We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nemy Banthia, IC-IMPACTS CEO & Scientific Director, has been elected as a Foreign Fellow to the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). The Academy confers Fellowship on Indian and Foreign nationals who have demonstrated eminence in their chosen area and outstanding accomplishments in engineering and technology.

Established in 1987, the INAE is a body of India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists, and technologists. The Academy covers the entire engineering profession with a primary objective of promoting engineering and technology to solve problems of national importance. The INAE elects 50 Fellows annually, with only 2 Foreign Fellows, and a cap of 1,000 members in total.

In addition to his work with IC-IMPACTS, Dr. Banthia is a Distinguished Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. His primary area of research is in Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure with emphasis on nano-modified fibre-reinforced composites, ultra-high performance concrete materials, waste recycling, fracture analysis, earthquake strengthening and sensor-based structural health monitoring. Dr. Banthia holds 9 patents, has published over 450 refereed papers and has edited 20 volumes. He serves on the Editorial Boards of eight international journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of the J. of Cement and Concrete Composites—a journal with the highest Impact Factor in the field.

Dr. Banthia’s fellowship is effective as of November 1, 2020.