Dr. Sandeep Chandrakant Potnis
Dr. Sandeep Chandrakant Potnis


Prof. Dr. Sandeep Potnis has completed his Masters in Structural Engg. and PhD(Structural Engg.) from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has been doing research in Tunnel Engineering, Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Innovative teaching aids and fostering creativity and innovation. He has guided several B.Tech. and M.Tech. students for their projects. Five research scholars are presently pursuing Ph.D. under his guidance. He has more than 25 papers are published in reputed journals. He has been instrumental in conducting 'Certificate Program in Tunnel Engineering' (First time in India) at MIT World Peace University, Pune in collaboration with Montan University, Leoben, Austria. He also visited Montan University to sign an MoU.

Dr. Prof. Potnis took initiative to start M.Tech. (Tunnel Engineering) programme, a first of its kind in India.He has been teaching conceptually complex courses like Engineering Mechanics, Structural Mechanics and developed 'Self Learning Models' to simplify the understanding of their basic concepts. He has received 'Best Innovative teacher Award' of Pune University, Pune for development of these models and has presented papers in various conferences in India and abroad to share these experiences with the teaching community. He presented the paper 'Self Learning Models :Interactive Teaching Aid' at Stanford University ,USA in June 2014 and was awarded a fellowship by Institute of Engineers, India. He has also received research grant of Rs. 1.8 Lac from BCUD.

He has a passion for fostering creativity and innovation among engineering students. He has also presented a paper on 'Integrating Creativity and Innovation in Indian Engineering Education system' at Stanford University, USA and his students have bagged prizes in various competitions at the national level. He was also awarded ‘Best Innovative Teacher Award’ by Pune University, and the 'IUCEE Faculty Fellow Award' by Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE).

Prof. Dr. Potnis is actively associated with following professional bodies :

1) Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India), Civil Engineering Division.

2) Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education.

3) Life Member, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology

4) Life Member of Tunneling Association of India

5) Member of International Association of Continuing Engineering Education

Three research papers of his three M.Tech. (Tunnel Engg.) students were selected for oral presentation at ITA–AITES WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS (WTC 2020) that took place at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2020.

Research paper

Investigation of ceramic waste concrete using magnetized water International Research journal of Engineering and technology10 October 2017 Volume 4 Issue10 e-ISSN23950056p-ISSN23950072pg-196-200

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