received B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) and M.Tech. (Civil Engineering — Structural Engineering) Degrees from IIT Madras, and Ph.D. (Civil Engineering — Structural Engineering — Earthquake Engineering) Degree from California Institute of Technology, USA. He started his career in 1992 at IIT Delhi. He worked in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur from 1993 to 2010; he served as Head, Department of Civil Engineering during 2007-08. During 2008-2009, he was associated with IIT Madras to to help establish basic academic systems at IIT Hyderabad and start the academic programs. He was Visiting Professor at IIT Hyderabad during 2009-10. Currently, he is serving as Professor at IIT Madras from 2010.
Professor Murty’s primary research interests are (a) studying seismic nonlinear behaviour of steel and reinforced concrete (RC) buildings and bridges, (b) developing displacement-based design of structures, and (c) preparing seismic design codes. His research work is related mostly to the practical aspects of earthquake engineering research, and implementation of the same in the design guidelines and building codes of the country. He has supervised six Ph.D. and 28 Masters’ theses; currently, he is supervising the Ph.D. Theses work of four Ph.D. students.