PhD (Pursuing) – SVNIT, Surat.
Area: “Performance Based Design of R C Structure.”
M.Tech. -Structural Engineering- (SVNIT, Surat)
Thesis title: “Analysis and Design of Steel Pipe rack Superstructure.”
BE Civil– M.S.U of Baroda.
He joined Navrachana University in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor, Civil engineering Department.
Scholarship and Accomplishments
Nirav Patel was awarded 1st position for Earthquake quiz at IIT Kanpur in 2010. He has published 2 research papers, one in an international journal and the other at a national conference along with presentation too. To keep himself updated he has attended various national level seminars.
Nirav Patel has worked as a civil engineer over a decade as well as a structure designer on residential, commercial and industrial projects. He stared teaching and research work at NIT, Surat. Because of his considerable industry experience, his teaching philosophy is application oriented and it is ground in a practice-oriented theory that ensures build-able structures. He is particularly interested in performance based design for new buildings and ensures that there is a strong theory-practice connect. At Navrachana University, he teaches Strength of materials, Structural Analysis and Advanced Construction Technology and ensures that classroom education has a practice focus. He is encouraged by the teaching-learning process and a student-centered approach that actively engages students in the learning of skills that develops and fosters excellence.
Most Notable Publications
1) Snehal Afiniwala1 , Dr. Indrajit Patel2 , Nirav Patel3 (2013). “Effect of High Volume Fly ash on Rheological Properties of Self Compacting Concrete”. International Journal of Emerging Technology & Advanced Engineering. www.ijetae.com/files/Volume3Issue7/IJETAE_0713_94.pdf
2) Dharti Soni1, Nirav Patel2 (2015) “Seismic Comparison of Steel, R.C.C and Steel- Concrete Composite Structure” at a national conference at Vadodara Institute of Engineering, Vadodara.