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Dr. Rajan Choudhary
Professor

N Block; Room 301

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

Fax: +91-361-258 2440

Email:rajandce@iitg.ac.in
OR
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

January 2019 till date
Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Guwahati

2014 – 2019
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Guwahati

2009 – 2014
Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Guwahati

2008 – 2009
Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan

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

2003 – 2004
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 Design, Construction and Evaluation
  • Pavement Materials Characterization
  • Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Highway Construction
  • Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • Use of Marginal and Waste Materials in Road Construction
  • Pavement Quality Control and Assurance
  • Asphalt Pavement Recycling
  • Design and Construction of Rural Roads
  • Road Safety Engineering
  • Warm Mix Asphalt Technology
  • Open Graded Asphalt Friction Courses

Special Achievements
 

  • First Prize in National Road Safety Competition organized by General Insurance Council for the paper "Night Visibility: A Major Challenge for Road Users and Innovative Solutions", held on February 13, 2021.

  • Best Paper Award for the paper "Evaluation of Aging Behavior of Asphalt Binders Modified with Chars from Pyrolysis of Tyre and Plastic Wastes", in the Conference Session presented during International Conference on Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability (CTCS), NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka, December 22-23, 2020.

  • Overall Best Paper Award for the paper "Arrhenius Based High-Temperature Performance Evaluation of Asphalt Binders Modified with Waste Plastic Pyrolytic Char", presented during 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 19-21, 2020.

  • Best Paper Award for the paper "Use of Banana Natural Fiber as a Stabilizing Additive in Open Graded Friction Course", in the Conference Session Themed 'Sustainability in Transportation Systems' presented during 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 19-21, 2020.

  • Best Poster Presentation Award for the paper "Application of Biomaterials in Road Construction: Evaluation of Permanent Deformation Characteristics of Biochar Modified Asphalt Binders ", presented during the International Conference on Smart Materials for Sustainable Technology (SMST-2020), February 22-25, 2020, Goa.

  • Best Oral Presentation Award for the paper "High Temperature Characterization of Waste Plastic Pyrolytic Char Modified Asphalt Binders", presented during the International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies for Environmental Care (ESTEC-2020), February 20-22, 2020, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat.

  • Indian Roads Congress (IRC) Medal for the paper titled "Salient Attributes of Open Graded Friction Courses Towards Enhanced Road Safety in Hilly and High Rainfall Regions of India". The medal was conferred by Shri Nitish Kumar, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Bihar, during the 80th IRC Annual Session held at Patna on 20th December 2019.

  • Best Presentation Award for the paper "Preliminary Investigation on the Use of Sulphur with Waste EPDM Rubber for Asphalt Binder Modification", presented during International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Conception to Execution (TIPCE-2019), January 7-10, 2019, IIT Roorkee.

  • 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), December 17-20, 2017, IIT Bombay (Mumbai).

  • 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 Five Day 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
 

  • Fellow - Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Member - Committee H-9 on Composite Pavements of the Indian Roads Congress
  • Affiliate Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
  • Member - Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), USA
  • Life Member - Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi India
  • Life Member - Transportation Research Group (TRG) of India
  • Associate Member - Institution of Engineers, India

  • Member of the Subject Expert Group of Rural Infrastructure under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the International Conference on "Sustainable Materials and Practices in Built Environment (SMPBE)" to be organized during 25-26 November 2021 by Manipal University, Jaipur.
  • Member of Advisory Committee in International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Emerging Power System (ICCIPS 2021), Engineering College, Ajmer, March 9-10, 2021.
  • Member of Scientific Committee in International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Sustainable Pavement Technologies (icRS SPT 2021), May 26-28, 2021.
 

