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Dr. Shamsher Bahadur Singh


Senior Professor
Civil Engineering Department
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-333031, (Raj.)

Phone: + 91–1596- 255649 (Direct); +91-1596-255254 (Civil Engineering Office);+91- 9414648283 (Mobile)

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Scopus ID# 24462794600

Web of Science Research ID# JDK-1925-2023; JJF-4174-2023.

Featured in the Top 2% Scientists (Civil Engineering: Buildings and Construction) in the world curated by the Stanford University, USA and Published by the Elsevier Publication, October 2023 


Post -Doctorate (Structural Engineering), LTU, Michigan, USA, 1999 - 2004

Ph.D (Structural Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1998

M.E. (Analysis and Design), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad,1989.

B. Tech. (Civil Engineering), National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Jan.1986


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Senior Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Pilani (Rajasthan) - 333 031;

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Phone: +91-1596-255649 (Direct); +91-1596-255254 (Civil Engineering Department Office);

Mobile: +91-9414648283
 Brief Profile of the Faculty Member:

Prof. (Dr.) Shamsher Bahadur Singh is a licensed Professional Engineers [P.E. (Civil)] in the state of Michigan, USA and have Post-doctorate from the Lawrence Technological University (LTU), USA. Prof. Singh is elected fellow from six prominent International Organizations such as (i) Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (F. ASCE), (ii) Fellow of Structural Engineering Institute (F.SEI) of ASCE, (iii) Fellow of Coalition Disaster Resilience Infrastructure (F. CDRI), (iv) Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE, UK), (v) Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (FIAStructE), and (vi) Fellow of Institution of Engineers (F.IE). He is designated Chartered Engineer (INDIA), and currently working as Senior Professor of Department of Civil Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.  Prof. Singh is recipient of several fellowships such as Post-doctorate from the Lawrence Technological University (LTU), USA, Quality Improvement Program Fellowship at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Junior Research Fellowship at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad, and National Merit Scholarships at NIT Warangal.  He has about 36 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience at international level.

The current areas of research of Prof. Singh are development of design guidelines for Functionally Graded Composite materials and Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforced prestressed concrete structures and composite materials & structures in general including nonlinear finite element modeling. Prof. Singh has executed  a total of 45 research and consultancy projects  funded by the International and National funding agencies such as Indo-Japan project sanctioned by the DST-JSPS, US2020-Partnership Project through US Department of State & University of Nebraska, US-India Education Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi, UK-India Education Research Initiatives (UKIERI), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science Engineering and Research Board (SERB) of New Delhi, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, Aditya Birla Group (ABG), KK Birla Academy, Ministry of Earth Science and Engineering and Ministry of Textile, Government of India, and Ohio Department of Transportation, USA.   He has 265 publications to his credit which include more than 200 research papers (106 Journals plus 98 conference papers), 12 books [Three printed textbooks, one online textbook, and eight edited books], 14 research reports and 30 book chapters, 02 theses, and 3 Patents in addition to being Who is Who of various organizations. Prof. Singh has supervised 07 PhD scholars, 37 master students for their Higher Degree thesis, and more than 200 under-graduate students for their study oriented, design oriented, computer oriented, and special projects. Currently 10 PhD students are under his supervision. Prof. Singh has also featured in the Top 2% Scientist of the world in the Category of Civil Engineering: Buildings and Construction curated by the Stanford University and published by Elsevier Publishing Pvt Ltd on October 04, 2023.


Prof. Singh is also the Life member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and American Concrete Institute (ACI, India Chapter), and Member of ACI (USA). Furthermore, he is an active Associate Member of ACI-440 committee on FRP, ACI 423 committee for Prestressed concrete structures, and Associate member of the main committee on Standards Committee for ASCE/SEI 7-Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures for the 2028 cycles since March 30, 2023. Recently, Prof. Singh has been appointed as member of Global Activity Division (GAD): Inter Organizational committee of Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE. He has also been appointed as an expert member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to represent India at ISO TC71/SC 6/WG6 Committee on FRP bars and grids and appointed as principal member of CED 54 Concrete Reinforcements Sectional Committee of BIS, Government of India as representative of BITS Pilani. He is also nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, BITS Pilani for developing course packages and training programs for National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi. Prof. Singh has received many awards, honours, and commendations during his service life as given in detailed CV.

