NameDr. Sukhdeo R. Karade
Date of Birth01.08.1964,
Present DesignationChief Scientist & Professor (AcSIR) and Group Leader (ASCD Group)
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
M.Tech.Civil & Environmental Engg.Maulana Azad College of Tech.(NIT), BhopalIndia1994
Ph.D.An Investigation of Cork-Cement CompositesBrunel University, LondonUK2003


a) Main Area of SpecializationBuilding Materials, Health Assessment and Repair of Concrete Structures; Corrosion & Its Control
b) Sub-area of SpecializationConcrete Repair Materials, Corrosion in RCC Structures, Cathodic Protection, Composites
Current Major Research ProjectInnovative Materials & Technologies for Next Generation Green Buildings; Hemp Concrete; Eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitors; Precast Concrete Connection Systems

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
UKPhD Studies14th Oct., 20003rd Oct., 2003
FranceAcademic31st Aug. 20032nd Sept. 2003
SloveniaConference3rd Sept. 20018th Sept. 2001
Publications and Patents
Current Publications:

  1. Solanki, A., Sharma, U., Singh, L. P., Karade, S. R. (2022). Mineralogical and microstructural studies of C–S–H exposed to sulphate attack. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 1-18. (DOI: 10.1080/19648189.2022.2140206)
  2. Solanki A., Singh L.P., Karade S.R., Sharma U. (2022) Mineralogy of tricalcium aluminate hydration with silica nanoparticles, Construction and Building Materials, 340, 127707,
  3. Baariu K., Tarunkumar MV, Chidambaram RS, Karade SR (2022). A Critical Review of the Performance of Precast Structures under Different Types of Loading. Structural Engineering Digest, 12(1), 102-112.
  4. Rawat, A., Karade, S. R. and Thapliyal, P. C. (2022), Green Corrosion Inhibition of Steel Reinforcement embedded in Concrete using Aqueous Extract of Azadirachta Indica, Proc. 28th International Conference & Expo on Corrosion (CORCON2022), NACE AMPP Udaipur, Paper No. RCC22.
  5. Lal M., Chidambaram RS, Karade, S. R. (2022), Critical Review of the Rehabilitation Techniques of Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams using Composites, Proc. 28th International Conference & Expo on Corrosion (CORCON2022), NACE AMPP Udaipur, Paper No. RCC27.
  6. Solanki A., Singh L.P., Karade S.R., Sharma U. (2021) Functionality of silica nanoparticles on hydration mechanism and microstructure of tricalcium aluminate, Construction and Building Materials, 299, 124238,
  7. Rawat, A., Karade, S. R. and Thapliyal, P. C. (2021), Eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibition of Steel Reinforced Concrete by Aqueous Extract of Phyllanthus Emblica, Proc. 27th International Conference & Expo on Corrosion (CORCON-2021), Virtual, 18 – 20 November, 2021, Paper No. RCC12.
  8. Kumar, G. S., Saini, P. K., & Karade, S. R. (2020). Impact of Mixing Approaches on Properties of Recycled Aggregate Mortar. ACI Materials Journal117(6), 201-214.
  9. Goyal, A., & Karade, S. R. (2020). Efficiency of cathodic prevention to control corrosion in seawater mixed concrete. Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation5(1), 1-11.(
  10. Jami, T., Karade, S. R. and Singh, L. P. (2019). A review of the properties of hemp concrete for green building applications. Journal of Cleaner Production, 239, 117852. (
  11. Kumar, G. S., Saini, P. K., Karade, S. R., & Minocha, A. K. (2019). Chemico-thermal treatment for quality enhancement of recycled concrete fine aggregates. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 1-14. (
  12. Goyal A. and Karade S.R. (2019) Steel Corrosion and Control in Concrete made with Seawater. Innovations in Corrosion and Materials Science. (DOI : 10.2174/ 2352094909666191121104836)
