NameKulkarni Kishor Sitaram
Date of Birth27.06.1984,
Present DesignationScientist
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Civil EngineeringShivaji University, KolhapurIndia2005
M.E.Civil-StructuresShivaji University, KolhapurIndia2007
Ph. D.Civil EngineeringNITK, SurathkalIndia2014


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil-Structures
b) Sub-area of SpecializationConcrete Technology, Fire Damaged Concrete Structure, Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
U.K. Research Interaction at University of Dundee, Scotland15/03/2011 15/04/2011
JapanPaper Presentation in 2nd International Engineering Symposium (IES-2012), at Kumamoto University, Japan04/03/201209/03/2012
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards):


  1. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Subhash C. Yaragal and K. S. Babu Narayan, (2019). “Core recovery: a damage diagnosis tool for thermally deteriorated concrete”, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 10(2), 126-137
  2. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Subhash C. Yaragal,K. S. Babu Narayan, and Harsha Vardhan (2017). “Assessment of Thermally Deteriorated Concrete by Drilling Resistance Test and Sound Level” Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing, ,53(11), 805–815.
  3. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Ashok Kumar, Navjeev Saxena (2017).“An Integrated Approach Towards a Model Village: Case Study from Belagavi District”. Journal of Environmental  Nanotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 48-54.
  4. Ashok Kumar Sayantani Lala, and Kishor S. Kulkarni, (2017). “Impact of Increased Heights and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) on Housing Environments”, BMTPC- Special Issue of  Nirman Sarika (World Habitat Day), Vol. 6, Issue 3, July-September, 2017 pp. 58-63.
  5. Yaragal, S. C., Babu Narayan, K. S., Venkataramana, K., Kulkarni, K. S., Gowda, H. C., Reddy, G. R. and Sharma, A. “Studies on Normal Strength Concrete cubes subjected to elevated temperatures.” Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 1(4), 2010, 248-262.
  6. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Forensic engineering of fire damaged structures- state of art.” International Journal of Forensic Engineering, 1(3/4), 2013, 342 – 354.
  7. Mujamil K, Vinay D, Sikandar M Ali, Shridhar B. M. and K S Kulkarni, “Mechanical Properties of Reactive Powder Concrete for Different Curing Regimes”, International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, 8(6), 2015,  2698-2702.
  8. Kushal Krishna Bastwadkar and Kishor Kulkarni, “Effect of Embedded Length and Bar Diameter of Reinforcement on Bond Strength Behavior of High Strength Concrete Subjected to Elevated Temperatures”, Civil and Environmental Research, 8(1), 2016, 50-56.


  1. K S Babu Narayan, Subhash C. Yaragal and Kishor Kulkarni, “ Potential use of drilling resistance test as a non-destructive testing tool in failure forensics”, Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading (PROTECT2015), Michigan State University , East Lansing, MI, USA, on  29-30 June, 2015.
  2. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Performance of High Strength Concrete subjected to elevated temperatures.” 2nd International Engineering Symposium (IES-2012), 5-7 March 2012, at Kumamoto University, Japan, C1-1-1-C1-1-6.
  3. Ashok Kumar, Sayantani Lala, Kishor Kulkarni and Ar. Vijay Raj Deopa (2017), “Housing at the Centre for Sustainable future of cities”, 22nd Annual Convention and National seminar on “Housing for All in Urban and Rural Areas” at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi.
  4. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Colorimetry as a simple tool for assessment of fire damaged concrete.” National Conference on Contemporary Civil Engineering & Practice (CCERP 2012), 20-21 April 2012, at MIT Manipal, India,
  5. Kulkarni, K. S., Babu Narayan, K. S. and Yaragal, S. C., “Effect of elevated temperature on the compressive strength and surface porosity of HPC.” UKIERI concrete congress on Innovations in Concrete Construction 2011 at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar, India.
  6. Yaragal, S. C., Babu Narayan, K S, Venkataramana, K., Kulkarni, K. S., Gowda, H. C., Reddy, G. R and Sharma, A.  “Prediction equations for residual strength assessment of normal strength concrete cubes subjected to elevated temperatures.” of the NITK-KU Joint seminar, 11 March 2010, NITK, Surathkal, India.
  7. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Statistical analysis for mechanical properties on normal strength concrete subjected to elevated temperatures.” International Conference on Earth Sciences and Engineering (ICEE 2010), 21st August 2010, at Hyderabad, India.
  8. Kulkarni, K. S., Babu Narayan, K. S. and Yaragal, S. C. “Assessment of fire damaged reinforced concrete structures.” International conference on Innovative World of Structural Engineering (ICIWSE-2010), 25 -27 December 2010, Aurangabad, India.
  • Publications previous to 2009: NIL
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • 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
Best Paper AwardCafet Innova Technical Society, Hydrabad, IndiaBest Paper2010
Travel GrantCSIR, IndiaTravel Grant for Participating in Int. Conference2012
Professional Experience:

Teaching: 5 Years and 3 Months


Any other: 

  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “Climatic Classification of India for Building Design” in International Training program on  “Climate Resilient Housing Technologies” on 19th March 2019 at NIRDPR, Hyderabad.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “Climate Scenarios and Data Analysis”  in Workshop on Improving Building Energy Efficiency, on 21st December 2018 at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “Building Energy Simulation”  in Faculty Development Programme on Climate Responsive Architecture, on 26th July 2018 at College of Architecture Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “A Green Building Material for Sustainable Habitat”  in One day seminar on Manufacturing Fly ash Bricks with New Technology, on 27th July 2017 at Bellary, Karnataka
  • Delivered a technical talk on “Importance of Proportions and Codes”, in One day Training Program to Practicing Engineers on “Concrete: Quality Control and Good Construction Practices”.
  • Organized One day workshop on “Utilization of Manufacturing Sand In Construction Industry- A Necessity Towards Sustainable Development”
Membership of Professional Societies / Bodies:

  • Life Member of The Institution of Engineers (India) (M-163910-7)
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Affiliated Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)