Durgesh C. Rai

PhD (Universty of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA)

Professor, Departement of Civil Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD, Universty of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA, 1996
  • M.S., University of Okalahoma Norman, USA, 1992
  • B.E.(HON), REC,Tiruchirapalli, India, 1989



  • Komaranenni, S., Rai, D. C. and Singhal, V. "Seismic Behavior of Framed Masonry Panels in Outof- Plane Direction with Prior Damage," Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), vol. 27, no. 4, 2011, pp.1077–1103.

  • Nagaprasad, P., Rai, D. C. and Sahoo, D. R., Seismic strengthening of RC columns using external steel cage, Journal of Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, John Wiley, vol. 38(14), 2009, pp.1563 – 1586.

  • Sinha, P. and Rai, D. C., Development and performance of single-axis shake table for earthquake simulation, Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, vol. 96(12), 2009, pp.1611-1620.

  • Kaushik, H.B., Rai, D. C. and Jain, S. K., Effectiveness of Some Strengthening Options for Masonry-Infilled RC Frames with Open First-Storey, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, vol. 135(8), 2009, pp.925-937.

  • Sahoo, D. R. and Rai, D. C., A Novel Technique Seismic Strengthening of RC Frame using Steel Caging and Aluminum Shear Yielding Device, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), vol. 25(2), 2009, pp.415-437.

  • Fellow, IndianNationalAcademy of Engineering, Since 2010.

  • Shah Family Innovation Prize of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA, 2000

  • Young Engineer Award of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 1999

  • Technical Textbook Award, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, 2004

  • Invited Speaker, First Indo-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2006.


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