NameDr. Achal Kumar Mittal
Date of Birth03.05.1964,
Present DesignationPrincipal Scientist
DivisionStructural Engineering

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Civil EngineeringUniversity of RoorkeeIndia1986
M.Tech.Structural EngineeringR.E.C., KurukshetraIndia1988
P.G. Diploma in Earthquake EnggEarthquake EngineeringInternational Instt. of Seismology & Earthquake Engg. IISEE Tsukuba, JapanIndia1999
Ph.D.Civil EngineeringIIT, RoorkeeIndia2004


a) Main Area of SpecializationStructural Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationEarthquake Engineering, Masonry Buildings and Wind Engineering

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
JapanP.G. Diploma in EQ Engg.Aug. 1998Jul-99
ChinaTraining (Earthquake Disaster and Disaster Mitigation)Oct. 2002
JapanAttend Pre-Symposium Training Course on Micro tremor Array Exploration Technique and Symposium ASC 200821-Nov-0829-Nov-08
Taipei (Taiwan)Workshop & Seminar7-Nov-0912-Nov-09
Taipei (Taiwan)Conference12-Nov-0914-Nov-09
Publications and Patents
      * Current Publications (2009 onwards)

  1. B Karmugil, Achal Kr. Mittal and V K Gupta (2010), “Design Guidelines for Tsunami Evacuation Buildings”, National Research Conference on Disaster Mitigation in Housing in India: An Agenda for Future, March 19~20, 2010, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  2. Nikhil Agrawal, Achal Kr. Mittal and V. K. Gupta (2009), “Design of a Gable Frame Based on Wind Forces from a few International Wind Codes”, Proceedings of Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering (APCWE-VII), November 8~12, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan, pp 319~322
  3. Achal Kr. Mittal (2009), “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Buildings in Almora Town”, National Seminar on Research Activities on Disaster Mitigation in Housing in India, August 22~23, 2009, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  4. Mittal A.K. (2009), “Shear Strength and Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Hollow Concrete Block Masonry”. National Conference on Trends and Challenges in Structural Engineering and Construction Technologies, February 11-12, 2009 at CBRI Roorkee (India).
  • Publications previous to 2009
  1. S R Karade & Mittal A.K. (2008), “Deterioration and Repair of Concrete Structures in Thermal Power Plants”, Sixth Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2008), 18-20 December 2008, pp.1227-1236.
  2. Mittal A.K. (2008), “Estimation of Seismic Vulnerability of Buildings in a Hilly Town of Northern Himalaya”, Seventh General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission 2008n (ASC-2008), Tsukuba, Japan, 24-27 November 2008.
  3. Mittal A.K. (2007), “Collapse of an Industrial Shed Under Wind Loads: Possible Causes and Remedial Measures – A Case Study ”, Fourth National Conference on Wind Engineering NCWE-2007, 30th October to 1st November, 2007, pp 345-353.
  4. S.K. Singh & Mittal A.K. (2007), “Appraisal, Distress Diagnosis & Rehabilitation of Structures: Case Study”, National Seminar on Modern Trends In Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices 23rd & 24th November, 2007.
  5. Dahunsi B.I.O & Mittal A.K. (2006), “Prospects of Traditional Earthquake Resistant Construction for Rural Areas”, International Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ICEE-2006) at SoCE, SASTRA, Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, February 25-26, 2006, pp 577-590.
  6. Mathur V. K. & Mittal A. K. (2004), “Fibre Reinforced Polymers for Seismic Strength Enhancement of RCC Structures”, International Conference on Advances in Concrete Composites and Structures (ICACS-2005) at SERC, Chennai, 6-8 January, 2005.
  7. Vijay Kumar, A K Mittal & B. S. Gupta (2004), “Strategy for Earthquake Protection – An Engineering Approach”, International Conference on Advances in Concrete Composites and Structures (ICACS-2005) at SERC, Chennai, 6-8 January, 2005.
  8. Mittal A. K., Ayyer R. D., B. Murlidharan (2004), “Repair and Retrofitting Of Distress RCC Buildings : Case Studies”, Times Journal of Construction and Design. Vol. 4 Issue 1, pp 16-20.
  9. Mittal A. K., Bhargava P., Bhandari N. M., Jaisingh M. P., “Reinforced Hollow Concrete Block Masonry – Compressive Strength & Modulus of Elasticity”, published in Journal of New Building Materials & Construction World, Vol. 10, Issue 1, July 2004,  pp 134-140.
  10. Mittal A. K., Bhargava P., Bhandari N. M., Jaisingh M. P. (2004), “Shear Strength & Flexural Behaviour of Concrete Hollow Block Masonry”, accepted for publication in Journal of New Building Materials & Construction World.
