Professor Tushar Kanti Datta
IIT Delhi.


Dr. Tushar Kanti Datta, FNAE
Date of birth: 26 August 1944
Position:Emeritus Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New delhi 110016,

         An alumnus of 1966 of B.E.College, Shibpur, Prof. T. K. Datta completed his PhD from IIT-Bombay in 1973. He joined IIT-Delhi as a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering in November 1975. His interests of research are in the general area of Structural Dynamics covering wide ranging fields like Earthquake Engineering, Wind Engineering, Offshore Dynamics, Structural Control and Stability of Dynamic Systems. He has been closely associated with the Earthquake Engineering initiatives in the country that were taken up after Latur Earthquake. During his teaching and research carrier, he is credited with 30 Phd guidance, publication of more than 100 international journal papers and nearly equal number of papers in conference proceedings. He is the author of the text book Seismic Analysis of Structures published by John Wiley International. He had significantly contributed to the educational development program as a QIP co-ordinator and co-ordinator for up-gradation of the Institute of Engineering (IOE), Kathmandu from a Polytechnic to a UG level college and then, to a post graduate institute. In recognition of his work, Tribhuban University honored him with adjunct professorship of the University. He is internationally well known for his work in the area of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering and has lectured in various universities in USA. He is a dynamics core group member of the Engineering Mechanics Division of ASCE since 2002. He is the city representative of Delhi for the world mega cities project RADIUS for Seismic Hazard coordinated by Stanford university, USA. Amongst different awards received by him, the most notable one is the 15th Khwarizmi International Award for his research work in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Control. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is highly regarded as a dedicated teacher and researcher by his students, scholars and the reference group.