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Ramgopal Suryanarayan Puthli

Ramgopal Suryanarayan Puthli, Indian civil engineering educator. Chartered engineer, United Kingdom.


  • Puthli, Ramgopal Suryanarayan was born on April 4, 1944 in Kakinada, India. Arrived in Germany, 1993. Son of Suryanarayan Gopalkrishna and Varada (Rau) Puthli.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Technology with honors, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1965. Master of Science in Structural Engineering, University Manchester, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Surrey University, 1977.


    • Junior engineer Killick, Nixon & Limited company, Bombay, India, 1964-1966. Engineering assistant Matthews & Mumby Ltd., Manchester, United Kingdom, 1967-1968. Engineer Lummus Company Ltd., London, 1968-1969.

      Section engineer South Eastern Road Construction Unit, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1969-1974. Senior scientific officer Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, United Kingdom, 1974-1977. Engineering specialist R.J. Brown and Associates, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, 1978-1979.

      Senior project research engineer The Netherlands Organization Building and Construction Research, 1979-1993. Professor steel structures University Karlsruhe, Germany, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered engineer, United Kingdom.


    • Author: Hohlprofilkonstruktionen aus Stahl, 1998. Contributor numerous articles to professional publications and books. Member editorial board Journal Constrnl.

      Steel Research. Co-editor Journal Offshore and Polar Engineers. Reviewer several chapters in books.


    Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers. Member International Society Offshore and Polar Engineers (chartered, co-director 1993-1997, former chairman tubular structures committee, co-editor & chairman congresses Edinburgh 1991, San Francisco 1992, Singapore 1993, Osaka 1994, Los Angeles 1996, Honululu 1997), International Institute of Welding (subcommission XV-E), Tubular Structures, European Steel Design and Educational Progamme (founding member), European Convention for Construction Steelwork.


    • Married Valerie Bryson, July 26, 1969 (divorced August 1990). 1 child, Robin Kirtan Ramgopal Paul. Married Ina Pertermann, July 18, 1994.

      1 stepchild, Kristina.
    • father: Suryanarayan Gopalkrishna Puthli
    • mother: Varada (Rau) Puthli
    • spouses: Valerie Bryson
    • Ina Pertermann
    • child: Robin Kirtan Ramgopal Paul Puthli
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    Born April 4, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1965
      Indian Institute of Technology
    • 1968
      University Manchester
    • 1977
      Surrey University
    • 1964 - 1966
      Junior engineer, Killick
      Bombay, Maharashtra, India
    • 1967 - 1968
      engineer, engineering assistant Matthews & Mumby Limited
      Manchester, United Kingdom
    • 1968 - 1969
      engineer, Lummus Company Limited
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1969 - 1974
      section engineer, South Eastern Road Construction Unit
      Surrey, United Kingdom
    • 1974 - 1977
      senior, scientific officer Transport and Road Research Laboratory
      Crowthorne, United Kingdom
    • 1978 - 1979
      engineer, engineering specialist R.J. Brown and Associates
      Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
    • 1979 - 1993
      senior, project research engineer The Netherlands Organization Building and Construction Research
    • 1993
      professor, steel structures University Karlsruhe
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