NameRajesh Kumar Sharma
Date of Birth15.01.1992
E-mailrajeshkumar [at] cbri [dot] res [dot] in
Present DesignationSenior Scientist
GroupAdvanced Concrete, Steel & Composites (ACSC) Division
Tel.01332-283238

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Tech. (Hons.)Civil EngineeringMadan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, Uttar PradeshIndia2012
M.Tech.Building Engineering & Disaster MitigationAcademy of Scientific and Innovative Research/ CSIR- CBRI Roorkee, UttarakhandIndia2014
Ph.D.High Temperature Influence on LC3 Pure & Blended PhasesIndian Institute of Technology Delhi, New DelhiIndiaOngoing w.e.f. Jan’ 2020

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering (Concrete Technology & Modeling)
b) Sub-area of SpecializationLow Carbon Cement/ LC3 – Limestone Calcined Clay Cement, Lightweight concretes, Stone waste, Statistical modelling, Design of experiments, Clinker Synthesis, Polymer- cement interaction, Stabilized mud composite, Microstructure & Hydration of cementitious materials

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Jinan, ChinaExchange visit (based on BRICS project)14.03.1929.03.19
Brief Introduction:

Currently, he is working as a Senior Scientist (Advanced Concrete, Steel & Composites (ACSC) Division) in CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee- India. His areas of interest are Statistical modelling, Design of experiments (DOE), Lightweight concretes, Clinker Synthesis, Composite Cements, and waste utilization. He has published 35+ SCI & Scopus indexed papers. He has contributed to the filing of 01 patent, along with transferring of 02 technologies. He has been the recipient of 04 Best Research Paper Awards, 01 Best Technology Award and the Young Engineers Award for 2022–2023 (by ‘The Institution of Engineers, India) for contributions in Civil Engineering Research. He has accomplished different R&D projects sponsored by the CSIR, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), etc. along with Industry sponsored projects. He is a member of RILEM, ACI, ICI, IEI etc. He is an active reviewer for numerous SCI indexed journals.

Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications: (Jan’ 2016 onwards)
    • International Peerreviewed (SCI): 17 Nos. (*Corresp. author)
      1. Ishan Bhandari and Rajesh Kumar* (2023). Effect of Silica Fume and PCE-HPMC on LC3 mortar: Microstructure, Statistical optimization and Life Cycle Assessment. Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Volume 403, 133073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.133073 (Impact Factor: 7.4/2022)
      2. Ishan Bhandari, Rajesh Kumar*, A Sofi and NS Nighot (2023). A Systematic Study on Sustainable Low Carbon Cement – Superplasticizer Interaction: Fresh, Mechanical, Microstructural and Durability Characteristics. Heliyon, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e19176 (Impact Factor: 4.0/2022)
      3. Agarwal, R., Pawar, N., Supriya, Rawat, P., Rai, D., Kumar, R., & Naik B, S.* (2023). Thermo-mechanical behavior of cementitious material with partial replacement of Class-II biochar with accelerated carbonation curing (ACC). Industrial Crops and Products, Elsevier, 204, 117335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2023.117335 (Impact Factor: 5.9/2022).
      4. Anurag, Rajesh Kumar*, & S. Goyal (2023). Recycling of calcined low-grade limestone slurry in producing low carbon cementitious binder towards sustainable environment: ANOVA, Statistical modeling & Microstructural performance. Environmental Development, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2023.100910 (Impact Factor: 5.4/2022)
      5. BK Singh, Rajesh Kumar*, S Sengupta (2023). Industrial production of fly ash and sand-based geopolymer bricks using different molarity of NaOH solution and assessment of their mechanical and durability properties. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering, Springer Nature. ISSN: 2228-6160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40996-023-01154-2 (Impact Factor: 1.7/2022).
      6. N.S. Nighot, Rajesh Kumar* (2023). A comprehensive study on the synthesis and characterization of eco-cementitious binders using different kind of industrial wastes for sustainable development. Developments in the Built Environment, Elsevier, 100135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2023.100135 (Impact Factor: 8.2/2022)
      7. Abhilasha, Rajesh Kumar*, Rajni Lakhani, RK Mishra, S Khan (2023). Utilization of Solid Waste in the Production of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete and their Effects on its Physio-mechanical and Microstructural Properties: Alternative sources, characterization, and performance insights, International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 17, Article number: 6, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40069-022-00569-x (Impact Factor: 3.4/2022)
      8. Rajesh Kumar* & Abhishek Srivastava  (2022). Influence of lightweight aggregates and Supplementary Cementitious Materials on the properties of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering, Springer Nature. ISSN: 2228-6160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40996-022-00935-5 (Impact Factor: 1.7/2022). 
      9. P. Tomar, R. Kumar*, R. Lakhani, A. Srivastava & V. K. Chibber  (2022). Improvement in hygroscopic property of Macro-defect free cement modified with Hypromellose/ potassium methyl siliconate copolymer and pulverized fly ash. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer Nature. e-ISSN: 1588-2926. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-022-11447-9 (Impact Factor: 4.4/2022). 
      10. Rajesh Kumar*, P. Tomar, A. Srivastava, R. Lakhani & V. K. Chibber  (2022). Improvement of Mechanical and Microstructure Properties of Modified Fly Ash‑Blended Low Carbon Cement with Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose Polymer. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering, Springer Nature. ISSN: 2228-6160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40996-022-00855-4 (Impact Factor: 1.7/2022). 
      11. Kumar, R.*, Srivastava, A., & Lakhani, R. (2021). Industrial wastes-cum-Strength enhancing additives incorporated lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC) for energy efficient building: A comprehensive review. Sustainability14(1), 331. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010331 (Impact Factor: 3.889/2021). 
      12. Rajesh Kumar* (2021). Effects of high volume dolomite sludge on the properties of eco-efficient lightweight concrete: Microstructure, statistical modeling, multi-attribute optimization through derringer’s desirability function, and life cycle assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 307, 127107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127107 (Impact Factor: 11.072/2021).
      13. Anurag, Rajesh Kumar*, Goyal, S., & Srivastava, A. (2021). A comprehensive study on the influence of supplementary cementitious materials on physico-mechanical, microstructural and durability properties of low carbon cement composites. Powder Technology, Elsevier, 394, 645-668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2021.08.081 (Impact Factor: 5.64/2021/Q1).
      14. Rajesh Kumar* (2020). Modified mix design and statistical modelling of lightweight concrete with high volume micro fines waste additive via the Box-Behnken design approach. Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier, 113, 103706. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103706. (Impact Factor: 7.856/2020/Q1) (Best Research Paper Award; by Jury)
      15. Hou, P.*, Guo, Z., Li, Q., Zhang, X., Liu, J., Cheng, X., Kumar, R., Srinivasaraonaik, B., & Singh, L. (2019). Comparison study on the sulfate attack resistivity of cement-based materials modified with nanoSiO2 and normal SCMs: pore structure and phase composition. Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, 228, 116764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116764 (Impact Factor: 4.419/2019/Q1).
      16. Kumar, R., Lakhani, R.*, & Tomar, P. (2018). A simple novel mix design method and properties assessment of foamed concretes with limestone slurry waste. Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 171, 1650–1663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.073 (Impact Factor: 6.395/2018/Q1).
      17. Tomar, P., Lakhani, R.*, Chhibber, V. K., & Kumar, R. (2018). Macro-defect free cements: a future oriented polymer composite materials for construction industries. Composite Interfaces. Taylor and Francis Ltd., 25, 607-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/09276440.2018.1439637 (Impact Factor: 2.025/2018/Q2).
    • International Peerreviewed (Scopus Indexed): 21 Nos. 
      1. Snigdhajit Mukherjee, Rajesh Kumar*, A. Sofi, ‪Monalisa Behera (2023). “Rheological and Mechanical properties of different types of lightweight aggregate concrete”, Recent Advances in Green Technologies and Sustainable Development. Taylor & Francis. pp. 248-253.
