Dr. Gajanan Sabnis
Gajanan M. Sabnis, Ph. D., P.E., F. ASCE is a native of India, who has lived most of his professional career in the United States. On the other hand, with his professional involvement in concrete and concrete-related topics, he has traveled all over the world and has proven to be very useful link between US, India and other countries. He is well-known for his seminars and presentations as frequently invited speaker at many international conferences.
Dr. Sabnis received his BSCE with Honors from the University of Bombay and his Master's in Structural Engineering from IIT, Bombay in 1963. Later he completed his Ph.D. from Cornell University (1967). His background has varied aspects of civil engineering ranging from academic to research and consulting engineering. He owned the consulting engineering firm for over 18 years from its inception until he gave his ownership due to personal health problems.
Besides his leadership qualifications and hard-working habits as a devoted civil engineer, he is active in professional societies. He has been active as chair, secretary or member of various technical committees of ASCE, ACI, PCI and ASEE for the last 30 years. He has a distinct honor of starting activities of ACI and ASCE not only in many parts of the US, but also in other countries.
Dr. Sabnis is an author of more than ten books, his recent contribution being an Indian edition of the well-known professional book titled "Repair and Maintenance of Concrete Structure Illustrated" (August 2001). He has published over 100 research papers in journals in the US as well as abroad.