NameDr. Suman Kumar
E-mailsuman.kumar [at]
Present DesignationScientist
DivisionHeritage & Special Structures (HSS)

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
Ph.D.Structural EngineeringIIT GuwahatiIndia2022
M. Tech.Structural EngineeringIIT GuwahatiIndia2016
B. Tech.Civil EngineeringNIT HamirpurIndia2013


a) Main Area of SpecializationStructural Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationBlast and impact-resistant structures; Performance-based design of structures; Collapse mechanism and building demolition; Behavior of composites under ballistic impact; Shock absorbent materials; Design and optimization of protective shelters; Modelling and Simulation of Buildings and structures under multi-hazards scenario

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

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Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards):
  1. Kumar, S., Saxena, S., Sharma, H., Gangolu, J., & Prabhu, T. A. (2023). Development of Design Guidelines using Probabilistic Framework for The Development of Smart Thickening Fluid Based Ultra Resistant Adaptive Kinematic Soft Human Armor (SURAKSHA). Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 109277.
  2. Kumar, S., Saxena, S., & Sharma, H. (2022). Ballistic Performance Evaluation of High-Performance Fabric Due to Interyarn Friction. Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 27(4), 04022043.
  3. R. Umesh, Kumar S., and Sharma H., “A Review: Fatigue Analysis of Advanced Composite Materials,” Proceedings of Second ASCE India Conference on CRSIDE, 2020, IIEST Kolkata, India
  4. Jaswanth G., Kumar S., Kumar A., and Sharma H., “Numerical technique for prestressing post-tensioning members subjected to missile impact load,” Proceedings of ICCMS 2019, IIT Mandi, India
  5. Gangolu, J., Kumar, S., & Sharma, H. (2016). Impact testing Facility: BHISM for Performance based Design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures. Procedia Engineering.
  6. Kumar S., and Sharma H., “Development of BHISM for Performance-based Blast Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures,” Proceedings of ICCMS 2016, IIT Bombay, India.
  • Publications previous to 2009: NIL
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Articles: NIL
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  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Merit-cum-means ScholarshipMHRD, Govt. of IndiaFor acquiring Merit2010
Merit-cum-means ScholarshipMHRD, Govt. of IndiaFor acquiring Merit2011
Merit-cum-means ScholarshipMHRD, Govt. of IndiaFor acquiring Merit2012
Merit-cum-means ScholarshipMHRD, Govt. of IndiaFor acquiring Merit2013
Professional Experience:
  • Scientist, CSIR CBRI Roorkee (17.01.2022 – Present)
  • NIT Meghalaya (Since 21st July 2014 to 06-01-2022);Designation & Department: Trainee Teacher & Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, Meghalaya, 793003
  • Larsen & Toubro Construction (8 July 2013 to May 2014);Designation: Graduate Engineer Trainee






Any other: Member, Institution of Engineers, India