  11. Mittal A. K. (2004) “Distress Buildings of Concrete and Masonry – Approaches for Repair and Rehabilitations” in Journal of New Building Materials and Construction World. Vol. 10, Issue-4 Oct 2004., pp 22-33.
  12. Achal Kr. Mittal (2004) “Distress Buildings – Causes and Approaches for Repair and Rehabilitations” Published in International Workshop on Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Concrete and Masonry Structures, 11-12 October, 2004, Gedu, Bhutan, pp 204-215
  13. V K Mathur and Achal Kr. Mittal, (2003) “Urban Planning, Designing and Development against Seismic Risk”, in National Conference on Natural Hazards (Earthquake and Landslide): Challenges, Perspective and Societal Dimensions with Focus on the State of Uttaranchal at Dehradun by Indian Geological Congress, December 26~28, 2003.
  14. V K Gupta, Achal Kr. Mittal and Sunil Bhardwaj, (2003) “Rehabilitation of Chemically and Fire Affected RCC Building in Uttaranchal”, International Symposium on Innovative World of Concrete at Pune, 19-21 September, 2003.
  15. Achal Kr. Mittal and I. A. Siddiquie (2003), “New Paradigms in Construction Management for Habitat and Infrastructural Development”, National Conference on Indian Habitat and Infrastructure – Need for Innovative Approach in Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, Sept. 25-26, 2003
  16. H C Arora and Achal Kumar Mittal (2003), “Selection and Evaluation of Repair Materials”, in National Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, HBTI Kanpur, February 2003.
  17. Achal Kr. Mittal, Vijay Kumar, H.C. Arora & Sunil Bhardwaj (2002) “A Building Inventory for Seismic Resistance Grading of Masonry Structures”, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering, Jodhpur, February 22~23, 2002.
  18. Achal Kr. Mittal, V.K. Gupta, Atul (2002) “Lightweight Aggregate Concrete-Engineering Properties and Technical Advantages”, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering, Jodhpur, February 22~23, 2002.
  19. Achal Kumar Mittal, V.K.Gupta, Vijay Kumar & U.B.S. Gautam (2002) “Rehabilitation of Malviya Hall at Lucknow University- A Heritage Building”, Conference on Strategy and Methodology for Conservation of Heritage Buildings and Monuments in India, Roorkee (India), April.
  20. Achal Kr. Mittal, (2001) “Seismic Damage Scenario of a Vulnerable City – An Engineering Approach”, Journal of Indian Building Congress, Vol. VIII, No. 1, 2001.
  21. V. K. Gupta & Achal Kr. Mittal (2001) “Need for Earthquake Resistant Housing for the Development of Uttaranchal”, Proceeding of All India Seminar on Infrastructure Development in Uttaranchal – Problems and Prospects, The Institution of Engineers, Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee, October 11-13, 2001
  22. Achal Kumar Mittal, (2001)“Developments in Building Industry – Contribution of CBRI “ Published in The Souvenir “The City of Engineers” at the 150th Year Celebrations of Survey & Drawing Industry of Roorkee.
  23. V.K. Gupta, Achal Kumar Mittal, K.C. Naithani (2000), “Rehabilitation of Distressed RCC Framed Structure at Coastal Region – A Case Study” National Conference on Advances in Concrete Technology at Patiala, September 21-22, 2000.
  24. Achal Kumar Mittal (1999), “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Hollow Concrete Block Masonry Wall” Individual Studies by the Participants at the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), Building Research Institute (BRI), Government of Japan, TSUKUBA, JAPAN. Vol.35, ISSN 0074-6606.
  25. R.N. Iyengar, M.P. Jaisingh, L. Jaisingh, D. Chandra & A. K. Mittal (1997) “Lateral Strength of Masonry Walls”, Proceedings of CBRI Golden Jubilee Year Conference on Natural Hazards in the Urban Habitat, New Delhi (India), November 10-11, pp 131-142.
  26. Lathika Jaisingh & Achal Kumar Mittal (1996) “ Effect of Earthquake Resistant Measures in Reduction of Damage”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Rehabilitation of Structures, Institution of Engineers, A.P. Centre, Hyderabad, (India), September 26 – 28, pp 121-128.
  • Tech. Reports: More than 50 technical reports for sponsored and consultancy projects completed in CBRI
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
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Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

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Scientist Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee

1996 – till date

At present Scientist E-II

Fellow R-2 / Proj. Asstt Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee June 1992 – Feb.1996
Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ CAD Group National Informatics Center (NIC), CGO Complex, New Delhi Feb.1990 – June1992
Senior Research Fellow (SRF) Civil Engineering Deptt., Univ. of Roorkee May 1988 – Feb. 1990