NameKulkarni Kishor Sitaram
Date of Birth27.06.1984,
Present DesignationSenior Scientist

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Civil EngineeringShivaji University, KolhapurIndia2005
M.E.Civil-StructuresShivaji University, KolhapurIndia2007
Ph. D.Civil EngineeringNITK, SurathkalIndia2014


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil-Structures, Building Energy Efficiency, Building Information Modelling
b) Sub-area of SpecializationIndustrialized Building, Concrete Technology, Fire Damaged Concrete Structure, Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation, Building Physics, Thermal Comfort, Building Ventilation, Life Cycle Assessment, Green Building Retrofitting, Low Energy and Low Carbon Building

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
U.K. Research Interaction at University of Dundee, Scotland15/03/2011 15/04/2011
JapanPaper Presentation in 2nd International Engineering Symposium (IES-2012), at Kumamoto University, Japan04/03/201209/03/2012
NepalConsultancy on Planning, Design & Construction Monitoring for the reconstruction of 70 school buildings and 2 Library in Nepal14/04/201924/04/2019
Publications and Patents
  • Publications:


  1. Rosaliya K., Kulkarni Kishor S., and Prasanna V. R., (2022), Life Cycle Carbon Emission Assessment for a Residential Building, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 222. Springer.
  2. Aanchal Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Kishor S. Kulkarni, (2021), Thermal comfort studies for the naturally ventilated built environments in Indian subcontinent: A review, Journal of Building Engineering, 44, 103242.
  3. Rosaliya K., Kulkarni Kishor Sitaram, Prasanna V. R, C. S.  Meena, Ashok K., Raffaello C., (2021). Estimation of carbon footprint of residential building in warm humid climate of India through BIM, Energies, 14(14), 4237.
  4. Kapoor, N.R.; Kumar, A.; Alam, T.; Kumar, A.; Kulkarni, K.S.; Blecich, P. A, (2021), Review on Indoor Environment Quality of Indian School Classrooms. Sustainability, 13, 11855.
  5. Kumar, A.; Singh, P.; Kapoor, N.R.; Meena, C.S.; Jain, K.; Kulkarni, K.S.; Cozzolino, R. (2021) Ecological Footprint of Residential Buildings in Composite Climate of India—A Case Study. Sustainability, Vol. 13, pp. 1194.
  6. Alam, T., Balam, N.B., Kulkarni, K.S., Siddiqui, I.H., Kapoor, N.R., Meena, C.S., Kumar, A., Cozzolino, R. (2021) Performance Augmentation of Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collector: A Review. Energies, Vol. 14, pp. 6203.
  7. Saboor Shaik, Kirankumar Gorantla, Venkata Ramana M., Shantiswaroop Mishra, and Kishor S. Kulkarni, (2020). Thermal and cost assessment of various polymer-dispersed liquid crystal film smart windows for energy efficient buildings, Construction and Building Materials, 263, 120155.
  8. Gandhi, M.; Kumar, A.; Elangovan, R.; Meena, C.S.; Kulkarni, K.S.; Kumar, A.; Bhanot, G.; Kapoor, N.R., (2020) A Review on Shape-Stabilized Phase Change Materials for Latent Energy Storage in Buildings, Sustainability, 12 (22), 9481.
  9. Sayantani Lala, Kshitij Jain, Ashok Kumar, Anuj Kumar, E. Rajasekar and Kishor Kulkarni, (2020), Design Aids for Supplementary Lighting Design in India, Inst. Eng. India Ser. A, 101(4), 643–656.
  10. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Subhash C. Yaragal and K. S. Babu Narayan, (2019). Core recovery: a damage diagnosis tool for thermally deteriorated concrete, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 10(2), 126-137
  11. Anshul Gaur, Abhishek Singh, Ashok Kumar, Kishor Kulkarni, Sayantani Lala, Kamal Kapoor, Vishal Srivastava, Anuj Kumar and Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay (2019). Fire Sensing Technologies: A Review, IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(9), 3191 – 3202.
  12. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Subhash C. Yaragal,K. S. Babu Narayan, and Harsha Vardhan (2017). Assessment of Thermally Deteriorated Concrete by Drilling Resistance Test and Sound Level, Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing, ,53(11), 805–815.
  13. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Ashok Kumar, Navjeev Saxena (2017). An Integrated Approach Towards a Model Village: Case Study from Belagavi District, Journal of Environmental  Nanotechnology, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 48-54.
  14. Kishor S. Kulkarni, Sayantani Lala, Kshitz Jain and Ashok Kumar (2019), Technologies Transforming waste to wealth for construction sector: An Overview, Special Issue Nirman Sarika, BMTPC, 8(3), 7-11.
  15. Ashok Kumar Sayantani Lala, and Kishor S. Kulkarni, (2017). Impact of Increased Heights and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) on Housing Environments, BMTPC- Special Issue of  Nirman Sarika (World Habitat Day), Vol. 6, Issue 3, July-September, 2017 pp. 58-63.
  16. Yaragal, S. C., Babu Narayan, K. S., Venkataramana, K., Kulkarni, K. S., Gowda, H. C., Reddy, G. R. and Sharma, A. “Studies on Normal Strength Concrete cubes subjected to elevated temperatures.” Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 1(4), 2010, 248-262.
  17. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Forensic engineering of fire damaged structures- state of art.” International Journal of Forensic Engineering, 1(3/4), 2013, 342 – 354.
  18. Mujamil K, Vinay D, Sikandar M Ali, Shridhar B. M. and K S Kulkarni, Mechanical Properties of Reactive Powder Concrete for Different Curing Regimes, International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, 8(6), 2015,  2698-2702.
  19. Kushal Krishna Bastwadkar and Kishor Kulkarni, Effect of Embedded Length and Bar Diameter of Reinforcement on Bond Strength Behavior of High Strength Concrete Subjected to Elevated Temperatures, Civil and Environmental Research, 8(1), 2016, 50-56.


