NameDr. B. M. Suman
Date of Birth02.02.1958
E-mailbalmukund [at]
Present DesignationPrincipal Technical Officer
DivisionEfficiency of Buildings

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B. Sc.MathematicsMagadh Univ., Bodh GayaIndia1978
M. Sc.MathematicsMeerut Univ. MeerutIndia1989
Ph. D. (Sc)MathematicsMeerut Univ. MeerutIndia1999


a) Main Area of SpecializationBuilding Physics
b) Sub-area of SpecializationHeat Transfer in Buildings

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
      Current Publications (2009 onwards)


  1. Suman B. M. and Shrivastava R.K., “Role  of  tree  shading  in  reducing  solar  heat flux  into the  buildings”  journal  of  Indian  Building   Congress,  15, (2009), pp. 91- 96.
  2. Suman M & Shrivastava R. K., “Influence of thermal insulation on conductive heat transfer  through  roof  ceiling  construction”  Journal  of  scientific  and   Industrial Research Vol. 68, No. 3, March (2009) , pp. 248-251.
  3. V. Swami, N. K. Bhatnagar, B. M Suman, R. L. Dhabal  &  R.  K.  Shrivastava, Study on thermo acoustically efficient combined materials for wall section” Journal  of Indian Building Congress, Vol. 16, No. 2,  (2009), pp. 72-78.
  4. Suman B.M. and Swamy G.V., “Impact of environment friendly foam insulation on green Buildings”. Journal of Indian Building CongressXVII, No.2, (2010), pp. 27-32.
  5. Suman, B.M., “Energy simulation of a single zone building determining indoor air temperature”, International Transactions in Mathematical Sciences and Computers, V. 4, No.2, July-December (2011), pp.231-242.
  6. Suman, B.M. and Sharma V. K., Thermal behavior of EPS concrete, The Indian concrete journal, V. 86, No. 6, June (2012), pp.56-59.
  7. Ashok Kumar and   M. Suman, “Experimental evaluation of insulation materials for walls and roofs and their impact on indoor thermal comfort under composite climate”, Building and Environment, V.59, (2013), pp. 635-643.
  8. K.Manocha, H.K.Singh, P.K.Yadav and B.M. Suman, ‘Prediction of Indoor Thermal Comfort Level using Fuzzy Logic’, IOSR J. Mechanical and Civil Engg. (IOSR- JMCE), V.11,Issue3, Ver.II (May- June 2014), pp. 25-33.
  9. M. Suman, ‘Study on Discomfort Degree Hours of Building Treated with Different Thermal Insulating Materials by Computer Software’, New Building Materials & Construction World, (NBM&CW) Vol. 20, Issue- 1, July (2014), pp.202- 206.
  10. Sood V, Suman B.M. and Kumar A, Effect of admixture on the physical properties of non-autoclaved light weight blocks using pond ash, Intl. J. of Advancements in Research & Technology, V.3, Issue 3, August (2014), pp.96-99.
  11. बाल मुकुन्द सुमन, जलवायु परिवर्तन के नियंत्रण मे पर्यावरण समर्थक उष्मारोधी भवन सामग्री की उपयोगिता, निर्माणिका (2014-15), सी.एस.आई.आर.- केन्द्रीय भवन अनुसन्धान संस्थान रुडकी, पृष्ठ- 01-05.
  12. Suman B. M. and R. K. Garg, ‘Energy efficient building through energy simulation using different insulating materials’ European Journal of Applied Engineering and Scientific Research, V. 4 (1), (2015),pp. 7-15.
  13. Suman B. M., ‘Thermal conductivity measurement of powder material and its optimum application for energy efficient cold storage’, International Journal of Applied Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5 (1), (2015), pp. 78-83.
  14. Suman B. M., ‘A Case Study on Application of Exterior Insulation Finishing System and Heat Reflective coating for Energy Efficient Building’ New Building Materials & Construction World, (NBM&CW) Vol. 20, Issue – 11, May (2015), pp.150- 156.
  15. Suman B. M., ‘ Impact of Admixture on Heat Gain through Mixed Concrete Roof into a Building’ New Building Materials & Construction World, (NBM&CW) Vol. 21, Issue – 4, Oct. (2015), pp.210- 222.
  16. बाल मुकुन्द सुमन, “ निष्क्रिय प्रणाली द्वारा बिना भूमंडलीय ऊष्मीकरण प्रभावित किये भवनो का शीतलन” निर्माणिका, 2015-16, सी.एस.आइ.आर- केंद्रीय भवन अनुसंधान संस्थान रुडकी द्वारा प्रकाशित, पृष्ठ. 17-18.

