Plenary Speakers



Prof. Andrei V. Metrikine

Delft University of Technology

The Netherlands

Andrei Metrikine holds the chair of Dynamics of Solids and Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is also Head of Section of Offshore Engineering and Head of Department of Engineering Structures within the same faculty. He also serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sound and Vibration.

Andrei has graduated from the faculty of radio-physics at the State University of Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia in 1989. Thereafter, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and in 1992 he received a PhD degree in theoretical mechanics from the State Technical University of Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 1994-1998 he held a number of post-doctoral positions, including one in the Institute for Mechanics of the Hannover University, Germany awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. In 1998 he received a Doctor of Sciences degree in mechanics of solids from the Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering RAS, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Since 1999 Andrei is a member of staff of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of TU Delft.


Andrei’s research is focused on vibrations of and waves in structures that are in contact with solids and fluids. The main application areas of Andrei’s research currently are (i) dynamics of offshore wind turbines and (ii) dynamics of high-speed railway lines.

Prof. C. Nataraj

Director of the The Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems
University of Villanova, PA, USA

Dr. C. Nataraj (Nat) holds the distinguished Moritz Chair Professorship in Engineered Systems and is the Founding Director of the Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems, or VCADS at Villanova University. Nat’s research expertise is in dynamic systems modeling, analysis and diagnostics with applications to machinery, robotics and biomedical systems.  Nat has served as Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and as the founding Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control (CENDAC). He has taught over 23 courses and published a textbook in Vibrations.  Nat has directed many multi-PI projects and has research experience spanning four decades which has resulted in more than 250 papers and four patents in the area of dynamic systems.

Nat is a Life Fellow of ASME.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer-Nature Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies and serves on the editorial board of several highly regarded international journals including Nonlinear Dynamics, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing and Journal of Vibration and Control.  Nat has delivered scores of invited lectures including 10 keynote lectures, and is the host of Nodycast, the leading podcast on the theory and application of nonlinear dynamics.

Nat has received over $13 million in research funding from ONR, DARPA, NSF, NIH and companies. Nat is the winner of the Villanova Outstanding Research Award. His research has received national media attention including a TEDx talk, US News and World Report, Wired and Forbes Magazines. 



Prof. Geert Degrande

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Geert Degrande is professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of KU Leuven in Belgium. He obtained his master and PhD degree in 1986 and 1992 from KU Leuven. He was a visiting researcher at Princeton University in 1989 and postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1994. He became assistant professor in 1995 and full professor in 2005. He was head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 2008 until 2016 and presently is head of the Structural Mechanics Section. He teaches courses on theory of elasticity and plasticity, dynamics of structures, wave propagation and vibration in the built environment and non-linear structural analysis.

Geert Degrande's main research interests are structural dynamics, dynamic soil-structure interaction, elastodynamics, computational mechanics, and inverse problems. Emphasis is going to vibration problems in the built environment due to traffic, industry and construction activities, using both numerical and experimental techniques. He is (co-)author of over 100 peer reviewed journal papers and over 250 papers in proceedings of (inter)national conferences. He is subject editor for the Journal of Sound and Vibration (2010-) and serves in the editorial board of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (2009-), International Journal of Railway Technology (2012-), Railway Engineering Science (2019-), Transportation Engineering (2020-), and Transportation Geotechnics (2021-). He was co-chair of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics (Eurodyn 2011) in Leuven, Belgium and chair of the 13th International Workshop on Railway Noise (IWRN13) in Ghent, Belgium.

Prof. Marian Wiercigroch

University of Aberdeen

Scotland, UK

Keynote Speakers



Dr. Debanik Roy

Division of Remote Handling & Robotics,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
and Homi Bhabha National Institute, DAE, India



Prof. K.C. Deshmukh

Department of Mathematics

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India



Prof. Snehashish Chakraverty

Department of Mathematics

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, India

Prof. S. Chakraverty is a Senior (Higher Administrative Grade) Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Group), National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha. Prior to this, he was with CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India. He did M.Sc. (Mathematics), M. Phil. (Computer Applications) and Ph. D. (1993) from IIT Roorkee. Thereafter he did post-doctoral research at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, U.K. and at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Canada. He was also a visiting professor at Concordia and McGill universities, Canada and visiting professor of University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has authored/co-authored 23 books, published 386 research in journals and conferences and two books are ongoing. He is the Chief Editor of International Journal of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling, Inderscience Publisher, Switzerland, Associate Editor of Computational Methods in Structural Engineering, Frontiers in Built Environment and belongs to the Editorial Board of several other journals and book series.

He was the President of the Section of Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics) of “Indian Science Congress” (2015-2016) and the Vice President – “Orissa Mathematical Society” (2011-2013). Prof. Chakraverty is a recipient of prestigious awards viz. Indian National Science Academy (INSA) nomination under International Collaboration/Bilateral Exchange Program (with the Czech Republic), Platinum Jubilee ISCA Lecture Award (2014), CSIR Young Scientist Award (1997), BOYSCAST Fellow (DST), UCOST Young Scientist Award (2007, 2008), Golden Jubilee Director’s (CBRI) Award (2001), Roorkee University Gold Medals (1987, 1988) for first positions in M.Sc. and M. Phil. (Comp. Appl.) etc.

He is in the list of 2% world scientists (2020) in Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing category based on an independent study done by Stanford University scientists.

He has supervised nineteen Ph. D. students and twelve are ongoing. Prof. Chakraverty undertaken around 16 research projects as Principle Investigator funded by international and national agencies totaling about Rs.1.6 crores. He has hoisted around 8 international students with different international/national fellowships to work in his group as PDF, PhD, visiting researchers for different periods. His present research area includes Differential Equations (Ordinary, Partial and Fractional), Numerical Analysis and Computational Methods, Structural Dynamics (FGM, Nano) and Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical and Uncertainty Modeling, Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy, Interval and Affine Computations).



Prof. Sudeshna Banerjea

Department of Mathematics

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Prof. Susmita Sarkar

University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Prof. Uma Basu

University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India