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Dr. Haldar’s scholarly and professional achievements are prolific, internationally heralded, and span several disciplines. Dr. Haldar fundamentally changed structural engineering by developing Stochastic Finite Element Method (SFEM) and writing a well-known book on the subject. The extension of SFEM provides an alternative to the classical random vibration approach. His work on performance based design (PBD) is considered to be transformational and will help to develop the next generation design guidelines. He initiated an interdisciplinary research area on Structural Health Assessment. In basic research with industry, Dr. Haldar proposed nondestructive inspection-based updating and maintenance strategies for a major transit system, developed methods to assess missile impact effects on nuclear power plants, a novel construction deficiency evaluation method, methods to improve reliability for river navigational systems for a government agency, and an analytical model for a patented steel connection used in seismically active regions. His outstanding teaching/mentoring activities deserve special recognitions. Dr. Haldar was an Associate Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering. He was the chair of ASCE’s committee on SSRC. He organized national, international, and interdisciplinary conferences (ASCE’s PMC and 150th anniversary celebration session, ASME’s SERAD, EURO-SiBRAM). He is a Professional Engineer in Arizona, California, Georgia (inactive), and Illinois (inactive).
AchintyaHaldar,
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013