Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:
|Degree / Diploma||Main Subject||University/Institution with Distinction||Country||Year of Passing|
|M.Tech.||Civil & Environmental Engg.||Maulana Azad College of Tech.(NIT), Bhopal||India||1994|
|Ph.D.||An Investigation of Cork-Cement Composites||Brunel University, London||UK||2003|
|a) Main Area of Specialization||Building Materials, Health Assessment and Repair of Concrete Structures; Corrosion & Its Control|
|b) Sub-area of Specialization||Concrete Repair Materials, Corrosion in RCC Structures, Cathodic Protection, Composites|
|Current Major Research Project||Innovative Materials & Technologies for Next Generation Green Buildings; Hemp Concrete; Eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitors; Precast Concrete Connection Systems|
|UK||PhD Studies||14th Oct., 2000||3rd Oct., 2003|
|France||Academic||31st Aug. 2003||2nd Sept. 2003|
|Slovenia||Conference||3rd Sept. 2001||8th Sept. 2001|
|Publications and Patents|
Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
Patents filed / granted:
Process Under Utilization: 5
Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.
|Name of Award||Awarded by||Awarded for||Year|
|Foundation Day Award||CSIR-CBRI||Successful commercialization of coating technology||2002|
|University Bursary||Buckinghamshire Chilterns University Collge (UK)||PhD Studies||2000-03|
|Best Paper Award||NACE, CORCON||Best paper presented in the RCC & Infrastructure Section||2009|
|Diamond Jubilee Director’s Award||CSIR-CBRI||Development of best technology / innovation / know-how which has maximum impact on the society||2011-12|
|Outstanding Reviewer||The Editors of ’CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS’, Elsevier, Amsterdam||Outstanding contribution in reviewing and in recognition of contribution made to the quality of the journal||2014|
|Best Paper Award||Cathodic Protection Summit, 2016||Best Technical Paper Presented||2016|
|Best Paper Award||NACE NIGIS CORCON 2018||Best paper in the RCC Section||2018|
|Outstanding Concrete Technologist Award||Indian Concrete Institute & UltraTech||On Concrete Day for the Year 2017-18||2018|
|Meritorious Award||National Corrosion Council of India (NCCI)||Contribution in corrosion control||2018|
|Director’s Research Paper Award||CSIR-CBRI||Research paper "Chemicothermal treatment for quality enhancement of recycled concrete fine aggregates"||2020|
|Director’s Technology Award||CSIR-CBRI||Hybrid Rebar Coupler (Modified)||2020|
19th March’98 – till date: Scientist, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee
Initiated and have been engaged in several research and consultancy projects on development alternative building materials including repair materials and corrosion studies. The research works are focused on utilisation of industrial wastes like fly ash, paper industry waste and renewable resources like natural fibres, agro-forestry by-products and others, such as cathodic protection of concrete structures. In addition to these projects, actively engaged in testing & characterisation of building materials, health monitoring of building structures and setting up new laboratory test facilities.
In addition to the above teaching and guiding MTech/PhD students of AcSIR Since 2011.
July’87- March’98: Associated with RRL (Now CSIR-AMPRI), Bhopal
R&D works mainly related to natural fibre reinforced polymer composites, sisal cement roofing sheets, and clay fly ash bricks and other green building materials. My additional responsibilities included testing & characterization of building materials using state-of-the-art equipment including Non-Destructive Techniques (NDT).
May’84 – July’87: Associated with M.S. Tolay, Civil Engg. Consultants, Chhindwara
Works included designing, drawing, estimation and execution of residential & industrial buildings, water supply & sewage schemes and other civil engineering structures.