  13. Kirthika, S.K. Singh S.K. and Karade S.R. (2019) Residual properties of basalt and polypropylene hybrid fibre reinforced concrete exposed to elevated temperatures. The Indian Concrete Journal. August  (2019) pp. 16-31.
  14. Jami, T. Singh L.P. and Karade, S. R. (2019) Vegetal Concrete: A Foundation for Carbon Neutral Built Environment. Proc. 16th NCB International Seminar on Cement, Concrete and Building Materials 03-06 December 2019,  New Delhi, India Paper No. 106.
  15. Karade S. R., Thapliyal P.C.  and Rawat A., “Corrosion Control in Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures: Green Approaches”; In: Proc. of 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control, Bhubaneswar, Dec. 5-7, 2018, Paper no. CC-3.
  16. Santha Kumar, G.; Saini, P. K.; Minocha, A. K.; Karade, S. R. (2018). A Comprehensive Review on the Characterization of Recycled Concrete Sand. In: Proceedings of 3rd RN Railkar Memorial International Conference and Gettu–Kodur International Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology of Concrete, Mumbai, Dec. 14-15, 2018; pp . 242-249.
  17. Karade S. R. and Rawat A., “Electrochemical Techniques for Corrosion Control in Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures”, NACE NIGIS CORCON 2018, at Jaipur,  Sept. 30- Oct. 3., 2018, Paper No. RCC17.
  18. Rawat A., Karade S. R. and Thapliyal P. C., Eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitor for Steel Reinforced Concrete”, NACE NIGIS CORCON 2018, at Jaipur,  Sept. 30- Oct. 3., 2018, Paper No. RCC18.
  19. Thapliyal P. C., Karade S. R., Vibhrant, Dixit A. and Kumar R., “Role of renewable materials in development of protective coatings”, NACE NIGIS CORCON 2018, at Jaipur, Sept. 30- Oct. 3., 2018, Paper No. RCC21.
  20. Palla, R., Karade, S. R., Mishra, G., Sharma, U., & Singh, L. P. (2017). High strength sustainable concrete using silica nanoparticles. Construction and Building Materials, 138, 285-295 (PDF).
  21. Thapliyal, P. C., Karade, S. R., Pundir, A. (2017). Effect of coating thickness and nano additive on permeability of some modified waterborne acrylic coatings. Journal of Ind. Chem. Society94(1), 47-52.
  22. कराड़े एस. आर. (2018) अगली पीढ़ी के हरित भवनों हेतु अभिनव सामग्री एवं प्रोद्योगिकियाँ । निमार्णिका (2017-18) 26-29.
  23. Tamilselvan, N., Chidambaram R.S. and Karade, S. R. (2018) “Research on Failures of Precast Structures and Some Innovative Solutions”, Proc. National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, New Delhi, pp.230-240.
  24. Chidambaram, RS and Karade, S.R. (2018) “Precast Concrete Element Connections, Issues and Innovative Solutions”; Proc. International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures, Roorkee. Paper No. 156, 7-8 March, 2018.
  25. Mokani J. and Karade, S. R. (2018) “Green Corrosion Inhibitors for RC Structures”, Proc. International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures, Roorkee. Paper No. 234. 7-8 March, 2018.
  26. Jami T., Karade, S. R. and Singh L.P. (2018) Hemp Concrete – A Traditional and Novel Green Building Material, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures (ACMS 2018), Roorkee. Paper No. 233. 7-8 March, 2018.
  27. Karade S.R. & Goyal A. Corrosion of Steel in Seawater Mixed Concrete & Control Measures NACE NIGIS CORCON 2016, at New Delhi, Sept. 18-21, 2016, Paper No. RC-25.
  28. Karade S.RElectrochemical Corrosion Mitigation Techniques for RC Structures” Proc. National Workshop on “Advances in Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures”, Roorkee September 22-23, 2016 pp. 209-218.
  29. Karade S.R. Performance of Cementitious Anodes for Cathodic Protection of RC Structures. Cathodic Protection Summit, New Delhi, 27-28 May 2016.