 He has been Indian Team Leader for prestigious UKIERI (UK-India Education Research Initiatives) collaborative research project involving 10 institutions (eight from India and two from UK) on sustainable concrete Infrastructure.  He is also member of various committees and serving as editorial board member of 5 Journals. He is representing BITS Pilani on committee of Ireland-India Concrete Research Initiatives (IICRI). Prof. Singh has had an opportunity to teach in some of the best universities in India and USA such as at MNNIT Allahabad, NIT Warangal, BITS Pilani, and Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan, USA. Prof. Singh has delivered many Keynote lectures at national and international conferences and seminar along with helping the other technical educations as advisory member for their professional development. He has also organized (Role: as Chairman) various International Conferences such as the First, Second, and the third International Conferences on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE-09, ACSGE-2018, ACSGE 2024) and UKIERI Seminars, and Network Concrete Seminars in addition to being organizing committee member of various national and international conferences.  Also, he acted as Convenor of 1st International Conference on Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structures, held at Mumbai in association with Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, ASTR, VJTI, Mumbai, June 19-20, 2019.   In 2020 during pandemic time, he organized International Webinar on Smart Cities: Beyond the Pandemics at BITS Pilani and was invited by Construction Industry and Development Council (an Appex Body of Niti Ayog, Government of India) to deliver expert online lecture at ICW 2020 at New Delhi as well as Video Lectures.  In addition, he also organized 5-day AICTE Training and Learning Faculty Development Program, Partnership 2020: US-India Higher Education Cooperation (a collaborative Initiative between U.S. Department of State and University of Nebraska at Omaha), 2 Nos of DRDO-BITS Pilani Interaction workshops for possible research collaboration, and 5-day training programme for ONGC Engineers. He has best paper award at the International Conference on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering (ACEE 2015) held at Penang, Malaysia.  In his 36 years of teaching and research experience, he has spent 8 and half years as active faculty member at MNIT Allahabad, three and half years at IIT Kanpur as QIP PhD Research Scholar, 5 years as Postdoctoral Research Engineer and Adjunct Faculty member at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan (USA), one year as Visiting faculty member at NIT Warangal, and 19 years at BITS Pilani, working currently as Senior Professor in Department of Civil Engineering. 

Based on nomination on national level, Prof. Singh has been awarded with the “Best Academician of the Year -2020,” by the honourable Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra at the “Eminent Engineers Award event’ organized by Institution of Engineers (India) at Rajasthan State Center, Jaipur on Engineers Day (15th September 2020).  On March 22, 2024, Prof. Singh was awarded with the “Outstanding ICI-UltraTech Concrete Technologist Award” at Jaipur. On invitation from Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) an Apex body of NITI Ayog, Prof. Singh has joined the eminent group of Faculty members of CIDC Academy of Construction Engineering (CACE). Furthermore, the Indian Concrete Journal Awarded one of the Three Best Paper awards for the year 2020 in April 2021.  Very recently, he has been appointed as Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Computational Methods in Structural Engineering (specialty section of Frontiers in Built Environment), Faculty Advisor to the SEI Graduate Student Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Guest Editor for The Indian Concrete Journal (May 2023 Issue). Recently, Prof. Singh was appointed as International Nominating Committee Members for selection of the Office Bearers of ASCE-India Section regional office. Other achievements and professional activities of Prof. Singh can be seen in his CV (detailed biodata) given below and also posted on his personal website linked to BITS Pilani on:  

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