Inauguration of INAE Office and Meeting of DST-INAE Consultative Committee
INAE has been provided an office space at the DST Complex, Technology Bhawan, New Delhi and INAE office has since been operational from the DST Complex from August 2, 2021 onwards. The new office of INAE at DST Complex was formally inaugurated by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, the then Secretary, DST on August 25, 2021 on the side-lines of the DST-INAE Consultative Committee meeting held on that day, for which the following members were present:
- Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST
- Prof Indranil Manna, President, INAE
- Dr Sanak Mishra, Immediate Past President, INAE
- Dr BN Suresh, Past President, INAE
- Dr PS Goel, Past President, INAE
- Dr Purnendu Ghosh, Vice-President, INAE
- Prof AB Pandit, Vice-President, INAE – attended online on WebEx
- Prof Sivaji Chakravorti, Vice-President, INAE
- Mr Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary, AI Cell, DST
- Lt Col Shobhit Rai (Retd), Deputy Executive Director, INAE
Inauguration of INAE Office by Prof Ashutosh Sharma, the then Secretary, DST
Prof Indranil Manna, President, INAE presenting a bouquet of flowers to Prof Ashutosh Sharma
Left to right, Dr Purnendu Ghosh, Dr PS Goel, Prof Indranil Manna, Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Dr BN Suresh and Dr Sanak Mishra
Tour of INAE Office
DST-INAE Consultative Committee Meeting in progress
During the said meeting several points were discussed to include association of women engineers, startups and engineering institutions with activities of INAE.
Fellowship and Awards 2021
The following nominees were elected as Fellows of INAE w.e.f. November 1, 2021
Engineering Section-I (Civil Engineering)
- Prof Vasant A Matsagar, Dogra Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. (Nominated by Prof Santosh Kapuria and Prof Ranjan K Mallik)
- Prof KVL Subramaniam, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. (Nominated by Prof Tarun Kant and Prof BS Murty)
Engineering Section-II (Computer Engineering and Information Technology)
- Prof Susmita Sur Kolay, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. (Nominated by Prof Bhargab B Bhattacharya and Prof Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay)
- Prof Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. (Nominated by Prof Jayanta Mukhopadhyay and Prof PP Chakrabarti)
- Dr Ramachandran Ramjee, Senior Principal Researcher and Director Intern program, Microsoft Research India. (Nominated by Prof. Krithi Ramamritham and Dr. Venkat Padmanabhan)
- Dr Gautam Shroff, VP, Chief Scientist & Head, TCS Research, Gurgaon. (Nominated by Mr. K Ananthkrishnan and Prof. K Ramamritham)
- Dr Lipika Dey, Principal Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services, Noida. (Nominated by Prof Sushmita Mitra and Prof PP Chakrabarti)
- Prof Andrew Zisserman, FRS, Professor of Computer Vision Engineering at Oxford University. (Nominated by Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri)
- Mr Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, USA. (Nominated by Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri)
Engineering Section-III (Mechanical Engineering)
- Prof Atul Sharma, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. (Nominated by Prof Suhas Joshi and Prof K Muralidhar)
- Dr BK Sreedhar, Scientific Officer H, IGCAR, Kalpakkam. (Nominated by Mr. RD Kale and Prof. AB Pandit)
- Dr Satya Prasad Mangalaramanan, Vice President, Product Development, Ashok Leyland Limited, Chennai. (Nominated by Prof. Anindya Deb and Prof. N.K. Gupta)
- Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor. (Nominated by Prof AB Pandit)
Engineering Section-IV (Chemical Engineering)
- Prof V. Shankar, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. (Nominated by Prof DV Khakhar and Prof Santosh K Gupta)
- Prof Ravindra D Gudi, Professor & Head, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. (Nominated by Prof DV Khakhar and Prof AK Suresh)
- Dr Amol Arvindrao Kulkarni, Senior Principal Scientist, Chemical Engineering and Process Development Dept. (CEPD), CSIR‐National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. (Nominated by Dr S Sivaram and Prof JB Joshi)
- Ms Vartika Shukla, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), Engineers India Limited, New Delhi. (Nominated by Dr TSR Prasada Rao and Mr Ajay N Deshpande)
Engineering Section-V (Electrical Engineering)
- Prof Saikat Chakrabarti, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. (Nominated by Prof. Suresh Chandra Srivastava and Prof. Ashok K Pradhan)
- Dr Rahul Tongia, Fellow, Brookings India, New Delhi. (Nominated by Dr. V.S. Arunachalam and Prof Rangan Banerjee)
- Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary, Department of Defence, Govt of India. (Nominated by Prof Sivaji Chakravorti)
Engineering Section-VI (Electronics & Communication Engineering)
- Prof Yogesh Singh Chauhan, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. (Nominated by Prof Souvik Mahapatra and Prof Navakanta Bhat)
- Prof Saurabh Lodha, Dept of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay. (Nominated by Prof JM Vasi and Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri)
- Mr Raghavan Muralidharan, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Advanced Systems Limited, Mumbai. (Nominated by Dr Surendra Pal and Prof Juzer M Vasi)
- Prof David Jeffrey Wineland, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, Philip Knight Distinguished Research Chair, Department of Physics, University of Oregon, USA. (Nominated by Prof V Ramgopal Rao)
Engineering Section-VII (Aerospace Engineering)
- Prof Mira Mitra, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. (Nominated by Prof Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan and Prof Gopalan Jagadeesh)
- Dr Ramesh Sundaram, Chief Scientist; Head Advanced Composites Div (ACD) & Head Centre for Societal Missions and Special technologies (CSMST), CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore. (Nominated by Prof AR Upadhya and Prof B Dattaguru)
- Dr Sunder Ramasubbu, Research Director, ITW-India Pvt Ltd. (Nominated by Dr. AR Upadhya and Vikram Jayaram)
Engineering Section-VIII (Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
- Prof Kantesh Balani, Head, Advanced Centre for Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. (Nominated by Prof Dipak Mazumdar and Prof Yogesh Joshi)