      2. Anurag, Rajesh Kumar*, Shweta Goyal, Sumedha (2023). “Supplementary cementitious materials in low carbon cementitious binders and concrete composites: Fresh and Hardened Properties”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection (ISSN 0253–7141).
      3. DK Das, Rajesh Kumar*, A. Sofi (2023). “Hydration kinetics and stability study of pure phases of cement clinker with the addition of SCMs and dopants”, Recent Advances in Green Technologies and Sustainable Development. Taylor & Francis. pp. 266-269.
      4. MS Kirgiz, AG Galdino, RDSG Campilho, Rajesh Kumar, KG Kolovos, EF Ledesma, Vinod M. Kumar (2023). “Valorization of Nanocarbon Dot Based Green Binder Systems in Terms of Earthquake Engineering, Reinforced Concrete Building, Applied Mechanics, Transportation Engineering, and their Applications”. Key Engineering Materials. Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
      5. Piyush Verma, Rajesh Kumar*, Snigdhajit Mukherjee, Mahesh Sharma (2023). “Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete under Partial Replacement of Marble Slurry and Fly Ash”. (Scopus with doi) 
      6. Shubham Semwal, Abhilasha Prajapati, Rajesh Kumar*, Sachin Kashyap, R. Siva Chidambaram, Gunjan Joshi (2023). “Thermo-mechanical behaviour of lightweight precast sandwich panel incorporated with solid waste – An Experimental Investigation”. (Scopus with doi)
      7. MS Kırgız, H. Biricik, A.G.S. Galdino, Rajesh Kumar*, R.D.S.G. Campilho, K. G. Kolovos, EF Ledesma (2023). “Biochar ash from wheat straw as supplementary cementitious material and its application in civil engineering: physical, mechanical, and durability properties”. Design, Process, Energy, and Evaluation in Materials Science. Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
      8. Rajesh Kumar* (2023). “Influence on Hydration and Microstructural Properties of Low Carbon Cementitious Binder Modified with Water Soluble Polymer and Fly Ash”, Recent Advances in Materials, Mechanics and Structures. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 269. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3371-4_1 
      9. Rajesh Kumar* (2023). Recent progress in newer cementitious binders as an alternative to Portland cement: Need for the 21st century. Recent Advances in Structural Engineering & Construction Management, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 277. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4040-8_63 
      10. Rajesh Kumar* & Bibhakar Kumar Singh (2023). Cement stabilized mud blocks admixed with bagasse fibre, wheat straw and crumb rubber: Physico-mechanical and thermal investigation. Recent Advances in Structural Engineering & Construction Management, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 277. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4040-8_49 (Best Paper Award by Springer-ICSMC Jury) 
      11. Rajesh Kumar* & Rajni Lakhani (2023). Studies on polymer-modified Lime-surkhi repair mortar for heritage buildings: Physico-mechanical and Microstructural characterization. Recent Advances in Structural Engineering & Construction Management, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 277. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4040-8_60 
      12. Chandra Shekhar Sharma & Rajesh Kumar* (2023). “Influence of dry lime sludge on the physico-mechanical & microstructural properties of low carbon cementitious composites exposed at elevated temperature”, Recent Advances in Materials, Mechanics and Structures. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 269. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3371-4_30 
      13. Anurag and Rajesh Kumar* (2023). “Optimization of clinker factor for low carbon penta-blended cement mortar via Box-Behnken Design of Response Surface Methodology”, Recent Advances in Structural Engineering & Construction Management, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 277. Springer.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4040-8_47 
      14. Bibhakar Kumar Singh & Rajesh Kumar* (2023). “Novel lightweight Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) stabilized mud composites using crumb rubber & agricultural waste: Physico-mechanical and thermal performance”, Materials Today Proceedings, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2023.03.132
      15. Shagun Solanki, Rajesh Kumar*, Ankit Prakash Yadav and Sandeep Gupta (2023). “Mathematical Modelling and ANOVA analysis to develop sustainable ceramic tiles using high volume marble slurry”, Materials Today Proceedings, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2022.12.229 
      16. Ishan Bhandari and Rajesh Kumar* (2022). “Limestone-Calcined Clay-Silica Fume Blended Cement: Statistical modelling and multi-attribute optimization through derringer’s desirability function”,  Materials Today Proceedings, Elsevier.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2022.10.130
      17. Kumar R.*, Lakhani R., Kumar A. (2022). Physico-Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Lightweight Structural Concrete with Light Expanded Clay Aggregate for Energy-Efficient Buildings. Advances in Construction Materials and Sustainable Environment. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 196. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6557-8_14 
      18. Srivastava A., Kumar R.* & Lakhani R. (2021). “Low energy Eco-cementitious binders as an alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement” in ‘Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices: Applications of Industry 4.0’ published by Springer Nature Switzerland, C. M. Hussain, P. Di Sia (eds.). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58675-1_143-1.  
      19. Kumar R.*, Lakhani R., Singh B.K., Sharma M., Negi S.K. (2022). Agro-Industrial Wastes Incorporated Cement Stabilized Mud Composites for Roof and Wall Assembly in Energy Efficient Building Envelope. Advances in Construction Materials and Sustainable Environment. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 196. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6557-8_15 
      20. Srivastava A.*, Singh S.K., Kumar R. (2022). Physical and Mechanical Characteristics of Cement Mortar with Coal Bottom Ash as Fine Aggregate Under Elevated Temperature. Advances in Construction Materials and Sustainable Environment. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 196. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6557-8_46 
      21. Lakhani, R.*, Kumar, R., & Tomar, P. (2014). Utilization of stone waste in the development of value-added products: A state of the art review. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review. 7, Issue 3, 180-187, ISSN: 1791-2377. DOI: 10.25103/jestr.073.29 