  30. Singh, S.K., Kirtika, S.K., Karade, S.R. & Verma, U. Basalt Fiber-A Potential Construction Building Materials”, Proc. of International Seminar on “Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies”, BMTPC, New Delhi, March 21-22, 2016 pp. 185-194.
  31. Thapliyal,P.C., Karade, S.R. and Pundir, A. Improvement of energy efficiency of modified acrylic coatings by nanoadditives”, National Conference on Advanced Materials and Applications (NCAMA-2016), March 4-5, Department of Physics, Fergusson College, Pune, 9, 2016.
  32. कराड़े एस. आर. जलवायु परिवर्तन का धातु संक्षारण पर प्रभाव. आवास: प्राक्रतिक आपदा एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन की चुनोतियाँ’ विषय पर राष्ट्रीय वैज्ञानिक संगोष्ठी॰ केंद्रीय भवन अनुसंधान संस्थान, रुड़की. 10-11 दिसंबर, 2015.
  33. गोयल ए. एवं कराड़े एस.आर. संधारणीय (सस्टेनेबल) कंक्रीट बनानेमें समुद्री जल की उपयोगिता’. आवास: प्राक्रतिक आपदा एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन की चुनोतियाँ विषय पर राष्ट्रीय वैज्ञानिक संगोष्ठी. केंद्रीय भवन अनुसंधान संस्थान, रुड़की. 10-11 दिसंबर, 2015.
  34. Karade S.R. Potential of Cork Cement Composite as a Thermal Insulation Material. Key Engineering Materials. Theme: Materials and Construction Technologies for Sustainable Development Vol. 666, pp. 17-29, Nov. 2015.
  35. Karade S.R. Cementitious Anodes for Corrosion Mitigation in RC Structures. India-UK Seminar on”Green Construction Materials for Sustainable Build“, At New Delhi, 28-29 March, 2015.
  36. Thapliyal, P. C., Karade S. R. , and  Singh K. “Improvement of properties of coating systems with cardanol modified epoxy primer.” J. Mater. Environ. Sci. 6(4) 2015:1009-1015.
  37. Singh L.P., Karade S.R., Bhattacharyya S.K., Yousuf M.M.,  Ahalawat S. 2013 Beneficial role of nanosilica in cement based materials – A review. Construction & Building Materials. 47: 1069-1077.
  38. Eldho C.A. & Karade S.R. Cement Based Anodes – Future of Electrochemical Repair Techniques in RC Structures. International Conference on Trends and Challenges in Concrete Structures Ghaziabad(India), December 19-21, 2013 pp. 714-722.
  39. Karade S.R. & Thapliyal, P.C.,Energy efficient corrosion control measures in steel reinforced concrete structures, Proc. International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings, New Delhi, Feb.13-15, 2013, TS 2, 24.
  40. Thapliyal, P.C. & Karade, S.R.,Studies on physico-mechanical behavior of thermal insulating coatings for buildings, Proc. International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings, New Delhi,Feb13-15, 2013, TS 4, 52.
  41. Karade S.R. 2012. Corrosion Control in Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures for Sustainability. Proc. 28th National Convention of Civil Engineers, Roorkee. pp. 433-437.
  42. Bhaskar, DVM & Karade S.R. 2012. Corrosion Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures. Proc. 28th National Convention of Civil Engineers, Roorkee. pp. 438-443.
  43. Karade, S.R. 2010. Cement-bonded Composites from Lignocellulosic Wastes. Construction & Building Materials. 24(8): 1323-1330.
  44. Karade S.R., Thapliyal P.C. and Agrawal S.P. 2009. Influence of Aggressive Exposure Conditions on Performance of Repair Materials. Proc. Conference on Trends and Challenges in Structural Engineering and Construction Technologies. Feb. 11-12, 2009 at C.B.R.I., Roorkee. pp. 321-327.
  45. Thapliyal, P.C., Karade S.R. and Agrawal S. P. 2009. Innovative Epoxy Coating for the Protection of Concrete Structures. 33rd IABSE Symposium Sustainable Infrastructure: Environment Friendly, Safe and Resource Efficient, Bangkok, Thailand, September 9-11, 2009.
  46. Thapliyal, P.C., Karade S.R. 2009. Performance studies of coating systems based on Cardanal modified epoxy for concrete structures. NACE World CORCON 2009, Mumbai 29th Sept 1st Oct 2009.