- Prof Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar, Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Kharagpur and Chairperson, Central Research Facility, IIT Kharagpur. (Nominated by Dr Debashish Bhattacharjee and Dr Indranil Chattoraj)
- Prof M. Kamaraj, Professor, Dept of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras. (Nominated by Dr. G. Sundararajan and Dr. S. Venugopal)
- Dr S.V. S. Narayana Murty, Scientist G and Head, Materials Characterization Division, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvanthapuram. (Nominated by Dr SC Sharma and V Adimurthy)
- Dr Satyam Suraj Sahay, John Deere Fellow, John Deere Technology Centre India, Pune. (Nominated by Dr BK Mishra and Prof. Indradev Samajdar)
Engineering Section-IX (Energy Engineering)
- Dr BK Nashine, Outstanding Scientist and Associate Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. (Nominated by Mr RD Kale and Dr P Chellapandi)
- Mr A K Balasubrahmanian, Director (Technical), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Anushakti Nagar. (Nominated by Mr SA Bhardwaj and Dr RB Grover)
Engineering Section -X (Interdisciplinary and Special Engineering Fields and Leadership in Academia, R&D and Industry)
- Prof Giridhar Udapi Rao Kulkarni, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru. (Nominated by Prof DD Sarma and Prof V Ramgopal Rao)
- Prof Suparna Mukherji, Professor and Head, Environmental Science & Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. (Nominated by Prof. Chandra Venkataraman and Prof AK Suresh)
- Prof Rohit Srivastava, Professor and Head of Department of BSBE, IIT Bombay. (Nominated by Prof Jayesh Bellare and Prof B Ravi)
- Prof Sandeep Verma, Secretary, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi. (Nominated by Prof V Ramgopal Rao and Prof Ashutosh Sharma)
- Dr Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. (Nominated by Shri KN Vyas and Dr Srikumar Banerjee)
The following nominees were elected as Foreign Fellows of INAE w.e.f. November 1, 2021.
- Prof Mike (Michael) Jon Schlaich, Professor, Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; Managing Director of schlaich bergermann partner, sbp. (Nominated by Prof Mahesh C Tandon and Prof Prem Krishna)
- Prof Arup K Chakraborty, Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Physics, Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Nominated by Prof RA Mashelkar and Prof KS Gandhi)
- Prof Ned Mohan, Regents Professor of the University of Minnesota / University of Minnesota at Minneapolis USA. (Nominated by Prof G Bhuvaneswari and Prof Kaushik
- Prof Palghat P Vaidyanathan, Professor of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. (Nominated by Prof B Yegnanarayana and Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi)
- Prof Jürgen Eckert, Director, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Full Professor (Chair “Materials Physics”), Montanuniversität Leoben, Dept. of Materials Science, Leoben, Austria. (Nominated by Prof. N.K. Mukhopadhyay and Prof. B.S. Murty)
The following nominees were selected for conferment of awards for the year 2021
Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2021
- Mr Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder Infosys & Chairman Axilor Ventures
- Prof MS Ananth, Emeritus Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras; and Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award 2021
- Prof GD Yadav, Emeritus Professor of Eminence and JC Bose National Fellow, Former Vice Chancellor & R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor, and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Innovation, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
Prof SN Mitra Memorial Award 2021
- Prof Surendra Prasad, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Outstanding Teacher Award 2021
- Prof Suman Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
- Prof Sukumar Mishra, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
INAE Woman Engineer of the Year Award 20201
One award recommended in each category, viz., Academia, R&D and Industry as under:
- Academia – Prof Sharada Srinivasan, Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.
- R&D – Smt Madhumita Chakravarti, Director, Centre for Millimeterwave Semiconductor Devices and Systems (CMSDS), Kolkata
- Industry – Ms Vartika Shukla, Chairperson & Managing Director, Engineers India Limited, New Delhi.
INAE Young Engineer Award 2021
- Dr Sri Harsha Kota, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (ES-I: Civil Engineering)
- Dr Puneet Kumar Patra, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (ES-I: Civil Engineering)
- Mr Pankaj Malhotra, Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai (ESII: Computer Engineering and Information Technology)
- Dr Abir De, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (ESII: Computer Engineering and Information Technology)
- Dr Neha Khatri, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh (ES-III: Mechanical Engineering)
- Dr Sourav Mondal, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (ES-IV: Chemical Engineering)
- Mr Sri Harsha Nistala, Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Pune (ES-IV: Chemical Engineering)
- Dr Abheejeet Mohapatra, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (ES-V: Electrical Engineering)
- Dr Manas Kumar Jena, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (ES-V: Electrical Engineering)
- Dr Manan Suri, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (ES-VI: Electronics & Communication Engineering)
- Dr Niraj Kumar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Rajasthan (ES-VI: Electronics & Communication Engineering)
- Dr S Mathavaraj, Scientist – SE, U. R. Rao Satellite Center, ISRO, Bengaluru (ES-VII: Aerospace Engineering)
- Dr Samadhan Ananda Pawar, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (ES-VII: Aerospace Engineering)
- Dr Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (ES-VIII: Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering)
- Mr Pushkar Varshney, Senior Research Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Research & Development Centre, Faridabad (ES-X: Interdisciplinary and Special Engineering Fields and Leadership in Academia, R&D and Industry)
INAE Young Innovator & Entrepreneur Award 2021
- Dr Chandan Kumar Jha, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, specialized in the field of ‘Fiber Optic Sensing’ for development of highly sensitive and reliable instrumented glove.