    • International Conference Paper: 21 Nos. 
      1. S Mukherjee, R Kumar*,  A. Sofi (2023). “Statistical Optimization and Rheological Behaviour of Limestone- Calcined Clay Incorporated Lightweight Self Compacting Concrete”, The 5th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2023), Rende (Cosenza), Italy, 2–5 October 2023. (Will be published in Scopus with doi) 
      2. BK Singh*, Rajesh Kumar, Siddharth Sengupta, Dipanshu Snehi, Deepak Kumar (2023). “Performance assessment of industrially produced fly ash-sand-based geopolymer bricks in an acidic environment”. International Conference on“Advancement in Sustainable Materials for Energy and Environment (ASMEE 2023)”, Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology (CIPET: IPT), Raipur,  6th & 7th October, 2023 . (Will be published in Scopus with doi) 
      3. Rajesh Kumar* & Bibhakar Kumar Singh (2022). “Physico – mechanical and thermal characteristics of novel lightweight mud composites for wall -roof treatment”, Second International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures (ICCMS), National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), 13-19 December, 2022. (Elsevier- ICCMS Best Research Paper Award).
      4. Chandra Shekhar Sharma & Rajesh Kumar* (2022). “Use of low-grade limestone slurry to develop Sustainable low carbon Portland Limestone cementitious material”, International Conference on Recent Developments in Civil Engineering, 20-21 OCTOBER 2022 MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India; In association with Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) & Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS). http://mnnit.ac.in/rdc2022/ (Paper ID – 83). (Will be published in Scopus with doi) 
      5. Rajesh Kumar* (2022). “Eco-efficient Lightweight concrete with high volume micro fines via the Box Behnken design approach of Response Surface Methodology”, The 11th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering CMSE 2022, Shenzhen, China, September 16-19, 2022. (Paper ID – CMSE4749). https://opensz.oss-cn-beijing.aliyuncs.com/CMSE2022/file/CMSE2022-Conference%20Program(v12).pdf
      6. Rajesh Kumar* (2021). “Experimental investigation on the effect of high volume micro fines on mechanical, seismic resistance and thermal properties of Aircrete”, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy and IPLA Global Forum 2021, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, pp. 1-19, 01st – 04th December 2021. (will be published online with DOI). (Springer- IconSWM Excellence Award for Best Paper). (Paper ID – AB_01). https://www.iswmaw.com/ 
      7. Anurag Rajput and Rajesh Kumar* (2021). “A comprehensive study on the multi-attribute optimization of clinker factor for sustainable cementitious system via Response Surface Methodology”, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy and IPLA Global Forum 2021, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, pp. 1-21, 01st – 04th December 2021. (Paper ID – AB_02). https://www.iswmaw.com/ 
      8. Rajesh Kumar* & Bibhakar Singh (2021). “Studies on natural fibres incorporated Cement stabilized mud blocks”, International Conference on Structures, Materials and Construction (ICSMC 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, HP, India, 12th – 13th Nov 2021. (Paper ID – 134). https://ocs.springer.com/misc/home/ICSMC2021. 
      9. Anurag Rajput, Rajesh Kumar*, Shweta Goyal, Sumedha (2021). “Efficacy of supplementary cementitious materials in low carbon cementitious binders and concrete: An updated holistic approach”, International Conference on Structures, Materials and Construction (ICSMC 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, HP, India, 12th – 13th Nov 2021. (Paper ID – 284). https://ocs.springer.com/misc/home/ICSMC2021. 
      10. Rajesh Kumar* (2021). “Newer low carbon cementitious binders as an alternative to Ordinary Portland cement”, International Conference on Structures, Materials and Construction (ICSMC 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, HP, India, 12th – 13th Nov 2021. (Paper ID – 274). 
      11. Rajesh Kumar* and Rajni Lakhani (2021). “Physico-mechanical and Micro-structural characterization of HPMC incorporated Lime-surkhi repair mortar”, International Conference on Structures, Materials and Construction (ICSMC 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, HP, India, 12th – 13th Nov 2021. (Paper ID – 271). 
      12. Anurag Rajput and Rajesh Kumar* (2021). “Multi-attribute optimization for clinker factor of Low carbon cement mortar using Response Surface Methodology ”, International Conference on Structures, Materials and Construction (ICSMC 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, HP, India, 12th – 13th Nov 2021. (Paper ID – 116). 
      13. Kumar R.*, Singh B.K. and Sharma M. (2021). “Cement Stabilized Mud Composites induced with Agro-Industrial Wastes”, International Conference on Construction Materials and Environment, 2021 (ICCME 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, June 3-4, 2021. (Paper ID – 025). 
      14. Kumar R.*, Lakhani R., Kumar A. (2021). “Lightweight Structural Concrete with LECA for Energy-Efficient Buildings”, International Conference on Construction Materials and Environment, 2021 (ICCME 2021), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, June 3-4, 2021. (Paper ID – 024). 
      15. Kumar, R.*, Singh, B. K. and Lakhani, R. (2021). “Development of novel lightweight mud phuska composite using less cohesive soil, agricultural and rubber aggregates for roof and wall treatment”, Abstracts of International Conferences & Meetings, 1(3). International Conference on Reuse and Recycling of Materials and their products (ICRM – 2020), Organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala & Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland. December 11-13,2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5052003 
      16. Kumar, R.* and Lakhani, R. (2021). “Development of lightweight aggregate concrete with optimum thermal transmittance for opaque wall assembly in composite climates ”, Abstracts of International Conferences & Meetings, 1(3).International Conference on Reuse and Recycling of Materials and their products (ICRM – 2020), Organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala & Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, December 11-13, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5051936 
      17. Rajni Lakhani, Rajesh Kumar, Priyanka Tomar* and Nishant Kumar (2019). “Study of cement-lime mortars for heritage buildings: Micro-structural and Physico-mechanical aspects”, International Conference on Advanced Materials, Nirmalagiri College, Kannur, Kerala, India, pp. 103-110, 12th – 14th June, 2019.
