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Authors @ SEFI - Prof. Devdas Menon

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Authors @ SEFI - Prof. Devdas Menon Reply with quote

Dear All:

We are delighted to introduce another luminary in "AUTHORS @ SEFI" series.

Prof. Devdas Menon received his B.Tech. and PhD degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is presently Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras, engaged in teaching, research and consultancy in structural engineering (with a focus on the design of concrete structures).

His technical publications include books titled "Reinforced Concrete Design", "Structural Analysis", "Advanced Structural Analysis" and "Handbook on Seismic Retrofit of Buildings". He is presently Chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards CED 38 Committee on "Special Structures".
He has given several talks and seminars on finding meaning and fulfilment in life through awareness and transcendence of one's ego-self. His writings on this theme include books titled 'Stop sleepwalking through life!' and 'Spirituality at work'.

"I have studied the book and I liked particularly the chapter "The lightness of being" and the lines "Last but not the least is the big delusion ... that the ego-self is the 'doer'"
Former President, Republic of India A P J Abdul Kalam's review comments on the book
"Stop Sleepwalking Through Life" By Devdas Menon

Attached are a couple of wonderful pieces by Prof Menon (Download using links at the end of this email or view the current as well as past featured authors at this link https://www.sefindia.org/?q=node/748 ) . They make for great companion reading to his technical writings-  I'm sure most SEFIans have at least one text book of Prof Menon.   With his permission, I'm sharing them with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And do get a copy of one of the non-technical books. They will wake your inner self.

best regards,

Alpa Sheth

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Authors @ SEFI - Prof. Devdas Menon Reply with quote

Dear Er Alpa,

I am happy to see the SEFI's limelight focused on Prof Devdas Menon on IITM, today.

Both of us did Ph.D. at IITM but I my research was on Steel Structures under Prof. C. Ganapathy and his research was on RC Chimneys under Prof. P.S. Rao, much later.

He is a top ranking student and teacher. Very interesting to note that He also ventured to do a post-graduate course in English Literature at the University of Mysore. He has done innovative R&D in affordable and sustainable building systems and in biomechanical orthopaedic devices, published a large number of technical papers, and received patents and awards



https://youtube.com/watch?v=UUQEUcB7cMM

In addition to his research on RC structures, he has conducted numerous lectures and workshops for students, teachers and corporate organizations, on finding meaning and fulfillment in life through self awareness and inner transformation (as noted by you his books 'Stop sleepwalking through life!' and 'Spirituality at work' are also poplr like his book on RC design and Structural Analysis). He teaches two uniquely designed elective courses at IIT Madras, GN5001: Self Awareness and GN6001: Integral Karmayoga, which are open to all interested students and faculty! Very unique indeed!
He received several awards including the following:

  • "Distinguished Service to the Institute (2013)" by the IIT Madras Alumni Association,
  • Srimathi Marti Annapurna Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014)" by IIT Madras
  • "Ultra-Tech Award for the Outstanding Concrete Engineer (2014)" by the Indian Concrete Institute (Chennai Chapter)
  • "Guru Shreshta" award (2015) by Rotary Club (Madras NorthWest),
  • Institute Chair Professor" (2019) for distinguished service in


More details about him may be found at his interesting website  http://www.devdasmenon.com/about.html

I have referred his book on RC Design and several of his papers including the recent ACI paper Strength of RC Pile Caps-Expt validation of Strut-and-tie Method-ACI Structural Journal, Jan 2019, pp. 261-273.

I am not sure whether he is a member of SEFI. If not, I ask you to request him to become a member!

Wish Prof Devdas Menon all the best in all his future endeavours!

Warm regards
Subramanian

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Dear All:

We are delighted to introduce another luminary in "AUTHORS @ SEFI" series.

Prof. Devdas Menon received his B.Tech. and PhD degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is presently Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras, engaged in teaching, research and consultancy in structural engineering (with a focus on the design of concrete structures).

His technical publications include books titled "Reinforced Concrete Design", "Structural Analysis", "Advanced Structural Analysis" and "Handbook on Seismic Retrofit of Buildings". He is presently Chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards CED 38 Committee on "Special Structures".
He has given several talks and seminars on finding meaning and fulfilment in life through awareness and transcendence of one's ego-self. His writings on this theme include books titled 'Stop sleepwalking through life!' and 'Spirituality at work'.

"I have studied the book and I liked particularly the chapter "The lightness of being" and the lines "Last but not the least is the big delusion ... that the ego-self is the 'doer'"
Former President, Republic of India A P J Abdul Kalam's review comments on the book
"Stop Sleepwalking Through Life" By Devdas Menon

Attached are a couple of wonderful pieces by Prof Menon (Download using links at the end of this email or view the current as well as past featured authors at this link https://www.sefindia.org/?q=node/748 ) . They make for great companion reading to his technical writings-  I'm sure most SEFIans have at least one text book of Prof Menon.   With his permission, I'm sharing them with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And do get a copy of one of the non-technical books. They will wake your inner self.

best regards,

Alpa Sheth

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Authors @ SEFI - Prof. Devdas Menon Reply with quote

Dear Sir/MaPlease, i could like to have a copy of this book called: Stop sleepwalking through life!' and 'Spirituality at work'. Thanks


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           Dear All: 

We are delighted to introduce another luminary in "AUTHORS @ SEFI" series. 
Prof. Devdas Menon received his B.Tech. and PhD degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is presently Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras, engaged in teaching, research and consultancy in structural engineering (with a focus on the design of concrete structures).
His technical publications include books titled "Reinforced Concrete Design", "Structural Analysis", "Advanced Structural Analysis" and "Handbook on Seismic Retrofit of Buildings". He is presently Chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards CED 38 Committee on "Special Structures". 
He has given several talks and seminars on finding meaning and fulfilment in life through awareness and transcendence of one's ego-self. His writings on this theme include books titled 'Stop sleepwalking through life!' and 'Spirituality at work'. 

"I have studied the book and I liked particularly the chapter "The lightness of being" and the lines "Last but not the least is the big delusion ... that the ego-self is the 'doer'"
Former President, Republic of India A P J Abdul Kalam's review comments on the book
"Stop Sleepwalking Through Life" By Devdas Menon


Attached are a couple of wonderful pieces by Prof Menon (Download using links at the end of this email or view the current as well as past featured authors at this link https://www.sefindia.org/?q=node/748 ) . They make for great companion reading to his technical writings-  I'm sure most SEFIans have at least one text book of Prof Menon.   With his permission, I'm sharing them with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And do get a copy of one of the non-technical books. They will wake your inner self. 


best regards,



Alpa Sheth 
     



     
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