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Dr. Bulu Pradhan
Associate Professor

Office: Room No. 308, M-Block
Tel: +91 - 361-258 2425 (O)
       +91 - 361-258 4425 (R)
Fax: +91 - 361-258 2440
 

      E-mail:            bulu@iitg.ernet.in        
 


Education

     Ph.D. (August 2007) Civil Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

     M.Tech. (December 2002) Construction Engineering and Management

    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

     B.E. (June 2001) Civil Engineering

    Govt. Engineering College (IGIT Sarang, Utkal University) Orissa, India

Professional Experience

     Associate Professor (March 2014 onwards)

    Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

     Assistant Professor (April 2008 - February 2014)

    Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

     Senior Lecturer (August 2007 - March 2008)

    Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

     Assistant Engineer (March 2003 – December 2003)

    Consulting Engineering Services, New Delhi , India

Research Interest

  • Durability studies in concrete

  • Sustainable construction materials

  • Corrosion of steel Reinforcement and Protection Measures

  • High Performance Concrete

  • Self-compacting concrete

  • Geopolymer concrete

  • Non-destructive Testing of Concrete Structures

  • Construction Management

  • Construction Finance

Specialization

  • Construction Materials

  • Construction Management

 

Honors/Awards/Medals

  • National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF) sponsored by AICTE for pursuing Ph.D. at IIT Delhi (April 2004 - March 2007)

  • MHRD scholarship for pursuing M.Tech. at IIT Delhi (July 2001-December 2002)

Professional Membership

  • Member, Indian Association of Structural Engineers

        Membership number: S – 091

  • E-Member: American Concrete Institute (ACI)

        Membership number: 0087852

 

Publications

International Journals

- Bulu Pradhan , M. Nagesh, and B. Bhattacharjee (2005), “Prediction of the hydraulic diffusivity from pore size distribution of concrete.” Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier  Publications, Vol. 35, pp: 1724 – 1733.

- Chetan Kapat, Bulu Pradhan , and B. Bhattacharjee (2006), “Potentiostatic study of reinforcing steel in chloride contaminated concrete powder solution extracts.” Corrosion Science, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 48, pp: 1757-1769.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (2007), “Role of steel and cement type on chloride induced corrosion in concrete.” ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 104, No. 6, pp: 612-619.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (2007), “Corrosion zones of rebar in chloride contaminated concrete through Potentiostatic study in concrete powder solution extracts.” Corrosion Science, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 49, pp: 3935-3952.

- B. Kondraivendhan and Bulu Pradhan (2009), “Effect of ferrocement confinement on behavior of concrete.” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 23, pp: 1218 – 1222.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (2009), “Performance evaluation of rebar in chloride contaminated concrete by corrosion rate.” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 23, pp. 2346-2356.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (2009), “Half-cell potential as an indicator of chloride induced rebar corrosion initiation in RCC.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 21, pp. 543-552. 

- Bulu Pradhan (2010), “Monitoring techniques and preventive measures for rebar corrosion in concrete - a review." International Journal of 3R's, Vol. 1, pp. 33-41.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (2011), “Rebar corrosion in chloride environment.” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 25, pp. 2565-2575. 

- Bulu Pradhan (2014), “Corrosion behavior of steel reinforcement in concrete exposed to composite chloride-sulfate environment.” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 72, pp. 398-410. 

- P. J. Barman, S. A. Kartha and Bulu Pradhan (2015), “Empirical approach to predict leached nutrients from landfill site.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer Publications, Vol. 22, pp. 6619-6633. 

- Fouzia Shaheen and Bulu Pradhan (2015), “Effect of chloride and conjoint chloride–sulfate ions on corrosion of reinforcing steel in electrolytic concrete powder solution (ECPS).” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Publications, Vol. 101, pp. 99-112. 

 

Conferences

- Pradhan, B., and Bhattacharjee, B. (2006), “Potentiostatic study of reinforcing steel embedded in chloride contaminated concrete.” The Tenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-10), August 3-5, Bangkok, pp: 809-814.

- Pradhan, B., and Bhattacharjee, B. (2007), “Corrosion rate of steel reinforcement embedded in chloride contaminated concrete.” Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (RACE-07), Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Technology, B.P.U.T., Bhubaneswar, March 1-2, pp: 47-51.

- Pradhan, B., and Bhattacharjee, B. (2008), “Techniques for corrosion monitoring in chloride contaminated concrete." Proceedings of Sixth Structural Engineering Convention, SEC-2008,SERC Chennai,  December 18-20, pp: 1011-1021.