      18. Priyanka Tomar*, Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar (2018). “Effect of Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose and Fly Ash on the Fresh and Hardened Properties of Cement Paste”, An International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures”, IIT- Roorkee, March 7-8, 2018.
      19. Priyanka Tomar*, Rajesh Kumar, Rajni Lakhani and Shahnawaz Khan (2017). ‘‘Influence of the Self Crosslinkable Polymers on the Properties of the Fly ash Blended Composite Cements“, An International conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial and Civil Engineering”, Jaipur, Rajasthan, pp. 52-62, Dec.17, 2017.
      20. Rajni Lakhani* and Rajesh Kumar (2016). “Value Added Building Products using Kota Stone Cutting and Slurry Waste”, Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, Nov. 18, 2016.
      21. Rajesh Kumar* and Rajni Lakhani (2016). “Use of Kota Stone Slurry Waste in the Development of Non-Load Bearing Cellular Foamed Concrete Blocks”, An International Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, BMTPC, New Delhi, India, March 21-22, 2016, Paper ID – 101.
  • International/ National Posters: 03 Nos.
      1. Ishan Bhandari, Rajesh Kumar*, A Sofi, and Abhishek Srivastava (2022). “Statistical optimization of HPMC-PCE based Limestone- Calcined Clay- Silica fume blended Cement: Fresh and Hardened Properties, and Microstructural Investigation”, International Conference on Calcined Clay for Sustainable Concrete, SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 5th– 7th July 2022. (Proceedings will be published online). https://ccsc.epfl.ch/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/CCSC-2022_conference-programme_tentative.pdf 
      2. Rajesh Kumar*, Abhishek Srivastava, Priyanka Tomar and Rajni Lakhani (2021). “Effect of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose polymer modification on properties of low carbon cementitious composites”, Abstract Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability, Rabat, Morocco, p2-309, pp. 134-135, 24-26 November 2021. https://www.congresscmss21.asmatec.org/
      3. Rajesh Kumar*, Rajni Lakhani, Priyanka Tomar and Shahnawaz Khan (2015). “Potential Use of Kota Stone Waste in the Production of Value Added Products”, Proceeding of 26th Annual General Meeting of Materials Research Society of India 2015, Jaipur, Feb. 9-11, 2015 (Accepted paper ID: MEE −08).
  • National Conference papers: 05 Nos. 
      1. Rajesh Kumar*, Rajni Lakhani, Abhilasha, Neha Rawat and Shahnawaz Khan (2023). “Microstructural and Thermo- mechanical Properties of Energy- Efficient Structural Lightweight Concrete with LECA, Fly ash and Marble slurry”, Proceeding on Innovative and Sustainable Materials & Technologies (ISCMT-2023), Indian Habitat Centre- New Delhi, January 06th, 2023.
      2. Rajesh Kumar and Rajni Lakhani (2019). “Cement Concrete Interlocking Paver Blocks using Kotastone and Marble slurry”, Advances in Building-Road Materials and Construction Engineering (ABRMCE-2019), MNIT Jaipur, March 25th & 26th, 2019.
      3. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar (2018). “Strategies for the Restoration of Heritage Buildings: Material Issues”, Technical Training Program, BHAGVAN- A SEARCH, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, Oct. 3-4, 2018.
      4. Priyanka Tomar, Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar (2018).‘Micro-structure and Thermal properties of polymer modified fly ash blended cement pastes for Repair applications“, A National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies”, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, Feb. 22-23, 2018.   
      5. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar (2017). “Sustainable Use of Kota Stone Waste”, Gainful Utilization of Marble Slurry and Other Stone Wastes, MNIT Jaipur, India, July 13, 2017,pp.191-192.
  • National/Institutional Magazine papers: 03 Nos.
      1. राजेश कुमार, अंकित यादव, चंद्रशेखर शर्मा, और निखिल निघोट (2022). “निम्न श्रेणी के औद्योगिक अपशिष्ट द्वारा निम्न ऊर्जा- कार्बन युक्त ईको-सीमेंट का विकास”, राष्ट्रीय पत्रिका ’अभियंता बन्धु’-2022, इंस्टीट्यूशन ऑफ इंजीनियर्स (IEI) (भारत), pp. 140-143. IEI Magazine
      2. राजेश कुमार, अनुराग, चंद्रशेखर शर्मा, अंकित यादव और अभिषेक श्रीवास्तव (2021). “निम्न क्लिंकर फैक्टर युक्त कम्पोजिट सीमेंट”, निर्माणिका-2020:21, pp. 58-63. 
      3. राजेश कुमार और बिभाकर कुमार सिंह (2017). ”सीएसआईआर-सीबीआरआई, रुड़की द्वारा औद्योगिक एवं कृषि जन्य अपशिष्टों के उपयोग से इंजीनियरीकृत हलके गारे-फूस सम्मिश्रण का विकास”, सीएसआईआर समाचार, Vol.5,No 5, May.’ 2017, pp 72-75, ISSN: 0973- 2616. 
  • Keynote Lectures: 13 Nos.
      1. Rajesh Kumar (2022). “Sustainable Cost effective Building Products/Technologies from Agro-Industrial Wastes“, An Expert Lecture. Envirotech Centre for Research & Development, 03 October 2022. (https://environment-sustainability-summit.heysummit.com/talks/sustainable-cost-effective-building-productstechnologies-from-agro-industrial-wastes/) 
      2. Rajesh Kumar (2022). “Technologies using Industrial Wastes for Sustainability“, An Expert Lecture. Department of Civil Engineering. University Institute of Technology, Himachal Pradesh University, Summerhill – 171 005, 24 September 2022. 
      3. Rajesh Kumar (2021). “Effects of high volume dolomite sludge on the properties of eco-efficient lightweight concrete: Microstructure, statistical modeling, multi-attribute optimization through Derringer’s desirability function, and life cycle assessment”, Presentation- cum- Colloquium Series, CSIR-CBRI, December 23, 2021. 
      4. Rajesh Kumar (2021). “Eco-cements via Synergistic use of Low Graded Industrial Waste: The Pursuit of an alternative to Portland Cement for 21st century”, Organized by- Skill Development Group, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, July 16, 2021. 
      5. Rajesh Kumar (2021). “Statistical modelling, temperature sensitivity analysis and performance-based novel mix design of high volume ultra-fines incorporated concrete composites via the Box-Behnken design approach”, Presentation- cum- Colloquium Series, CSIR-CBRI, July 01, 2021.
      6. Rajni Lakhani and Rajesh Kumar (2021). “Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies utilizing Stone Waste”, Virtual Workshop on “Gainful Utilization of Stone Wastes and Slurry”, Organized by-  Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS), Government of Rajasthan, April 09, 2021.
      7. Rajesh Kumar (2021). “Response surface modelling and multi-objective optimization of sustainable low carbon cement concrete with high volume micro-fine sludge”, International Conference on Building Materials and Construction Technologies, Dubai, UAE, Supported by- Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 08, 2021.