- Dr Madhan Balaraman, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, specialized in the field of ‘Leather Technology’ for development of Collagen Composite Scaffold for treatment of wounds.
- Mr Nikhil Kurele, Cofounder & CEO, Noccarc Robotics Private Limited, Pune, and Mr Harshit Rathore, Cofounder & CTO, Noccarc Robotics Private Limited, Pune, specialized in the field of ‘Mechanical engineering’ for development of an advanced ICU Ventilator.
- Dr Sebastian C. Peter, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, specialized in the field of ‘CO2 capture and Utilization’ for Pilot Scale Development of Carbon Recycling.
Innovative Student Projects Award 2021
- Dr Indrasis Das, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Bioelectric Toilet: For onsite treatment of black water to facilitate reuse of treated water and electricity generation for onsite applications)
- Dr Arpita Biswas, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Algorithms for Fair Decision Making: Provable Guarantees and Applications)
- Dr Vijai Laxmi, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Design and Development of Microdevices for Platelet Rich/Poor Plasma Separation from Blood)
- Dr Khushboo Suman, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Microstructure and Viscoelasticity of Physical Gels)
- Dr Syed Shahjahan Ahmad, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Modeling, Characterization, Control and Design of Switched Reluctance Machines)
- Dr Sanghamitra Ghosal, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (Ternary Hybrid Junctions of Semiconducting Oxide Nanostructures, Reduced Graphene Oxide and Noble Metal for Improved Gas Sensor Device Applications)
- Dr Syed Idrees Afzal Jalali, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Evaluation of Power-Law Creep in Bending)
- Dr Parvaiz Ahmad Shiekh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Engineering Bioinspired Polyurethane Scaffolds to Attenuate Oxidative Stress and Hypoxia for Cardiac and Dermal Tissue Regeneration)
- Ms Vasamsetti Sri Harika, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Health Monitoring of Structures under Ambient and Vehicle Excitations)
- Ms Tapadyoti Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Authenticated Encryption using Cellular Automata)
- Mr Sampad Laha, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (The Dynamics of Blood on Paper Matrix and its Implication in Point of Care Diagnostics)
- Ms Lubna Muzamil Rehman, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, K.K Birla Goa Campus, Goa (Understanding the Thermodynamics of Salt-water systems)
- Ms Jashaswini Bhuyan, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (Performance Analysis and Optimization of Receive Diversity PLC system with imperfect CSI in Nakagami-m noise environment)
- Ms Shruti Tandon, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Investigating the intermittency route of chaos to order transition in laminar and turbulent thermoacoustic systems)
- Mr Nampelly Ganesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Eddy Resolving Simulations of Cavity Flows)
- Mr Love Kush Tak, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Calorific value determination of Reject Fractions from Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant)
- Mr Aditya Chetan & Ms Brihi Joshi, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (Understanding Adversarial Collusive Activities in Online Social Networks)
- Mr Ashwin Agrawal, Mr Rohan Katkar and Mr Suyash Dadmal, College of Engineering, Pune (Design and Development of agricultural harvester mechanism for bulbous crops like onions)
- Mr Merul Ritesh Shah, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (Design a brine preparation unit to manufacture 2000 TPD of soda ash using sea water as raw Material)
- Ms Sakshi Sushant Naik, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (Novel strategies in Automated & Physics-driven Deep Learning for Real-time Optimal design of Cascaded Industrial Crystallizers)
- Mr Ishank Shekhar, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Generation of 24-Sided Polygonal Voltage Space Vector Structure with Reduced Hardware Complexity)
- Mr Shashank Tomar, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Launch Vehicle Landing Trajectory Optimisation)
- Mr Sontam Govardhan Reddy, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (Dynamic modulation of light using plasmonic nanostructures on elastomeric PDMS substrates)
INAE Youth Conclave 2021
INAE takes great pride in shouldering the responsibility to encourage the engineering youth of the Country so as to enhance the engineering excellence, youth leadership, and encourage nation building. With a view to encourage engineering students, INAE Youth Conclaves are organized each year since 2017. The objective of the Youth Conclave is to facilitate the engagement of Indian youth in engineering activities at national level. The 4th INAE Youth Conclave 2021 was organized by INAE jointly with IIT Bombay; NITIE, Mumbai and ICT, Mumbai online for the first time on September 24, 2021, which was attended by 190 delegates including INAE Fellows, Young Associates and Engineering Students from across the country. Dr PK Goenka, Chairman-designate of INSPACe, DoS, GOI and formerly ED and Group President (Auto & Farm Sectors), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mumbai was the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session of INAE Youth Conclave 2021. The five themes of national importance of the Conclave were Waste to wealth; Digitization and revolution in logistics; Engineering intervention to fight against COVID-19 and healthcare management; Teaching and learning in pandemic and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. During the Youth Conclave competitions are held on various themes and the winners of the competition are invited to share their views through presentation and demonstration. A total of 164 teams registered in the competition and 13 were awarded after due evaluation by the experts.
