ISM Professor bags IEI Young Engineers Award 2023-24

JNS : Ashok Kumar, Assistant Professor of the Department of Mining Engineering, IIT (ISM), has been bestowed with IEI Young Engineers Award 2023-24 in the Mining Engineering Category by The Institution of Engineers (India).

The award, which consists of a plaque and certificate, was handed over to Professor Ashok  during the inaugural session of the 33rd National Convention of Mining Engineers held at Bengaluru on August 11.

The institution of Engineers India is the largest multidisciplinary professional body that encompasses 15 engineering disciplines and gives engineers a platform to from which to share professional interests.

Notably, Kumar graduated in Mining Engineering from Banaras Hindu University in the year 2013, completed M Tech from the Academy of Scientific and Innovation Research in 2015 and finished his PhD from IIT (ISM) in 2021 before joining the institute as an Assistant Professor in 2022.

Kumar, whose areas of specialization include, Underground Mining Methods, Strata Rock Mechanics, Numerical Modeling, underground instrumentation & monitoring of strata, Support Design, Rock mass Characterization, FLAC3D and AUTOCAD, has 15 publications in SCI journals, 6 in non-SCI journals, 21 as conference proceedings.

Professor Kumar has earlier also worked as a trainee scientist (2013) (CSIR-CIMFR), Scientist 1 (December 2015 at National Institute of Rock Mechanics, Bengaluru), Scientist (April 2016 at CSIR-CIMFR)), Senior Scientist (April 2020) (CSIR-CIMFR) before joining IIT (ISM) as an Assistant Professor in July 2022.

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