Dr. Bal Krishna Maheswari
Department of Earthquake Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dr. Bal Krishna Maheshwari is currently an Associate Professor at Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India . He was born on September 30, 1969 in a Village Achrol near Jaipur (Rajasthan), India . After completing school education from Achrol, he secured Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with Honors from M.B.M. Eng. College , Univ. of Jodhpur in 1992. He completed Master’s Degree in Earthquake Engineering with Honors from Univ. of Roorkee in 1994 and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Saitama University Japan in 1997. Dr. Maheshwari worked for about two years in industry in Tokyo , Japan and then joined Washington University in St. Louis , Missouri , USA as a post-doctoral fellow. At Washington Univ. he worked independently on a research project and taught a number of courses. After a reach experience of Research, Teaching and Industry from abroad, he moved to India in 2003 and joined BITS Pilani where he was a faculty about one and half year. In December 2004, Dr. Maheshwari joined Dept. of Earthquake Eng. , IIT Roorkee as an Assistant Professor and promoted to Associate Professor in October 2009.
Dr. Maheshwari has more than 15 years research experience and working in the areas of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction, Liquefaction, Constitutive Modeling, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Embankments. He has published more than 60 research articles including about 20 papers in journals of international repute. To his credit, under Dr. Maheshwari’s independent guidance, three Ph.D. theses are awarded and one more is in progress. He has also supervised 15 M.Tech. dissertations. He is a reviewer for a number of international journals and also peer reviewed a couple of research proposals and reports. Dr. Maheshwari is working on 3 sponsored research projects funded by DST, Min. of Earth Sciences and Norwegian Government. He has successfully completed more than a dozen consultancy projects and is involved in a number of other projects of national importance. Dr. Maheshwari coordinated 3 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 and India .
He a member of ASCE, EERI, ISSMGE and a life member of ISET, IGS, Institute of Engineers ( India ). He was Co-Editor (2005-07) and presently Secretary of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET). Dr. 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. The award was given on November 14, 2009.