The Inaugural Session started with the Welcome Address by Dr Purnendu Ghosh, Vice-President, INAE followed by Prof MK Tiwari, Director, NITIE, Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay and Prof AB Pandit, Vice President, INAE &Vice Chancellor, ICT, Mumbai. The Presidential Address was delivered by Prof Indranil Manna, President, INAE. Then the Inaugural address was delivered by the Chief Guest, Dr Pawan Kumar Goenka followed by Vote of thanks proposed by Prof DN Singh, IIT Bombay. The talk by the Chief Guest highlighted the role of youth in making India self-reliant and scope for engineering graduates in this country to achieve success in the engineering profession. He also encouraged the youth to learn as to where the future opportunities lie and the necessary skill sets and training required for realizing opportunities. The presentations and demonstrations by 1st, 2nd and 3rd winning teams were held during the INAE Youth Conclave 2021. During the presentation, the Q&A session was also organized so as to encourage interaction of audience. The sessions were chaired by eminent INAE experts as per details give below.
- Theme I: Waste to Wealth chaired by Mr Ajay Narayan Deshpande, Ex CMD and Director (Technical) – Engineers India Limited (EIL), New Delhi.
- Theme II: Digitization and Revolution in Logistics chaired by Dr RK Shyamasundar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay.
- Theme III: Engineering Intervention to fight against COVID-19 and Healthcare Management chaired by Dr MS Narayanan, Principal Scientist, Bioincubator, IIT Madras.
- Theme IV: Teaching and Learning in Pandemic chaired by Prof Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay.
A special session on Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was organized, which was chaired by Prof Amit Agrawal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay. The theme was based on ‘Engineering Intervention to fight against COVID-19 and Healthcare Management’ and ‘Innovative Technologies and Product Developed during COVID’. The students presented their concepts in the form of poster presentations. In order to inspire the students, a brief presentation on the topic “Transmission of coronavirus through surfaces and air” was also made by the Session Chair Prof Amit Agrawal which was very well received by the audience and lauded since the presentation covered important issues on a topic of concern for the world over.
After the five sessions, a Session on ‘Youth and Innovative Entrepreneurship’ was organized wherein three young Entrepreneurs presented their personal life experiences on varied topics related to Entrepreneurship. This session was chaired by Dr Manish Gupta, Director, Google Research India, Bengaluru and was very inspiring and presented insights to the young students on innovation and entrepreneurship. Next session held was a Panel Discussion on ‘Contemporary Engineering and Technology’ wherein four young engineers below the age of 35 years participated in the discussion. This session was appreciated by young and old alike and featured deliberations by the Panelists comprising of the young engineers and future leaders of tomorrow namely: Dr Neha Khatri, Senior Scientist, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh; Dr Abir De, Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay; Mr Pankaj Malhotra, Scientist, TCS, Mumbai and Mr Sri Harsha Nistala, Scientist, TCS, Pune. The Panel Discussion was chaired by Mr K Ananth Krishnan, Executive Vice- President and Chief Technology Officer, TCS, Chennai. During this session, interesting issues of topical engineering interest shall be discussed such as “What are the mega challenges of today for India and the world”, covering Sustainability and its dimensions like climate, energy, livelihood, health and “How can Engineering and Technology help in finding solutions”, touching upon the intersection with Basic Sciences and Humanities, translating ideas to scaled outcomes and creating the human capital. Further the discussion also focussed on the suggestions from the panelists to the young audience, as they build their careers in contemporary engineering and technology.
The event concluded with valedictory Session and Award ceremony followed by concluding Address by Prof AB Pandit, Vice President, INAE. During the Award ceremony the Awards and the names of the winning teams were announced by Prof DN Singh and his team at IIT Bombay. Prof Indranil Manna, President, INAE congratulated all the winners and also expressed appreciation for all participants who put in their best efforts and wish all many more accolades in their future career paths. The event concluded with Vote of Thanks proposed by Prof DN Singh, IIT Bombay, Organizer of the INAE Youth Conclave 2021. The gala online event set the trend for future Youth Conclaves being organized by INAE and was distinctive in being the first Youth Conclave organized online with a large audience and interesting interactive sessions which made the event unforgettable for all delegates and participants.
Engineers Conclave 2021
Engineers Conclave 2021 (EC-2021) is being held jointly with International Solar Alliance (ISA) from Oct 26-27, 2021 as a virtual event. Dr Ajay Mathur and Prof Indranil Manna are the co-chairs of the event. Mr Pradeep Chaturvedi and Mr VVR Sastry were identified as two Coordinators with respect to two themes. The two themes of EC-2021 are Theme I: “Engineering challenges for de-carbonizing the Indian Economy” to be held on Day-1 coordinated by ISA and Theme II: ‘Achievements of Indian Engineering – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to be held on Day-2 coordinated by INAE.
Technical sessions pertaining to Theme I would comprise as follows:
- Technical Session-I: Energy Transitions: Integrating RE technologies in the electricity sector
- Technical Session-II: E-mobility solutions for the transport sector
- Technical Session-III: De-carbonizing heavy industry
Technical sessions pertaining to Theme II would comprise as follows:
- Technical Session-I: Super/Megastructures Civil Engineering (to cover Transport, Conveyance etc, NHAI / Iconic Buildings/Dams/Bridges/ Buildings, Konkan Rail, Sea link, Chenab Bridge)
- Technical Session-II: Mechanical and Chemical Engineering (to cover Pharma sector/ Agriculture; Fertilizers, Insecticides/herbicides etc)
- Technical Session-III: Electronics/ Computer Engg (to cover Software; IRCTC, Banking, Aadhar, GST, Y2K/Computing/ Routers /EVM/ Future of Telecom 5G)
- Technical Session-IV: Strategic sector (to cover Nuclear Industry; Fast Breeder Reactor, Heavy water/ LCA-Tejas and Commercial Aircraft/ GSLV, MARS mission)
The tentative technical program of the event can be viewed by clicking here ….