Conference / Seminar

  1. Suman B.M., Shrivastava R.K. & Chauhan .Rashmi, “Thermal behavior of fly ash mix concrete” Proceedings Trends and challenges in structural engineering and construction technologies, held at CBRI, Roorkee during Feb 11-12 (2009), pp. 418- 422.
  2. Suman, B.M. “Mathematical modeling of heat transfer through building” presented in CSIR workshop on Advances and Applications of Mathematical Modeling organized by CMMACS Bangalore during May 23-25 (2009).
  3. Suman, B.M and Sandeep Kumar. “Effect of fire exposure to a semi- infinite plate on unexposed surface temperature” proceed. of Fire science and Technology- Research & its implementation, Nov 3-4, (2011).
  4. M. Suman,” Energy Simulation for Sustainable Building with Application of Roof and Wall Insulation” National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings held at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee during Nov 1-3, (2012), pp. 360-369.
  5. K. Yadav and B.M. Suman,” Prediction of Indoor Thermal Comfort Level Using Fuzzy Logic” National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings held at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee during Nov 1-3, (2012), pp. 380-388.
  6. P. Agrawal, B. M. Suman and Rajni Lakhani, “Comparative Studies on Two Different Methods of Thermal Conductivity Measurements” National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings held at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee during Nov 1-3, (2012), pp. 04-09.
  7. Omna Suman and B. M. Suman,” Thermal Insulation Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings” National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings held at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee during Nov 1-3, (2012), pp. 47-53.
  8. P. Agrawal and B. M. Suman,” Value Added Insulating Materials from Wastes” National Conference on Emerging Trends of Energy Conservation in Buildings held at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee during Nov 1-3, (2012), pp. 82-87.
  9. Chhavi and B. M. Suman, “Determination of cooling load of a building and effect of heat reflective paint” 8th USSTC-2013 organized by UTU & Doon University held at Doon University during Dec. 26-28 (2013).
  10. M. Suman Thermal characterization of heat reflective coating for building application, proceed. of Intl. conf. on construction materials & structures, session 11D Organized by Univ. of Johannesburg & held at Johannesburg, SA, Nov.24-26 (2014).  
  11. बाल मुकुन्द सुमन, प्राकृतिक आपदा के तुरंत बाद उष्मारोधी पूर्वनिर्मित स्लैब से बने भवनो की उपयोगिता, सार संग्रह, राष्ट्रीय वैज्ञानिक संगोष्ठी, आवास- प्राकृतिक आपदा एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन की चुनौतियां, सी एस आई आर- केंन्द्रीय भवन अनुसन्धान संस्थान, रूड्की, भारत, 10- 11 दिसम्बर, 2015.
  12. पी.के.यादव, वी.सैनी एवं बी.एम.सुमन, भूमंडलीय तापक्रम वृद्धि के कारण एवं उसके रोकथाम के उपाय, सार संग्रह, राष्ट्रीय वैज्ञानिक संगोष्ठी, आवास- प्राकृतिक आपदा एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन की चुनौतियां, सी एस आई आर- केंन्द्रीय भवन अनुसन्धान संस्थान, रूड्की, भारत, 10- 11 दिसम्बर, 2015.
  13. बाल मुकुन्द सुमन, चन्दन स्वरूप मीना एवं शैलजा सिंह, उष्मारोधी सामग्रियों के उपयोग से भवनों द्वारा उर्जा खपत में बचत, राष्ट्रीय वैज्ञानिक संगोष्ठी, ‘प्राचीन एवं आधुनिक भारत में विज्ञान एवं उर्जा के आयाम’ अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी विश्वविद्यालय, भोपाल एवं भाभा परमाणु अनुसंधान केंद्र मुम्बई, 9-11 नवंबर, 2016.
  • Publications previous to 2009


