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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

  • 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. 

Conferences

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (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.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (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.

- Bulu Pradhan and B. Bhattacharjee (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.

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

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

 

 

 

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • ME 110 - Workshop – I (Tutor)

  • CE 200 - Introduction to Civil Engineering (Coordinator)

  • CE 211 - Civil Engineering Materials (Theory and Laboratory)

  • CE 308 - Construction Technology and Management

Postgraduate

  • CE 612 - Advanced Concrete Technology

 

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 to be conducted at IIT Guwahati during 17-21 January 2011.


Sponsored Research Project          

Sl. No.

Title of Project Funding agency

Project grant

Year and Duration

1

Effect of mix parameters on strength and durability aspects of concrete. Institute Start-up Grant

Rs. 4, 80, 000 /-

2008

(2 years)

2

Performance appraisal of concrete in composite chloride and sulfate environment.

SERC, Fast Track young scientist scheme under Department of Science & Technology, India

Rs. 19, 20, 000 /-

2010

(3 years)

 

Project Guidance

Ph.D

1) P. J. Barman (2008 onwards)

Broad topic: Landfill leaching: Experimental investigation and numerical modeling. (Co-guidance with Dr. S. A. Kartha)

2) Sonjoy Deb (2010 onwards)

Broad topic: Durability studies for rebar corrosion in concrete.

 

M.Tech

- Kamble Sudarshan Shivajirao (2008-2009), Performance Appraisal of Concrete Made With OPC and PPC. (co-supervisor Dr. K. D. Singh)

- Sarika V.R.K.N. Sonia (2008-2009), Effect of Fly Ash and Silica Fume on Strength and Durability Aspects of Concrete. (co-supervisor Dr. K. D. Singh)

- Sivapradeepreddy Poreddy (2008-2009), Performance Evaluation of Concrete Made with Binary and Ternary Blends. (co-supervisor Dr. K. D. Singh)

- Prahallad Bhoi (2009-2010), Behaviour of Concrete in Severe Environment.

- Rajesh Kondamudi (2009-2010), Strength and Durability Characteristics of Concrete Made with Supplementary Cementitious Materials.

 

B.Tech

- V. Manideepak Ganapathi (2008-2009), Approaches for Contractor Selection in Construction Industry.

- A. Vikram Singh (2008-2009), Computer  Aided Construction Management: Planning of Fast-Track Projects using 4D Modelling.

- Vipin Gupta (2008-2009), Cost and Benefit  Analysis of Tall Buildings.

- Ankit Bhatla (2009-2010), Implementation of Lean Construction In IIT Guwahati.

- Gandhi Deep Dilip Chetna (2009-2010), Computer Aided Systems for Efficient Delivery of Construction Projects.

 

 



 

 


 

Other Activities

Warden, Kapili Hostel, IIT Guwahati (since July 2010)

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

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

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

Member, DUPC (Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee)
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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