      8. Rajesh Kumar (2020). Physico-mechanical and thermal performances of newly developed lightweight mud phuska composite for roof treatment”, International Conference on Reuse and Recycling of Materials and their products (ICRM – 2020), Organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala & Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, December 11-13, 2020. (http://www.recycling.macromol.in/invitedspeakers.html)
      9. Rajesh Kumar (2020). “Sustainable Lightweight Building Products/Technologies from wastes”, Organized by- Skill Development Group, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, September 18, 2020. (URL: https://cutt.ly/BcisNgi)
      10. Rajesh Kumar (2019). “Mix design and properties of lightweight concrete using high volume stone slurry”, Waste to Wealth- Sustainable Utilization (An Indo-UK workshop), CSIR- CBRI, Roorkee, Aug. 07, 2019.
      11. Rajesh Kumar (2019). “Studies on composite cement using low-grade stone waste, and their use in lightweight concretes for thermal insulation”, The School of Materials Science and Engineering in the University of Jinan (UJN), China, March-2019.
      12. Rajesh Kumar and Rajni Lakhani (2018). “Interlocking-Structural Hollow Blocks & Floor/Roof Screed using LECA & Industrial Wastes”, India-US Science & Technology Workshop, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, Dec. 21-22, 2018.
      13. Rajesh Kumar and N. Gopalakrishnan (2018). ”Low Cost Building Products using Kotastone Waste as an Aggregate Replacement”, India Industry Fair, Jaipur, Jan. 06, 2018.
  • Tech. Reports: 04 Nos.
  • Workshop/STC etc : 09 Nos.
      1. Workshop & Exhibition on “Innovative and Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (ISCMT-2023)” under CSIR- One Week, One Lab Program by CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee; on 06th January 2023, as Organizing Member (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_8E4yjfjKM&ab_channel=CSIR-CBRI%28BhavanTarang%29
      2. A Roadmap for Decarbonizing India and Opportunities for Innovative technologies for Sustainable Development (iCEN-40)” Co-ordinated by CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee; on 5th July 2022, as Organizing Member (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mq0z8c0mNg)
      3. The course on “Environmental Sustainability Assessment” organized by IIT Madras and MIT, USA during 17-20th January 2022.
      4. Online Programme on ‘Ethics in Research and in Governance‘ organized by CSIR-HRDC during 23-25th August 2021.
      5. Training on ‘Ethics & Values for Scientists and Technologists‘ organized by DST- New Delhi during 23-27th November 2020.
      6. Stakeholder Meeting on ‘Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3)‘ in India Habitat Centre, Delhi on 06-02-2018.
      7. Technology Problem Discussion Session on ‘Mineral and Building Stone Processing Industries‘ in ‘India Industry Fair’ at JECC, Sitapura, Jaipur on 06-01-2018; as an ‘Expert Committee Member’ (With Director, CSIR-CBRI) 
      8. National Workshop on ‘Gainful utilization of Marble slurry and other stone wastes‘ at MNIT Jaipur on 13-07-2017.
      9. National Workshop on ‘Gainful utilization of Kota stone slurry and other stone wastes‘ at Kota stone small scale industries, Ramganj Mandi, Kota on 14-07-2015.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 03 Nos. 
      1. Chandra Shekhar Sharma & Rajesh Kumar* (2023). Use of low-grade limestone slurry to develop Sustainable low carbon Portland Limestone cementitious material. ISBN: XXXX (yet to be published)
      2. SK Singh, MM Dalbehera, Rajesh Kumar & Kulkarni Kishor Sitaram (2023). Innovative and Sustainable Materials & Technologies. ISBN: 978-93-91355-51-7, p 1-403. Excel India Publishers, New Delhi.
      3. Rajni Lakhani & Rajesh Kumar* (2015). “Effective Utilization of Limestone Slurry Waste as Partial Replacement of Sand for Non-structural Cellular Foamed Concrete Blocks”, RILEM Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Structural Concrete, La Plata Argentina, Sept. 15-18, 2015. URL- http://www.rilem.org/gene/main.php?base=500218&id_publication=443&id_papier=10387
  • Technology Broucher: 02 Nos.
      1. Utilization of Kotastone/ Marble Waste for Sustainable Development of Stone Industry, “Stone Panorama- The Global Magazine of dimension stone Industry”, 87th Edition, Volume 22, No. 3, July-Sept 2020 edition.
      2. Flooring-cum-Wall tiles, Paver blocks & Lightweight Blocks using Kotastone Waste (2017). CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India. 
  • Technology Documentary : 04 Nos.
      1. Eco Cement Clinker using Low Graded Industrial Waste (2023). (URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3Iezkf9Ihk&ab_channel=CSIR-CBRI%28BhavanTarang%29)
      2. Building Products using Stone Wastes (2023). (URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uINarOHzBog&ab_channel=CSIR-CBRI%28BhavanTarang%29)
      3. Value-added sustainable Building Materials using Kota Stone Waste (2019). Prepared by Agnii_GOI, Delhi. (URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu40JXa4jTY)
      4. Building Materials from Kota Stone Waste (2018). (URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcYo5RyH7jw&t=145s)
  • Articles: 03 Nos.
  • Patents filed/granted: 01 No. filed
    • Lakhani, R. and Rajesh Kumar (2022). “An improved process of making cement concrete interlocking paver blocks using Kotastone slurry” (Patent application No. 202211060661). Date of Filing: 21.10.2022
  • Processes/Products Developed: 10 Nos.+ (viz.- Eco cement, Precast Sandwich Panels, Mud Wall/Roof composites, Vitrified tiles, Mosaic tiles, High strength Pavers/Tiles, Lightweight Concrete, Hollow Blocks/Bricks, Wall tiles etc. using Low-graded Agro/Industrial wastes) 
  • MoU Signed: 02 Nos. (viz.- Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, Jaipur, India; Reliance Industries Limited) 
  • Technology Transferred: 02 Nos. 
    • Building Products using Kota Stone Waste” to Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India; on 08.08.2017; Technology Cost: 20.0 L) (https://techindiacsir.anusandhan.net/online/Control.do)
    • “IPN Coating for the protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures” to M/s. Kansai Nerolac Paints Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India; on 16.03.2023; Technology Cost: 23.60 L (with Dr. R Lakhani)
  • GAP  Projects: 
Title   Duration   Role Funding Agency
Development of low energy- low carbon ECO cementitious binders via synergistic use of low graded industrial wastes for sustainable development 2020-23 PI MoEF&CC
Development of performance improved Precast concrete sandwich/composite materials using solid wastes 2020-24 PI MoEF&CC
Development of Structural Interlocking Masonry Blocks using Industrial / Agro Industrial Wastes 2017-21

