A PhD from Caltech, Dr. Sudhir Jain is currently the Director and Professor of Civil Engineering at the prestigious IIT Gandhinagar. An active academic administrator, Sudhir has contributed immensely to earthquake engineering practices and education in India. He developed several important seismic codes and has trained numerous professional engineers and college teachers in earthquake engineering through his highly successful continuing education programs. He set up the National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IITK and developed the National Programme on Earthquake Engineering Education (NPEEE), supported by the Government of India.
Dr. Jain has published more than 150 scholarly papers. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering in 2000, and is currently its President. He also served on the Board of Directors of the World Seismic Safety Initiative from 2002 to 2009. He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and was conferred Life Membership by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) in 2013.