Prof. Santosh Kapuria was the Director of CSIR-CLRI from April 2019 to November 2019.

Academic Background

  • 1994-1997: Ph.D. (Applied Mechanics), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Thesis Adjudged Excellent (17 Journal Papers out of Ph.D. Thesis).
  • 1989-1991: M.E. (Structural Engg.), Indian Institute Science, Bangalore First Rank among all M.E Programmes in the Dept.
  • 1985-1989: B.C.E. (Civil Engg.), Jadavpur University, Kolkata First Rank in the Department in all Eight Semesters.

Professional Background

  • Since Dec. 2015 - Director, CSIR-SERC (on lien from IIT Delhi)
  • Nov 2006 Dec 2015 - Professor, Dept. of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi (Rajat Gupta Chair Professor since May, 2011, Senior (HAG) Scale since July, 2013)
  • Dec. 2009 Jul.2010 - Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering Division of Mechanics and Computation, Stanford University, USA
  • Sept. 2002 Nov. 2006 Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi
  • Dec. 2005 Nov. 2006 Humboldt Senior Research Fellow, Institut fur Mechanik, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
  • Nov. 1991 Sept. 2002 Engineer/Senior Engineer/ Deputy Manager, Engineering & Technology Development Department, Engineers India Limited

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Smart Composite and Sandwich Structures, FGM Structures
  • Damage Detection and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Active/Semi-Active Control of Structures, Finite Element Analysis
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Offshore Pipelines & Structures, Mounded Storage Vessels, Pressure Vessels and Buried Piping
  • Biomechanics

Professional Recognition /Awards

  • J.C. Bose National Fellowship, DST, 2018
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, 2017
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), 2015
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), 2015
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Thermal Stresses, Taylor & Francis (2014-)
  • Guest Editor, ACTA MECHANICA, for a Special Issue on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures (2012-14)
  • Rajat Gupta Chair Professorship at IIT Delhi since May 2011.
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy Engineering (INAE), 2010.
  • General Chair for International Conference Series, Third Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures (ACMFMS-2012), held in New Delhi in Dec. 5-8, 2012. Co-Chair (with Prof. C.F. Gao) of ACMFMS-2010 held in Nanjing, China, 2010
  • Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship awarded by US Dept. of (2009 2010)
  • Humboldt Research Fellowshipawarded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2005 2006, Re-invited in 2013)
  • Highest Rating in Annual Appraisal Report in Engineers India Ltd. in Each of Eleven Years of Stay
  • S. Govinda Rao Medal (IISc, Bangalore) for Best M.E. Student in Civil Engg. Deptt.
  • University Medal (Jadavpur University, Kolkata) for FirstRank in Civil Engg. Deptt.
  • Swapan Chandra Memorial Medal (JU) for Highest marks in Design of Structures
  • Secured 99.96 percentile in Graduate Aptitude Test Examination (GATE)
  • Felicitated by Govt. of West Bengal for 11thrank in the State in H.S. Exam. (Among about 300,000 students).
  • Holder of State Merit and National Scholarships (From High School to Graduation)
  • Regular reviewer of the several reputed international journals