Brief Report on National Webinar on ‘Ethics in Indian Higher Education’ Organized by Society for Professional Ethics & Management jointly with INAE
The webinar was organized on 25th June 2021 with the coordinating office at 10 am. The webinar was organized jointly by Society for Professional Ethics & Management & Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) with support from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Jain (Deemed-to-be-University), Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and other academic institutions. A large number of participants from academic institutions and other management participated, mostly faculty and management / administrative persons and a few students. Summary of the program is given below:
– Welcome introductory remarks by Prof. Sridhara Murthy
– Introduction about Webinar by Dr.CG Krishnadas Nair, President, Society for Professional Ethics and Management
– Special address by Prof. Indranil Manna, President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
– Keynote address by Dr.SC Sharma, NAAC
– UGC requirements for teaching Ethics and Environment by Prof. Upendra, Resource person from University Grants Commission
– Evaluation and accreditation of academic institutions with emphasis on Ethical practices by NAAC
– Indian Heritage on Ethics based education, Gurukula Systems, student teacher relationship by Dr. R.N. Iyengar, Distinguished professor.
– Ethical responsibility of Engineers, Managers and their teachers by Dr. Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor, VTU
Interactive Panel and Discussion
– Role of teachers / students and management of academic institutions led by Prof. K.R. Sridhara Murthi, Director (Academics and Planning), Jain University.
An audio / video recording of the proceeding has been taken. Based on this, Society is getting the transcripts of the presentations prepared through an agency with an intention to edit and publish. There was considerable discussion on the need for ethical education to start from home and primary education through parents and teachers, followed by further development of values and ethics along with responsibilities to the Society Sustainable development and Environment during the higher education as prescribed by UGC. Comments / suggestions were also made on the present curricula and guidance given by the UGC and the need for uniformity of detailed Course Content and the Method of delivery. The need for various academic institutions to interact with industries, NGOs and various professional societies, professional ethics and specific code of conduct evolved by these organizations for each type of profession and familiarize the graduating students on these depending upon their disciplines was emphasized.
Engineers Day 2021 Celebrations
Engineers’ Day is celebrated in India on September 15 every year to commemorate one of India’s finest engineers, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. M Visvesvaraya who is considered one of the foremost nation-builders, creating marvels upon which modern India was built. INAE celebrated Engineers’ Day on 15th September 2021 wherein the following events were organized.
- Panel Discussion on “Closing Research-Entrepreneurship Gaps”
Dr Anil Kakodkar, Member, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission, Govt. of Maharashtra; Former President, INAE; delivered a Key-note Address on “Closing Research-Entrepreneurship Gaps” on September 15, 2021. Prof. Indranil Manna, President, INAE and Vice-Chancellor, Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi was the Moderator of the said event. The Panellists included five bright young entrepreneurs from engineering fraternity who have sparked off their journey in entrepreneurship through innovative research in engineering. The Panellists were Dr Atharva A Poundarik, Assistant Prof and Chairperson, Industrial and Corporate Relations Cell, IIT Ropar; Mr Tanuj Jhunjhunwala, Co-Founder & CEO, Planys Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore; Dr Anuya A Nisal, Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and Founder, Serigen Mediproducts; Mr Akshay V Singhal, CEO & Founder, Log9 Materials Scientific Private Ltd, Bengaluru and Mr Tushar Vyas, Director & Chief Business Officer, Stack Finance, Bengaluru.
Dr Anil Kakodkar delivered an inspiring address wherein he emphasized the need for conducting research leading to development of innovative technologies and products and setting up of start-up ventures and enterprises leading to the self-reliance of the country in niche technologies. The Panellists shared their experiences and highlighted the challenges and successes in their career paths. Prof Indranil Manna in his address lauded the work of the entrepreneurs and encouraged the younger generation to rise to the occasion by becoming entrepreneurs in engineering-based start-ups and to develop out- of the box solutions.
- 2021 Engineer’s Day Celebrated by INAE Kolkata Chapter
The INAE Kolkata Chapter honoured the contributions of engineers by hosting the Engineer’s Day on September 15, 2021 in virtual mode. It was also a part of the continuing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav program. On this occasion, IEEE President and CEO, Ms Susan Kathy Land delivered the Engineer’s Day Lecture on “My Personal Journey with IEEE”. Prof. Indranil Manna, President, INAE, graced the event and welcomed the audience. He presented a brief sketch of INAE activities and recalled the life and work of Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya, whose birth anniversary is celebrated every year in India, as Engineer’s Day. Prof. Bhargab Bhattacharya, President, INAE Kolkata Chapter, highlighted how the work of engineers is recognized as major enabler for nation building on this Engineer’s Day, and also by the professional organizations such as INAE and IEEE. Prof. Sivaji Chakravorti, Vice-President, INAE, introduced the speaker with the audience. The evening talk on the WebEX platform was attended by large number participants of widely varying ages and interests. They include distinguished fellows of the academy along with young researchers and students from the various academic and engineering institutes of the country. In her talk, Ms Susan portrayed her personal journey as woman engineer specializing in software development and defense research, recollecting the challenges that she had experienced in the early eighties as a computer professional. The story of her participation in the IEEE activities first as an ordinary volunteer, then with an active role in the leadership programs of IEEE, and finally touching the topmost position of the world’s largest professional society was truly exciting and motivating to any young engineer! The lecture was followed by an interactive session. Padma Shri Prof. Sankar K. Pal, former Director, Indian Statistical Institute, and founding President of INAE Kolkata Chapter, had shared his views as a concluding part of the meeting. Prof. Debatosh Guha, Secretary, INAE Kolkata Chapter, volunteered to oversee the entire planning of the event, and conducted the proceedings of the meeting.
