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Dr. Rajan Choudhary
Associate Professor

N Block; Room 301

Tel: +91-361-258 2434 (O);
                    258 4434 (R);

Fax: +91-361-258 2440

Email:rajandce@iitg.ernet.in

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Education
 

· Ph.D (Transportation Engineering) - Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
· M.Tech (Transportation Engineering) – MNIT Jaipur
· B.E. (Civil Engineering) - MNIT Jaipur

Professional Experience

December 2014 till date
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Guwahati

July 2009 to December 2014
Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Guwahati

December 2008 to June 2009
Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan

October 2004- July 2005
SRF on a CSIR sponsored project in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee

April-2003 – October2004
Highway Engineer in GVK Jaipur Kishangarh Expressway Ltd., for construction supervision of 6-lane BOT Expressway from Jaipur to Kishangarh on NH-8 in the state of Rajasthan. I was under administrative and technical control of M/s Lea Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
 

Research Interests

Specialization: Transportation Engineering

Areas of Interest:

  • Pavement Analysis and Design
  • Highway Construction and Quality Control
  • Sustainable Technologies for Highway Construction and Maintenance
  • Pavement Evaluation and Maintenance
  • Design, Construction and Maintenance of Rural Roads
  • Road Safety Engineering

Special Achievements
 

  • Best Poster Presentation Award for the paper " A Study on Permeability Characteristics of Asphalt Pavements ", presented during the 4th International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG-2017).
  • Outstanding Reviewer Status in May 2014 from Elsevier for the reviews submitted for Construction and Building Materials in last two years.
  • Member, State Technical Agency (STA) Team for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
  • Successfully completed 5-days Professor Training Course at National Center for Asphalt Technology, Auburn University, Alabama, USA during June 16-20, 2014.
  • Recipient of Letter of Appreciation from Shri Bharat Singh Kundanpur, Hon'ble Minister of Public Works Department, Govt. of Rajasthan for preparing posters showing construction and quality control aspects pertaining to rural roads.
  • Certified Road Safety Auditor through training and certification programme conducted by International Road Federation (IRF) and Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) at CRRI, New Delhi from 21 to 25th Feb, 2011.
  • Coordinator of Training Programmes for PMGSY Officers, Sponsored by NRRDA, New Delhi.
  • Doctoral fellowship by MHRD, Government of India from 2005 to 2008.
  • Secured highest percentage in M.Tech. Batch from MNIT Jaipur.

Memberships of Professional/Scientific Bodies
 

  • Affiliate Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Life Member - Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi India
  • Life Member - Transportation Research Group (TRG) of India
  • Associate Member - Institution of Engineers, India
  • Executive Board Member - Transportation Research Group (TRG) of India
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for National Conference on Roads and Transport (NCORT-2017) at IIT Roorkee
  • Member of Scientific Committee for International Conference on "Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Conception to Execution (TIPCE-2019)", IIT Roorkee
 

Selected Publications

  • Choudhary, R. , Yadav, V., Kumar, A., and Mathur, A. (2017). A Study on Permeability Characteristics of Asphalt Pavements, 4th International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG-2017), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, December 17-20, 2017. Paper was awarded the Best Poster Presentation Award of the Conference.

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R. , and Kumar, B. (2017). Properties of Open Graded Friction Course Mixes with EAF Steel Slag, 4th International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG-2017), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, December 17-20, 2017.

  • Gupta, A., Choudhary, R. , Kumar, A., and Kalita, K. (2017). Permeability Characteristics of Bituminous Concrete as Function of Aggregate Gradation, ASCE India Conference 2017, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India, December 12-14, 2017.

  • Choudhary, R. , Julaganti, A., Kumar, A., and Dipak, U. (2017). Application of WMA Technology to Bituminous Base Course Mixes, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, Accepted In-Press

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R. , and Kumar, B. (2017). Clogging Evaluation of Open Graded Friction Course Mixes with EAF Steel Slag and Modified Binders, Construction and Building Materials, 159, 220-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.10.096

  • Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R. , and Kumar, A. (2017). Rheology of Modified Binders under Varying Doses of WMA Additive-Sasobit, Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 35(10), 975-982. DOI:10.1080/10916466.2017.1297827

  • Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R. , and Kumar, A. (2017). Moisture Susceptibility of WMA Mixes with Modified Bituminous Binders, Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 35(10), 1014-1021. DOI:10.1080/10916466.2017.1303721

  • Pattanaik, M. L., Choudhary, R. , and Kumar, B. (2017). Evaluation of Frictional Pavement Resistance as a Function of Aggregate Physical Properties, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, ASCE, 143(2), 04017003. DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000005

  • Choudhary, R. , Chattopadhyay, D, Kumar, A, and Julaganti, A. (2017). Use of Industrial Wastes as Filler in Open-Graded Friction Courses, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 12(2), 106-116. DOI: 10.3846/bjrbe.2017.13

  • Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R. , Porwal, S. S., and Kumar, A. (2017). Effect of Reduction in Production Temperatures on Properties of BC Mixes with an Organic WMA Additive, International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Research Technology, 6(2), 433-442. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.291866.

