Hydrotopics

Curriculum Vitae

KHATSURIA     RAJNIKANT  

 (last name)                (first name)        
Phone: 91 20 24230790
Email: rmkhatsuria@rediffmail.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Government of India, Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, India 

Served as Additional Director until retirement in 2001.

 December 2000 to August 2001 :     Additional Director

 Responsibility of supervising eight joint directors in charge of the disciplines of Reservoir and Appurtenant Structures, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hydromechanics, Ship Hydrodynamics and Mathematical Modeling, covering about 100 professionals and 250 supporting staff.

 July 1993 to December 2000 :          Joint Director, CWPRS

 Responsibility of supervising works of the Chief Research Officers heading the divisions of High Head Structures, Gates and Valves, Hydromechanics, Water and Power Information System (Library),Water distribution, Workshop and Vigilance .

Analytical and experimental studies on river development projects such as layouts of dams, spillways, power plants, intakes, control structures, water conductor systems, tailrace structures etc. and prototype performance of the above structures in relation to model findings.

Guiding basic and general research on the above topics.

July 1987 to July 1993:                     Chief Research Officer, CWPRS

 Head of High Head Structures division. Duties included:  Organizing and guiding the research activity relating to the hydraulic design of spillways and energy dissipaters including layouts, hydraulic efficiency, hydrodynamic forces on structures etc.

Important contributions included studies on Bekhme dam spillway and plunge pool (Iraq), Chamera dam spillway and plunge pool, Sardar Sarovar dam spillway and stilling basin, Ranjitsagar dam spillway and stilling basin, Nathpa Jhakari dam spillway, Bakurman and Khalilkan dams spillways (Conducted at Baghdad, Iraq)

 March 1981 to July 1987:            Senior Research Officer, CWPRS

 Coordinating research studies for the hydraulic design of spillways and energy dissipators.

Important contributions included studies for the spillways, energy dissiopators and downstream flow conditions for the dams of Salal, Sedawgyi (Myanmar), Chukha (Bhutan), Upper Kolab, Srisailam and Salauli projects.

May 1974 to March 1981: Research Officer, CWPRS

Engaged in hydraulic model studies relating to spillways and dams.

March 1970 to May 1974:   Assistant Research Officer, CWPRS

Engaged in hydraulic model studies relating to spillways and dams.

August 1963 to March 1970 :   Research Assistant, CWPRS

Engaged in hydraulic model studies relating to spillways and dams.

Consultancy Services:

  •  Government of Gujarat: Kalpasar dam under the Gulf of Khambhat Development Project. Assignments include Spillway, Barrage, Canal and Regime modelling for the closure of gulf.
  • GMR Group: Studies pertaining to the need or otherwise of a desilting basin for the proposed Bajoli Holi HE Project (Concluded)
  • Four Eyes Research (Pvt) Ltd, Pune: Development of small hydro power with siphon intakes
  • Studio Galli Ingegneria India Pvt Ltd, Pune: Renovation of the existing Tungabhadra Dam, Karnataka, to regain the reservoir capacity lost due to silting
  • Pedagogical Activities

          Indian Society for Hydraulics: Fellow,  Associate Editor

  • Running a blog- Hydrotopics.wordpress.com, devoted to the discussion on topics of contemporary interest in hydraulic engineering


AWARDS, CERTIFICATE OF MERIT ETC.

  • CBIP medal for the best paper for the year 1988 for “Design of duck bill spillway and reversed Sloping curved stilling basin-Salauli Project”
  • Certificate of merit for the year 1986 for the paper-“Hydraulic model studies for evolving layout of the spillway and plunge pool, Chamera HE Project, Himachal Pradesh
  • Certificate of merit by CWPRS during its Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (1992) for significant and meritorious contributions to the institution.

ASSIGNMENTS ABROAD

Country Period Assignment
USA August 1980 to July 1981 UNDP fellowship for studying hyd raulic engineering leading to the M.S. degree of the University of Iowa, USA
Iraq Sept-October 1989  Planning and design of hydraulic model testing facility at Hydraulic Laboratory (HLAB), Baghdad for the Government of Iraq through WAPCOS
Iraq Feb-June 1990 Conducting hydraulic model studies for Bakurman and Khalilkan dam spillways at HLAB and training of the research personnel in model studies.

EDUCATION

University of Iowa (Iowa City), USA MS (Civil Engineering)    1981
University of Pune, Pune, India ME (Civil Engineering) 1975
Gujarat University, India BE (Civil Engineering) 1963

          

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

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