Devdas Menon is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras, engaged in teaching, research and consultancy in structural engineering. He adopts a holistic approach in education, placing an emphasis on inner development and transformation.
In engineering, his primary research interests are in the area of structural concrete design. He has a special interest in developing codes of practice, and is presently the Chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards CED 38 Committee on Special Structures. He has authored several popular textbooks: Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Analysis and Advanced Structural Analysis.
Devdas Menon has also authored a book called Stop sleepwalking through life! (1998), and has given numerous invited talks and conducted workshops for students, teachers and corporate organisations on finding meaning and fulfilment in life through self awareness and inner transformation. He teaches two uniquely designed and popular elective courses at IIT Madras, Self Awareness and Integral Karmayoga. For his contributions in engineering and education, he has been conferred several awards. More details are available at www.devdasmenon.com