this award. I also take this opportunity to thank my colleagues, mentors, students, collaborators, and family because all the work that I have done till now would not have been possible without their consistent support and encouragement. I look forward to contributing in more ways in the infrastructure and educational development of the country,” Prashant said.

His research encompasses constitutive modelling for granular materials, numerical modelling of geotechnical structures, earthquake geotechnical engineering, and applications of geosynthetics. Prashant has worked with various industry and government bodies on some of the most challenging infrastructure and consultancy projects.

He has also contributed to developing codes/guidelines about earthquake engineering and geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls.

Last updated on 05 Jan 2022
16:07 PM
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