Dr. Prem Krishna

Professor (Retd.), IIT Roorkee

Areas of Interest:

Analysis and Design of Structures, Wind Engineering, Disaster Mitigation, Technical Education


Long Span Cable Supported Bridges and Roofs, Complex Steel Frame Structures, Wind – Resistant Design of Structures, Experimental Methods in Wind Engineering

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Pioneering work in the Area of Cable Supported Structures – Designing and Advising on the Construction of the First Cable Stayed Bridges in the Country, and, Writing the First Book (Internationally) on Cable Suspended Roofs (1978). Playing a Major Role in Developing the Area of Industrial Wind Engineering in the Country and placing the Country on the World Map, Establishing the First Large Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (at the University of Roorkee), Setting up the Indian Society of Wind Engineering in 1993, and Organising for the first time in India the International Conference on Wind Engineering (1995). Engaged actively in Wind Disaster Mitigation, Coauthoring the Vulnerability Atlas of India (1994). Coordinating Co-Author of two INAE publications, namely, Glimpses of Indian Engineering Achievements, and, VISION 2037 Document.

Actively Engaged in Advising the Civil Engineering Industry in the area of wind engineering and complex structural systems. Chairman of the Research Council of CSIR –CBRI, Roorkee, since 2010.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Roorkee, 1974-98.
  • Advisor RITES, 1999-2000.
  • Railway Chair Professor of Bridge Engineering, IIT Roorkee, 2000-03.
  • Visiting Asst. Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA, 1968-69.


Long Span Structures; Steel Structures; Wind Engineering; Disaster Mitigation; Technical Education


Contact Information


March 2016 onwards: B-03-3, Raheja Atlantis, National Highway 8, Sector 31-32A, Gurgaon 122001. Phone: 09837063618 (M)

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  • B.E. (Civil), University of Roorkee, 1959.
  • M.E. (Structural Engineering), University if Roorkee, 1961.
  • PhD, Imperial College of Science & Tech, London, 1964.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Roorkee, 2012.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Society of Wind Engineering, Celebrating 20 years of Establishment, 2013.
  • Vice-President INAE, 2008-13.
  • President, International of Wind Engineering, 1991-95.
  • Founder President, Indian Society of Wind Engineering, 1993-2000.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1987

Year of Birth: 1938