NameRajesh Kumar Sharma
Date of Birth15.01.1992
E-mailrajeshkumar@cbri.res.in, cez198634@civil.iitd.ac.in
Present DesignationSenior Scientist/Assistant Professor (AcSIR)
GroupOrganic Building Materials (OBM)

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 & Disaster MitigationAcademy of Scientific and Innovative Research - CBRI RoorkeeIndia2014
Ph.D.Structural Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) -DelhiIndiaOngoing

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering (Cement & Concrete Composites)
b) Sub-area of SpecializationANOVA, Statistical modelling, Multi-attribute optimization technique, Life-Cycle Assessment, Stone wastes utilization, Lightweight concretes, Low carbon cement, Stabilized mud composite

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Jinan, ChinaExchange visit (based on BRICS project)14.03.1929.03.19
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2014 onwards):
    • International Peerreviewed Journal papers (SCI/ Scopus): 
      1. Kumar, R. (2021). Effects of high volume dolomite sludge on the properties of eco-efficient lightweight concrete: Microstructure, statistical modeling, multi-attribute optimization through derringer’s desirability function, and life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production307, 127107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127107 (IF:9.297/2020/Q1).
      2. Kumar, R., Lakhani, R. & Ashok Kumar (2021). Physico-mechanical and thermal properties of Lightweight Structural Concrete with Light expanded clay aggregate for Energy Efficient Buildings. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, pp. 1-9, ISSN: 2366-2557 (To be published with DOI in Sept’ 2021). (Scopus Indexed)
      3. Kumar, R., Rajni Lakhani, Bibhakar Kumar Singh, Mahesh Sharma & S. K. Negi (2021). Agro-industrial Wastes Incorporated Cement Stabilized Mud Composites for Roof and Wall Assembly in Energy Efficient Building Envelope. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, pp. 1-11, ISSN: 2366-2557 (To be published with DOI in Sept’ 2021). (Scopus Indexed)
      4. Srivastava, A., Singh, S. K. & Kumar, R.   (2021). Physical and Mechanical Characterstics of Cement Mortar with Coal Bottom ash as Fine Aggregate under Elevated Temperature. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, ISSN: 2366-2557 (To be published with DOI in Sept’ 2021). (Scopus Indexed)
      5. Kumar, R. (2020). Modified mix design and statistical modelling of lightweight concrete with high volume micro fines waste additive via the Box-Behnken design approach. Cement and Concrete Composites113, 103706. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103706. (IF:6.25/2019/Q1) 
      6. Hou, P., Guo, Z., Li, Q., Zhang, X., Liu, J., Cheng, X., Kumar, R., Srinivasaraonaik, B., & Singh, L. (2019). Comparison study on the sulfate attack resistivity of cement-based materials modified with nanoSiO2 and normal SCMs: pore structure and phase composition. Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, 228, 116764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116764 (IF:4.046/2018/Q1).
      7. Kumar, R., Lakhani, R., & Tomar, P. (2018). A simple novel mix design method and properties assessment of foamed concretes with limestone slurry waste. Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 171, 1650–1663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.073 (IF:6.35/2017/Q1).
      8. Tomar, P., Lakhani, R., Chhibber, V. K., & Kumar, R. (2018). Macro-defect free cements: a future oriented polymer composite materials for construction industries. Composite Interfaces. Taylor and Francis Ltd., 25, 607-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/09276440.2018.1439637 (IF: 1.048/2017/Q2).
      9. Lakhani, R., Kumar, R., & Tomar, P. (2014). Utilization of stone waste in the development of value added products: A state of the art review. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review. 7, Issue 3, 180-187, ISSN: 1791-2377 (Scopus indexed).
    • International Conference papers:
      1. Kumar, R., Singh, B. K. . and Lakhani, R. (2021) “Development of novel lightweight mud phuska composite using less cohesive soil, agricultural and rubber aggregates for roof and wall treatment”, Abstracts of International Conferences & Meetings, 1(3). Available at: https://journals.krispon.com/index.php/aicm/article/view/42 (Accessed: 3 July 2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5052003 
      2. Kumar, R. and Lakhani, R. (2021) “Development of lightweight aggregate concrete with optimum thermal transmittance for opaque wall assembly in composite climates ”, Abstracts of International Conferences & Meetings, 1(3). Available at: https://journals.krispon.com/index.php/aicm/article/view/47 (Accessed: 3 July 2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5051936 
