Sudhir K. JainInstitute Chair Professor Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Prof. Sudhir Jain has been on the faculty of IIT Kanpur since 1984, and since June 2009 is on leave to serve as director of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN).
He has published more than 150 scholarly papers in Earthquake Engineering. He set up the National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IITK and developed the National Programme on Earthquake Engineering Education (NPEEE), supported by the Government of India. He was instrumental in the development of several important seismic design codes in India, that impact the entire constructions in the country.
Under his leadership, IIT Gandhinagar has experimented with numerous innovations in curriculum, student affairs, faculty recruitment and faculty management. As a result, IIT Gandhinagar is today known for its very distinct character within the IIT system.
Prof Jain holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Roorkee, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering in 2000, and has been its President during 2014 to 2018. He was elected as Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in 2003.