Reviewer/EB Member for Scientific Journals

EB Member:

  • Editorial Board Member of KUFA Journal of Engineering (ISSN: 2071-5528)
  • Associate Editorial Board Member of Current Engineering Letters, Bentham Science.
Reviewer:
  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE
  • Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor & Francis
  • Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis
  • Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier
  • Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis
  • The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering
  • International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Elsevier
  • KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer
  • Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), Elsevier
  • Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer
  • International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, Elsevier
  • Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, Springer
  • Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM
  • Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Hindawi
  • Cogent Engineering, Taylor & Francis
  • Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer
  • Journal of The Institution of Engineering (India): Series A, Springer
  • Journal of Mountain Science, Springer
  • Iranian Journal of Science and Technology: Transactions of Civil Enginering, Springer
  • Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering
  • Advances in Concrete Construction
  • Journal of Engineering Researc h
  • Kufa Journal of Engineering
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology, De Gruyter
  • International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, World Scientific
  • Sādhanā Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, Springer

Book Chapters

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2020). Use of Char Derived from Waste Plastic Pyrolysis for Asphalt Binder Modification, International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development (ITCSD-2020) , RILEM Bookseries, pp 337-356, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51485-3_23

  • Choudhary, R., Yadav, V., Kumar, A., and Mathur, A. (2020). A Study on Permeability Characteristics of Asphalt Pavements, Transportation Research: Proceedings of Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG-2017), Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp 869-882, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-32-9042-6_69

Selected Publications

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Rheological, Mechanical, and Chemical Characterization of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures with Waste Tire and Plastic Pyrolytic Chars, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Accepted, In-Press

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Mechanical Properties of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Course Mixtures with Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag as Coarse Aggregates, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA., January, 2022. Accepted

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Pattanaik, M.L. (2021). Friction Characteristics of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Courses with BOF and EAF Steel Slag Aggregates, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Accepted, In-Press

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Drainability and Clogging Behavior of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Courses with Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag Aggregates, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA., January, 2022. Accepted

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Storage Stability of Waste Tire Pyrolytic Char Modified Asphalt Binders: Rheological and Chemical Characterization, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Accepted, In-Press

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Aging Characteristics of Asphalt Binders Modified with Waste Tire and Plastic Pyrolytic Chars, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256030

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Composite Asphalt Binder Modification with Waste Non-tire Automotive Rubber and Pyrolytic Oil, Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2021.07.431

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Effect of Long-term Binder Draindown on Performance of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Courses with BOF Steel Slag Aggregates, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Accepted, In-Press

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Characterization of thermal storage stability of waste plastic pyrolytic char modified asphalt binders with sulfur, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248465

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Kataki, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Bioasphalt Binders: Introducing Sustainability in a Non-Renewable Road Construction Material, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, 34(4), 34-42.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). A Study on Production Temperatures of Asphalt Binders Modified with Waste Tyre Pyrolytic Char, International Journal of Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology. Accepted, In-Press

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). A Study on the Effect of Long-term Binder Draindown on Characteristics of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Courses with Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag as Coarse Aggregates, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA., January, 2021.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Characterisation of Asphalt Binder Modified with Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer (EPDM) Rubber Waste from Automobile Industry, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis, 22(9), 2044-2068. DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2020.1740772

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2020). Evaluation of Aging Behavior of Asphalt Binders Modified with Chars from Pyrolysis of Tyre and Plastic Wastes, International Conference on Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability (CTCS), NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka, December 22-23, 2020. Paper received the Best Paper Award of the Conference Session.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2020). Arrhenius Based High-Temperature Performance Evaluation of Asphalt Binders Modified with Waste Plastic Pyrolytic Char, 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 19-21, 2020. Paper received the Overall Best Paper Award of the Conference.

  • Choudhary, R., Kumar, V., Kumar, A., Pathak, S. and Kumar, A. (2020). Use of Banana Natural Fiber as a Stabilizing Additive in Open Graded Friction Course, 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 19-21, 2020. Paper received the Best Paper Award in the Conference Session Themed 'Sustainability in Transportation Systems'.

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Shukla, S.K. (2020). Evaluation of Benefits of Open Graded Friction Courses with Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag Aggregates for Hilly and High-Rainfall Regions in India, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 32(12), 04020356. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003445

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Investigation of Moisture Damage in Open Graded Asphalt Friction Course Mixtures with Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag as Coarse Aggregate under Acidic and Neutral pH Environments, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2674, 8, 887-901. DOI: 10.1177/0361198120925459

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Kataki, R., Kumar, A., Narzari, R. (2020). Application of Biomaterials in Road Construction: Evaluation of Permanent Deformation Characteristics of Biochar Modified Asphalt Binders, International Conference on Smart Materials for Sustainable Technology (SMST-2020), February 23-25, 2020, Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa. [Paper received the Best Poster Presentation Award].

