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Vinay Kumar Gupta

Ph.D (University of Southern California, USA)

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, USA, 1989
  • M.S., University of Southern California, USA, 1990
  • M.E., University of Roorkee, 1985
  • B.E., University of Roorkee, 1982



  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Materials Quality and Management
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquake Analysis and Design of Structures
  • Random Vibrations

  • Das, S. and Gupta, V.K., Scaling of response spectrum and duration for aftershocks, Soil Dyn. Earthq. Eng, vol.30(8), 2010, pp.724-735.
  • Gupta, V. K., Kumar, M. and Kumar, D., Peak floor accelerations in multistoried buildings, Proceedings of the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering?On the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Banja Luka Earthquake, Banja Luka, B&H, Keynote Lecture, Volume on Selected Topics in Earthquake Engineering?From Earthquake Source to Seismic Design and Hazard Mitigation, 2009, pp.217-235.
  • Gupta, V. K., Short communication: A new approximation for spectral velocity ordinates at short periods, Earthq. Eng. Struct. Dyn., 38(7), 2009, pp.941-949.
  • Sadhu, A. and Gupta, V. K., A modal combination rule for ordered peak response under multi-component ground motion, ISET J. Earthq. Tech., 45(3-4), 2008, pp.79-96.
  • Das, S. and Gupta, V. K., Wavelet-based simulation of spectrum-compatible aftershock accelerograms, Earthq. Eng. Struct. Dyn., 37(11), 2008, pp.1333-1348.

  • Riya Catherine George, Varun Kumar Singla

    • 1999- Present, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India
    • 1994-99 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India
    • 1990-94 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India
    • 1989-90 Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
    • 1982-83 Management Trainee/Junior Engineer, Ocean Engineering Department, Engineers India Limited, New Delhi, India

        • `Young Engineer Award, 1997' from Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
        • Editor, ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology (since May, 1998)
        • Vice-President, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) (04/03-03/07)
        • Life Fellow, ISET since February, 2003
        • 'Kapitsa Gold Medal' in 2004 from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences


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