  47. Aggarwal, L.K., Agrawal, S.P., Thapliyal P.C. and Karade, S.R. 2008. Studies on the use of arhar stalks for making cement-bonded composite boards. Cement Concrete Composites. 30: 44-51.
  48. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal P.C. and Karade, S.R. 2007. Epoxy-cardanol based anticorrosive paints.Progress in Organic Coatings. 59:76-80.
  49. Karade, S.R., Irle, M.A. and Maher, K. 2006. Influence of granule properties and concentration on cork-cement compatibility. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff. 64:281-286.
  50. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal P.C. and Karade, S.R. 2007. Properties of polymer-modified mortars using epoxy and acrylic emulsions. Construction and Building Materials. 21:379–383.
  51. Karade, S.R., Lakhani, R. and Asthana, K.K. 2006. Evaluation of repair materials: Issues and methods.New Construction and Building Materials World. Feb. 11(8):152-168.
  52. Karade, S.R., and Aggarwal, L.K. 2005. Cement-bonded lignocellulosic composites for building applications. Metals Materials and Processes, 17(2): 129-140.
  53. Aggarwal, L.K. and Karade, S.R. 2005. Recent developments in cement-bonded building products. Civil Engineering & Construction Review. September: 24-31.
  54. Karade, S.R., Irle, M.A. and Maher, K. 2003. Assessment of Wood-Cement Compatibility: A New Approach. Holzforschung. 57:672:680.
  55. Agrawal, S.P. and Karade, S.R. 1999. Eco-Friendly Down Stream Technologies – A Perspective View.Industrial Safety Chronicle; Vol. (30), No. 3, pp 31-34.
  56. Karade, S.R. and Saxena, M. 1996. Save Our Resources – A Case of Environmentally Conscious Building.Ind. Archt. & Builder, April. pp. 75-78.
  57. Raju, C. B., Karade, S. R. and Khazanchi, A. C. 1996.Studies on local clay soils of Bhopal for better quality bricks and ceramic materials. Indian Ceram. 39(2) 205-223.
  58. Karade S.R., Mittal A.K. Thapliyal P.C. and Agrawal S.P. 2008. Deterioration and Repair of Concrete Structures in Thermal Power Plants Proc. Structural Engineers Congress (SEC-2008), Chennai, Dec. 18-20, pp. 1227-1236.
  59. Karade SR. 2008. Spreadsheet Applications in Building Material Research Studies. Proc. Conference on Challenges and Applications of Mathematical Modelling Techniques in Building Science and Technology (CAM2TBST), Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee. February 7-8, 2008 (PDF)
  60. Karade SR and Agrawal SP. 2007. Testing and Evaluation of Repair Materials. Proc. Structural Engineers World Congress, Bangalore, Nov. 2-7, Paper No. 291.
  61. Karade SR. 2007. Developments in Cement-Bonded Composite Material Technology. Proc. National Seminar on Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engg. Practices, Roorkee, 23-24 Nov. pp. 57-64.
  62. Karade, S.R.. 2005. Optimisation of Water-Cement Ratio for Determination of Wood-Cement Compatibility. Proc. 9th NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, New Delhi. Vol.2, VI:353-360.
  63. Karade, S.R., Thapliyal, P.C. and Aggarwal, L. K. 2005. An Alternative Polymer System to Improve Properties of Cementitious Mortar for Repair Applications. Proc. 9th NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, New Delhi. Vol. 2, VI:385-390.
  64. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal P.C. and Karade, SR. 2004. Anti corrosive paints for the protection of steel structures. Conference Papers- International Conference on Corrosion (CORCON 2004), NACE, New Delhi. Dec. 2-4. Paper No. 101, pp. 1-11.
  65. Irle, M.A. Karade, S.R., and Maher, K. 2004. Floating concrete! Lightweight concrete from granulated cork waste. In: Jorge, F.C. (Ed.) Proc. International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible Forest Products.Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto (Portugal) 22-24 Sept. 235-243.
