Date of Birth27.05.1973
Phone283364, 283347
E-mailrkverma_cbri [at]
Present DesignationSenior Principal Scientist & Co Coordinator (BMES Group)
GroupBuilding Materials & Environmental Sustainability

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Zoology, Botany and ChemistryRohilkhand University, BareillyIndia1993
M.Sc.Organic ChemistryRohilkhand University, BareillyIndia1995
N.E.T.Organic ChemistryAgricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ICAR), New DelhiIndia1996
Ph.D.ChemistryM. J. P. Rohilkhand University, BareillyIndia1999


a) Main Area of SpecializationOrganic Chemistry
Fungi and pests management in buildings, surface treatment of heritage surfaces by transparent product, control of vegetative growth (i.e., peepal, banyan, etc) from buildings.
antifungal treatment, protecting coating.

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
TaiwanSelected by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi for Exposure visit of Scientific Institutions / Universities of Taiwan under “National Programme for Training of Scientists and Technologists working in Government Sector”1.9.20085.9.2008
Publications and Patents

Published 43 Research / Review Papers in International / National Journals ;

Recent papers:

Rajesh K. Verma, Neeraj Jain, Anti-fungal potency of essential oils with coating for surface treatment of heritage Solani aqueduct, Roorkee, India, Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources 14 (2) 219-228, 2023 (Impact factor 0.8).

P. Tyagi, Rajesh K. Verma, Neeraj Jain, Fungal degradation of cultural heritages and options for management, Current Science 121 (12) 1553-1560, 2021 (Impact factor: 1.102).

Presented 12 Papers in International / National Conferences / Seminars.Tech. Reports: 14 Project completion report of In house R & D / EMPOWER/Mission mode projects

Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 01Chapter

Processes Developed

  1. Process know how for the treatment of heritage surface using transparent coating with anti-fungal essential oil
  2. Eco-friendly antifungal additive for paint
  3. Pilot scale process unit (Capacity: 50 Kgs) for isolation of essential oils.

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
NETICAR, New DelhiOrganic Chemistry1996
Life FellowInstitution of Chemists (India)Organic Chemistry2008
Professional Experience:
  • Teaching -One year four months teaching experience at Department of Chemistry, Bareilly College, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Research – Twenty six years research experience at Environmental Science and Technology Group, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
Any other:
  • Training Courses Attended
  • Programme on S&T Communication and Presentation Skills, CSIR- Human Resource Development Centre, Ghaziabad, May 23-25, 2012 .
  • 3rd Foundation training programme for scientists and technologists, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, May 2- July 22, 2005.
  • Training for use of E-Journals of Elsevier Science, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, July 7, 2004.

    Title of R & D Projects handled as Principal Investigator/Team Member

  • Studies for flora diversity on heritage buildings and surface treatment for preservation” under “Creation of centre of excellence on conservation of Indian heritage structures” (Ongoing).
  • Phenome India CSIR Health Cohart Knowledgebase (Ongoing)
  • Development of technology for high strength binder/value added building products using flue gas desulphurization (FGD) gypsum-a by-product of coal based thermal power plants.
  • Development of high strength binder using FGD gypsum and fly ash.
  • Development of high strength vermiculite plaster using FGD gypsum.
  • Identification of fungi on select heritage structure and development of suitable anti-fungal chemical from medicinal plants.
  • Bio-concrete as self healing material under 12th FYP of CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.
  • Evaluation of chemically cross link foam.
  • Restoration and Preservation of Reinforced Concrete Heritage Building-Secretariat Building, Chandigarh.
  • Development of eco-friendly component for fungi management on exterior and interior surface of buildings in sub tropical region of India (EMPOWER).
  • Development of environment-friendly materials/ component for termite and fungi management in buildings.
  • Studies on building fungi and their control with selected phytochemicals.
  • Investigation on select phytochemicals of insecticidal values to control termites and development of eco-friendly fungicides.
  • Development of environmental-friendly chemicals for control of building fungi.
  • Evaluation of bioactive plant molecules for termite control.
  • Development of environmental-friendly plant based chemicals for control of building fungi.
  • Development of non-toxic termite control measures in buildings.
  • Studies on behavior and controlling measures of termite.
  • Studies on eco-friendly termite control management for buildings.

Trained M. Sc./B.Tech/M.Tech Students for their project / thesis

  1. Termite control by using extracts of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  2. Control of building fungi by using extract of Ageratum conyzoides, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  3. Control of Aspergillus by using extracts of Allium sativum, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  4. Control of building termite by using extracts of Allium cepa, Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  5. Isolation and identification of building fungi and evaluation of variour essential oils for their antifungal activity, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  6. Control of building fungi by using extracts of Tagetes patula, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  7. Control of building fungi by using extracts of Eucalyptus globulus, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  8. Control of building fungi by using essential oil/extract of Lantana camara, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  9. Antifungal activity of essential oils of Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Ricinus communis and Syzygium aromaticum on mortar cubes, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar
  10. Antifungal activity of Aloe vera leaves extract against Aspergillus niger Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  11. Antifungal activity of extract of castor leaves against Rhizopus arrihizus. Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  12. Control of building fungi by using barks extracts of Terminalia arjuna , Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar.
  13. Use of alkaliphilic bacteria on mortar. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  14. Estimation of microbial induced calcium precipitation. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  15. Study of microbial calcite precipitation by Bacillus species in cementitious beam. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  16. Use of calcifying bacteria on mortar. Kunti Naman Institute of Pharma Technology and Science, Haridwar.
  17. Inhibitory effect of concrete sealer and essential oils on the growth of different fungi. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  18. Antifungal evaluation of concrete sealers on white cement panels. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  19. Assessment of anti-fungal activity of concrete sealer against Mucor species. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  20. Evaluation of surface treatment protecting coatings on cement based materials to enhance durabilit.Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi.
  21. In vitro anti-fungal efficacy of essential oils on selected building fungi. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  22. Isolation and identification of indoor wooden fungus. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  23. Isolation and Identification of outdoor wooden fungus. Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.
  24. Identification of outdoor wooden fungi, their anti-fungal susceptibility test and performance of transparent protecting coat with eucalyptus essential oil on mortar cubes. Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
  • Colloquium delivered:
  1. Control of building pests, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, January 3, 2003.
  2. Programme on S & T communication and presentation skills, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, June 6, 2012 .
  3. Prevention and control of plants on buildings, Training programme on structural pest management, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, April 19, 2023.
  • Expert Member:
  1. Expert member for the evaluation of performance of the Project Staffs working in various projects at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.
  2. External expert member for evaluation of JRF/SRF working in various projects at IIT, Roorkee.
  3. External expert member for assessment committee meeting for group III staffs of CSIR-IIP, Dehradun.
  4. Reviewer of research proposal submitted to Extramural Research Division, HRD Group, CSIR, New Delhi
  5. Reviewer of several international / national research publication.