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Waves & Structures


Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai, 400 076, India

Tel: +91 22 2576 7330(0) 2576 8330(R);  Fax: +91 22 2576 7302

Email: mcdeo @ civil.iitb.ac.in

Research interest:

Coastal and Ocean Engineering – Climate change impacts;  ocean data analysis, artificial intelligence and advanced statistical methods

Hydrology and Hydraulics – Hydrologic modeling and prediction,  random data analysis


Honorary works and distinctions

  •  Institute Chair Professor (2014~)
  • Fellow, INAE, 2013
  • Prof. H H Mathur Award for Excellence in Applied Research- 2009
  • IIT Bombay research award for best paper- 2006
  • Jalavigyan Puraskar -1998 given by Indian Society for Hydraulics
  • Special recognition for "Distinguished and meritorious service to ASCE as an outstanding Associate Editor"
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, I I T Bombay 2016, 2018
  • The most cited author in civil engineering from India as per Google Scholar (~1400), Nov. 2012
  • Total citations: 1544 ; h-index: 20 (17.01.2017) as per Scopus Citation Overview
  • Chief Editor, ‘International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems’, SAGE Publi.., UK.
  • Chairman, Editorial board of ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor and Francis, UK
  • Member, Editorial Board, Applied Ocean Research, Elsevier,
  • Member, Editorial Board, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier
  • Served in the past as

·    President, The Indian Society for Hydraulics (2004-08),  

·      Member,  Board of Directors, Konkan Railway Corporation (2008~2011)

  • Member, Governing Council, CWPRS, Ministry of WR, GOI, Pune (2012~)

·       Member, Technical Advisory Committee, CWPRS, Pune (2011~)

·        Member, advisory committee, IEOT, ONGC

  • Member, Maharashtra Coastal Zone Regulation Authority (2012~)
  • Member, Technical Advisory Council, NIOT, Chennai, (2011~)
  • Member, Project Management Board, NIOT, Chennai (2010~)
  • Member, Research Advisory committee, ICMAM, MoES, Chennai (2013~)
  • Member, Technical Advisory Board, Indian Register of Shipping

·        Member, Advisory Board, National Water Academy

·      Member, Scientific advisory committees, INCOIS, NIOT

·      Member, Hydrology project group, Govt. of Maharashtra (2010~)

·       Consultant, World Bank, Institutional review, 2013

·    Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engg. (2000-2012)

·    Chairman, Review Committee for CWPRS Pune, Ministry of Water Resources, 2009

·     Chair and Co-chair: Hydro2005, 2006, 2007, 2012 conferences

·     Session Chair of a large number of conferences held in India and abroad

·    Delivered key notes, invited talks at large number of workshops, seminars, conferences          .    

·     Examined Ph D thesis of candidates from Delft Univ., (2011), IIT’s, IISc,….

·    Editor: Special issues of the ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering – 2002-2010

·    Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering,Hindawi Publications

·    Member, Editorial Board of Civil-Comp conferences, U. K.

·       Member, Editorial Board, Open Ocean Engineering Journal, Bentham Press, UK.

·        Member, Faculty Selection Committees of five IIT’s, I ISc, NITs

·    Member, Scientists Selection Committee of some Government and other organizations

·        Member, Advisory Boards of UPSC

·        Member, Selection Committees of CSIR

·    Member, Monitoring Committees of AICTE projects

·        Member, various Accreditation Committees of National Board of Accreditation

·        Member of Governing councils, Curriculum boards,.. of various engineering colleges, institutes

·    Member, Program approval committees of the AICTE

·    Reviewer of innumerable international and national journal papers

·    Reviewer, research proposals under UK’s EPSRC scheme, (2013, 2014)

  • Reviewer, research proposal, Croatia Govt. (2013)