Dipti Ranjan Sahoo, Ph.D.


Associate Dean (Infrastructure)
Professor of Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)

Prof. Dipti Ranjan Sahoo is currently serving as the Associate Dean (Infrastructure) and Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2008 with a focus on earthquake-resistant design of structures. Prior to joining at IIT Delhi in 2010, he worked as Assistant Professor in the School of Infrastructures, IIT Bhubaneswar for six months.

Prof. Sahoo’s research interests encompass Performance-based earthquake design, Hybrid simulation and testing, Seismic fragility assessment, Finite element modelling, Passive vibration control, Fiber-reinforced concrete, High-strength materials, Steel-concrete composite structures, Seismic strengthening techniques, and Structural fire engineering. He has published more than 250 research articles in the area of earthquake and structural fire engineering and filed five patents on earthquake vibration control devices. He is an author of a textbook titled Indeterminate Structural Analysis published by PHI, India. He has already supervised 160 students including 11 Doctoral and 37 Master’s theses.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Institute of Engineers (India), and Indian Society of Earthquake Technology. He is a recipient of INAE Young Engineer Award, IEI Young Engineer Award, SERB Young Scientist Award and BRNS Young Scientist Research Award. He has also received Erasmus+ Fellowship, Kusuma Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship (IIT Delhi) and Outstanding Employee Certification Award (University of Texas at Arlington, USA).

He has served as a Guest Editor of the Indian Concrete Journal (ICJ) and Associate Editor of the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) Journal. He is serving as an Editorial board member of several journals including International Journal of Steel Structures (IJOSS). He has also served as a member of Advisory/Scientific Committee of several international and national conferences. He was appointed as an Expert member of the Light House Projects under the Global Housing Technology Challenge-India by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, National Consultation on Technical Specifications for Prefab Hospital Structures by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Committee for Action Plan for making buildings in Delhi Seismically Compliant by Govt. of NCT of Delhi. He has also coordinated several short courses and workshops under GIAN, SPARC and TEQIP schemes at IIT Delhi.