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DR. MUKESH KUMAR

Department of Earthquake Engineering
NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
TELEPHONE #: (92-21) 99261261 -Ext: 2223
Email: mukesh@neduet.edu.pk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Qualification

PhD (Earthquake Engineering), January, 2012
Imperial College of London, UK

M.Sc. (Earthquake Engineering), July, 2007
University of Patras, Greece & ROSE School, University of Pavia, Italy

M.Res. (Engineering Seismology), February, 2006
NED University of Engg & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan

B.E (Civil Engineering), December, 2002
NED University of Engg & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan

Research Interests

My research interests include performance based seismic design and assessment of structures, probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, nonlinear dynamic response of multi-storey framed structures, in particular contribution of higher modes on drift and strength demands, and influence of masonry infill panels on dynamic response of frames

Experience

Currently working as an Associate Professor at Department of Earthquake Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, since February, 2012

Worked as an Assistant Professor from March, 2006 till February, 2012 at Department of Civil Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Worked as a Research Assistant from August, 2003 to February, 2006 at the Department of Civil Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Honors/Achievements

2012 Unwin Prize for Best Graduating PhD student of 2012, at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

7th ranking in numerical prediction of shake table testing of RC frames subjected to bi-directional earthquake loading held at 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24th – 28th September, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal

Publications

Journal Publication

Kumar, M., Stafford, P. J. and Elghazouli, A. Y. E. “Influence of ground motion characteristics on drift demands in steel moment frames designed to Eurocode 8”, Engineering Structures, Accepted for publication.

Kumar, M., Stafford, P. J. and Elghazouli, A. Y. E. “Seismic shear demands in multi-storey steel moment frames designed to Eurocode 8”, Engineering Structures, Accepted for publication.

Kumar, M., Castro, M., Stafford, P. J. and Elghazouli, A. Y. E. “Influence of Mean Period of Ground Motion on the Dynamic Response of Single and Multi-Degree of Freedom Systems”, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 2011,40(3): 237-276

Kumar, M., Lodi, S. H. and Rafeeqi, S. F. A. “Preliminary Evaluation of Attenuation Characteristics of Coastal Belt of Sindh with the Aid of Updated Ground Motion Prediction Equation for Eastern Northern America”, NED University Journal of Research, 8(1): 25-34, 2010

Conference Publication

Ahmed, M., Kumar, M. and Lodi, S. H. “Fundamental Periods of Existing RC Buildings in Karachi”, submitted for review in Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, VEESD, 28-30 August 2013, Vienna, Austria

Ahmed, M., Kumar, M. and Lodi, S. H. “Developing GIS Based Inventory of Building Stock in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Karachi for Seismic Vulnerability Assessment”, submitted for review in Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, VEESD, 28-30 August 2013, Vienna, Austria

Ansari, M., Kumar, M., Lodi, S. H. and Rafi, M. “Development of Vs30 Contour Maps for Karachi”, submitted for review in Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, VEESD, 28-30 August 2013, Vienna, Austria

Ansari, M., Kumar, M. and Lodi, S. H. “Estimation of the Average Shear Velocity for 30m Using Shallow Bore logs”, submitted for review in Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, VEESD, 28-30 August 2013, Vienna, Austria

Ali, H., Kumar, M., Lodi, S. H. and Rafi, M. “Evaluating the Mechanical Characteristics of Concrete Block Infill Panels”, submitted for review in Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, VEESD, 28-30 August 2013, Vienna, Austria

Kumar, M., Stafford, P. J. and Elghazouli, A. Y. E. “Assessment of Strength Demands in Moment resisting Frames”, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24th – 28th September, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal

Kumar, M., Stafford, P. J. and Elghazouli, A. Y. E. “Seismic Response Assessment of Multi-Storey Steel Frames Designed to Eurocode 8”, 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 30th August – 3rd September, 2010, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Kumar, M., Bal, I. H., Crowley, H. and Pinho, R. “Period-Height and Displacement Capacity Equations for Embedded Beam RC Frames”, 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 30th August – 3rd September, 2010, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Kumar, M., Castro, M., Stafford, P. J. and Elghazouli, A. Y. E. “Influence of Ground Motion Characteristics on the Seismic Response of Single and Multi-Degree of Freedom Steel Framed Systems”, Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, 16th – 20th August, 2009, Philadelphia, US

Kumar, M. and Lodi, S. H. “Development of GIS Model for SCRS using Conventional and Advanced Earthquake Hazard Estimation Methodologies”, 7th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 11th – 13th October, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey

Kumar, M. and Lodi, S. H. “Prediction of Response Spectral Parameters for Bhuj Earthquake (26th January, 2001), using Component Attenuation Modeling Technique”, Ninth International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, 3rd – 5th July, 2006, New Forest, UK

Seminars and Workshops

Workshop on Quantification of Seismic Hazard, Kathmandu, Nepal, 15th – 22nd November, 2012, funded by International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy.

EMME: Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region, 28th – 30th March, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

“Deterministic Seismic Hazard Assessment of Karachi”, Geotechnical Engineering - Challenges and Opportunities, International one-day Seminar on Geotechnical Engineering, Karachi, Pakistan, 15th September, 2012

“Will Hospitals be Able to Deliver When Needed the Most?”, Annual Emergency Medicine Conference, 2012, Karachi, Pakistan, 26th - 27th April, 2012

“Earthquake Hazard Assessment Scenario of Metropolitan City of Karachi”, 30th International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, Nathiagali, Pakistan, 11th -13th July, 2005

Research Grants/ Scholarships

PhD scholarship of 77000 pounds under Faculty Development Program towards PhD in Earthquake Engineering at Imperial college of London, funded by NED University of Engg & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan

MEEES Third Country scholarship of 21000 Euros under Erasmus Mundus Programme towards Masters in Earthquake Engineering for one- year, funded by European Union, 2006

Research grant of 0.3 million PKR by NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, 2004, for research project titled Development of Earthquake Response Spectra for Southern Coastal Region of Sindh.

Research Projects

Team member, "Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region”, project funded by Japan Tobacco International - currently in progress

Team member, "City Scenario for Karachi", Project funded by Earthquake Model of the Middle Region – currently in progress

Team member, "GPS Study of the Kinematics of the India-Eurasia Convergence Zone across the Pamir and Adjacent Terrain", research project funded by the National Science Foundation, USA in collaboration with the University of Montana and University of Colorado - currently in progress

Thesis Supervised

Master’s Thesis

Development of VS30 maps for Karachi

Investigating the behaviour of concrete block infilled RC structures

Nonlinear dynamic response of 3-dimensional RC structures

Monitoring seismic activity in Southern Pakistan using GPS

Affiliations

E-Affiliate Member of Earthquake Engineering and Research Institute, EERI.

Member of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK

Member of Pakistan Engineering Council

Consultancy

Nondestructive testing of Vazir House at Swat Serena Hotel

Administrative Responsibilities

Secretary Board of Studies of Department of Earthquake Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.

Section Representative for PhD Students, Structures Group,2010-2011, at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK.


         

 

 

 
 
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