  66. Karade, S.R., and Aggarwal, L.K. 2004. Cement bonded building products from lignocellulosic wastes. In:Proc. Nat. Seminar on Recent Trends in Building Materials. MRSI, Bhopal. 203-211.
  67. Karade, S.R., Maher, K. and Irle, M.A. 2002. Use of lignocellulosic wastes for sustainable construction. CEWorld, First Online Conference of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on its 150th Anniversary (
  68. Karade, S.R., Irle, M.A. and Maher, K. 2001. Physico-chemical aspects of use of cork in cementitious composites. Proc. Fifth International Conference on Wood Science and Forestry; Lujbljana, Slovenia. pp. 97-106.
  69. Prabaker, J., Khazanchi, A. C., Rao, T. C. Saxena, M., Morchhale, R. K. and Karade, S.R. 1999. Fly ash based materials for housing sector at RRL, Bhopal – India. Pages 33-1 – 33-8 in S. S. Tyson, B. R. Stewart, and G. J. Deinhart (Symp. Tech. Mgrs.) Proc.: 13th Int. Symp. on Use and Manage. of Coal Combustion Products (CCPs), Vol. 1. Orlando, FL, (USA) Jan. 11-15. EPRI TR-111829-V1. #M10999
  70. Agrawal, S.P. and Karade, S.R. 1999. Eco-Friendly Down Stream Technologies – A Perspective View.Proc. IAEM Annual Conference, Dec. 1999, Nagpur.
  71. Saxena M. and Karade, S.R. 1998. Use of Fly Ash in making Polymer Composite Material. Proc. International Conference on Fly Ash Disposal & Utilisation, New Delhi, pp. 36-43.
  72. Saxena M. and Karade, S.R. 1998. Mechanical Properties of Red Mud Polymer Composite. Proc. International Conference on Aluminium (INCAL), New Delhi.
  73. Karade, S.R., Ahirwar, R.S. and Balasubramanian T.S. 1997. FEA requirement for Civil Engineering – FEAST point of view”, FEAST User’s Conference, Trivendram.
  74. Morchhale, R.K., Saxena, M. and Karade, S.R. 1996. Wood Substitute from Red mud Polymer Composite Material. Indian Bauxite and Alumina: Problem and Prospects. BAUXAL – 96. Bhubneshwar; Allied Publishers, pp 417-428.
  75. Prabakar, J., Saxena, M., Ahirwar, R.S. and Karade, S.R. Use of Fly Ash in Building Industry — A Case Study. In: Varma C.V.J. (Ed). Proc. Seminar on Fly Ash Utilisation, CBIP, New Delhi, 1996. pp. II 53-58.
  76. Saxena, M., Karade, S.R. and Morchhale, R.K. 1996. Development of Fly Ash based Composite Material.Proc. 3rd International Conference on Power Development in Afro-Asian Countries, Kathmandu,. pp. 1642-1646.
  77. Karade, S.R., Morchhale, R.K., Saxena, M. and Khazanchi, A.C. 1995. Utilisation of Fly Ash with Indian Soils for Bricks. Proc. Workshop on Fly Ash Utilisation, CBIP and RRL, Bhopal.
  78. Saxena, M., Morchhale, R.K. and Karade, S.R. 1995. ‘Development of Fly Ash Polymer Composite – An Alternative to Wood’; Workshop on Fly Ash Utilisation, CBIP and RRL, Bhopal.
  79. Saxena, M., Morchhale, R.K., Asokan, P. and Karade S. R. 1993. Bulk Utilisation of Fly ash: An innovative Approach, Proc. of National Seminar on ‘Environmental Aspects of Thermal Power Plants, NTPC Noida.
  80. Asokan, P. Karade, S.R. and Khazanchi A.C. 1993. Bricks Manufacturing from Fly Ash”; Proc. National Seminar on Ash Utilisation; NTPC Korba.
  81. Karade, S.R. and James, J. 1991. Clay Fly Ash Bricks. Proc. of Eighth National Symposium & Workshop on Thermal Analysis, Bhubaneshwar, 16 – 21 Dec’91.
  82. James, J., Karade, S.R., and Khazanchi, A.C. 1991. Building Materials from Industrial Wastes, Proc. Seminar cum Integrated training programme on Low Cost Building Materials & Housing, SATI, Vidisha.
  83. Karade, S.R., Khazanchi, A.C., Chauhan, R.K., Srivastva, A.K., Patel, M.K. and Morchhale, R.K. 1990. Development of New Building Materials using Waste Materials for Construction Industry”, Proc. 5th National Convention of Civil Engineers, Calcutta.

