Held on 26th September 2020, the Governing Council of the IRF India Chapter (IC) has elected during its meeting Dr. Subhamay Gangopadhyay to take over as the new President of the IRF IC from Mr. G. Sharan.
Mr. G. Sharan, IRF IC Chairman since April 2018, prematurely stepped down owing to his busy schedule. IRF IC would like to thank Mr. G. Sharan for his able guidance during his tenure as Chairman, particularly during the difficult lockdown period resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. S. Gangopadhyay formally took over as Chairman on 19th October 2020. “I look forward to contributing to the activities of IRF IC in future. While the broad goals of the Roads and Transport Sector will be the focus, Sustainable Development Goals especially for the Road Safety issues will be the main priority areas of the IRF IC mandate. I convey my best wishes to the entire IRF family and hope the year 2021 will be safe and healthy for each one of us.” said Dr. Gangopadhyay in his investiture speech.
IRF IC heartily welcomes Dr. S. Gangopadhyay as its President. With his vast experience of the sector and his academic excellence, IRF IC looks forward to a fruitful period of wellbeing with his guidance and leadership.
Dr. Subhamay Gangopadhyay obtained his BE (Civil) from the University of Calcutta, M.Tech in Transportation System Engineering from IIT/Kanpur and PhD from the University of New Brunswick, Canada under the Commonwealth Scholarship Plan. He served as Scientist in the Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi since 1979 and was its Director between 2009 and 2015.
Dr. Gangopadhyay’s main areas of specialisation include Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Transportation Planning and Modelling, Interaction of Environment with Urban Transport and skill development in the area of Traffic and Transportation. He has forty years of experience in the area of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning.
During his professional career, he has published around a hundred papers, many of which were published in referred journals. After retirement, he has been Visiting faculty at IIEST, Shibpur, his alma mater (erstwhile BE College Shibpur), before joining as Training Expert of a Road Safety Project at NHAI. Presently, he is also engaged as Programme Manager of IndiaRAP under the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP).