About the Head of the Organisation

Dr Anil Kar, Founder, Proprietor, Engineering Services International, is a renowned name in India and abroad. He is recognized for his many contributions to the state-of-art in multiple areas of engineering. A graduate in civil engineering (1962). Mr. Kar has received his master of science and doctorate in civil engineering degrees in 1969 and 1971, respectively, from the prestigious Pennsylvania State University. Dr Kar’s biographies are listed in International Who’s Who in Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, 2000 Personalities of the Millennium, 5000 Personalities of the World, Who’s Who in the Commonwealth, Who’s Who in Asia, Who’s Who in the East, International Who’s Who in Community Service, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and many other biographical books of reference.

Dr Anil Kar is a proud recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award, 1981. He has also been awarded with the CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2013 from Construction Industry Development Council. 

In recognition of the great significance of his innovation, the PSWC-bar, a reinforcing bar with amazing properties the American Society of Civil Engineers recognized Dr Kar with its Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research on March 26, 2015.  In recognition of his vast contributions in the field of concrete structures and concrete constructions, the Indian Concrete Institute honoured Dr Anil K Kar by bestowing upon him the ICI Award for Life Time Achievement on October 10, 2015, whereas for leadership demonstrated throughout his career, his embodiment of professional ethics, service to his colleagues and to his profession, and his contribution of innovation and technical advancements to the civil engineering profession, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Geoprofessional Business Association jointly awarded Anil K Kar, Ph.D., F.IE (I), F. ASCE the Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award on October 13, 2015.

Dr Kar is the holder of several Indian and international patents.

Dr Kar has more than fifty years’ of industry experience in diverse areas of engineering management, research, analysis & design for structural systems, engineering for nuclear power plant facilities (both Indian & overseas projects), industrial and other projects, weapon design, missile impact, warheads & explosion, shock & vibration, structural rehabilitation, and more.

A pioneer of many innovative and award winning designs, Dr Kar today enjoys being an accredited member and chairman/president of various local, national and international committees. Dr Kar has also published more than one hundred and eighty technical publications, and is a reputed reviewer of technical reports and publications and also guest editor of many international journals. Dr Kar also serves as an examiner of masters and doctoral theses of Indian universities. He is also a co-guide of research work at many universities across India.

As a UN Specialist, Dr Kar also acted as a Consultant to Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics & to Jadavpur University. Over the years, he has provided extensive consultancy services to Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and Nuclear Power Corporation of the Department of Atomic Energy in India. He also enjoys distinction of being the first Indian Consultant to Defence Research and Development Organisation of the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.

PERMAKAR TECHNOLOGY for structural rehabilitation, waterproofing systems & protection of structures against water and corrosive elements is the brainchild of Dr. Kar.

Dr Kar is the founder/developer of the well-renowned Kar Formulae on the phenomenon of missile impact, which is used worldwide in the field of  weapon design and protective design for missile impact.

Dr Kar’s work overthrew the centuries-old concept on the effect of buoyancy on structural overturning. His research proved that buoyancy plays no role in structural instability due to overturning, which consequently helped in saving billions of dollars in construction cost.

Dr Kar also has unchallenged expertise in the field of seismic qualification of equipment, systems, etc. and has worked on these areas for many nuclear power projects, both in India and abroad. His contributions in the area led to many improvements in the field of seismic qualification of nuclear power plant equipment & systems. The semi-rigid seismic support systems used in electrical cable trays and HVAC ducts, which is today accepted as a standard design practice for all nuclear power plants globally, is another of Dr Kar’s major contributions.

Dr Kar has a patent on the highly ductile cement composite KARCRETE, which is another innovative development by the expert. It features exceptional strength in flexural tension and has excellent capacity in energy absorption.

Dr Kar’s work led to the pioneering concept of deep slab in the design of very thick foundation slabs and generated attendant savings in the cost of construction of these slabs. His work also led to the recognition of sufficiency of consideration of cracked section and thus reduced load in the design for thermal effects in concrete structures.

Dr Kar, is also the co-developer of the Kar-Okazaki method used in analyzing nonlinear systems. It showed that analysis for highly nonlinear systems too will converge when the mathematical formulations are correct. He also formulated an algorithm for fast convergence in analysis for nonlinear systems.

Dr Kar’s concept of total structural protection through waterproofing for enhancing service life for concrete structures has gained immense recognition over the years. Even The Central Public Works Department of the Government of India have opted for surface protection by waterproofing for safeguarding their concrete structures. The Public Works (Roads) Directorate of the Government of West Bengal have also adopted specifications under Dr Kar’s PERMAKAR Technology for repairing/waterproofing bridge structures.

Dr Kar’s viewpoints on the importance of surface protection systems by waterproofing for the enhancement of life span or durability of concrete structures have even been underlined in the Indian code IS 456:2000 and in IRC:SP:80-2008.

The Indian Railways too have recognized and adopted as a part of the Indian Railways Unified Standard Specifications & S.O.R. a comprehensive set of specifications on the surface protection of concrete structures by waterproofing as per PERMAKAR Technology.

Dr  Kar’s work is what led to the identification that properties of recent cements and the utilization of high strength CTD & TMT rebars with surface deformations result in early distress in concrete structures of recent decades.

Dr Kar with his deep insight came out with a reliable solution for this particular problem.

He created PSWC-bar, a rebar featuring a plain surface and a deformed axis, which has the capacity to enhance the life span of concrete structures, and to impart great ductility and energy absorbing capacities, without having to incur any additional cost, has the potential to replace the present generation of high strength steel rebars with surface deformations. The use of PSWC-bars are highly advantageous as these can reduce environmental degradations, lower the life cycle cost of structures, and greatly minimize the total global CO2 emission by almost 5.0% by cutting down on the need for cement production.  With the reduction in cement and rebar production, there will be corresponding lessened global warming of the environment, all at no added effort or cost.

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