T.S. Thandavamoorthy holds a BE in civil engineering from Madras University, an M.Sc. (Engg) (Hons) is structural engineering from Madurai University, and a Ph D from Anna University. He has been actively involved in the curriculum development of Anna University at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has also guided several Ph D scholars. He has taught students as well as practicing engineers. Dr Thandavamoorthy has more than 36 years of experience in both industry and R & D. The recipient of several awards, he has been featured in Who’s Who in the World Directory 2000. He is a life member of the Indian Concrete Institute as well as the Society of Structural Engineers and has published or presented more than 150 papers in various international and national journals.