NameRajesh Kumar
Date of Birth15.01.1992
Present DesignationScientist
GroupOrganic Building Materials

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Tech.Civil EngineeringMadan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)India2012
M.Tech.Building Engineering and Disaster Mitigation Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)India2014


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering (Building Materials & Concrete Technology)
b) Sub-area of SpecializationWaste utilization, Sustainable concrete, Lightweight concrete, Composite cement.

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards):
    • International/National Journal papers:
      1. Rajesh Kumar, Rajni Lakhani and Priyanka Tomar, “A simple novel mix design method and properties assessment of foamed concretes with limestone slurry waste”,Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Oct’ 2017, Volume 171, p. 1650-1663. (IF: 6.207). [DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.073]
      2. Priyanka Tomar, Rajesh Kumar, Rajni Lakhani and V.K. Chhibber, “Macro-Defect Free Cements: A Future Oriented Polymer Composite Materials for Construction Industries”,Composite Interfaces,Taylor & Francis Ltd, March’ 2018. (IF: 1.083). Accepted on 02-01-2018
      3. Rajni Lakhani, Rajesh Kumar and Priyanka Tomar, “Utilization of stone waste in the development of value added products: A state of the art review’’, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, Vol.7, Issue 3, Aug.’ 2014, pp 180-187, ISSN: 1791-2377 (Scopus indexedSJR- 0.264/2014).
    • International/National Conference papers:
      1. Rajesh Kumar, Rajni Lakhani, Priyanka Tomar and Shahnawaz Khan, “Potential Use of Kota Stone Waste in the Production of Value Added Products”, Proceeding of 26th Annual General Meeting of Materials Research Society of India 2015, Jaipur, Feb. 9-11, 2015 (Accepted paper ID: MEE −08).
      2. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Effective Utilization of Limestone Slurry Waste as Partial Replacement of Sand for Non-structural Cellular Foamed Concrete Blocks”, Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete, La Plata Argentina ,Sept. 15-18, 2015 (Accepted paper ID: 401). URL-
      3. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Use of Kota Stone Slurry Waste in the Development of Non-Load Bearing Cellular Foamed Concrete Blocks”, Proceeding of International Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, BMTPC, New Delhi, India, March 21-22, 2016.
      4. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Value Added Building Products using Kota Stone Cutting and Slurry Waste”, Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, Nov. 18, 2016.
      5. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Sustainable Use of Kota Stone Waste”, Gainful Utilization of Marble Slurry and Other Stone Wastes, MNIT Jaipur, India, July 13, 2017,pp.191-192.
  • National Magazine papers:                                                                                                                                1.  ”सीएसआईआर-सीबीआरआई, रुड़की द्वारा औद्योगिक एवं कृषि जन्य अपशिष्टों के उपयोग से इंजीनियरीकृत हलके गारे-फूस सम्मिश्रण का विकास”, सीएसआईआर समाचार, Vol.5,No 5, May.’ 2017, pp 72-75, ISSN: 0973- 2616. URL-
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Workshop/STC etc :                                                                                                                                                                     

   1.National Workshop on ‘Gainful utilization of Kota stone slurry and other stone wastes’ at Kota stone small scale industries, Ramganj Mandi, Kota on 14-07-2015.

   2.National Workshop on ‘Gainful utilization of Marble slurry and other stone wastes’ at MNIT Jaipur on 13-07-2017.

  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: 02 Nos.
  • MoU Signed : 01 No.
  • Process Under Utilization/Technology Transferred: 01 No. (”Building Products using Kota Stone Waste” to M/s Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board on 8th Aug.’ 2017)
  • Ongoing R & D Projects:

1- Development of Flooring/ Wall Tiles-Paver Blocks & Lightweight Blocks using Kota Stone Waste ( FTT Project); as Co-Principal Investigator

  • Completed R & D Projects:

 1- Development of Engineered Lightweight Mud-Phuska Composite using Industrial-cum-Agricultural Wastes (In-House R&D); as Principal Investigator

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear

Professional Experience:.

  • Trainee Scientist : From 05-09-2012 to 07-01-2016
  • Scientist : From 08-01-2016 to Till date
Any other:
  • Pursuing PhD from Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR).(Title: Utilization of Low-Grade Limestone Waste for the production of Composite Cement).
  • Guided M.Tech., B.Tech., M.Sc. students.