Sekhar Kumar Chakrabarti

PhD (University of Arizona, U.S.A)

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD (Civil Engineering), University of Arizona, U.S.A., 1987
  • M.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Arizona, U.S.A., 1983
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering), Bengal Engineering College, University of
    Calcutta, India, 1972



  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Stability of Structures

  • Design of Steel Structures

  • Application of Finite Element Method

  • Structure Theory

  • Pre-Stressed Concrete Structures

  • Engineering Graphics

  • Construction Materials

  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • Civil Engineering Design and Practice

  • Dynamics of Structures

  • Laskar, A. and Chakrabarti, S.K., "Steel plate-anchor assembly embedded in concrete under dynamic loads: a parametric study," Journal of Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, To be published in December 2015.

  • Sahu, D.K., Krishna, S., and Chakrabarti, S.K.,"An Experimental Study on the behaviour of Steel Plate-Anchor Assembly Embedded in Concrete under Cyclic Loading", The Bridge & Structural Engineer, ING-IABSE, Vol.45, No.4, December 2015.

  • Desai, A.A. and Chakrabarti, S.K., "A study on the Structural Response of a PSC Inner Containment Dome with Large Openings Due to Prestress Transfer," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 2014, 4, 103-122, Published Online April 2014 in SciRes.

  • Chakrabarti, S.K., "A study on the evaluation of performance of the PSC inner containment dome with large openings during prestress transfer." Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 263, 2013, pp. 10-17.

  • Chakrabarti, S.K., Kumar, A., and Basu, P.C., An experimental investigation on the local behavior of steel-concrete interfaces at large openings in the PSC inner containment dome, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 240, 2010, pp.947-956

  • Saiwal Krishna, Gaikar Kshitij Suresh

  • Behavior and Design of Steel Embedded Plates in RCC Structures (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; 1991-1992)

  • Investigation on Performance of Steel-Concrete Interface at Penetration Assemblies in the Inner Containment Dome of a Reactor Building (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, India; 1997-2005)

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

  • February 1988- February 1991

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India March 1991-September 2001

  • Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India September 2001- December 2008

  • Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa December 2008-December 2010 (Contract position on long leave from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.)

  • Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, December 2010- Present

  • Senior Project Engineer, Development Consultants, Mumbai, India July 1987- January 1988

  • Structural Engineer, United Engineers and Constructors, Philadelphia, USA January 1980- July 1981

  • Design/ Project Engineer, Development Consultants, Kolkata, India November 1975- December 1979

  • Construction Engineer, Development Consultants, Kolkata, India, September 1973- October 1975

Note: Devoted in Graduate Program (M.S. & Ph.D.) at University of Arizona, USA during August 1981- June 1987

  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)

  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education.

  • Graduate Academic Scholarship of University of Arizona, U.S.A. on the basis of superior academic record.

  • Recipient of the following awards on the basis of the results of the B.E. (Civil) Examination, 1972:(i) University Gold Medal and a Cash Prize.(ii) S.M. Ghosh Memorial Gold Medal.(iii) Late K.M.Basu and Krishna BhaminiBasu Gold Medal.(iv) Sibley Scholarship for 1974 to undergo studies/training in Design of Machine Foundation in the Imperial College of Science andTechnology (London, U.K.). (v) Slater Memorial Medal.(vi) Old Centralian Medal.(vii) Strength of Materials, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machinery Book Prize.

  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering National Honor Society, U.S.A.) honor in recognition of exhibiting distinguished scholorship and exemplary character while a student at University of Arizona, U.S.A.

  • Recipient of congratulatory letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, I.I.T. Kanpur for extra-ordinary performance in teaching during 2003-04-II Semester in I.I.T. Kanpur.

  • Invited Key Speaker in the Work Shop on the Concrete Material and Containment Structure of the 15 th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, Seoul , Korea , August, 1999.


Room: 112-B
Western Laboratory Extension Building
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 91-512-2597173 (O) / 91-512-2598374 (R)

Fax: 91-512-2590260 / 91-512-2590007 / 91-512-2597395


  • Steel- Concrete Interface

  • Composite Construction

  • Structural Connections

  • Structure's Health Monitoring

  • Rehabilitation of Structures

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