Date of Birth17.09.1989
E-mailsanthakumar [at]
Present DesignationScientist
DivisionAdvanced Structural Composites and Durability

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.ECivil Engineering Anna University, TirunelveliIndia 2011
M.TechBuilding Engineering and Disaster Mitigation Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)India 2014
Ph.DConstruction and Demolition Waste Utilization Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)India (Thesis Submitted)


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationConcrete Technology, Construction Materials, Material Science and Construction and Demolition waste etc

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
NepalTo investigate ongoing construction activities and to assess site conditions for the proposed school buildings located at Sindhupalchowk, Nepal13-March -201919-March-2019

SCI Publications (*Corresponding author)

  1. Santha Kumar*, P.K. Saini, S.R. Karade, Impact of mixing approaches on the properties of recycled aggregate mortar. ACI Materials (Accepted and article with press) (IF: 1.659/2019)
  2. Santha Kumar*, Influence of fluidity on mechanical and permeation performances of recycled aggregate mortar. Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier 213 (2019) 404-412 (IF: 4.01/2019)
  3. Santha Kumar*, Synergetic effect of a chemical activator and blast furnace slag on enhancing recycled aggregate mortar , Magazine of Concrete Research, ICE Publishing, 72(9)(2019) 471-485 (IF:2.02/2019)
  4. Santha Kumar*, P.K. Saini, S.R. Karade, A.K. Minocha, Chemico-thermal treatment for quality enhancement of recycled concrete fine aggregates . Journal of Material. Cycles and Waste Management, Springer 21 (2019) 1197-1210, (IF: 2.01/2019)
  5. Santha Kumar,*., A. K. Minocha, Studies on thermo chemical treatment of recycled concrete fine aggregates for use in concrete. Journal of Material. Cycles and Waste Management, Springer. 20 (1)(2018):  469-480 (IF: 1.62/2018)


  1. Santha Kumar*, P.K. Saini, A.K. Minocha and S.R. Karade, A Comprehensive Review on the Characterization of Recycled Concrete Sand., India Chapter of American   Concrete Institute (IC-ACI), Proceeding Vol. 1 (2018) 242- 269, ISBN:978-93-88237-28-4

Processes Developed: 3 Nos

Technology Transferred : 1 Nos (Technology entitled “Process know how to develop building components from construction and demolition waste”. has been transferred for commercialization in the year 2018 )

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Diamond Jubilee Director’s Award Director, CSIR-CBRIBest Technology Award 2019
Director’s Research Paper AwardDirector, CSIR-CBRIBest Research Publication2020

Professional Experience: Designation From To
1 Quick Hire Scientist at CSIR-CBRI 05-09-2012 07-01-2016
2 Scientist 08-01-2016 Till date