NameMd. Reyazur Rahman
Date of Birth27.08.1988
E-mailreyaz [at]
Present DesignationSenior Scientist
GroupAdvanced Concrete, Steel and Composites (ACSC)

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B. TechCivil EngineeringJamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiIndia2011
M. TechBuilding Engineering and Disaster MitigationAcademy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)India2014
Ph. D.Structural EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)IndiaPursuing


a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering, Structural Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationConcrete Technology, Building Materials, Cementitious Binders, Alkali-Activated Materials, Geopolymer Concrete, Industrial Waste Utilizaion, Waterproofing Membrane & Admixtures

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
NepalFor site survey and assessment of 10 schools in Kavrepalanchok district of Nepal for the project on Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of School Buildings12.04.201918.04.2019
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications :

Journal Publications:

  1. M.R. Rahman, R Paswan, SK Singh. “Effect of boric acid as set retarder on setting time and strength of geopolymeric binding materials”, Indian Concrete Journal 96 (2), (2022) 51-58.
  2. M. Behera and M. R. Rahman. “Evaluating the combined effect of recycled aggregate and rice husk ash on concrete properties” Materials Today: Proceedings, 61 (2022), 370-378.
  3. Paswan, M. R. Rahman S. K. Singh and B. Singh. “Investigations on bond behaviour of reinforcing steel bar and geopolymer concrete” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 32(7) (2020), 04020167.
  4. M. R. Rahman, R. Paswan and S.K. Singh. “Geopolymeric materials in infrastructure development: A way forward” Indian Concrete Journal, 94(7), (2020) 30-39.
  5. Singh, M. R. Rahman, R. Paswan and S. K. Bhattacharyya. Effect of activator concentration on the strength, ITZ and drying shrinkage of fly ash/slag geopolymer concrete, Construction & Building Materials, 118, 171 (2016)

Conference papers:

  1. R. Paswan, M. R. Rahman and S.K. Singh, “Durability performance of alkali activated fly-ash based geopolymer concrete” In: Proc. International e-Conference on Sustainable Development in Concrete Technology (ICSDCT 2021), 19-21 Aug. 2021, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  2. M. Behera, A. K. Minocha, S. K. Bhattacharyya, M. R. Rahman. Studies on the flow properties of self-compacting concrete with recycled fine aggregate. In: Proc. 11th Structural Engineering Convention, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 19-21 Dec. 2018, pp. CT129-CT137.
  3. R. Paswan, B. Singh and M. R. Rahman, “ Effect of elevated temperature on compressive strength and bond strength of geopolymer concrete” In: Proc. 3rd R.N. Raikar Memorial International Conference and Gettu-Kodur International Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology of Concrete, 14-15 December 2018, Mumbai, India
  4. B. Singh, Ishwarya G, M. R. Rahman, R. Paswan, Jeeshan Khan, Humaira Ather “Fly ash-based geopolymer concrete road: A new initiative”, International R&D Conference on Green Power- Challenges & Innovation, 8 – 9 June 2017, NTPC-PMI, Noida, India.

Seminar / Workshop

  1. M. R. Rahman, R. Paswan and S. K. Singh, “Geopolymer concrete applications in construction: Challenges and opportunities” Workshop on Use of fly ash and construction & demolition products for sustainable construction, 21 January 2020, Mumbai, India
  2. B. Singh, G. Ishwarya, M. R. Rahman, R. Paswan and S. K. Bhattacharyya, “ Potential of geopolymers in building construction”, India-UK scientific seminar on Green Construction Materials for Sustainable Build (GCMSB-2015), 28-29 March 2015, New Delhi, India.

           Book Chapters:

  1. M. Behera, A. K. Minocha, S. K. Bhattacharyya and M. R. Rahman. (2020) “Rheology study of fresh self-compacting concrete made using recycled fine aggregates” In: V. Mechtcherine, K. Khayat, E. Secrieru (Eds.) Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials. RheoCon 2019, SCC 2019. RILEM Bookseries, vol 23, pp. 467-475, Springer, Cham.
  2. M. Behera, A. K. Minocha, S. K. Bhattacharyya and M. R. Rahman. (2020) “Influence of SCMs on flow properties of self-compacting mortar made with recycled fine aggregate” In: Sirajuddin Ahmed, S. M Abbas, Hina Zia (Eds.) Smart Cities—Opportunities and Challenges, Proceedings of ICSC 2019, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol. 58, pp. 143-155, Springer.
  • Patents filed / granted:
  1. B Singh, G Ishwarya, H. Athar, R. Paswan, Md. Reyazur Rahman, S. Deshwal, J. Khan, SK Singh, M Malik, SK Saxena, S Prakash, P Srivastava and N Soni, “A room temperature cured fly ash based geopolymer concrete pave mix and processes thereof” (Indian Patent no. 426391, Granted 23/03/2023).

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Diamond Jubilee Director’s Technology AwardDirector, CSIR-CBRIBest Technology 2016
Diamond Jubilee Director’s Technology AwardDirector, CSIR-CBRIBest Technology 2017

Professional Experience:

  • More than 10 Years of R & D experience (at CSIR- CBRI, Roorkee)
Any other: NIL