  • Deori. S., Choudhary, R. , Tiwari, D., and Kumar, A. (2017). Deterioration Modelling of Flexible Pavements using HDM-4. National Conference on Roads and Transport (NCORT-2017), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, October 14-15, Roorkee India.

  • Choudhary, R. , Kumar, A., and Murkute, K. (2017). Incorporation of Waste PET in Bituminous Concrete Mixes, 16th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Feb 22-23, 2017.

  • Pattanaik, M. L., Dutta, R., Choudhary, R. , Kumar, B., and Kumar, A. (2017). Effect of Aggregate Physical Properties on Frictional Resistance of OGFC Mixes, 16th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Feb 22-23, 2017.

  • Deori, S., Choudhary, R. , Tiwari, D., and Gangopadhyay, S. (2016). Calibration of HDM-4 Models for Indian Conditions of Flexible Pavement Having Modified Bitumen in Wearing Course, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 106-116. DOI: 10.1080/10298436.2016.1208196

  • Choudhary, R. , Singh, S.K., Kumar, A., and Porwal, S.S. (2016). Permeability Characteristics of Bituminous Premix Carpet and Mix Seal Surfacing, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 77(2), 383-392.

  • Kumar, A., Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R. , and Porwal, S.S. (2016). Evaluation of State-of-the-Art (SOA) Warm Mix Asphalt with Modified Binders, Journal of Indian Highways, Indian Roads Congress, 44(12), 23-31.

  • Choudhary, R. , Murkute, K. Kumar, A., and Julaganti, A. (2016). Evaluation of Properties of Reclaimed Polyethylene Terephthalate Modified Bituminous Concrete Mixes, 12th International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, Dec 19-21, 2016.

  • Choudhary, R. , Singh, S. K., and Kumar, A. (2016). Permeability Characteristics of Premix Carpet, National Conference on Fifteen Years of PMGSY, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India, Aug 6-7, 2016.

  • Chattopadhyay, D., Choudhary, R. , and Kumar, A. (2016). Effect of Filler Type and Characteristics on Design of Open Graded Friction Course Mixes, 15th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Feb 24-25, 2016.

  • Arjun, U.D., Choudhary, R. , Kumar, A., and Julaganti, A. (2016). Laboratory Evaluation of Sasobit® Modified Warm Mix Asphalt for Bituminous Base Course, 15th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Feb 24-25, 2016.

  • Deori, S., Tiwari, D., Choudhary, R. , and Gangopadhyay, S. (2015). Field Performance Study on Modified Bituminous Road Sections of National Highway Corridors, 3rd International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG 2015), Kolkata, India, Dec 17-20, 2015.

  • Deori,S., Choudhary, R. , Tiwari,D., and Gangopadhyay, S. (2015). Evaluation of Flexible Pavement Performance using Laser based Multifunction Automated Road Survey System. 14th Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Feb 11-12, Liverpool, UK.

  • Choudhary, R. , Julaganti, A., and Banerji, A. K. (2015). Effect of Compaction Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Modified Binder Mixes, 14th Annual International Conference on Asphalt Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Feb 11-12, Liverpool, UK.

  • Pattanaik, M. L., Choudhary, R. , Sorum, N. G., and Julaganti, A. (2015). Volumetric Properties of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixes with Virgin Binder, 3rd International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG 2015), Kolkata, India, Dec 17-20, 2015.

  • Choudhary, R. , and Julaganti, A. (2015). Moisture Susceptibility of Modified Binder Mixes with Evotherm, 3rd International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG 2015), Kolkata, India, Dec 17-20, 2015.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R. , and Julaganti, A. (2015). Field performance of Warm Mix Asphalt Containing Evotherm: A Review. Two-day National Seminar cum Workshop on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (AICE-2015), Tezpur University, May 8-9, Tezpur, India.

