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Ramgopal Suryanarayan Puthli, British 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.


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 Associations, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, 1978-1979; senior project research engineer, The Netherlands Organization Building and Construction Research, Rijswijk, 1979-1993; professor steel structures, U. Karlsruhe, Germany, since 1993.


  • Chartered engineer, United Kingdom.


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  • Other Work

    • 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.

Suryanarayan Gopalkrishna Puthli

Varada (Rau) Puthli

Ina Pertermann

Valerie Bryson

Robin Kirtan Ramgopal Paul Puthli