Ms Susan K. (Kathy) Land, 2021 IEEE President & CEO
Ms Susan K. (Kathy) Land is a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. She has more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams. She served as the 2018 Vice President, IEEE Technical Activities. She also served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division VIII Director/Delegate in 2011 and 2012 and as Division V Director/Delegate in 2014 and 2015. She was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. Kathy was a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors in 2013 and 2016. She has been an active member of the IEEE Standards Association for more than 20 years and served as the Computer Society Vice President for Standards in 2004. She was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Standards Medallion. An IEEE Fellow, Ms Kathy is the author and co-author of a number of texts and publications supporting software engineering principles and the practical application of software process methodologies. She is an IEEE-HKN Member and IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award recipient.
3. INAE Bangalore Chapter.
INAE Bangalore Chapter presented the following two Lectures on the occasion of the Engineer’s Day on September 15, 2021.
- Anath Ramaswamy, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore on” Achievements in civil structures and engineering in India”, and
- Dr V K Aatre, Chairman, INAE Bangalore Chapter, and Former SA to RM, DRDO on “India becoming a technology powerhouse “
Local Chapter Activities
- INAE Mumbai Chapter
Webinar by INAE Mumbai Chapter on 9th August 2021
INAE Mumbai Chapter organized a Webinar on “Future Mobility: E Mobility” on Monday, 9th August 2021, 5 PM to 7 PM through WebEx Platform to commemorate celebration of India’s 75th Year of Independence (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav). Prof. AK Suresh, FNAE, Co-Chair, INAE Mumbai Chapter and Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay was the Moderator of the said Webinar. The Flyer giving relevant details of the speakers, title of the lectures can be viewed by clicking here….
- INAE Delhi Chapter
Seminar on “Benefits and challenges in the next decade of semiconductor innovation” by Dr. Randhir Thakur, Intel
INAE Delhi Chapter organized a seminar on August 19, 2021, starting at 10:00 AM. The webinar was held over MS Teams. The title of the lecture was “Benefits and challenges in the next decade of semiconductor innovation” and the speaker was Dr. Randhir Thakur, Intel.
In this talk, Dr. Thakur shared a synoptic view of past progress made by the semiconductor industry and of the continuing, insatiable future demand for innovation in semiconductor technology, so we can make sense of the growing volume of data generated in the world and improve the lives of every person on earth. The talk also covered Intel’s IDM 2.0 strategy and conclude with opportunities for collaborations with academia and with the India semiconductor ecosystem.
Dr. Randhir Thakur is Senior Vice President and the President of Intel Foundry Services. Dr. Thakur joined Intel in 2017, bringing 30 years of experience as a hands-on innovator and business leader with expertise in global manufacturing, research and development, and profitable P&L management. Thakur joined Intel as corporate vice president of Global Supply Management, expanding his role to chief supply chain officer in 2020. His deep expertise in global semiconductor manufacturing, ecosystem leadership, process technology equipment and customer orientation are critical to the success of Intel Foundry Services. Thakur earned a Bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, in India; a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada; and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2013 and has made seminal contributions to the semiconductor industry. He holds more than 300 patents.
- INAE Bangalore Local Chapter
5th Foundation Day and SAMVAAD – an IIT Dharwad-INAE Bangalore Chapter Lecture Series held on 28th August 2021
INAE Bangalore Chapter organized IIT Dharwad 5th Foundation Day and SAMVAAD – an IIT Dharwad-INAE Bangalore Chapter Lecture Series on 28th August at 11 am wherein a lecture was delivered by Padma Vibhushan and Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Anil Kakodkar on “India’s energy security in a carbon constrained world“.
SAMVAAD – an IIT Dharwad-INAE Bangalore Chapter Lecture Series Lecture on “Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Economy for India” was delivered by Dr Anuradda Ganesh, Director and Chief Technical Advisor, Cummins India on 30th September 2021
Special Compendium on Women Engineers of India since Independence
To commemorate “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, INAE decided to publish a special Compendium highlighting significant/landmark achievements of 75 women engineers since independence, similar to the one published by Indian Academy of Sciences (Lilavati’s daughters). Meetings of the Editorial Committee Chaired by Dr Purnendu Ghosh, Vice-President, INAE, constituted for undertaking the task of publication of Compendium on “Women Engineers of India since Independence” were held on 5th August 2021, 27th August 2021 and 8th September 2021 over WebEx. A Master List of suggested names of women engineers has been prepared with inputs received from the Members of the Editorial Committee and Heads of Institutions, in response to letters written by INAE. The next meeting of the Editorial Committee is scheduled on October 20, 2021. The way forward regarding guidelines for selection of nominees and format for preparation of citations of selected women engineers is being discussed and actions initiated to progress this initiative.
