Professor Nemkumar Banthia wins Distinguished Alumnus Award for excellence in technology & innovation

We are pleased to announce Dr. Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia’s recent achievement in being honored with a Distinguished Alumnus Award 2018-19 for Technology Innovation Excellence (“TIE”). The award, presented by the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (“VNIT”) and NVIT Nagpur Alumni Association, recognizes leaders contributing a minimum of 25 years of service in their designated professional field, change-makers who have introduced ground-breaking technologies and innovations, and alumnus who have made social impacts on local, regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Banthia is a cherished alma mater of the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology and praised Faculty Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Earlier this year, Dr. Banthia also reached a career milestone citation index of 10,000 on Google Scholar. With publications spanning from 1985 to the present, he is one of the most cited in the field of concrete materials and structures. Some of his articles include “Influence of polypropylene fiber geometry on plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete”, “Crack growth resistance of hybrid fiber reinforced cement composites”, and “Toughness enhancement in steel fiber reinforced concrete through fiber hybridization”. He continues to strive for excellence in his personal and professional endeavours and strongly believes that the most effective way to improve lives of the global community is to partake in collaborations that focus on transforming the way we perceive the advanced technologies around us. Click here for a complete list of his publications and noted citations.

Congratulations to Dr. Banthia and all the VNIT Nagpur Distinguished Alumni Winners! We can’t wait to witness the many more contributions, achievements, and research projects that you will partake and accomplish in the near future!