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). High Temperature Characterization of Waste Plastic Pyrolytic Char Modified Asphalt Binders, International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies for Environmental Care (ESTEC-2020), February 20-22, 2020, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat. [Paper received the Best Oral Presentation Award].

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Use of Products from Pyrolysis of Wastes in Asphalt Binder Modification: A Review, RECYCLE-2020: 3rd International Conference on Waste Management, February 13-14, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Assam.

  • Amarnath, R.V.S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). A Review on Aggregate Gradation Evaluation Techniques to Investigate the Properties of Pavement Materials with Waste/Recycled Aggregates, RECYCLE-2020: 3rd International Conference on Waste Management, February 13-14, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Assam.

  • Pathak, S., and Choudhary, R. (2020). Rutting Characteristics of Open Graded Asphalt Friction Course mixes with Waste Steel Slag, RECYCLE-2020: 3rd International Conference on Waste Management, February 13-14, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Assam.

  • Choudhary, R., Verma, A., Kumar, A., and Kumar, A. (2020). Draindown Characteristics of Stone Matrix Asphalt Mixes Fabricated with Waste Coconut Fibers, RECYCLE-2020: 3rd International Conference on Waste Management, February 13-14, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Assam.

  • Choudhary, R., Kumar, R.,Pathak, S.(2020). Frictional characteristics of waste steel slag incorporated stone matrix asphalt, RECYCLE-2020: 3rd International Conference on Waste Management, February 13-14, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Assam.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Recycling of Automotive Rubber Waste as an Asphalt Binder Modifier, 3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development (ITCSD-2020), NITTTR Chandigarh, February 19-21, 2020.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Use of Char Derived from Waste Plastic Pyrolysis for Asphalt Binder Modification, 3rd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Clean and Sustainable Development (ITCSD-2020), NITTTR Chandigarh, February 19-21, 2020.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Nirmal, S.K., Pandey, I.K., and Kataki, R. (2019). Towards Sustainable Asphalt Binders: Evaluation of Bio-Asphalt Binders and Mixes with Biochar, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 80(3), 5-15.

  • Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Rahman, G. (2019). Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Bauxite Residue as Hot Mix Asphalt Filler, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 12(6), 623-631.

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Moisture Damage Investigations of OGAFC Mixtures with BOF Steel Slag as Coarse Aggregate under Different pH Environments, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA.

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Feasibility Assessment of the Use of Basic Oxygen Furnace Slag in Open Graded Asphalt Courses, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 12(6), 664-673.

  • Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Kumar, B. (2019). Prediction of Fracture Life of Warm Asphalt Mixes Using Symbolic Regression Approach, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA. (Accepted)

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R., Kumar, B., and Kumar, A. (2019). Mechanical Properties of Open Graded Friction Course Mixtures with Different Contents of Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag as an Alternative Aggregate from Steel Industries, Road Materials and Pavement Design, 10.1080/14680629.2019.1620120.

  • Deori. S., Choudhary, R., Tiwari, D., and Kumar, A. (2019). HDM-4 Deterioration Modelling: Validation and Adoption for Flexible Pavements with Modified Bituminous Road Surfacing, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 14(2), 208-226. DOI: 10.7250/bjrbe.2019-14.440

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, B.(2019). Moisture Susceptibility of Open Graded Friction Course Mixes with EAF Steel Slag and Modified Binders, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, 8(1), 1-19.

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R., Kumar, B., and Kumar, A. (2019). Utilization of Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag in Open Graded Friction Courses: A Performance Evaluation, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, January 13-17, 2019, Washington, D.C., USA.

  • Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Rahman, G. (2019). Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Bauxite Residue as Hot Mix Asphalt Filler, 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR-2019), 26-31 May 2019, IIT Bombay.