Documentary film on INAE
At the behest of DST, the Vigyan Prasar had coordinated a series of films made on various institutes of DST including INAE. In this connection, Vigyan Prasar, DST informed INAE regarding release of film on INAE on Wednesday, 26th May 2021 to be watched on India’s 24×7 national science channel on the internet, called India Science (www.indiascience.in) . The English and Hindi versions of the film can be viewed by clicking on the links given below:
Academia Industry Interaction
AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme
Industry-academia interactions over technological changes have become essential in recent times so that relevant knowledge that would be sustainable in the changing conditions can be imparted to the students in the engineering institutions. While industries could gain by using the academia’s knowledge base to improve the industry’s cost, quality and global competitive dimensions; thereby reducing dependence on foreign know-how and expenditure on internal R&D, academics benefit by seeing their knowledge and expertise being fruitfully utilized practically and also by strengthening of curricula of educational programs being offered at engineering colleges/institutions. INAE together with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) launched “AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme” in 1999. Under this scheme, Industry experts are encouraged to give a few lectures in engineering institutions. This scheme has become popular among industry experts as well as engineering colleges.
Brief details pertaining to recent visits of industry experts under this scheme are given below.
|Prof. Perumal Chellapandi, FNAE
|PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
Mar 9, 2021
Aug 6-7, 2021
|Delivered lecture on ” Numerical investigation of flow characteristics in helical coils with geometrical irregularities”. As per the feedback received from engineering college, the DVP helped students of post-graduation and research scholars with projects and problem solving.
Delivered lectures on “Part-1 Theory and application of fracture mechanics to structural integrity assessment of power plant components” and “Part-2- Testing and evaluation of nuclear powerplant components”. According to the feedback received from the engineering college, the DVP guided Research scholars for writing research papers and post-graduation students in problem solving and respective projects. Continuous interactions helped students to clarify their technical doubts.
|Dr. D. Antony Louis Piriyakumar
|Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
May 6-8, 2021
Jun 28-30, 2021
|Delivered lectures on “Engineering Mathematics”, “Research Methodology”, “C Programming” and “Feature Engineering”. As per the feedback received from the engineering college, the DVP guided the scholars to help identify topics for research and patents. The online sessions were very useful for imparting expert knowledge amongst students in the pandemic period.
Delivered lectures on “Project Management”, “Engineering Mathematics”, “PR Patent Search” and “Deep Learning Tensor Flow”. As per the feedback received from the faculty coordinator, the DVP also helped prepare students to face Interview and trained them on image processing. Series of lectures on Engineering mathematics helped students get a practical perspective of the subject.
|Prof. V Radhakrishnan, FNAE
|College of Engineering Pune
Jul 22, 24 & 26, 2021
|Delivered lectures on “Basic Concepts in Metrology, shop Floor standards and their calibration using interferometry”, ” Tolerances, gauging, selective assembly, matched machining, Concept of Precision” and ” Digital metrology and Software metrology”. According to the feedback received form the faculty coordinator of the college, Prof. Radhakrishnan’s input has helped the department to strengthen the knowledge base in areas he has delivered lectures. His interactions with students, research scholars and faculty members have helped them immensely.|
|Dr. Lalit Kumar, FNAE
|Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
Jun 2-4, 2021
Jun 16-18, 2021
Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology & Management, Bangalore
May 25-27, 2021
Jun 29-30 & Jul 1, 2021
|Delivered lectures on ” Maxwell’s Equation”, “Electromagnetic Waves” and “Applications of RF and Microwaves”. As per the feedback received from the faculty coordinator of the associated engineering college, the lectures delivered by the DVP will help students strengthen knowledge in the area of electromagnetics, Radio frequency and microwaves. He has also guided students with their project and helped in updating the syllabus of Electromagnetic Field Theory.
Delivered lectures on “Transmission Lines and Microstrip Lines”, “High Power Vacuum Electronic Devices” and “Computational Electromagnetics”. As per the feedback received from the college, the lectures delivered by the DVP has helped student in enhancing their knowledge in the area of electromagnetics. He has guided projects on RF and Microwave Circuit. He was involved in developing and formulating the required syllabus for Microwave engineering and Antennas.
Delivered lectures on “Introduction to Microwaves and applications”, “Klystron Tubes” and ” Microwave antennas Overview”.
As per the feedback received from the faculty coordinator of the associated college, the scheme helps to create a platform for interaction between industry, academia and Government organizations. The DVP has also helped in identifying projects by initiating discussion on new technologies and development related to microwaves. He guided students with existing projects and helped College authority suggesting improvement in syllabus of the course.
Delivered lectures on “Microwave Directed Energy System”, “Tetra hertz- Introduction” and ” Basics of Computational Electromagnetics”. The feedback from associated college endorses these interactions with the DVP have helped the students understand concepts on Microwave from industry perspective. This enabled students to explore more and enhance their skills. He also guided students with their projects.
|Mr. S. Krishna Kumar,
Former Senior Vice President (Retired), Lucas TVS Ltd, Chennai
|RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, Tamil Nadu
Apr 1-3, 2021
Jun 23-26, 2021
|Delivered lectures on “Reliability Engineering-Basic Concepts related to Industry requirements”, “Workshop on New Product Reliability- case studies from Industry” and “Background of business with a Virtual Tour of TVS”. According to the feedback received from the college, the DVP guided students in projects and helped in identifying new projects. His recommendation for changes in syllabus has been incorporated in course.
Delivered lectures on “Generative design of Products and Components”, “Workshop on Generative Design-case studies from Industry” and “Selection of Software and Hardware for 3D printing of components optimized through generative design process”. As per the feedback from the College, the scheme helps engineering colleges to provide lectures based on rich experience of Industry expert and real Industrial case studies.
