IIT Madras initiates ‘Surendra and Dorothie Shah Chair’ for conducting research on sustainable construction


Indian Institute of Technology Madras has dispatched the ‘Surendra and Dorothie Shah Chair’ for encouraging state of the art research in the field of Civil Engineering materials. This expects colossal importance because of the huge measure of development work embraced each year in India, with the volumes and consumptions ceaselessly expanding.

Prof. Surendra P. Shah IIT Madras

Prof. Surendra P. Shah, one of the chief worldwide specialists in designing materials, especially concrete and other concrete based development, picked IIT Madras to set up the Institute Chair. He has driven the improvement of new progressed materials, which have become world guidelines in these fields, and his work upset the manner in which present day cements are utilized around the world.

Prof. Surendra Shah as of now fills in as the Presidential Distinguished Professor, University of Texas, and Walter P. Murphy Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University. Mrs. Dorothie Shah is the establishing President of the Indo American Museum, presently called the National Indo American Museum, in Chicago.

Tending to the Launch Event hung on Thursday (ninth Dec 2021), Prof. Surendra P. Shah said, “The choice to pick IIT Madras (to set up this Chair) was exceptionally simple. As is notable, IIT Madras is one of the top foundations in India. The development materials bunch isn’t just truly outstanding in India yet profoundly perceived globally in the field. My relationship with IIT Madras has been very long and productive.”