Co-PI

of Task 4.4

IUSSTF
  • CSIR Projects: 
Title Duration Role Category
Utilization of marble waste to develop cost-effective sustainable building products 2020-22 Co-PI FTT (2nd Tranche)
Development of compatible repair materials for stone masonry in heritage structures (Task 6B) 2018-20 Co-PI Mission mode
Development of Flooring/ Wall Tiles-Paver blocks & Lightweight blocks using Kota stone waste 2016-18 Co-PI FTT (1st Tranche)
Development of Engineered Lightweight Mud-Phuska Composite using Industrial-cum-Agricultural Wastes 2016-17 PI CSIR-800
  • In-house R & D Projects:
    Title Duration Role
    Recyclability of Marble Waste in Concrete Production and other Building Products 2017-20 Co-PI

   

  • SSP/SNP/TST etc.:         
    Title Duration Agency Role
    Assessment Of Physico-Mechanical, Microstructural & Durability Parameters of Concretes Incorporating Crystalline Durability Enhancing Admixture
    2023-24 M/s. Apple Chemie India Pvt Ltd. PI
    Performance evaluation of crystalline waterproofing admixture on the mechanical properties of concrete
    2023 CPWD, Faridabad PI
    Studies on Mechanical and Durability Properties of Normal and High Strength Concrete with Graphene 2022-23 M/s. Reliance Industries Limited, India Co-PI
    To Improve the technology of expanded clay aggregate- Thermal insulated mortar 2019-20 M/s. Rivashaa Eco Design Solutions P. Ltd., Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Co-PI

           

  • R&D Projects as Team Member: 04 Nos. (GAP/In-house R&D Projects/CSIR/Sponsored)

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies): Jan’ 2016 onwards

Sr. No.Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
01स्वरचित हिंदी कविता पठन प्रतियोगिता (हिंदी सप्ताह समारोह)सीबीआरआई-निदेशकप्रथम पुरस्कार2017
02Best Technology Award - 2017Director, CSIR- CBRI along with JuryTechnology for ” Building Products using Kota Stone Waste ” (Shared with Dr. R Lakhani)2018
03Outstanding Contribution as ReviewerElsevierContribution made to the Quality of the Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier2020
04राजभाषा एवं हिंदी ज्ञान प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता- 2021नराकास, गृह मंत्रालय- भारत सरकारद्वितीय पुरस्कार2021
05Best Research Paper Award-2021Springer along with International Conference on Structures, Material and Construction- 2021Best Research Paper on "Cement stabilized mud blocks admixed with bagasse fibre, wheat straw and crumb rubber: Physico-mechanical and thermal investigation" (Author: Rajesh Kumar* & Bibhakar Singh)2021
06Excellence Award for Best Research Paper -2021Springer along with 11th IconSWM-CE & IPLA Global Forum 2021Best Research Paper on "Experimental investigation on the effect of high volume micro fines on mechanical, seismic resistance and thermal properties of Aircrete" (Author: Rajesh Kumar*)2021
07Best Research Paper Award -2021Director, CSIR-CBRI along with JuryBest Research Publication ("Modified mix design and statistical modelling of lightweight concrete with high volume micro fines waste additive via the Box-Behnken design approach") (Author: Rajesh Kumar*)2022
08Young Engineers Award: 2022-23The Institution of Engineers (India)Contributions in Engineering Research (Civil Engineering). Website- https://www.ieindia.org/webui/IEI-Activities.aspx#prizes-awards2022
09राजभाषा हिंदी पुरस्कारनराकास, गृह मंत्रालय- भारत सरकार1. राजभाषा ज्ञान एवं करंट अफेयर्स हिंदी प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता 2. राजभाषा एवं सामान्य ज्ञान प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता2022
10Best Research Paper AwardElsevier along with International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures- 2022Best Research Paper on "Physico - mechanical and thermal characteristics of novel lightweight mud composites for wall -roof treatment" (Authors: Rajesh Kumar* & Bibhakar Singh)2022

Professional Experience: 10 Yrs+ (at CSIR- CBRI, Roorkee)

 

S. No. Designation  From To Duration
1. Trainee Scientist 05-09-2012 07-01-2016 3 yrs 4 months
2. Scientist 08-01-2016 07-01-2020 4 yrs
3. Head (Organic Building Materials Division, CSIR- CBRI) 01-01-2022 31-03-2023 1 yrs 3 months
4. Senior Scientist 08-01-2020 Till date
5. Assistant Professor (AcSIR- CBRI, Roorkee, India) 01-07-2021 Till date