Important Meetings held during August/ September 2021
- Meeting on Mentoring Platform for INAE held on August 2, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting on Landmark Achievements in Science and Technology in Independent India held on August 4, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of Editorial Committee on Special Compendium on Women Engineers of India Since Independence held on August 5, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of Search Cum Selection Expert Committee of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship held on August 6, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting to plan the conduct of Engineers Conclave 2021 held on August 9, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of the “Expert Committee on Cyber Security related Disasters” held virtually on August 10, 2021 through WebEx.
- Meeting on Update regarding the 4th INAE Youth Conclave held on August 10, 2021 through WebEx.
- 34th Apex Committee Meeting held on August 11, 2021 over WebEx.
- Finance Committee Meeting held on August 12, 2021 over WebEx.
- Selection Committee Meeting for consideration of Nomination for INAE Awards and Election of Fellows under 37(g) held on August 12, 2021 over WebEx.
- First Meeting of the Task Force on Proposed Compendium On “Landmark Achievements in Engineering and Technology in Independent India” held on August 14, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting to plan the conduct of Engineers Conclave 2021 held on August 27, 2021 over WebEx.
- Second Meeting of Committee on INAE Young Innovator and entrepreneur Award 2021 held on August 27, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of Editorial Committee on Special Compendium on Women Engineers of India Since Independence held on August 27, 2021 over WebEx.
- Second Meeting of the Task Force on Proposed Compendium On “Landmark Achievements in Engineering and Technology in Independent India” held on August 28, 2021 over WebEx.
- First Meeting of Selection Committee on Innovative Student projects Award 2021 held on August 30, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting for Review of progress of INAE Youth Conclave 2021 held on August 31, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of the Selection Committee for Election of Foreign Fellows held on September 6, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting to plan conduct of Engineers Conclave 2021 held on September 7, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of the Editorial Committee Compendium on Women Engineers of India since Independence held on September 8, 2021 over WebEx.
- 140th Meeting of Governing Council held on September 10, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting of the INAE Forum on Infrastructure (Housing) held on September 13, 2021 over WebEx.
- Third Meeting of the Task Force on Proposed Compendium on “Landmark Achievements in Engineering and Technology in Independent India” held on September 17, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting on Sanitizing data of Spread Sheet on Landmark Compendium held on September 21, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting on Reviewing of Data of Spread Sheet for Landmark Compendium held on September 22, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting on Sanitizing Data of Spread Sheet for Landmark Compendium held on September 25, 2021 over WebEx.
- Meeting with Past Presidents and Office Bearers of INAE Regarding Presentation to DST held on September 28, 2021 over WebEx.
- Presentation by candidates before Selection Committee for Innovative Student Projects Award 2021 held on September 30, 2021 over WebEx.
International/National Conferences/Seminars being organized by IITs/other Institutions
To view a list of International/ National Conferences/Seminars being held in the month of October 2021, click here….
News of Fellows
Prof SN Mukhopadhyay, FNAE, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS, Pilani and Former Professor, DBEB, IIT Delhi; Former Professor & Head, BERC, IIT Delhi; Former Professor SOBT, GBU, Greater Noida, has received invitations and has forwarded abstracts which have been accepted for the following events.
|2||Prof. Prahlada Ramarao, FNAE, Padma Shri; Former Distinguished Scientist and Chief Controller, DRDO; Former Vice Chancellor, DIAT, Pune; Pro Chancellor, S-VYASA and Director, Centre for Energy Research, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru delivered an online Special lecture on the occasion of National Innovation Day (Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Birthday) on October 12, 2021 on “India warming up to cold fusion” organized by Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences. As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.|
INAE on Facebook and Twitter
INAE has created a Facebook and Twitter Account to post the news of recent INAE activities in the Social Media. The same can be viewed at the link below.
(b) Twitter handle link https://twitter.com/inaehq1
Prof. Jorg Michael Schlaich
(October 17, 1934 – September 4, 2021)
Prof. Jorg Michael Schlaich, a Foreign Fellow of INAE and co-founder, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, Hohenzollernstr, Stuttgart, Germany and Formerly Director, Institute of Structural Design, University of Stuttgart, Germany born on October 17, 1934 passed away on September 4, 2021. He was a reputed German structural engineer and was known internationally for his ground-breaking work in the creative design of bridges, long-span roofs, and other complex structures. He was a co-founder of the structural engineering and consulting firm Schlaich Bergermann Partner. The many notable structures he worked on include innovative roofs, bridges and towers. He was a particular advocate of lightweight structures, highlighting a number of cultural, ecological and social benefits. He pointed out that light structures are transparent and show the flow of forces in a natural way.
Schlaich was made a partner and was responsible for the Alster-Schwimmhalle in Hamburg, and more importantly, the Olympic Stadium in Munich. He stayed with the firm until 1969. In 1974 he became an academic at Stuttgart University, and in 1980 he founded his own firm, Schlaich Bergermann Partner. In 1993, with the roof of the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion in Stuttgart, he introduced the “speichenrad” principle to structural engineering. Indeed, this principle was employed for the first time in the history of Structural Engineering by the Italian engineer Massimo Majowiecki, the designer of the roof of the Olympic Stadium, Rome (built in 1990). Since then, his company has successfully employed it in stadium projects across the globe. Other structures include the observation tower at the Killesbergpark in Stuttgart. Most of his work as well of that of his company is documented on their website. He was also the developer of the solar tower (or solar chimney) and is largely credited with inventing the strut and tie model for reinforced concrete.
May God Bless his Soul to Rest in Peace