Sudhirkumar Barai is a Director and Senior Professor of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani campus, Rajasthan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. In 1995, he obtained Ph.D. (Eng.) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received the degrees of B.E. (Civil) and M.E. (Civil) with specialization in Structural Engineering in 1987 and 1989, respectively, from the Faculty of Engineering, MS University of Baroda, Baroda, India.
Prof. Barai was an Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand during May-June 2008. He was a Visiting Scientist at the National University of Singapore from May-July 2003. He was a BOYSCAST fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA from May-November 2000. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel from February 1997-July, 1998.
His areas of research are Sustainable Construction Materials, Structural Health Monitoring, and Computational Intelligence in Engineering. He has published more than 240 papers in leading international journals and conferences. He has co‐authored three books namely Concrete Fracture Models and Applications, Shear Strengthening of T‐beam with GFRP: A Systematic Approach, and Systematic Approach of Characterisation and Behaviour of Recycled Aggregate Concrete published by Springer.