Prof. Shamsher Prakash (1954 - B.E.- Civil Engineering)
Prof. Shamsher Prakash was born on January 3, 1933 in India. His early education was in Punjab. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering from The University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) in 1954. He has obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1962.
Prof. Prakash is an international expert in soil dynamics and earthquake engineering. He has published three books in India and four books in the USA as well as over three hundred technical papers. He has taught at the University of Roorkee and Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Shamsher Prakesh is a recipient of TTR's Distinguished Alumnus Awards, in December 2008. He is one of the top donors of IIT Roorkee. He has established " Shamsher Prakesh Professor Chair" and "Shamsher Prakesh technology Award" at IIT Roorkee