Awards & Honours

  • Elected as an International Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (US NAE) (Elected 2021)
  • Conferred with the Padma Shri for distinguished service in the field of science and engineering by the Govt of India (2020)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee for "Academic or Research Excellence" (2018)
  • Conferred Life Membership by The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (2013)
  • President, International Association for Earthquake Engineering (2014-2018)
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (Elected 2003)
  • Indo-US Science and Technology Fellowship (January - December 1994)
  • Best Paper Award, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (1991)
  • Best Paper Award, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (1989)
  • Robert A Millikan Fellowship, Caltech (1982-83)
  • Thomson Memorial Gold Medal, Best Engineering Design, University of Roorkee (1979)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medal, Highest CGPA, University of Roorkee (1979)
  • Chancellor's Gold Medal, Best Student in B.E. & B.Arch., University of Roorkee (1979)
  • National Merit Scholarship (1973-1979)

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