Haldar, Achintya 1945-

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Haldar, Achintya 1945-


Born September 13, 1945, in Calcutta, India; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Jatindranath and Angur Haldar; married Carolyn S. Hershell (a certified public accountant), August 30, 1975; children: Justin P. Ethnicity: "Asian." Education: Jadavpur University, B.S., 1968; University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, M.S., 1973, Ph.D., 1976. Religion: Christian.


Office—Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. E-mail—[email protected]


Kuljian Corp., Calcutta, India, student engineer, 1967; Paharpur-Marley Cooling Tower Engineers, Calcutta, design engineer, 1968-70; Engineers India Ltd., New Delhi, India, junior engineer, 1970-72; Marco Steel Supply Co., Champaign, IL, designer, 1972; Bechtel Power Corp., Norwalk, CA, staff engineer, 1978; Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, assistant professor of civil engineering, 1978-79; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, assistant professor, 1979-85, associate professor of civil engineering, 1985-88; University of Arizona, Tucson, professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, 1988—, Da Vinci fellow, 2005. University of Trondheim, visiting scholar at Norwegian Institute of Technology, 1995; Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, visiting professor at Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and at other Czech institutions, 2002; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, visiting professor; guest speaker throughout the world, including China; consultant to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Tampa Steel Erecting Co., and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, American Society of Civil Engineers (fellow; chair of technical administrative committee on structural safety and reliability, 1995-99), American Academy of Mechanics, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Epsilon.


Award of Merit, Bechtel Power Corp., 1977; National Science Foundation, grant, 1980; Sigma Xi research award, 1982; Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1984; American Society of Civil Engineers, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, 1987, service award from its Structural Engineering Institute, 2000, and John C. Park Outstanding Civil Engineer Award from Arizona chapter, 2007; Arizona Governor's Recognition Award, 1996; Faculty Achievement award, Burlington North Foundation, 2000; named honorary member of civil engineering department, University of Sonora, 2000; honorable recognition award, Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2006; Hind Rattan, Nonresident Indian Welfare Society of India, 2007.


Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Design, Volume 1: Basic Principles: Solution Manual, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 1975.

(Editor, with B.M. Ayyub and A. Guran) Uncertainty Modeling in Vibration, Control, and Fuzzy Analysis of Systems, World Scientific Publishing (River Edge, NJ), 1997.

(Editor, with B.M. Ayyub and A. Guran, and contributor) Uncertainty Modeling in Finite Element, Fatigue, and Stability of Systems, World Scientific Publishing (River Edge, NJ), 1997.

(With Sankaran Mahadevan) Probability, Reliability, and Statistical Methods in Engineering Design, with solutions manual (with Mahadevan and J. Huh), Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Sankaran Mahadevan) Reliability Assessment Using Stochastic Finite Element Analysis, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2000.

Recent Developments in Reliability-based Civil Engineering, World Scientific Publishing (River Edge, NJ), 2006.

Coeditor of proceedings from professional conferences and colloquia; contributor to scientific books on engineering. Contributor of more than 250 articles to scientific and technical journals. Associate editor, Journal of Structural Engineering, 1992-95.