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Profile of Suresh Kumar

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Name
Suresh Kumar
Position
Principal | Vice President Global Consulting
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Summary

Currently based in London, UK, Suresh Kumar is a recognized leader in the field of wind engineering who serves as our vice president, global consulting. Suresh has 34+ years of experience as a Wind Engineering Researcher/ Consultant internationally. He has been with RWDI for the past 23 years. Suresh spearheaded the establishment of RWDI’s 5th wind tunnel in Trivandrum, India, where he successfully led a team of 50 technocrats for 15 years before recently moving to the UK. He has had the privilege of working as a wind consultant on many iconic structures worldwide including the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Suresh has published/presented numerous papers in international journals and conferences. He is also very active in professional bodies around the world.

A leading wind engineer with an impressive record of both project execution and thought leadership

  • EDUCATION

    • Postdoctoral Studies, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • Master of Science (Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering), College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Professional Engineer, Ontario
    • Member, American Association of Wind Engineers
    • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Member, ASCE Environmental Wind Engineering Committee
    • Life Member, Indian Society for Wind Engineering
    • Member, Bureau of Indian Standards Tall Buildings Sub-committee
    • Numerous publications in technical journals
    • Frequent presenter at conferences
    • University Adjunct Professor
    • Peer reviewer for international journals and research organizations
    • National Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant recipient
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Long-span roofs (airports, stadia)
    • Long-span bridges
    • Supertall towers
    • Special structures (spires, domes etc.)
    • Wind Engineering
    • Consulting