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Research Scholar


Vaibhav Singhal

Department of Civil Engineering

Guide: Prof. Durgesh C Rai

Research Topic



  • Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • Bachelor of Technology (2006, Civil Engineering) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  • Diploma Engineering (2002, Civil Engineering) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India



  • Singhal, V., and Rai, D. C., (2014). “Role of Toothing on In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Behavior of Confined Masonry Walls,” Journal of Structural Engineering (available online, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) ST.1943-541X.0000947).

  • Singhal, V., and Rai, D. C., (2014). “Suitability of Half-Scale Burnt Clay Bricks for Shake Table Tests on Masonry Walls,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 26(4), 644-657.

  • Rai, D. C., Singhal, V., Paikara, S., and Mukherjee, D., (2014). “Sub-paneling of Masonry Walls using Precast Reinforced Concrete Elements for Earthquake Resistance,” Earthquake Spectra, 30(2), 913-937.

  • R G Drysdale Award for the Best Paper on Masonry Research or Education at 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, paper titled “Experimental Investigation of Confined Masonry Panels with Openings under In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Loads,” 2013.

  • Silver medal at Mondialogo Engineering Awards 2008-09 organized by UNESCO and Dailmer for the project titled “Promotion of bamboo as a cost effective and sustainable structural material,” 2009.

  • Gold medalist, Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 2006


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