      3. Rajni Lakhani, Rajesh Kumar, Priyanka Tomar and Nishant Kumar, “Study of cement-lime mortars for heritage buildings: Micro-structural and Physico-mechanical aspects”, International Conference on Advanced Materials, Nirmalagiri College, Kannur, Kerala, India, pp. 103-110, 12th – 14th June, 2019.
      4. Priyanka Tomar, Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Effect of Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose and Fly Ash on the Fresh and Hardened Properties of Cement Paste”, An International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures”, IIT- Roorkee, March 7-8, 2018.
      5. Priyanka Tomar, Rajesh Kumar, Rajni Lakhani and Shahnawaz Khan,‘Influence of the Self Crosslinkable Polymers on the Properties of the Fly ash Blended Composite Cements“, An International conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial and Civil Engineering”, Jaipur, Rajasthan, pp. 52-62, Dec.17, 2017.
      6. 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.
      7. Rajesh Kumar and Rajni Lakhani, “Use of Kota Stone Slurry Waste in the Development of Non-Load Bearing Cellular Foamed Concrete Blocks”, An International Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, BMTPC, New Delhi, India, March 21-22, 2016, Paper ID – 101.
      8. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Effective Utilization of Limestone Slurry Waste as Partial Replacement of Sand for Non-structural Cellular Foamed Concrete Blocks”, RILEM Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete, La Plata Argentina ,Sept. 15-18, 2015 (Accepted paper ID: 401). URL- http://www.rilem.org/gene/main.php?base=500218&id_publication=443&id_papier=10387
  • National Conference papers:                                                                                                                           
      1. Rajesh Kumar and Rajni Lakhani, “Cement Concrete Interlocking Paver Blocks using Kotastone and Marble slurry”, Advances in Building-Road Materials and Construction Engineering (ABRMCE-2019), MNIT Jaipur, March 25th & 26th, 2019.
      2. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Strategies for the Restoration of Heritage Buildings: Material Issues”, Technical Training Program, BHAGVAN- A SEARCH, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, Oct. 3-4, 2018.
      3. Priyanka Tomar, Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, ‘‘Micro-structure and Thermal properties of polymer modified fly ash blended cement pastes for Repair applications“, A National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies”, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, Feb. 22-23, 2018.   
      4. 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.
      5. 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).
  • National Magazine papers:
      1. राजेश कुमार और बिभाकर कुमार सिंह, ”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. 
  • Keynote Lectures:                                                                                                                                               
      1. Rajesh Kumar, “Eco-cements via Synergistic use of Low Graded Industrial Waste: The Pursuit of an alternative to Portland Cement for 21st century”, Organized by- Skill Development Group, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, July 16, 2021. (URL: https://cutt.ly/BcisNgi)
      2. Rajesh Kumar, “Statistical modelling, temperature sensitivity analysis and performance-based novel mix design of high volume ultra-fines incorporated concrete composites via the Box-Behnken design approach”, Presentation- cum- colloquium Series, CSIR-CBRI, July 01, 2021.
      3. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar, “Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies utilizing Stone Waste”, Virtual Workshop on “Gainful Utilization of Stone Wastes and Slurry”, Organized by-  Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS), Government of Rajasthan, April 09, 2021.
      4. Rajesh Kumar, “Response surface modelling and multi-objective optimization of sustainable low carbon cement concrete with high volume micro-fine sludge”, International Conference on Building Materials and Construction Technologies, Dubai, UAE, Supported by- Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 08, 2021.
      5. Rajesh Kumar, Physico-mechanical and thermal performances of newly developed lightweight mud phuska composite for roof treatment”, International Conference on Reuse and Recycling of Materials and their products (ICRM – 2020), Organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala & Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, December 11-13, 2020. (http://www.recycling.macromol.in/invitedspeakers.html)
