Dr. B.K. Maheshwari
Prof. B.K. Maheshwari, Vice-President, ISET is presently Professor, Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee. Prof. Maheshwari was born in 1969 and received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with Honors in 1992 from University of Jodhpur, Master's Degree in Earthquake Engineering with Honors from University of Roorkee in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1997 from Saitama University Japan. After PhD, he worked in Tokyo, Japan and then as a post doctoral fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In year 2003, Prof. Maheshwari joined BITS Pilani as a faculty. Since Dec. 2004, he is serving as a faculty at Dept. of Earthquake Eng., IIT Roorkee.
Prof. Maheshwari has about 25 years of research experience and working in the areas of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction, Liquefaction, Dynamic Soil Properties, Constitutive Modeling, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Slope Stability, Landslides and Disaster Mitigation & Management. He has published about 140 research articles including more than 40 papers in journals of international repute. Under Prof. Maheshwari’s guidance, six Ph.D. theses are awarded and another four theses are in progress. He has also supervised 48 M.Tech. dissertations. Prof. Maheshwari worked on 6 sponsored research projects funded by DST, Min. of Earth Sciences and Norwegian Government. He has carried out damage surveys for many damaging earthquakes and actively engaged in seismic zonation and microzonation for mega cities in India.
Prof. Maheshwari coordinated 4 short term courses, worked as a joint organizing secretary for a national conference and as a conference secretary for an international conference. He has attended and delivered oral presentations in a number of International Conferences in Japan, USA, Canada, China, Australia, Europe, Chile and India Prof. Maheshwari is very much involved in review work. He is a reviewer for a number of international journals. He served as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE during 2015-2018. He also served as an Editor of ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology during 2013-17. Prof. Maheshwari is serving as an editorial board member of Indian Geotechnical Journal.
Prof. Maheshwari is a member of ASCE, EERI, ISSMGE, IACMAG, a life fellow of ISET, IGS, IWRS and Institute of Engineers (India). Prof. Maheshwari has been awarded a Gold Medal from Univ. of Roorkee, Monbusho Fellowship for Ph.D. in Japan and EIT from Ohio State Board, USA. In view of his significant contribution to profession, he has been awarded IIT Roorkee’s prestigious Shamsher Prakash Research Award for year 2009 for his Outstanding Work in the field of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering area. He has been awarded "Excellent Research Contribution Award" of International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) in Kyoto, Japan in year 2014. Prof. Maheshwari served as a Head of Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee during February 2015 to February 2018. He was part of delegation for India-Japan High-Level Policy Dialogue on Education, led by MHRD secretary to Tokyo, Japan in July 2016. He was the Organizing Secretary for prestigious 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering held during December 20-22, 2018 at IIT Roorkee.
Prof. Maheshwari joined the Society as Life Member in 2000 and has become Fellow of the Society in 2010. He has served the Society (ISET) in various capacities in the past; as ISET Co-Editor (April 2005 to March 2007), as Secretary (April 2007 to March 2011) and as Editor of the ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology (April 2013 to March 2017). Since April 2019, he is serving as a Vice-President of ISET.