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Feasibility Assessment of the Use of Basic Oxygen Furnace Slag in Open Graded Asphalt Courses, 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR-2019), 26-31 May 2019, IIT Bombay.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Preliminary Investigation on the Use of Sulphur with Waste EPDM Rubber for Asphalt Binder Modification, International Conference: Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Conception to Execution (TIPCE-2019), January 7-10, 2019, IIT Roorkee. Paper received the Best Presentation Award.

  • Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Performance Characterisation of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixes for Sustainable Road Construction, International Conference: Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Conception to Execution (TIPCE-2019), January 7-10, 2019, IIT Roorkee.

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Nirmal, S.K. (2018). Salient Attributes of Open Graded Friction Courses towards Enhanced Road Safety in Hilly and High Rainfall Regions of India, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 79(2), 11-19. Paper received the Indian Roads Congress (IRC) Medal for the Best Paper discussed at 79th Annual Session of IRC.

  • Kandhal, P.S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2018). Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Bituminous Road Construction in India, Indian Highways, Indian Roads Congress, 46(10), 11-18.

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, B.(2018). Laboratory Evaluation of Mix Design Parameters of Open-Graded Friction Course Mixes with Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, 7(1), 616-632. DOI: 10.1520/ACEM20180071

  • Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Kandhal, P.S., Julaganti, A., Behera, O.P., Singh, A.K. and Kumar, R. (2020). Fatigue Characterisation of Modified Asphalt Binders Containing Warm Mix Asphalt Additives, Road Materials and Pavement Design , Taylor & Francis, 21(2), 519-541. DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2018.1507921

  • Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2018). Permanent Deformation Characteristics of Warm Asphalt Binders under Reduced Aging Conditions, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering , Springer, 23(1), 160-172. DOI: 10.1007/s12205-017-1903-0

  • Choudhary, R., Julaganti, A., Kumar, A., and Dipak, U. (2018). Application of WMA Technology to Bituminous Base Course Mixes, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 13(2), 94-103. DOI: 10.7250/bjrbe.2018-13.403

  • Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2018). Use of Basic Oxygen Furnace Steel Slag in Open Graded Friction Courses, 17th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology and Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Feb 21-22, 2018.

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, B. (2018). Moisture Suscpetibility of Open-Graded Asphalt Friction Course Mixes with an Industrial Waste, RECYCLE-2018, International Conference on Waste Management, IIT Guwahati, February 22-24, 2018.

  • Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Murkute, K. (2018). Properties of Waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Modified Asphalt Mixes: Dependence on PET Size, PET Content, and Mixing Process, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 62(3), 685-693, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.10797

  • 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 received 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • Pattanaik, M.L., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, B. (2016). Steel Slag as Replacement to Natural Aggregates - A Review, RECYCLE-2016, International Conference on Waste Management, IIT Guwahati, April 1-2, 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

Course(s) Designed

  • Designed a PG Level Course on Design and Construction of Rural Roads

Courses/Seminars/Workshops/Meetings Organised

  • Co-Coordinator of 15-days Road Safety Auditors Certification Course organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in Association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and Indian Roads Congress (IRC), during 05-22 July 2021.

  • Coordinator of Five Day Short Term Course on "Urban Traffic Modelling and Control" during September 4-8, 2018, under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of Government of India, organized by Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati in association with Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati.

  • Coordinator of Five Day Training Programme on "Road Safety" held at IIT Guwahati during April 9-13, 2018.

  • Coordinator of Five Day Training Programme on "Road Safety" held at IIT Guwahati during February 6-10, 2018.

  • 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

Selected Sponsored Research and Consultancy Projects

  • Co-Principal Investigator of Research Project titled "Road Surface Quality Assessment of Selected Border Roads Sections of India through Advanced Remote Sensing Technique", Sponsored by Defense Terrain Research Laboratory, DRDO, MoD, (Govt. of India), Ongoing

  • Co-Principal Investigator of Research Project titled "Methodology for Prioritization of Secondary Road Network Sections for Planning of Maintenance Works", Sponsored by National Project Implementation Unit, MHRD (Govt. of India).

