Date of Birth27.05.1973
Present DesignationPrincipal Scientist
GroupEnvironmental Science and Technology

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Zoology, Botany and ChemistryRohilkhand University, BareillyIndia1993
M.Sc.Organic ChemistryRohilkhand University, BareillyIndia1995
N.E.T.Organic ChemistryAgricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ICAR), New DelhiIndia1996
Ph.D.ChemistryM. J. P. Rohilkhand University, BareillyIndia1999


a) Main Area of SpecializationOrganic Chemistry
b) Sub-area of SpecializationPlant Chemistry, Extraction of Plant Materials, Analysis of Insecticides, Control of Pests and Fungi in Buildings, Current area: Bio-concrete, Preservation of exposed concrete surface - Concrete sealers.

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
TaiwanSelected by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi for Exposure visit of Scientific Institutions / Universities of Taiwan under “National Programme for Training of Scientists and Technologists working in Government Sector”1.9.20085.9.2008
Publications and Patents

Current Publications (1.7.2015 onwards) :

Rajesh K. Verma and A. Chourasia,Protection of bio-deteriorated reinforced concrete using concrete sealers, International Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics (USA) 1 (1): 11-19, 2015.

Publications previous to 30.6.2015:

Published 27 Research / Review Papers in International / National Journals with Impact Factor ranging from 0.373 to 3.59; Presented 12 Papers in International / National Conferences / Seminars.

  • Tech. Reports: 04 Project completion report of In house R & D / EMPOWER projects
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 01Chapter
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: Pilot scale process unit (Capacity: 50 Kgs) for isolation of essential oils.
  • Process Under Utilization: Pilot scale process unit (Capacity: 50 Kgs) for isolation of essential oils.


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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
NETICAR, New DelhiOrganic Chemistry1996
Life FellowInstitution of Chemists (India)Organic Chemistry2008
Professional Experience:
  • Teaching -One year four months teaching experience at Department of Chemistry, Bareilly College, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Research – Eighteen years six months research experience at Environmental Science and Technology Group, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
Any other:
  • Training Courses Attended
  1. Training for use of E-Journals of Elsevier Science, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, July 7, 2004.
  2. 3rd Foundation training programme for scientists and technologists, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, May 2- July 22, 2005.
  3. Programme on S&T Communication and Presentation Skills, CSIR- Human Resource Development Centre, Ghaziabad, May 23-25, 2012 .
  • Title of R & D Projects handled as Principal Investigator/Team Member
  1. Bio-concrete as self healing material under 12th FYP of CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.
  2. Evaluation of chemically cross link foam.
  3. Restoration and Preservation of Reinforced Concrete Heritage Building-Secretariat Building, Chandigarh.
  4. Development of eco-friendly component for fungi management on exterior and interior surface of buildings in sub tropical region of India (EMPOWER).
  5. Development of environment-friendly materials/ component for termite and fungi management in buildings.
  6. Studies on building fungi and their control with selected phytochemicals.
  7. Investigation on select phytochemicals of insecticidal values to control termites and development of eco-friendly fungicides.
  8. Development of environmental-friendly chemicals for control of building fungi.
  9. Evaluation of bioactive plant molecules for termite control.
  10. Development of environmental-friendly plant based chemicals for control of building fungi.
  11. Development of non-toxic termite control measures in buildings.
  12. Studies on behavior and controlling measures of termite.
  13. Studies on eco-friendly termite control management for buildings.
  • Trained M. Sc. Students for their project / thesis
  1. Termite control by using extracts of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  2. Control of building fungi by using extract of Ageratum conyzoides, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  3. Control of Aspergillus by using extracts of Allium sativum, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  4. Control of building termite by using extracts of Allium cepa, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  5. Isolation and identification of building fungi and evaluation of variour essential oils for their antifungal activity, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  6. Control of building fungi by using extracts of Tagetes patula, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  7. Control of building fungi by using extracts of Eucalyptus globulus, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  8. Control of building fungi by using essential oil/extract of Lantana camara, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  9. Antifungal activity of essential oils of Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Ricinus communis and Syzygium aromaticum on mortar cubes, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar
  10. Antifungal activity of Aloe vera leaves extract against Aspergillus niger Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  11. Antifungal activity of extract of castor leaves against Rhizopus arrihizus. Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  12. Control of building fungi by using barks extracts of Terminalia arjuna , Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  13. Use of alkaliphilic bacteria on mortar. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  14. Estimation of microbial induced calcium precipitation. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  15. Study of microbial calcite precipitation by Bacillus species in cementitious beam. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  16. Use of calcifying bacteria on mortar. Kunti Naman Institute of Pharma Technology and Science, Haridwar.
  • Colloquium delivered:
  1. Control of building pests, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, January 3, 2003.
  2. Programme on S & T communication and presentation skills, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, June 6, 2012 .
  • Expert Member:
  1. Expert member for the evaluation of performance of the Project Staffs working in various projects atCSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.
  2. External expert member for  evaluation of JRF/SRF working in various projects at IIT, Roorkee.
  3. Reviewer of research proposal submitted to Extramural Research Division, HRD Group, CSIR, New Delhi
  4. Reviewer of several international / national research publication.
  5. Member of committee constituted for preparation of compendium on CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee (65 years of glorious journey).