Scientific Books / Book Chapters:

  1. Jami, T., Karade, S.R., Singh, L.P. (2022). Current Trends in Applications of Cannabis/Hemp in Construction. In: Agrawal, D.C., Kumar, R., Dhanasekaran, M. (eds) Cannabis/Hemp for Sustainable Agriculture and Materials. Springer, Singapore.
  2. Karade S.R., Jami T. (2021) Application of Vegetal Concrete for Carbon-Neutral Built Environment. In: Lackner M., Sajjadi B., Chen WY. (eds) Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Springer, New York, NY.
  3. Karade, S.R., Irle, M.A. and Maher, 2002. Cork granules as lightweight aggregate. In: Dhir, R.K., Dyer, T.D. and Halliday, J.E. (Eds.). Sustainable Concrete Construction. Thomas Telford, London. pp. 253-262.

Patents filed / granted:

  1. Agrawal, S.P. and Karade, S.R. 2002. A process for making lightweight sandwich panels using paper industry waste (Patent no. IN200200280-I1)
  2. Khazanchi A.C., Karade, S.R. and Raju C.B. An improved process for the manufacture of bricks( Filing Date 01-Aug-1990, Grant Date 07-Mar-1997; No. 176842)

Tech. Reports:

  1. A Preliminary Report on Health Assessment & Repair of Cooling Towers at NTPC, Simhadri, March 2009.
  2. Health Assessment of Cooling Towers & Chimney in KBUNL, Muzaffarpur, Feb. 2009.
  3. Health Assessment of Coal Handling Plant and DM Plant Structures, Report No. O(S)/0178, Nov. 2008 submitted to Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Ltd., Muzaffarpur, Dec. 2008.
  4. A Preliminary Report & Scope of Work for Health Assessment & Repair of Chimneys at TTPS, Talcher, Sept. 2008.
  5. A Preliminary Report on Health Monitoring of Residential Quarters, Public Buildings of Permanent Townships & other Areas in Plant Premises at NTPC Badarpur, Feb. 2008.
  6. Health Monitoring of Concrete Structures and Flooring of Sulphur Recovery Unit and Recommendations for Repair and Protective Treatments at Hazira Plant, submitted to ONGC, Surat, Feb., 2006.
  7. A Critical Appraisal of Wall, Roof and Floor Panels Used in Industrialised Buildings, Submitted to DST, July 2006.
  8. Health Monitoring of NPK Plant and Prilling Tower Structures of Zuari Industries Ltd., Goa and Recommendations for Repair & Protective Treatments, May 2005.
  9. Permanent Form Work, Submitted to DST as a Part of a Project Report, May 2005.
  10. Technology Development for Value Addition to By-Products of Oilseeds Pulses and Maize. CBRI Report No. O(G)/0003. 2005.

