NameRajesh Kumar Sharma
Date of Birth15.01.1992,
Present DesignationScientist
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 MitigationAcSIR- CBRI RoorkeeIndia2014
Ph.D.Structural Engg.(Limestone Calcined Clay Cement/ LC3)IIT DelhiIndiaOngoing


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering (Cement & Concrete Composites)
b) Sub-area of SpecializationStone wastes utilization, Lightweight concretes, Low carbon cement

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 Journal papers: Total IF- 18.868
      1. Kumar, R. (2020). Statistical modelling, temperature sensitivity analysis and performance based novel mix design of high volume water adsorbed in-situ ultra-fines incorporated engineered concrete composites via the Box-Behnken design of RSM approach- Part I. Cement & Concrete Composites, Elsevier (IF: 6.257/2019/Q1).
      2. Hou, P., Guo, Z, Li, Q., Zhang, X.,Liu, J., Yang, S., Kumar, R.,  Srinivasaraonaik, B., Singh, L.P. (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. (IF:4.046/ Q1).
      3. 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 ProductionElsevier, 171, 1650–1663. (IF:6.395/ Q1).
      4. 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. (IF: 2.170/ Q2).
      5. 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 (SJR- 0.264/ Q2).
    • International Conference papers:
      1. 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-
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. 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, Dec.17, 2017.
      5. 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.
      6. 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.
      7. 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, 12th – 14th June, 2019.
  • 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, “Sustainable Use of Kota Stone Waste”, Gainful Utilization of Marble Slurry and Other Stone Wastes, MNIT Jaipur, India, July 13, 2017,pp.191-192.

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, “Strategies for the Restoration of Heritage Buildings: Material Issues”, Technical Training Program, BHAGVAN- A SEARCH, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, Oct. 3-4, 2018.

5. 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.

  • National Magazine papers:

1. राजेश कुमार, रजनी लखानी व 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: 14 Nos.                                                                                                                                              

1. Rajesh Kumar and N. Gopalakrishnan, ”Low Cost Building Products using Kotastone Waste as an Aggregate Replacement”, India Industry Fair, Jaipur, Jan. 06, 2018.

2. 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.

  • Tech. Reports: 07 Nos.
  • 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.

3. 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’.

       4. Stakeholder Meeting on ‘Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3)’ in India Habitat Centre, Delhi on 06-02-2018.

  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • Technology Broucher:
    1. Flooring-cum-Wall tiles, Paver blocks & Lightweight Blocks using Kotastone Waste (2017). CSIR-Central Building Research Institute.
  • Documentary :
    1. Rajni Lakhani, Rajesh Kumar, H.K. Jain (2018), Building Materials from Kota Stone Waste, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.
  • Articles: 13 Nos. 
  • Patents processed/ filed/granted: 01 No. (processed): Rajesh Kumar and Rajni Lakhani, ‘An improved process of making cement concrete interlocking paver blocks using Kotastone slurry’ 
  • Processes Developed: 04 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 (2017-18)); Cost : 20 L)
  • 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
Improving Building Energy Efficiency 2017-20 Team member IUSSTF
Nano-Engineered Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructure 2017-20 Team member BRICS Project
  • 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


(1st Tranche)

Development of Engineered Lightweight Mud-Phuska Composite using Industrial-cum-Agricultural Wastes 2016-17 PI CSIR-800
  • Inhouse 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


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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
स्वरचित हिंदी कविता पठन प्रतियोगिता (हिंदी सप्ताह समारोह)सीबीआरआई-निदेशकप्रथम पुरस्कार2017
Diamond Jubilee Director’s Technology Award - 2017Director, CBRIBest Technology Award2018

Professional Experience:.

Sr. No. Designation From To
1 Trainee Scientist 05-09-2012 07-01-2016
2 Scientist 08-01-2016 Till date
Any other:
  • Member of BIS Committee – Acid Resistance Flooring CED 5:6.
  • Guided M.Tech., B.Tech. and M.Sc. students.