      6. Rajesh Kumar, “Sustainable Lightweight Building Products/Technologies from wastes”, Organized by- Skill Development Group, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, September 18, 2020. (URL: https://cutt.ly/BcisNgi)
      7. Rajesh Kumar, “Mix design and properties of lightweight concrete using high volume stone slurry”, Waste to Wealth- Sustainable Utilization (An Indo-UK workshop), CSIR- CBRI, Roorkee, Aug. 07, 2019.
      8. Rajesh Kumar, “Studies on composite cement using low-grade stone waste, and their use in lightweight concretes for thermal insulation”, The School of Materials Science and Engineering in the University of Jinan (UJN), China, March-2019.
      9. Rajesh Kumar and Rajni Lakhani, “Interlocking-Structural Hollow Blocks & Floor/Roof Screed using LECA & Industrial Wastes”, India-US Science & Technology Workshop, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, Dec. 21-22, 2018.
      10. Rajesh Kumar and N. Gopalakrishnan, ”Low Cost Building Products using Kotastone Waste as an Aggregate Replacement”, India Industry Fair, Jaipur, Jan. 06, 2018.
  • Tech. Reports: 04 Nos.
  • Workshop/STC etc : 13 Nos.
      1. Training on ‘Ethics & Values for Scientists and Technologists‘ organized by DST- New Delhi during 23-27th November 2020.
      2. One week workshop entitled ‘Sustainable Construction Practices for Civil Engineers’ hosted by Jaypee University of Waknaghat during 03-08th August 2020.
      3. Stakeholder Meeting on ‘Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3)‘ in India Habitat Centre, Delhi on 06-02-2018.
      4. Technology Problem Discussion Session on ‘Mineral and Building Stone Processing Industries‘ in ‘India Industry Fair’ at JECC, Sitapura, Jaipur on 06-01-2018; as an ‘Expert Committee Member’ (With Director, CSIR-CBRI) 
      5. National Workshop on ‘Gainful utilization of Marble slurry and other stone wastes‘ at MNIT Jaipur on 13-07-2017.
      6. 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.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
    • Srivastava A., Kumar R. & Lakhani R. (2021). “Low energy Eco-cementitious binders as an alternative to ordinary Portland cement: A sustainable viable solution for the modern cement industries”.in ‘Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices: Applications of Industry 4.0’ published by Springer (In Press).
    • Utilization of Kotastone/ Marble Waste for Sustainable Development of Stone Industry, “Stone Panorama- The Global Magazine of dimension stone Industry”, 87th Edition, Volume 22, No. 3, July-Sept 2020 edition.
  • Technology Broucher:
    1. Flooring-cum-Wall tiles, Paver blocks & Lightweight Blocks using Kotastone Waste (2017). CSIR-Central Building Research Institute.
  • Documentary :
    1. Value-added sustainable Building Materials using Kota Stone Waste, 2019, Prepared by Agnii_GOI, Delhi. (URL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu40JXa4jTY)
    2. Building Materials from Kota Stone Waste, 2018, Prepared by CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee. (URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcYo5RyH7jw&t=145s)
  • Articles: 03 Nos.
  • Patents filed/granted: 01 No.
    • Lakhani, R. and Rajesh Kumar, “An improved process of making cement concrete interlocking paver blocks using Kotastone slurry” (Patent application no. 0059NF2021, Filed in March’ 2021).
  • Processes Developed: 02 Nos.
  • MoU Signed : 01 No.
  • Process Under Utilization/Technology Transferred: 01 No. (Rajni Lakhani & Rajesh Kumar Building Products using Kota Stone Waste” to M/s Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board on 8th Aug.’ 2017; Cost : 20 Lakhs) (https://techindiacsir.anusandhan.net/online/Control.do)
  • GAP  Projects: 
Title   Duration   Role Funding Agency
Development of low energy- low carbon ECO cementitious binders via synergistic use of low graded industrial wastes for sustainable development 2020-23 PI MoEF&CC
Development of performance improved precast lightweight composite materials using solid wastes 2020-23 Co-PI MoEF&CC
Development of Structural Interlocking Masonry Blocks using Industrial / Agro Industrial Wastes 2017-21 Active member IUSSTF
  • CSIR Projects: 
Title Duration Role Category
Utilization of marble waste to develop cost-effective sustainable building products 2020-22 Co-PI FTT (2nd Tranche)
Development of compatible repair materials for stone masonry in heritage structures (Task 6B) 2018-20 Co-PI Mission mode
Development of Flooring/ Wall Tiles-Paver blocks & Lightweight blocks using Kota stone waste 2016-18 Co-PI

