Nemkumar Banthia – UBC Civil Engineering

Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia is a distinguished Professor and Senior Canada Analysis Chair on the College of British Columbia. His major space of analysis is in Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure with emphasis on nano-modified fiber bolstered composites, ultra-high efficiency concrete supplies, waste recycling, fracture evaluation, earthquake strengthening and sensor based mostly structural well being monitoring. He additionally leads the India-Canada Centre for Modern Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Speed up Group Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS)—a Analysis Centre of Excellence—as its Scientific Director and CEO.

Probably the most cited within the area of concrete supplies and buildings, Dr. Banthia has labored tirelessly to grasp the efficiency of concrete buildings underneath varied situations of loading and setting, developed quite a few superior ultra-high efficiency concrete supplies with fiber reinforcement, devised revolutionary strategies of laboratory and area testing and developed novel sensors for structural well being monitoring. Dr. Banthia holds 9 patents, has revealed over 450 refereed papers and edited 20 volumes. He serves on the Editorial Boards of ten worldwide journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the J. of Cement and Concrete Composites—a journal with the best Affect Issue within the area.

His awards embrace Wason Medal of American Concrete Institute, Options By means of Analysis Award of the BC Innovation Council, Wolfson Advantage Award of the Royal Society of the UK, Killam College Analysis Prize from the Killam Basis, Horst Leipholz Medal of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Mufti Medal of Excellence of the Worldwide Society for Well being Monitoring of Infrastructure (ISHMII) and the Management in Science and Expertise Award of the Drishti Basis. Just lately, Dr. Banthia has been acknowledged by the Alumni UBC 2018 Achievement Awards choice committee because the distinguished recipient of the International Citizenship Award. This award is given to a UBC alumnus/alumna in recognition of serious group or voluntary service which has gained worldwide recognition and made a world distinction. In 2018, Visvesvaraya Nationwide Institute of Technolgy acknowledged him with Excellence in Expertise and Innovation Award. Extra not too long ago, in 2020, IIT-Delhi acknowledged him with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Contributions to Educating and Researech.

Dr. Banthia is the guy of the American Concrete Institute, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Indian Concrete Institute, Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Indian Nationwide Academy of Engineering (INAE), and the Royal Society of Canada.

Within the context of IC-IMPACTS, Dr. Banthia believes that the best approach of enhancing lives of world residents is thru nationally supported analysis collaboration in science and know-how. By means of his management, IC-IMPACTS has demonstrated that such a collaboration brings about improvements that rework lives. Supported by each Indian and Canadian Governments, the $60 million Middle is concerned in utilized analysis with India in Water, Infrastructure and Public Well being and is devoted to bringing superior applied sciences to communities in Canada and India. Its long-lasting affect is already been felt by its quite a few demonstrations initiatives in Indian and Canadian communities. In 2016, Dr. Banthia’s work in India was awarded the International CSR Medal of Management and Excellence.

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