- Manideepak, G. V., Bhatla, A., and Pradhan, B. (2009), “Methodologies for contractor selection in construction industry." ACSGE-2009, BITS Pillani, October 25-27.

- Pradhan, B., and Bhattacharjee, B.  (2009), “Reinforcement corrosion in concrete: effect of chloride ions." ACSGE-2009, BITS Pillani, October 25-27.

- Barman, P. J., Kartha, S. A., and Pradhan, B. (2010), "Landfill leaching: An experimental investigation using column apparatus." Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE2010), IIT Madras, August 2010, pp. 1255-1259.

- Pradhan, B., and Deb, S. (2010), “Chloride induced rebar corrosion in concrete.” Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Ecstasy in Concrete, ACECON 2010, IIT Madras, December 5-9, pp. 425-431.

- Barman, P. J., Kartha, S. A., and Pradhan, B. (2011), "Effect of height of contaminated soil in column leaching: An experimental investigation." 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment (IPWE2011), National University of Singapore, January 2011.

- Kujur, J., Pradhan, B., and Bhattachrajee, B. (2011), “Pozzolana and slag blended Portland cement and rebar corrosion.” Proceddings of the International UKIERI Concrete Congress for 21st  Century Construction, IIT Delhi, March 8-10, pp. 107-121.

Barman, P. J, Kartha, S. A., and Pradhan, B. (2011), "A Study on Landfill Leaching Using Three Dimensional Column Leach Apparatus."  National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering Proceedings, IT-BHU Varanasi, pp. 112-115.

- Deb, S., and Pradhan, B. (2011), “A study on corrosion performance of steel in concrete under accelerated condition.” The International Conference on Structural Engineering Construction and Management (ICSECM-2011), Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 15 – 17.

- Pradhan, B. (2013), “Performance evaluation of concrete against rebar corrosion in composite chloride-sulfate exposure conditions.” International Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ICSEM 2013), NIT Rourkela, December 20 - 22.

- Shaheen, F., and Pradhan, B. (2013), “Potentiodynamic polarization study on bare steel in concrete powder solution extracts contaminated with chloride and sulfate ions.” International Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ICSEM 2013), NIT Rourkela, December 20 - 22.

- Pradhan, B. (2014), "Corrosion behavior of reinforced concrete exposed to sodium chloride solution and composite sodium chloride-sodium sulfate solution." Structural Engineering Convention 2014 (SEC 2014), IIT Delhi, December 22 – 24, Vol. 3, pp. 1875 – 1882.

- Shaheen, F., and Pradhan, B. (2014), "Electrochemical behaviour of steel in contaminated concrete powder solution extracts." Structural Engineering Convention 2014 (SEC 2014), IIT Delhi, December 22 – 24, Vol. 3, pp. 1895 – 1905.

- Jee, A. A., and Pradhan, B. (2015), "Performance of pozzolana blended cement vis--vis ordinary Portland cement against chloride ingress in concrete." UKIERI Concrete Congress, 2 - 5 November, Jalandhar, Punjab, pp. 108 - 118.

- Shaheen, F., and Pradhan, B. (2015), "Performance of steel in Portland cement and fly ash added concrete admixed with chloride and sulfate ions." UKIERI Concrete Congress, 2 - 5 November, Jalandhar, Punjab, pp. 119 - 127.

- Zote, L., Jain, S., and Pradhan, B. (2015), "Effect of cement type on fresh and hardened properties of self-compacting concrete." UKIERI Concrete Congress, 2 - 5 November, Jalandhar, Punjab, pp. 342 - 353.

- Shaheen, F., and Pradhan, B. (2015), “Behaviour of steel reinforcement in chloride and combined chloride-sulfate contaminated concrete powder solution extracts.” 2nd R. N. Raikar Memorial International Conference & Banthia - Basheer International Symposium on Advances in Science & Technology of Concrete, 18 - 19 December, Mumbai, pp. 547 – 552.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • ME 101 - Engineering Mechanics (Tutor)

  • ME 110 - Workshop – I (Tutor)

  • CE 200 - Introduction to Civil Engineering (Coordinator)

  • CE 211 - Civil Engineering Materials 

  • CE 212 - Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory

  • CE 308 - Construction Technology and Management

Postgraduate

  • CE 612 - Advanced Concrete Technology

  • CE 543 - Construction Methods and Equipment Management

  • CE 512 - Structural Engineering Laboratory

Courses Conducted
Advances in Concrete and Masonry: Materials and Mechanics
QIP Short Term Course conducted at IIT Guwahati during 16-20 June 2008.