 

 

Any other:
S. No. Society/Institution Membership Category Membership No.
Since
01. RILEM Young Member 41009 2021
02. American Concrete Institute (ACI) Member 02112222 2021
03. Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Life Member LM-13373 2022
04. American Society of Civil Engineers (USA) Member 012293040 2022
05. ASTM International  Member 2368739  2022
06. The Institution of Engineers (India) Life- Member (MIE) M-1748240 2022
07. The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Life- Member L-42632 2022

 

  • Member of RILEM TC Committee : 
S.No. TC Committee Since Chair
1 298-EBD : Test methods to evaluate durability of blended cement pastes against deleterious ions Feb.’ 2022 Dr. William WILSON, Dr. Prannoy SURANENI
2 PHC : Performance testing of hydraulic cements Nov.’ 2022 Prof. Karen SCRIVENER, Dr. Laurent IZORET
  • Mentored 10 Nos. of UG & PG (05 Nos. M.Tech. & 05 Nos. UG) students. Interested PG students may contact. M. Tech. Students mentored till June’ 2023:- 05 Nos.
S. No. Student Name Course/Branch Title  Completion year Grades in Project work
1 Mr. Bibhakar Kumar Singh M.Tech-Structural Engineering Agriculture-Cum-Solid Industrial Waste in the Development of Engineered Lightweight Mud Phuska Composite for Roof Treatment 2016 10/10
2 Mr. Anurag M.Tech-Structural Engineering Optimization of low-graded limestone slurry to develop low clinker cementitious binders using Response surface methodology 2021 10/10
3 Mr. Ishan Bhandari M.Tech-Structural Engineering Statistical Optimization of PCE-HPMC Based Limestone – Calcined Clay – Silica Fume Cement: Fresh and Hardened Properties 2022

10/10

(Recipient of “Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)– Ultratech Outstanding Master Thesis Award 2022on 07.11.2022)

4 Mr. Snigdhajit Mukherjee M.Tech-Structural Engineering Statistical optimization and rheological behavior of Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) incorporated Lightweight Concrete 2023 10/10
5 Mr. Dipendra Kumar Das M.Tech-Structural Engineering Influence of Fly Ash and Limestone Slurry on Physico-mechanical and Microstructural Properties of Pure Blended OPC Phases at Different Curing Temperatures 2023 10/10

 

Other UG R&D projects: 05 Nos.

  1. Mr. Arvind Yadav, B. Tech. (2023). “Evaluation of Physico- mechanical and Water Penetration in Concrete with Crystalline Waterproofing Admixture“, SKIT Jaipur.
  2. Mr. Anshul Thakur, B. Tech. (2023). “Studies on Biochar incorporated high-strength concrete“, Himachal Pradesh University, HP. (Other Supervisor: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Dr. Srinivasa Rao Naik B.)
  3. Mr. Piyush Verma, B. Tech. (2023). “Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Self Compacting Concrete under Partial Replacement of Marble Slurry and Fly Ash“, Himachal Pradesh University, HP. (Other Supervisor: Dr. Mahesh Sharma)
  4. Ms. Shagun Solanki, B. Des. (2022). “Heavy-Duty Sintered Flooring Tile containing Marble Slurry Waste: Physico-Mechanical & Microstructural Investigation“, Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD), Jaipur. 
  5. Mr. Shiv U.P. Singh, B. Tech. (2021). “Influence of curing temperatures on the strength development of Low-Carbon Composite Cement“, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, PB. (Other Supervisor: Dr. Vivek Gupta)

 

Ongoing:- 03 Nos.

S. No. Student Name Course/Branch Title  w.e.f. Other Supervisor
1. Ms. Abhilasha Ph.D.- Chemical Science Studies on Foam Stability of Industrial Waste Incorporated Lightweight Concrete Aug.’2021 Dr. Soumitra Maiti, Dr. Rajni Lakhani
2. Mr. Nikhil Sanjay Nighot Ph.D.- Engineering Science Microstructural & Hydration Kinetics Studies of Low Energy Eco-Cement with Low-Graded Industrial Wastes Aug.’2022 Dr. Srinivasa Rao Naik B.
3.  Mr. Pushpender Kumar M. Tech- Construction Engineering & Management Development of Performance-Improved Precast Concrete Sandwich/Composite Wall Panel using Solid Waste Aug.’2023 Ms. Surabhi, JNGEC-Sundernagar
  • Teaching assignment to PG students as Assistant Professor (AcSIR):
S. No. Course name Course Code Semester
1 Engineering Materials for Infrastructure ENG-CBRI-1-1105 Autumn
2 Concrete Technology ENG-CBRI-1-1120 Spring

 

  • LinkedIn ID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-kumar-sharma-b845496a/
  • Research Gate profile: ResearchGate
  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2512-2659
  • Google scholar profile: Google scholar
  • Reviewer for Journals viz.- Cement & Concrete Composites, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Computers & Concrete, Waste Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Advances in Cement Research, Materials & Structures, Construction & Building Materials, Resources, Conservation & Recycling etc. 
  • Member of BIS Committee – Acid Resistance Flooring CED 5:6.
  • Member of “Research ethics/ Publication ethics Committee” at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee for 2021-24.
  • AIR 805 (97.8 Percentile) in GATE 2012 (Civil Engineering).