  1. Chandra P. and Suman B.M, “Relative thermal characteristics of roof section” of Indian Technology UK, V. (1987), pp. 110-114.
  2. Suman B.M. and Saxena B.K., “Role of roof treatment in thermal design of building” Architectural Science Review, Australia, Vol. 35, Dec. (1992), pp. 111-114.
  3. Suman B.M, Agarwal K.N. and Gupta D.C, “Effect of moisture on heat flow through homogeneous and composite building section” IJEMS, Vol.3, Dec (1996), pp. 239 – 242.
  4. Suman B.M., Agarwal K.N. and Gupta D.C., “Periodic and transient heat flow through building section” IJEMS, Vol. 4, Dec (1997), pp. 261-265.
  5. Suman B.M., Agarwal K.N. and Gupta D.C., “Transient temperature distribution in homogeneous and composite materials” IJEMS, Vol. 5, Oct (1998), pp. 302-306.
  6. Suman B.M., Agarwal K.N. and Verma V.V., “Moisture influence in building for Thermal Comfort in Hot-Humid Region” JSIR, New Delhi, Vol. 59, March (2000), pp. 229-234.
  7. Verma V.V. and Suman B.M., “Simple method for design of external shading for window in air conditioned buildings” Architectural Science Review, Australia, Vol. 43, March (2000), pp. 3-10
  8. Verma V.V. and Suman B.M., “Apparatus for measurement of thermal expansion of building and insulating materials” IJEMS, Vol. 7, Aug (2000), pp. 200-202.
  9. Verma V.V. and Suman B.M., “Moisture factors and thermal performance of concrete”, Indian Concrete Journal 74. No. 9, Sept. (2000), pp. 537-540.
  10. Verma V.V., Suman B.M. and Agrawal K.N., “Effect of water proof Insulation on Thermal Design of Residential building- A case study”, JSIR, Vol. 60, Oct (2001), pp. 806-811.
  11. Suman B.M. and Verma V.V., “Development of an apparatus  for determining thermal conductance of building and insulation materials IJEMS, Vol. 10, Feb. (2003), pp. 33-36.
  12. Suman B.M. and Verma V.V., “Measured Performance of a Reflective Thermal coating in Experimental Rooms”, JSIR, Vol. 62, Dec (2003), pp. 1152-1157.
  13. Kumar S., Agarwal S.S. and Suman B.M., “Energy Saving Potential of EPS Thermal insulation in Building”, JIBC, V.XI, No.1, (2004), pp. 264-270.
  14. Suman B.M. and Panchal P., “Effect of Perlite Ratio in Perlite Concrete on Time Lag and Decrement Factor of Building Section”, Architectural Science Review, Australia V.48, September 2005, pp. 239-244.
  15. Shrivastava R. K., Dhabal R. L., Suman B.M., Sani A. & Panchal P., “An estimation of correlation on thermo-acoustical properties of mineral wool” JSIR, 65, March (2006) pp. 232-236.
  16. Sing R.D., Gupta A.K. and Suman B.M., “Green  Built  environment  in small Settlement  through  planning  patterns” IBC News10.,  issue Jan-Mar (2007).pp. 44-50.
  17. Khan M., Prasad J. and Suman, B.M., “Thermal properties of high volume fly ash concrete” The Indinan concrete journal, May (2008), pp. 35-40.
  18. Suman M. &  Shrivastava  R. K., “Summer  Period  Analysis  of    performance of insulated roof  for  energy  saving and thermal comfort in buildings” Journal. Of  New  Building  Materials & construction  World,  Vol. 14, issue 4, (Oct. 2008), pp. 256- 266.
  19. Suman B. M. & Shrivastava R. K., “Effect of air gap on thermal performance of Composite wall  section”  Indian  journal  of  science  and  technology,  5 (Oct. 2008), pp 1 – 4.

