Lakshya Pandit M.Tech.
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Lakshya is a Doctoral Research Fellow under Technische Universität Darmstadt within the Urban Health Games Research Group. He is associated with LOEWE research cluster „Infrastructure-Design-Society“ / project-mo.de and is working on his doctoral research within the domains of urban mobility and accessibility. He is a recipient of Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Grants for his doctoral research. He completed his Masters of Technology in Infrastructure Systems from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in 2017, and was a DAAD IIT-Masters Research Sandwich Fellowship Awardee as part of his research was done under Urban Health Games research group, TU Darmstadt in Germany. He has worked in diverse areas of accessibility, audits, urban mobility, slum upgradation, urban health and related fields. During the 2015-2016 session, he represented the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee under the nation-wide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities through the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan). Access Audits of New Delhi Airport, New Delhi Railway Station, North Block and South Block were carried out during the campaign under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. To have worked with COSTFORD (established by Pritzker nominee Laurie Baker), Surbana Jurong and other firms under diverse projects ranging from slum free city planning to master plan options for sustainable community, he continues to search for opportunities where he can grow through an eclectic way of learning.
|10|2018 – present||
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Pursuing doctoral research under the Urban Health Games research group, focusing on the multimodal accessibility within the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban agglomeration. [Title: Improving multimodal accessibility in urban agglomerations]
|08|2015 – 06|2017||
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
M.Tech in Infrastructure systems under Centre for Excellence in Transportation Systems. Coursework included public private partnership studies, quantitative techniques, project management and implementation study, universal design and barrier free environment research with on-site studies, study on transportation safety, and infrastructure planning and management as major subjects.
|07|2010 – 05|2015||
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India
B.Arch under Department of Architecture. Major coursework included architectural design, history of architecture, climatology study, architectural sociology, on field surveys, computer aided design, working drawings, build service studies, site planning and landscape, principles of human settlement and urban design, estimation and costing, professional practice and regulations, and architectural apprenticeship.
- Member of the winning team focusing on urban mobility challenges in Helsinki via INNOVACITY platform (funded by European Commission) in 2021.
- Associate member under project-mo.de, an Infrastructure-Design-Society [IDS] LOEWE research cluster examining issues of individual mobility in interaction with public transport (transit) systems and mobility infrastructuresince 2019.
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst [DAAD] Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany 2018-22: Awarded research grant for doctoral studies in TU Darmstadt, Germany (a TU9 member).
- Shortlisted to work under United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP] in South West Asia office in 2018.
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst [DAAD] Research Fellowship 2016-17: An IIT-Masters Research Sandwich Fellowship Awardee as a Post Graduate Student in TU Darmstadt, Germany for a period of 7 months. [Research title: Benchmarking accessibility for urban mobility systems]
- Represented Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkeeand published reports under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Indiafor Access Audits of New Delhi Airport Terminals, New Delhi Railway Station, North Block and South Block, under Accessible India Campaign in 2015-16.
- Ministry of Human Resource Development [MHRD] Scholarship 2015-17: A study and research scholarship for a period of two years in IIT Roorkee post Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering [GATE] 2015.
- Placed as Graduate Engineering Trainee [GET] in Larsen and Toubro (L&T) under campus placements in 2015.
- Awarded 'Best Product Design' in Zonal National Association of Students of Architecture [NASA] 2011.
- Strategic member of the winning team under annual college techno-fest Pantheon in 2011.
- High school topper in Higher Secondary School Examinations in 2010.
|2019 – present||
project-mo.de and Urban Health Games
Associate member under project-mo.de, an Infrastructure-Design-Society LOEWE research clustersince 2019. Part of collaborative projects with the City of Frankfurt and Charité, involving traffic calming and urban health scenarios in Frankfurt and Berlin respectively. Findings related to urban mobility were presented to the Traffic and City Planning department of Frankfurt in 2020.
Surbana Jurong International
Worked upon three major projects including convention centre, hospital projects and special economic zone landscape. Involvement in planning, site visit inspection, structural and architectural drawing correlation checks, part plans and section drawings, slab marking plans, room data sheets, and setting out plans.
White Ant Studio, Auroville
Worked under German architect Fabian Ostner for master planning and residential project designs. Involvement in master plan options for a 25-acre sustainable community project in Hyderabad and residential projects in Pondicherry and Chennai.
The Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Development [COSTFORD]
Worked under the organization founded by Pritzker Prize nominee Ar. Laurie Baker. Involved in Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana [RAY] slum free city planning in Kollam.
Cities & Health | 2020
- Published under the COVID-19 special issueof the Cities & Health journal focusing on active mobility, public space usage and impact of coronavirus in Frankfurt, Germany. Link tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23748834.2020.1843127
International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment | 2019
- Presented paper under ‘Urban Mobility’ session during the conference in Portugal. The paper was selected and later published in International Journal of Transport Development and Integration. Link witpress.com/elibrary/tdi-volumes/3/4/2536
World Road Meeting | 2018
- • Published under the International Road Federation (IRF) platform for the World Road Meeting (WRM) 2017. IRF organizes the prestigious World Road Meeting every four years across the world. Link gtkp.com/themepage.php&themepgid=12
Design for All | 2017
- Published under the June 2017 edition for Design for All which has a global circulation in the domains of design, inclusion and universal design. Link designforall.in/newsletter.html
Space Syntax Symposium | 2017
- The paper focuses on identifying a correlation between the visual isovist area with respect to the perceived stress in an open space in Luisenplatz, Germany. Contributions were made through visual graph analysis, and isovist areas utilizing space syntax theory. The symposium was held in Lisbon, Portugal. Link (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet)11ssslisbon.pt/docs/6-posters-05072017.pdf
- Participated in the online workshop focusing on the rail mobility in the areas of urban infrastructure with future possibilities and solutions through Design Thinking approach by Lufthansa group, in January '21.
Urban Mobility during COVID-19 and 3rd IRF-SATC Webinar
- Participated in workshop including digital expert group meeting by UN-Habitat focusing on response to COVID-19 and management of urban mobility (May '20); and webinar by International Road Federation focusing on impact of COVID-19 on public transport and different recovery strategies, held in October '20.
Presented under 'Research Talks' at House of Logistics and Mobility[HOLM, Frankfurt]
- The outcome of the pilot studies from the doctoral research was presented in front of the IDS research cluster in 2019 at HOLM, Frankfurt.
Association of European Schools of Planning YA’19Conference
- Member of committee organizing the conference under the Association of European Schools of Planning titled 'Planning inclusive spaces: An inter- and transdisciplinary approach' in Darmstadt 2019.
Prix BLOXHUB and Schulze + Grassov Architects, Copenhagen
- Participated in 2-day symposium and exhibition (BLOXHUB), focusing on creating more liveable cities in 2019. Presented research goals and firstconclusions to Schulze +Grassov Architects, followed by discussion on the research findings in Copenhagen in 2019.
re / set mobility design, Offenbach
- Intermediate research findings in Frankfurt was showcased in 2019 under 'Short Talks: Mobility Research' session focusing on interdisciplinary research concerning mobility flows, links and hubs in Rhein-Main region.
Dr. Martin Knöll
Urban Health Games,
TU Darmstadt, Germany
Dr. Gaurav Raheja
Department of Architecture & Planning,
IIT Roorkee, India