Processes Developed:

  1. Developed process-know how for ‘Epoxy based Coating System for Protection of Steel Structures’, which has been successfully commercialised (with Dr LK Aggarwal and Dr PC Thapliyal).
  2. Developed process-know how for ‘Water Based Epoxy Systems for Protection of Concrete Structures’, which has been successfully commercialised (with Dr LK Aggarwal and Dr PC Thapliyal).
  3. Developed a process-know how for making ‘Sandwich Panels from Paper Industry Waste’, (with Mr S P Agrawal).
  4. Developed process-know how for ‘Wood Substitute Products from Fly ash Polymer Composites’, which has been successfully commercialised (with Dr M. Saxena and Mr RK Morchhale).
  5. Developed ‘Red Mud Polymer Composites for Building Applications’, (with Dr M. Saxena and Mr RK Morchhale).

Process Under Utilization: 5

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Foundation Day AwardCSIR-CBRISuccessful commercialization of coating technology2002
Best Paper AwardNACE, CORCONBest paper presented in the RCC & Infrastructure Section2009
University BursaryBuckinghamshire Chilterns University Collge (UK)PhD Studies2000-03
Diamond Jubilee Director’s AwardCSIR-CBRIDevelopment of best technology / innovation / know-how which has maximum impact on the society2011-12
Outstanding ReviewerThe Editors of ’CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS’, Elsevier, AmsterdamOutstanding contribution in reviewing and in recognition of contribution made to the quality of the journal2014
Best Paper AwardCathodic Protection Summit, 2016Best Technical Paper Presented2016
Best Paper AwardNACE NIGIS CORCON 2018Best paper in the RCC Section2018
Outstanding Concrete Technologist AwardIndian Concrete Institute & UltraTechOn Concrete Day for the Year 2017-182018
Meritorious AwardNational Corrosion Council of India (NCCI)Contribution in corrosion control2018
Professional Experience:

19th March’98 – till date: Scientist, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee

Initiated and have been engaged in several research and consultancy projects on development alternative building materials including repair materials and corrosion studies. The research works are focused on utilisation of industrial wastes like fly ash, paper industry waste and renewable resources like natural fibres, agro-forestry by-products and others, such as cathodic protection of concrete structures. In addition to these projects, actively engaged in testing & characterisation of building materials, health monitoring of building structures and setting up new laboratory test facilities.

In addition to the above teaching and guiding MTech/PhD students of AcSIR Since 2011.

July’87- March’98: Associated with RRL (Now CSIR-AMPRI), Bhopal

R&D works mainly related to natural fibre reinforced polymer composites, sisal cement roofing sheets, and clay fly ash bricks and other green building materials. My additional responsibilities included testing & characterization of building materials using state-of-the-art equipment including Non-Destructive Techniques (NDT).

May’84 – July’87: Associated with M.S. Tolay, Civil Engg. Consultants, Chhindwara

Works included designing, drawing, estimation and execution of residential & industrial buildings, water supply & sewage schemes and other civil engineering structures.

Any other:
  • Chairman, BIS CED – 41 Committee on Waterproofing & Damp proofing
  • President, ‘Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures (ISCMS)’ for 2022-24
  • Vice President, ‘Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures’ for 2016-18 and 2018-20.
  • Member, Standing Committee for Innovative Building Materials & Technologies set up in BMTPC by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India (Feb. 2009).
  • Lab Coordinator, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) (2014-20)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Sciences (since 2nd Feb. 2009).
  • ‘Member’ American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ‘Fellow’ Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Member’ Indian Concrete Institute
  • Member’ Materials Research Society of India
  • ‘Life Member’ Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures
  • ‘Life Member’ Indian Wind Engineering Society
  • ‘Life Member’ Indian Association for Environmental Management
  • Member’ Construction Institute (USA)
  • Associate Member’ Institute of Nanotechnology (UK)
  • Member’ Association of British Scholars in India