Conference / Seminar

  1. Chand P., Chetan M and Suman B.M, “Thermal design analysis of solar absorption cooling system” Install seminar on Energy Conservation in Buildings held of CBRI, Roorkee during April 2-4, (1984).
  2. Chand P.and Suman B.M, “Survay of Physical Environment in residential buildings at Lucknow” Presented CIB-86 congress Maryland Washington, (USA) during September 21-26 published in proceedings pp. 2770-2777, (1986).
  3. Suman B.M, “Thermal performance of air ventilated cavity wall” National Seminar of SESI at (GEDA) Vadodara during Dec 11=13 (1993), Published in the proceeding, pp. 119-122.
  4. Suman B.M, Agrawal K.Nad Verma V.V, “Thermal performance of building components in tropical climate for control of thermal comfort in residential building” Intl. conference on EHHIBM held at Khartoum (SUDAN) during March 22-26, (1995).
  5. Suman B.M, Verma V.V and Agrawal K.N, “Studies on thermal design parameter by measurement of ambient indoor temperatures” proceeding National Solar Energy Conservation 1998 held at UOR, Roorkee during Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (1998), pp. 471- 478.
  6. Suman B.M and Goswami N.L, “Impact of Quality Management System for R&D activities” National seminar on QMS for R&D Institutions held at Jamsedpur during April 2-3, (1998).
  7. Verma V.V and Suman B.M, “Design of shading device for window in buildings”, proceedings on National convection of Arch & Engineering’s, held at Roorkee during Dec. 1-2 (1999), pp. 213-222.
  8. Verma V.V, Sexana B.K and Suman B.M, “Guarded Hot Box Apparatus for measurement of window glazing” Proceeding on National Renewable Energy Convention in Ahilyabai Univ., Indoor (1999), pp. 275-278.
  9. Verma V.V and Suman B.M, “Effect of moisture on thermal performance of concrete” Proceeding on seminar MACON, held at IE (i) Lucknow during Feb 19- 20 (2000), pp. V131-V138.
  10. Suman B.M and Verma V.V, “A new stradegy for transient temperature distribution in the material” National Conference on Computation and Material Science held at BARC, Mumbai during July 27-29 (2000).
  11. Suman B.M and Verma V.V, “Thermal performance of prefabricated building section fot hilly areas” National seminar on infrastructure Development in Uttaranchal- problem & prospects held at IE (I) Roorkee during Oct 11-13 (2001), pp. V62-V71.
  12. Suman B.M and Verma V.V, “Thermal insulation for rural dairy cold storage” proceeding National Seminar on Rural technology for poverty elevation held as NIR, Hydrabad during Jan (2002), pp. 180-187.
  13. Suman B.M, “Thermal characteristics of Plastics for window application” Proceedings POLY-BUILT 2003, held at Roorkee during March 6-7 (2003), pp. 187-191.
  14. Suman B.M, “Reduction of heat flux through roof by thermal coating application “ proceedings National Conference on Indian Habitat & Infrastructure need for Innovative approach held at CBRI, Roorkee, during Sept. 25-26 (2003).
  15. Shrivastava R.K, Suman B.M and Panchal P, “Thermal Resistance of fiberglass and its potential in reducing heat gain through roof” proced. of All India Seminar on (ETECM) held at IE, Roorkee during Nov. 11-13 (2005), pp. 163-170.
  16. Suman B.M. and Shrivastava R.K., “Mathematical modeling of Transient Temperature distribution in seminar- infinite plates” proceeding of conference on (ICAMC-2007) Oct 24-26 held at Trivandrum, pp. 432-436.
  17. Suman B.M.,“Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Loose Materials” Proceeds. Modern Trends in Architecture and civil Engineering held at IE (India), Roorkee during Nov. 23-24 (2007), pp.126-129.
  18. Suman B.M and Shrivastava R.K and Agarwal Etishree, “Experimental investigation on role of roof insulation for thermal comfort in building” Proceedings of National Conference an ETDCE, held at Amravati during March 22-23, (2007), pp. I17-I22.
  19. Suman B.M, Dhabal RL. & Shrivastava R.K., “Mathematical Modeling of heat flow to evaluate thermal Response factors” proceed on CAMM TBST (2008) held at CBRI Roorkee during Feb. 7-8, 2008 V.II, pp. 476-482.
  20. Kumar S, Jain H.K. and Suman B.M., “Potential of Light Emitting Diodes for lighting of buildings”. Presented in 3rd USSTC-2008 on Science & Technology for Mountain Development, held at IIT Roorkee during Nov. 10-12 (2008).


  • Tech. Reports: Suman B. M., “Data Bank on thermal insulating materials” Building Research Note 90, CBRI internal publication, Jan (2011), pp.1-8.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: A hand book on, ’Heat Transfer in Building’ authored by Dr. B.M. Suman, Dr. P.K. Yadav and Dr. N.B. Balam is scheduled to published in 2017.
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
MSESISolar Energy Society of India Life membership2014
Professional Experience: 34 years
Any other:

  • Principal member (CBRI representative) in the committees of  CHD 27 and CED 46 of BIS, New Delhi