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consultant , researcher , Engineering educator

Surendra Kumar Saxena, geotechnical engineering educator, consultant, researcher. Achievements include research in soil-structure interaction, static and dynamic soil properties, ballast-soil geotextile behavior, unsaturated soils, thermal properties of soils.

Background

Saxena, Surendra Kumar was born in 1955.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Aligarh University, India, 1955. Master of Science, Duke University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1971.

Career

District engineer Public Works Department, State Government Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, 1955—1962. Soils engineer Port Authority New York, New Jersey, 1969—1974. Senior engineer Dames & Moore, Cranford, 1974—1976.

Associate professor Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1976—1981, professor, chairman department civil engineering, since 1981. With Governor's Commission Science and Technology, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in soil-structure interaction, static and dynamic soil properties, ballast-soil geotextile behavior, unsaturated soils, thermal properties of soils.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers (member committee soil dynamics, chairman geotechnology division Illinois section 1982, past member publications committee Geotechnical Journal, committee numerical methods geotechnology division). Member: American Society for Testing and Materials (marine geotechnics committee, past chairman subcommittee properties soils), Association Asian Indians in America (president 1982-1983, 1984-1985), International Society Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (president Great Lakes chapter 1983-1984), Transportation Reserve Board (rigid pavement committee 1978-1989), Sigma Xi (president Illinois Institute of Technology chapter 1988-1990).

Connections

Married Sandra L. Pruitt. 1 child Anil.

spouse:
Sandra L. Pruitt

child:
Anil Saxena