  1. K S Babu Narayan, Subhash C. Yaragal and Kishor Kulkarni, “ Potential use of drilling resistance test as a non-destructive testing tool in failure forensics”, Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading (PROTECT2015), Michigan State University , East Lansing, MI, USA, on  29-30 June, 2015.
  2. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Performance of High Strength Concrete subjected to elevated temperatures.” 2nd International Engineering Symposium (IES-2012), 5-7 March 2012, at Kumamoto University, Japan, C1-1-1-C1-1-6.
  3. Ashok Kumar, Sayantani Lala, Kishor Kulkarni and Ar. Vijay Raj Deopa (2017), “Housing at the Centre for Sustainable future of cities”, 22nd Annual Convention and National seminar on “Housing for All in Urban and Rural Areas” at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi.
  4. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Colorimetry as a simple tool for assessment of fire damaged concrete.” National Conference on Contemporary Civil Engineering & Practice (CCERP 2012), 20-21 April 2012, at MIT Manipal, India,
  5. Kulkarni, K. S., Babu Narayan, K. S. and Yaragal, S. C., “Effect of elevated temperature on the compressive strength and surface porosity of HPC.” UKIERI concrete congress on Innovations in Concrete Construction 2011 at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar, India.
  6. Yaragal, S. C., Babu Narayan, K S, Venkataramana, K., Kulkarni, K. S., Gowda, H. C., Reddy, G. R and Sharma, A.  “Prediction equations for residual strength assessment of normal strength concrete cubes subjected to elevated temperatures.” of the NITK-KU Joint seminar, 11 March 2010, NITK, Surathkal, India.
  7. Kulkarni, K. S., Yaragal, S. C. and Babu Narayan, K. S. “Statistical analysis for mechanical properties on normal strength concrete subjected to elevated temperatures.” International Conference on Earth Sciences and Engineering (ICEE 2010), 21st August 2010, at Hyderabad, India.
  8. Kulkarni, K. S., Babu Narayan, K. S. and Yaragal, S. C. “Assessment of fire damaged reinforced concrete structures.” International conference on Innovative World of Structural Engineering (ICIWSE-2010), 25 -27 December 2010, Aurangabad, India.
  • Tech. Reports: Five
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
  • Ashok Kumar, Sayantani Lala, Kishor Kulkarni, S. K. Negi and Navjeev Saxena, (2018), “Conceptual Development of Industrialized Building System (IBS) for Mass Housing”, Institute of Steel development and Growth (INSDAG) 2017-18 Yearbook,
  • Scientific Guidelines:
  • CSIR – Guidelines on Ventilation of Residential and Office Buildings for SARS- Cov-2 Virus.
  • Proceeding’s:
  • International Conference Abstract Proceedings on Building Energy Demand Reduction in Global South (BUILDER 19), December 13-14, 2019.
  • Proceeding on Science for Self Resilient India and Global Welfare Theme Habitat, 6th India International Science Festival 2020, December 2020.
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted:  One
  • Technology Copyright:
  • App for determining the appropriate thickness of glass used in buildings in different regions of the country (Dairy Number- 18464/2019-CO/SW, Copyright office, GoI)
  • Processes Developed: One
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
BHAVAN FellowshipIUSSTF, and DST, New DelhiCapacity Building, Research2020
Student ExchangeUKIERI SchemeResearch2011
Best Paper AwardCafet Innova Technical Society, Hydrabad, IndiaBest Paper2010
Travel GrantCSIR, IndiaTravel Grant for Participating in Int. Conference2012
Professional Experience:

Teaching: 5 Years and 3 Months


Any other: 

  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “Climatic Classification of India for Building Design” in International Training program on  “Climate Resilient Housing Technologies” on 19th March 2019 at NIRDPR, Hyderabad.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “Climate Scenarios and Data Analysis”  in Workshop on Improving Building Energy Efficiency, on 21st December 2018 at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “Building Energy Simulation”  in Faculty Development Programme on Climate Responsive Architecture, on 26th July 2018 at College of Architecture Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Delivered Invited Lecture on “A Green Building Material for Sustainable Habitat”  in One day seminar on Manufacturing Fly ash Bricks with New Technology, on 27th July 2017 at Bellary, Karnataka
  • Delivered a technical talk on “Importance of Proportions and Codes”, in One day Training Program to Practicing Engineers on “Concrete: Quality Control and Good Construction Practices”.
  • Organized One day workshop on “Utilization of Manufacturing Sand In Construction Industry- A Necessity Towards Sustainable Development”
Membership of Professional Societies / Bodies:

  • Life Member of The Institution of Engineers (India) (M-163910-7)
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) (LM-104278)
  • Life Member of Indian Buildings Congress (IBC) (ML-9055)
  • Affiliated Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)