Professor Rangachar Narayan Iyengar

Distinguished Profesor, Jain University, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Disaster Mitigation, Rainfall Studies. History of Science and Engineering in Ancient India..


Engineering Seismology, Structural Dynamics, Stochastic Modeling, Scientific literature in Sanskrit

Consultancy Areas:

Seismic Hazard Mapping; Ground Motion Simulation.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Academician; Researcher in Engineering Sciences; Published more than 100 papers; 3 books and 40 technical reports. Consultant to Indian Railways, Nuclear Industry; DAE; BHEL and State Governments. Lead Field studies after the Latur, Chamoli and Kutch earthquakes.
Published. Instrumental in establishing the UL-Jain Fire Lab at CDM Jain University.

Professional Experience:

  • KSIIDC Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
  • Director, Central Building Research Institute, (CSIR) Roorkee,
  • Distinguished Schmidt Visiting Chair, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, U.S.A.
  • Raja Ramanna Fellow of DAE
  • Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, Germany
  • Distinguished Professor, Jain University, Bangalore.


Structural Vibration; Earthquake Hazard; Mathematical Model; Statistical Forecast;
Indian Heritage of S&T. .


Contact Information


Centre for Disaster Mitigation
Bangalore-Kanakapura Road
Jain University
Jakkasandra 562112;
(p)27577203 (F) 27577199

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  • B.E (Civil) Mysore Univ. 1962.
  • M.Sc (Engg); Vibration of Bridges IISc. 1966
  • Ph.D; Random Process Modeling of Earthquakes IISc, 1970


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences
  • National Representative: General Assembly of IUTAM.
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Award for Senior Scientists, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Shelter Promotion Council Award; NRDC-Technology Day Award.
  • VASVIK Award (Mechanical & Structural S&T)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1992

Year of Birth: 1943