Experimental Investigations of Structures , Structural Engineering , sustainable materials
Dr Urmil Dave is associated with Civil Engineering Department since 1997 and presently, is working as a Professor. He obtained ME (Structures) degree from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidynangar and PhD degree from IIT Bombay. Dr Dave has twenty-three years of professional experience which includes twenty-one years of academic experience and two years of industry exposure. He is presently guiding six research scholars. Dr Dave has guided more than seventy dissertations for MTech (CASAD) students. He has carried out research projects funded by ISRO-RESPOND, Institution of Engineers (India) and Gujarat Council on Science & Technology. Dr Urmil successfully completed the collaborative research project with University of Victoria, Canada funded by IC-IMPACTS. He in one of the inventor for two published patents. He has published a number of papers at national and international conferences and journals. Dr Dave co-authored a book on ‘mechanics of solids’. He is actively involved in consultancy and testing work related to ‘concreting materials’ and ‘repair & rehabilitation of structures’. Dr Dave has been invited for giving expert talks in various programmes organized by industries and academic institutions. He has organised various short term training programmes, seminars and conferences. Dr Dave received travel grant from DST, AICTE, CSIR and CICS. He has been working as a reviewer for various national and international Journals. He received award for ‘highly commendable paper’ at conference on “recent advances in concrete technology” held at Washington DC, the US in 2007. He was felicitated for guiding the best MTech thesis in Civil Engineering by the ISTE in 2010. His research areas include, ‘enhancing performance of concrete using supplementary cementitious materials & other waste materials’ and ‘non-destructive testing & repair and rehabilitation of structures using innovative materials and techniques’. Dr Dave is the Deputy Director of Centre for Quality Assurance and Academic Development at Nirma University.