Date of Birth28.12.1969;
Present DesignationSenior Principal Scientist
DivisionBuilding Materials and Environmental Sustainability

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Zoology, Botany and ChemistryA.P.S.University, Rewa (M.P.)India1988
M.Sc.BotanyA.P.S.University, Rewa (M.P.)India1990
M.PhilEnvironmental BiologyA.P.S.University, Rewa (M.P.)India1991
Ph.D.Environmental BiologyA.P.S.University, Rewa (M.P.)India1995


a) Main Area of Specialization• Innovative Building Material • Waste Utilization • Building Mycology
b) Sub-area of Specialization• Control of Fungi in Buildings by phytochemicals • Bio-concrete as self-healing material • Development of bio-bricks using desert sand • Development of Agro-Industrial / Bio-Waste Composites for 3D-concrete printing and 3D volumetric construction

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents

  • Publications: Published 23 Research / Review Papers in International / National Journals; Presented 12 Papers in International / National Conferences / Seminars
  1. Joshi B.C., Pandey A., Chaurasia L., Pal M., Sharma R.P., Khare A. (2003). “Antifungal activity of the stem bark of Ailanthus excels ”, Report Current Research, Volume 74, Issues 7–8, December 2003, Pages 689-691, doi :10.1016/S0367-326X(03)00160-6  
  2. Verma R. K., Chaurasia L., and Katiyar S., “Fungal Decay in Building Materials and their Alternative Control “, Proc. of the all India Seminar on Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices, Nov. 23-24, 2007, Institution of Engineers, Roorkee local center, Roorkee, India, 89-93.
  3. Verma R. K., Chaurasia L., and Katiyar S., “Evaluation of Antifungal Potency of Citrus Essential Oils against Building Fungi”, Pestology, 31(1): 29-31, 2007.
  4. Verma R. K., Chaurasia L., and Katiyar S., “Potential Antifungal Plants for Controlling Building Fungi“, Natural Product Radiance, 7 (4): 374-387, 2008.
  5. Verma K. R., Chaurasia, L., Bisht, V. (2014). “Microbial Carbonate Precipitation by Urease Producing Bacteria in Cementitious Materials ”, (IJBR), Vol5, Issue4, 2014, p671-679
  6. Rajesh K. Verma, L. Chaurasia and M. Kumar, “Antifungal activity of essential oils against selected building fungi”, Indian Journal of Natural Product Research, 2: 448-451, 2011.
  7. Rajesh K. Verma, L. Chaurasia and M. Kumar, “Fungal deterioration in buildings“, Biozone International Journal of Life Sciences, 3:420-429, 2011.
  8. Verma K. R., Chaurasia, L., Bisht, V., Thakur, M (2015). “Bio-Mineralization and Bacterial Carbonate Precipitation in Mortar and Concrete”, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol.1, No.1, Apr. 2015, pp. 5-11,
  9. Chaurasia, L., Bisht, V. (2015). “Resistance of bio-based cementitious material to acid attack”, International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 7, Issue, 11, November, 2015, pp.23112-23118
  10. Singh, L.P. , Bisht, V., Chaurasia, L., Aswathy M.S. , Gupta, S (2018). “Studies on performance enhancement of recycled aggregate by incorporating bio and nano materials:” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Volume 181, 30 August 2018, Pages 217-226,
  11. Chaurasia, L., Bisht, V., Singh, L.P. , Gupta, S (2019). “A novel approach of bio mineralization for improving micro and macro-properties of concrete” , Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Volume 195, 20 January 2019, Pages 340-351.
  12. Singh, L.P. , Bisht, V., Chaurasia, L, Gupta, S (2020). “Bacterially stabilized desert-sand bricks: Sustainable building material” Journal of American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 32, Issue 6, 1 June 2020, 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003101.
  13. Singh, L.P. , Bisht, V., Chaurasia, L (2020). “Studies on corrosion and carbonation resistance by bacteria-mediated mineralization in concrete” Journal of American Concrete Institute Materials, Volume 117, Issue 4, August 2020, Pages 13-26, 10.14359/51724610
  • Conference Paper:
  1. Chaurasia, L., “Desert sand bio-bricks: a new inclusion in building materials for arid region”,Waste to Wealth- sustainable utilization, 2019
  2. Bisht V., Chaurasia, L., “Performance Evaluation of Bio-based cementitious system under aggressive acid environment,, Advanced materials for energy, environment and health (ICAM), 2019.
  • Conference/Seminars/Workshop:
  1. L. Chaurasia and Rajesh K.Verma, (2010), Bhawano mein paye jane wali vanaspaticvardhia evam upchar, (in Hindi), Rashtriya Sangoshthi -2010 on Nirman Samagriya- Vision 2030 at CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi jointly organized by CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee and CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal.
  • Tech. Reports: 03 Project completion report
  • 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
Professional Experience:
Teaching –  Three  years; Research –Thirteen years
Any other:
  • Training Courses Attended
  1. Training for use of E-Journals of Elsevier Science, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, July 7, 2004.
  2. Short term training  programme  on use of office automation as R and D tools. Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, 13-20 April  2009.
  • Title of R & D Projects handled as Principal Investigator/Team Member
  1. Studies on building fungi and their control with selected phytochemicals.
  2. Investigation on select phytochemicals of fungicidal values to control building fungi  and development of eco-friendly fungicides.
  3. Development of environmental-friendly chemicals for control of building fungi.
  4. Development of environmental-friendly plant based chemicals for control of building fungi.
  5. Agro-industrial alkali activated composites for pre-fabricated building elements and 3D volumetric construction.
  6. Bio-concrete as self healing material
  7. Development of bio-based construction material for sustainable mass housing
  8. Studies on bio-based calcareous and siliceous construction material
  • Supervised  M. Sc. Students for their project / thesis
  1. Control of building fungi by using extract of Ageratum conyzoides, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  2. Control of Aspergillus by using extracts of Allium sativum, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  3. solation and identification of building fungi and evaluation of variour essential oils for their antifungal activity, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  4. Control of building fungi by using extracts of Tagetes patula, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  5. Control of building fungi by using extracts of Eucalyptus globulus, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  6. Control of building fungi by using essential oil/extract of Lantana camara, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.