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You are here : IAHR Council : 2015-2017 Council Election : Subhasish Dey

For Council Member Asia and Pacific

Dr. Subhasish Dey

Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Subhasish Dey is a Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He also holds an Adjunct Professor position in Physics & Applied Mathematics Unit at Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. Besides he has held numerous visiting professorships in different universities of various countries, where he has taught and/or offered short courses on turbulent flow, sediment transport and scour.  
He is internationally known for his research on hydrodynamics throughout the world and acclaimed for his contributions in developing theories and solution methodologies of various problems on applied hydrodynamics, in which he has more than thirty years of experience. His general areas of research interests encompass analytical hydrodynamics, turbulence and sediment transport.
He is an associate editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Research, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Sedimentology, Acta Geophysica, Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, International Journal of Sediment Research etc. He has published more than 135 international journal papers. He is also an author of a book “Fluvial Hydrodynamics” published by Springer.
He is member of IAHR Fluvial Hydraulics Committee (2014–) and a past-council member of the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) (2010–2013). He is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences India and Indian National Academy of Engineering.
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My primary aim and motivation, as a Council member of IAHR, is to make the hydro-environmental research activities more perceptible within our world community, supporting and strengthening the global cooperation and exchange. In this issue, the young generation can play a significant role. Therefore I will encourage the young generation of hydro-environment professionals to take a prominent role within our association in strengthening their position within our existing network. However, I also boost the research students to engage themselves in fundamental research on hydro-environment issues and as well as the seniors to come up with more innovative research/professional development programs.
I also find it important to promote the regional and the international collaboration in hydro-environment research in the countries, where the activities of IAHR are being limited, by expanding the membership and facilitating cooperation and exchange.