DEVENDRA NARAIN SINGH
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Dr. D. N. Singh was born in 1965 at Shahjahanpur, UP, India . He has been a faculty member of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay , since 1994. Before joining IIT Bombay he has served Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi , and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, for short durations. His early education was completed at Lucknow , UP, India . He obtained his bachelor’s, masters and Doctoral degrees from IIT Kanpur in 1986, 1989 and 1993, respectively.

His teaching, and research and developmental activities are in quite diversified areas of geotechnical engineering (viz., environmental geotechnology, mechanics of unsaturated soils, soil characterization based on thermal and electrical properties, contaminant transport in porous media, characterization, utilization and recycling of industrial waste, geotechnical centrifuge modeling etc.). He has published about 165 technical articles of which 90 are in the refereed journals. He has supervised 15 Doctoral (and 6 ongoing) and 26 Masters (and 3 ongoing) theses. In addition to this, he has supervised one German Post-doctoral fellow, under the DAAD fellowship scheme, and four French Undergraduate students, under ESTP-IITB exchange program, for their final year projects.

Apart from teaching and research, Dr. Singh has been very actively associated with some of the most prestigious business houses, as an in-house instructor and retainer consultant. Some of these organizations are Reliance, Indian Petrochemicals Ltd., MAERSK, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust etc. He has been a member of two committees constituted by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi , and is an expert for TIFAC, Mission REACH monitoring committees, since 2001. He has taken up sponsored projects from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Science and Technology (DST-TIFAC), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). With financial aids received from these and several other organizations, he has established a state-of-the-art Environmental Geotechnology Laboratory in the department, which is being appreciated by the academicians and industry professionals.

He had been one of the Editors of the Indian Geotechnical Journal and is presently a Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal , Geotechnical testing Journal, ASTM , Korean Society of Civil Engineering (KSCE) Journal of Civil Engineering , Geomechanics and Engineering (GAE) and International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering . He has been a reviewer to about 25 international Journals (such as ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Journal of Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, FUEL, International Communication of Heat & Mass Transfer, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, Construction and Building MATERIALS, Geotechnical Engineering Journal (SEAGS, Thailand), Journal of Civil Engineering, The Institution of Engineers (India), Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India), Indian Geotechnical Journal).

He is recipient of Young teachers’ award instituted by the AICTE, New Delhi and 2003 SP Research Award instituted by Shamsher Prakash Foundation, Rolla , MO , USA for his research contributions in  Environmental Geotechnology and Mechanics of Unsaturated soils .

He is the recipient of JUNIOR/SENIOR Paper Award from the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics ( IACMAG) for the year 2005.

He has been the Chairman, 12 th IACMAG, GOA, India , 1-6 October 2008 and was awarded Appreciation Award 2008 , “For the outstanding, highly successful and unique organization of the 12 th IACMAG Conference in Goa , India , with meritorious efforts, perseverance and efficiency”.

He is recipient of Excellent Contributions Award 2008 , which is given by the IACMAG to individuals who have a record of significant contributions in research, academic activities and professional service in different regions of the globe.