  • Choudhary, R. , and Julaganti, A. (2014). Warm Mix Asphalt: Paves Way for Energy Saving, International Journal - Recent Research in Science and Technology, 6(1), 227-230.

  • Choudhary, R. , Sohlang, I. N., and Julaganti, A. (2014). Effect of Inadequate Binder Content on Moisture Susceptibility of Bituminous Mixes, Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC-2014), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, Dec 10-12, 2014.

  • Deori, S., Tiwari, D., Choudhary, R. , and Gangopadhyay, S. (2014). HDM-4 Pavement Deterioration Modelling for Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway, International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI 2014), ASCE India Section, Hyderabad, India, Oct 17-18, 2014.

  • Julaganti, A., and Choudhary, R. (2014). Evaluation of Volumetric Properties of Bituminous Mixes with Evotherm, International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI 2014), ASCE India Section, Hyderabad, India, Oct 17-18, 2014.

  • Choudhary, R. and Julaganti, A. (2014). Warm Mix Asphalt: Paves Way for Energy Saving, International Conference on Emerging Challenges and Issues in Environmental Protection, Raipur Institute of Technology, Jan 23-24, Raipur, India.

  • Choudhary, R. , Sarma, A. K., and Maurya, A. K. (2014). Innovation in Road Construction Technology, Souvenir of 74th Session of Indian Roads Congress, Guwahati, India, Jan 18-22, 2014.

  • Chandra, S., and Choudhary, R. (2013). Performance Characteristics of Bituminous Concrete with Industrial Wastes as Filler, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 25(11), 1666-1673. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000730

  • Choudhary, R. and Julaganti, A. (2013). Effect of Sasobit® on Mix Design Parameters, 12th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, February 27-28, 2013, Liverpool, UK.

  • Choudhary, R. and Julaganti, A. (2012). Effect of Mixing and Compaction Temperatures on HMA with WMA Additives, 11th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, February 15-16, Liverpool, UK.

  • Deori, S., Choudhary, R. , Tiwari, D., and Sitaramanjaneyulu, K. (2012). Deterioration Modelling of Flexible Pavements with Modified Bitumen, 3rd International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-III), July 4-6, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Choudhary, R. , Gao, E., and Julaganti, A. (2011). Performance History of Warm Mix Asphalt, National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, October 14-16, Varanasi, India.

  • Deori, S., Choudhary, R. , Tiwari, D., and Sharma, B.M. (2011). A Critical Review of Flexible Pavement Performance Prediction Models, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development (AMTID-2011), National Institute of Technology Calicut, September 28-29, Calicut, India.

  • Sharma, V., Chandra, S., and Choudhary, R. (2010). Characterization of Fly Ash Bituminous Concrete Mixes, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 2010, 22(12), 1209-1216. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000125

UG Courses taught/teaching

  • Transportation Engineering - I
  • Transportation Engineering - I (Lab)
  • Surveying
  • Surveying (Lab)
  • Engineering Drawing

PG Courses taught/teaching

  • Pavement Materials
  • Pavement Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance
  • Design and Construction of Rural Roads

Courses/Seminars/Workshops/Meetings Organised

  • Co-Coordinator of One-Day Symposium on "Innovative Technologies in Traffic Data Collection and Analysis" held at IIT Guwahati on 9th Sept, 2017.
  • Coordinator of Half-Day Deliberation on "Road Safety and Management" held on 29th April, 2016.
  • Coordinator of the DST PAC meeting on Development of Technology Systems for Civil Infrastructure Technologies Technology Systems development Programme (TSDP) Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi at IIT Guwahati during 13-15 February, 2016
  • Coordinator of AICTE Sponsored Short Term Course on "Innovative Technologies in Transportation Engineering" (ITTE 2015), February 23-27, 2015 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Member of the Organising Committee for the "3rd International Conference of Transportation Research Group of India" (CTRG 2015), December 17 to 20, 2015 at Kolkata, India.
  • Co-Coordinator of CSIR-CRRI Sponsored Third National Review Workshop of "Indian Highway Capacity Manual" (RIHCAM 2015), February 20-22, 2015 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Coordinator of the DST PAC meeting on Development of Technology Systems for Civil Infrastructure Technologies Technology Systems development Programme (TSDP) Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi at IIT Guwahati during 15-17 October, 2012

