Prof. Nemkumar Banthia has been selected to receive Distinguished Alumni award for teaching and research. Nemy is Canada Research Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
He is the CEO of IC-IMPACTS, which is one of the most successful Canada-India Advanced Research Centers hosted at the University of British Columbia. With over 300 participating universities, institutes and companies, IC-IMPACTS is now the most successful partnership between Canadian and Indian governments. With an overall funding approaching $100 million dollars, IC-IMPACTS has graduated over a 1000 PhD and masters students, and placed over 30 novel technologies in Indian and Canadian communities in clean drinking water, public health improvements and low-carbon infrastructure. I am also proud to report that IC-IMPACTS work in Canada so far has been in several of our First Nations communities.
Drishti Media Group congratulates Prof. Banthia for the prestigious honour.