FTT

(1st Tranche)

Development of Engineered Lightweight Mud-Phuska Composite using Industrial-cum-Agricultural Wastes 2016-17 PI CSIR-800
  • In-house R & D Projects:
    Title Duration Role
    Recyclability of Marble Waste in Concrete Production and other Building Products 2017-20 Co-PI

   

  • Sponsored Research Projects:         
    Title Duration Agency
    To Improve the technology of expanded clay aggregate- Thermal insulated mortar 2019-20 M/s. Rivashaa Eco Design Solutions P. Ltd., Ahmedabad, Gujarat

           

  • R&D Projects as Team Member: 04 Nos. (GAP/In-house R&D Projects/CSIR/Sponsored)

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
स्वरचित हिंदी कविता पठन प्रतियोगिता (हिंदी सप्ताह समारोह)सीबीआरआई-निदेशकप्रथम, तृतीय पुरस्कार2017, 2018
हिंदी टिप्पण एवं आलेखन प्रतियोगिता (हिंदी सप्ताह समारोह)सीबीआरआई-निदेशकतृतीय पुरस्कार2017
Diamond Jubilee Director’s Technology Award - 2017Director, CBRIBest Technology Award for ” Building Products using Kota Stone Waste ” (Shared with Dr. R Lakhani)2018

Professional Experience:.

  • Trainee Scientist : From 05-09-2012 to 07-01-2016
  • Scientist : From 08-01-2016 to 07-01-2020
  • Senior Scientist: From 08-01-2020 to till date
Any other:
  • Member of BIS Committee – Acid Resistance Flooring CED 5:6.
  • Member of “Research ethics/ Publication ethics Committee” at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee for 2021-24.
  • Mentor for UG & PG (M.Sc., B.Tech. and M.Tech.) students, and continues… Interested PG students may contact. Few PG- students are:
    1. Bibhakar Kumar Singh (M.Tech.- Completed 2016): “Agriculture-Cum-Solid Industrial Waste in the Development of Engineered Lightweight Mud Phuska Composite for Roof Treatment” (Other Supervisor: Dr. S Pal) 
    2. Anurag (M.Tech.- Ongoing): “Multi-attribute Optimization of low graded industrial wastes blended eco cementitious binders using Response surface methodology (RSM)” (Other Supervisor: Dr. S Goyal) 
    3. Abhishek Srivastava (PhD- Ongoing) : “Studies on synthesized low energy Eco-cementitious binders via synergistic use of low graded industrial wastes” (Other Supervisor: Dr. S R Karade) 
  • Research Gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rajesh-Sharma-54
  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2512-2659
  • AIR 805 (97.8 Percentile) in GATE 2012.