Infrastructure Development and Construction Management
QIP Short Term Course conducted at IIT Guwahati during 17-21 January 2011.

Short term refresher training program on ‘Concrete Technology'          Sponsored by WSSO, PHED, Government of Assam, Conducted during 11 – 13 February 2015.

Sponsored Research Project          

- Effect of Mix Parameters on Strength and Durability Aspects of Concrete, Sponsored by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, under Startup Research Grant Program (Start year: 2008).

- Performance Appraisal of Concrete in Composite Chloride and Sulfate Environment, Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India under Fast Track scheme for Young Scientists (Start year: 2010).

 

Project Guidance

Ph.D. Students

- Jnyanendra Kumar Prusty (July 2015 onwards)

   Research Area: To be decided.

- Jyotish Kumar Das (July 2014 onwards)

   Research Area: Performance evaluation of corrosion inhibitors in concrete. 

- Arya Anuj Jee (July 2013 onwards)

   Research Area: Chloride diffusion and chloride induced rebar corrosion in concrete.

- Smrati Jain (December 2012 onwards)

  Research Area: Self-compacting concrete.

- M. Sathishraj (July 2012 onwards)

  Research Area: Geopolymer concrete.

- Fouzia Shaheen (December 2010 onwards)

  Research Area: Behaviour of concrete against chloride and composite  chloride-sulfate exposure conditions.

- Pranab J. Barman (January 2008 onwards), Co-guidance with Dr. S. A. Kartha.

  Research Area: Leaching of nutrients and contaminants through landfill refuse and normal soils.   

M.Tech. Students

- Rozampuia (2015 - 2016) - Ongoing

- Vinay Kumar Tandon (2015 - 2016) - Ongoing

- Lalrosiama Zote (2014 - 2015)

- Narendra Basavraj Gurav (2014 - 2015)

- Suman Dey (2014-2015)

- Akshya Ramesh Bura (2013 - 2014)

- Muna Kalundia (2013 - 2014)

- Jyotish Kumar Das (2013 - 2014)

- Harshavardhan N. Shinde (2012 - 2013)

- Raj Kishore (2012 - 2013)

- Arya Anuj Jee (2012 - 2013)

- Kumar Abhishek (2012 - 2013)

- Kanulla Nagavijaykumar (2011 - 2012)

- Mihir K. Daspriya (2011 - 2012)

- Jakkula Raju (2010 - 2011)

- Kapadne R. Sambhaji (2010 - 2011)

- Prahallad Bhoi (2009 - 2010)

- Rajesh Kondamudi (2009 - 2010)

- Kamble Sudarshan Shivajirao (2008 - 2009), Co-guidance with Dr. K. D. Singh.

- Sarika V.R.K.N. Sonia (2008 - 2009), Co-guidance with Dr. K. D. Singh.

- Sivapradeepreddy Poreddy (2008 - 2009), Co-guidance  with Dr. K. D. Singh.

 

 

 



 

 


 

Other Activities

Warden, Kapili Hostel, IIT Guwahati (July 2010 - March 2013)

Associate Warden, Kapili Hostel, IIT Guwahati (July 2008 - June 2010)

Faculty In-Charge
Structural Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (August 2010 -  April 2012)

Secretary, DUPC (Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee)
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (July 2009 - June 2012)

- BTP Coordinator  for Project –I and Project-II (July 2009 – June 2012)       Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati

Member, DUPC
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (June 2008 - June 2009)

Time Table Coordinator
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (June 2008 - June 2009)

 

Lectures delivered 

Structural Corrosion and Protective Measures”, in  Training program (on Structural Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation of Buildings)  organized by Dr. Fixit Institute in association with Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) at Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Guwahati, 18-19 March 2010.

Corrosion: An electrochemical phenomenon”, in QIP Sponsored Short Term Course (on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology) at IIT Guwahati, 14-18 September 2009.

Concrete as Construction Material”, in QIP Sponsored Short Term Course (on Advances in Concrete and Masonry: Materials and Mechanics) at IIT Guwahati, 16-20 June 2008.

Reinforcement Corrosion in Concrete and Protection Measures”, in QIP Sponsored Short Term Course (on Advances in Concrete and Masonry: Materials and Mechanics) at IIT Guwahati, 16-20 June 2008.

Corrosion Monitoring Techniques”, in QIP Sponsored Short Term Course (on Advances in Concrete and Masonry: Materials and Mechanics) at IIT Guwahati, 16-20  June 2008.

 

 

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