Prof. V S Chandrasekaran holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool. He has recently been awarded Professor Emeritus by the IIT Bombay for his outstanding contributions made to the premier institute. Prior to CSTEP, he served as the head of the Civil Engineering Department and the head of the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering at the IIT Bombay. He was the Principal Investigator of Geotechnical Centrifuge Project and established the Nation Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility at the IIT Bombay. This indigenously built (250 g-ton capacity) centrifuge is the only such facility in India and caters to the needs of research and industry. His research interests include offshore structures and solar radiation mapping.