Academic Project Guidance (UG, PG, and Doctoral)
Will be updated soon

Selected Sponsored Research and Consultancy Projects

  • "Use of Industrial Waste Steel Slag in Design of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Courses", Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi (Govt. of India), Ongoing

  • "Design of Airfield Pavements", Sponsored by Border Roads Organisation (Govt. of India), Ongoing

  • "Evaluation of Permeability of Granular Sub-base Courses", Sponsored by Larsen & Toubro India, Ongoing

  • "Study on Lowering of Mixing and Compaction Temperatures of Bituminous Mixes through Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) Additives", Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi (Govt. of India), Ongoing

  • "Quality Control Evaluation of Bituminous Cores", Sponsored by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Completed

  • "Development of Indo-Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)", Sponsored by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Completed

  • "Evaluation of Suitability of Soil for use in Road Construction", Sponsored by Punj Lloyd India, Completed

  • "Pre-opening Safety Audit of Shillong Bypass", Sponsored by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Completed

  • "Design of Posters for Public Awareness on Construction of Roads in Rural Areas", Sponsored by Public Works Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Completed

  • "Proof Checking of Pavement Design", Sponsored by M/s Ramky Infrastructure Ltd., Completed

  • "Proof Checking of Road Alignment", Sponsored by M/s Shillong Expressway Pvt. Ltd., Completed

  • "Design of Base, Binder, and Wearing Courses of Flexible Pavements", Sponsored by General Reserve Engineer Force, Govt. of India, Completed

 


Other Activities:

Institute/Departmental Level

  • Convener, DUPC (Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, 2016 - till date.
  • Member, Departmental Library Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati from 2014-2016.
  • Member, DUPC (Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati during 2012-2014
  • Transportation Lab In charge, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati during 2010-2012
  • Member of the Purchase Committee for the purchase of instruments for Transportation Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati under the DST Sponsored FIST Project in the year 2011-2012
  • Faculty Advisor for B.Tech (Civil Engineering), 2010 Batch

Course(s) Designed
Designed a PG Level Course on Design and Construction of Rural Roads

Selected Invited Talks and Lectures

  • Keynote lecture titled "Understanding Permeability Characteristics of Asphalt Mixtures as Function of Aggregate Gradation" during National Conference on Roads and Transport (NCORT-2017) at IIT Roorkee on October 14, 2017.
  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety" during 28th Road Safety Week organised by Office of The District Transport Officer, Kamrup, Amingaon, Guwahati on January 9, 2017.
  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety: Issues, Challenges & the Way Forward" organised by OLA, Ani Technologies Private Limited, Guwahati on January 12, 2017.
  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety Issues and Way Forward" organised by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India & Transport Department, Government of Assam on December 22, 2016.
  • Invited talk on "Utilisation of Waste Plastic in Road Construction" at Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur on September 15, 2016.
  • Keynote Address to the Forum on "Need of Collaboration among Different Organizations for Improvement of Highways in India", at the First Conclave of Highway Manager's Forum, organized by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways at Indian Academy of Highway Engineers, Noida on April 4, 2014.
  • Expert Lecture in TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development Programme on "Road Infrastructure in India", organized by North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli (NERIST), Itanagar during April 17 to 21, 2012.
  • Expert Lecture in TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development Programme on "Need of Recycling of Bituminous Payments in India ", organized by North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli (NERIST), Itanagar during April 17 to 21, 2012.
  • Invited Talk and Field Quality Control Training on "Granular Pavement Course" in the ten days Training Program for Engineers of PWD (Highway Zone), Arunachal Pradesh, Sponsored by MoRTH, India at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh during November 15 to 25, 2011.
  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety Issues in North Eastern States", in the Training programme on "Road Safety Management for North Eastern States" Sponsored by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India, New Delhi at Institution of Engineers, Guwahati during November 8 to 12, 2011.
  • Expert Lecture on "Road Engineering Measures for Improving Road Safety" in the Training programme on "Road Safety Management for North Eastern States" Sponsored by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India, New Delhi at Institution of Engineers, Guwahati during November 8 to 12, 2011.
  • Expert Lecture on "Maintenance of Rural Roads" in the Training programme of PMGSY Officers Sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA), Govt. of India, on October 20, 2010.
  • Expert Lecture on "Quality Control Aspects for Rural Roads" in the Training programme of PMGSY Officers Sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA), Govt. of India, on September 15, 2010.

Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  • Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology, De Gruyter
  • KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer
  • International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Elsevier
  • Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM
  • International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, World Scientific
  • Sādhanā Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, Springer

 

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