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Expert in Concrete Technology, FRC, HPC, HVFA, SCC, Use of Byproducts in Cement-based Materials

Expert ID: 725738 India

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He has used his 20 years of research experience in concrete technology to utilize other materials, fine aggregates (sand) and coarse aggregates, in concrete. He has explored the possibility of using coal fly ash, bottom ash, waste foundry sand, and crumbed rubber for use in concrete as aggregates.

He has worked in the development of air-entrained concrete with fly ash and wood ash for better durability against freezing and thawing.

He has expertise in concrete mix designing. He has made concretes with various types of fibers, fly ash, waste foundry sand, wood ash.

He also has experience in the development of CLSM using various types of waste materials and by-products.

He has designed normal and high strength concrete.

He has used his 20 years of research experience to test cement-based materials, such as concrete and CLSM.

He has worked on the use of natural fibers in concrete.

He hasexperience in using cementitious materials such as silica fume, fly ash, blast furnace slag, metakaolin in concrete and mortar.

He has experience in studying the failure behaviour of various types of concrete; normal strength concrete, high strength concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, self-compacting concrete, etc

He has extensive experience using various types of fibrers, such as steel, plastic and natural materials in concrete.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: Post-Doctoral Subject: Civil Engineering (Concrete Materials) Institution: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Year: 1993 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil Engineering (Materials-Structures) Institution: BITS, Pilani, India
Year: 1988 Degree: Master of Engineering Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: BITS, Pilani, India
Year: 1986 Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: REC, Rourkela, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Professor Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: He teaches, researches and consults on projects in Cement-Based Materials like concrete and CLSM, and in the use of Waste Materials and By-Products in Concrete. Expertise in the usage of fly ash, waste foundry sand, coal bottom ash, GGBS, silica fume, RHA in normal, high strength and self-compacting concrete
Years: 1994 to 2003 Employer: Thapar University, Patiala, India Title: Assistant Professor Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: He taught, researched and consulted on projects in Cement-Based Materials like concrete and CLSM, and in the use of Waste Materials and By-Products in Concrete.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Employer: BITS, Pilani, India Title: Lecturer Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: He taught, researched and consulted on projects in the field of Structures and Materials.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: BITS, Pilani, India Title: Assistant Lecturer Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: He taught, researched and consulted on projects in the field of Structures and Materials.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Finland Summary: He was invited by a construction company in Finland, because of his expertise is in self-compacting concrete and high-volume fly ash concrete.
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: France Summary: He visited French University near Paris for research work on self-compacting concrete, HVFA, use of waste materials and by-products in concrete, and properties of concrete at high temperature
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: He was invited by U.K. University for collaborative research on supplementary cementing materials, and the use of waste materials and by-products in concrete.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: France Summary: He visited a French University in Rennes to do research work related to various aspects concrete.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: France Summary: He visited a French University near Paris to do research work on self-compacting concrete, HVFA, use of waste materials and by-products in concrete, and properties of concrete at high temperature.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Indian Concrete Institute
American Concrete Institute
RILEM
Professional Appointments
Reviewer of the following International Journals
• ACI Materials Journal
• ASTM International
• Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier)
• Construction Materials (Thomas Telford)
• Cement and Concrete Research (Elsevier)
• Cement & Concrete Composites (Elsevier)
• Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier)
• Waste Management (Elsevier)
• Polish Journal of Environmental Studies
• Resources Conservation and Recycling (Elsevier)
• Indian Journal of Engineering & Material Science
• Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 90 research publications, 3 books including one by SPRINGER on "Waste Materials and By-Products in Concrete", published in Jan 2008.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has been an invited to speak as an expert at The Executive Development Programs of Construction and Development Council (CIDC) in New Delhi, India. He also organizes programs for CIDC.
Marketing Experience
He has relevant knowledge regarding the Construction Industry, specifically in the design of Concrete mix and quality control.

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