Dr. Ajay Chourasia
Dr. Ajay Chourasia is Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee since 1996. He did Ph.D. (Structural Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The topic of his research was ‘Performance Evaluation of Confined Masonry Building under Cyclic Lateral Loads’. His area of interest encompasses structural health monitoring; experimental investigation of buildings and their components; earthquake resistant design, construction; confined masonry, repair & retrofitting of structure, seismic vulnerability assessment, post-earthquake damage assessment, numerical analysis, historical construction; and prefabricated construction etc. He has published more than 50 papers in International, & National Journals/Conferences, more than 100 reports and a book on Earthquake Resistant Design & Construction.
He has guided over 15 M.Tech. dissertations and completed more than 100 sponsored research/consultancy projects from different government and public sectors.
He has organized several training programs for practicing engineers on “Earthquake Resistant Design, Construction, Repair/Rehabilitation of Structures” and National & International Conferences in research areas.
He is a Members of Building Committee at several Institutes; Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Team, NDMA, and Bureau of Indian Standard. He is a Life Fellow of ISET, Members of ICI, IE(I) and several other professional bodies. He was Co-Editor of ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology for the term 2011-2013.