Hyderabad, May 15 : IIIT-Hyderabad’s Pradeep K Ramancharla has been elected as Vice President (South) of Indian Association of Structural Engineers (IAStructE).
IAStructE is a national body of structural engineers that caters to the overall professional needs of structural engineers in India.As Vice President of IAStructE, Prof Pradeep will be involved in expanding the association’s reach across southern India, covering Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.
A professor of civil engineering, Pradeep is known for his contributions in improving the quality of technical education and earthquake safety in India as he heads the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre at IIIT Hyderabad.
Elected unanimously, Pradeep said, “Structural engineering is the backbone of engineering design of buildings, lifeline structures, etc. Hence, I would like to focus my energy on bringing stakeholders in academia, government and industry towards safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable built environment”. (UNI)