Prestigious award for research paper
25 April, 2012
Indrajit Chowdhury, head of our Onshore Engineering & Construction’s civil and structural engineering department was recently honoured by the Indian Geotechnical Society’s (IGS) executive committee for his paper: ‘dynamic analysis of piles under rocking motion’. The article was judged as the best paper on soil dynamics and earthquake engineering published through the IGS.
Indrajit received the Dr Shamsher Prakash Biennial Award during the inaugural session of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2011 in Kerala, India in December.
Commenting on the award, Indrajit reflected: “Those who know me understand the life-long passion I have for my subject matter. I feel privileged to be able to share my research, and nothing is more rewarding than when applying it practically to our projects. From the work I conducted for this particular paper, I was recently able to use the technology for an ongoing project we have in Africa.”
The IGS aims to promote co-operation amongst engineers and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of soil mechanics, foundation engineering, soil dynamics, engineering geology, rock mechanics, snow and ice mechanics and allied fields and their practical applications.
It provides a common forum for academics, research workers, designers, construction engineers, equipment manufacturers and others interested in geotechnical activity.
Indrajit Chowdhury receiving his award from vice admiral K N Sushil, commanding in chief of Southern Naval Command - Indian Navy