  • "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

 


Students

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) Students

Completed

  • Arun Pratap Singh Narwaria
    • Thesis Title: A Study on Gap Graded Bituminous Mixes With Rubber Modified Binders
    • Year of Completion: 2021

  • Padala Bhargav Raju
    • Thesis Title: A Study on Cement Grouted Bituminous Mix with Different Aggregate Gradations
    • Year of Completion: 2021

  • Pankaj Kumar Singh
    • Thesis Title: Utiisation of Types and Sizes of Waste Plastic in Bituminous Mix
    • Year of Completion: 2021

  • RVS Amarnath
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Different Aggregate Gradations for Use in Open Graded Friction Course Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2020

  • Rajneesh Kumar
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Frictional Properties of Bituminous Surface Courses
    • Year of Completion: 2020

  • Vishal Kumar
    • Thesis Title: Characteristics of Open Graded Friction Course with Natural Fibers as Stabilizing Additive
    • Year of Completion: 2020

  • Pubali Nazir
    • Thesis Title: Properties of Asphalt Binders and Mixes Modified with Aluminium Oxide Nanoparticles
    • Year of Completion: 2020
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Ankush Kumar
    • Thesis Title: Characteristics of Bituminous Mixes with Automobile Rubber Waste Modified Binders
    • Year of Completion: 2019
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Ghazali Rahman
    • Thesis Title: A Study on Use of Alternative Materials as Filler in Bituminous Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2018
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Demissew Tekilu Damena
    • Thesis Title: Reuse of Industrial Waste Steel Slag in Open Graded Asphalt
    • Year of Completion: 2018

  • Vikramkumar Yadav
    • Thesis Title: Comparison of Laboratory and Field Evaluated Permeability of Asphalt Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2017
    • Present Engagement: Asst. Highway Design Engineer at Arkitechno Consultants (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Santanu Pathak
    • Thesis Title: Study on Performance Parameters of OGFC Mixes with BOF Steel Slag
    • Year of Completion: 2017
    • Present Engagement: PhD Research Scholar at IIT Guwahati
    • Profile:

  • Thamarana Renuka Kumar (Co-supervised with Prof. Akhilesh K. Maurya)
    • Thesis Title: A Study on Use of Highway Development & Management (HDM-4) Tool for Flexible Pavements
    • Year of Completion: 2017
    • Present Engagement: Deputy Engineer in Traffic & Transportation Planning at LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Ridip Dutta
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Frictional Characteristics of Bituminous Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2016

  • Kishori Murkute
    • Thesis Title: Use of Waste PET in Asphalt Concrete Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2016
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor at Sandip Institute of Technology and Research Centre, Nashik
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Bibhuti B. Bhardwaj
    • Thesis Title: Effect of Air Void Content and Binder Stiffness on Properties of WMA Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2016
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor at Assam Engineering College, Guwahati
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Dipak Ugale
    • Thesis Title: Effect of WMA Additives on Mix Design Parameters of Bituminous Base Courses
    • Year of Completion: 2015
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor at TSSM's Bhivrabai Sawant College of Engineering, Narhe, Pune
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Dibyatonu Chattopadhyay
    • Thesis Title: Effect of Filler Type and Content on Performance of Open Graded Bituminous Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2015
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor at DIT University, Dehradun
    • Profile: Faculty_List_DIT LinkedIn

  • Shiv Kumar Singh
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Permeability Characteristics of Premix Carpet
    • Year of Completion: 2015
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor at KNGD Modi Engineering College, Modinagar, UP

  • Arijit Kumar Banerji
    • Thesis Title: Strength Characteristics of Evotherm: 3G Wam Mix
    • Year of Completion: 2014
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Ibaiahun Nongbet Sohlang
    • Thesis Title: Role of Mix Compaction and Binder Content in Moisture Susceptibility of Hot Mix Asphalt
    • Year of Completion: 2014
    • Present Engagement: PhD Research Scholar at IIT Guwahati

  • Manish Raj
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Properties of Bitumen Modified with Different Additives
    • Year of Completion: 2014
    • Present Engagement: Junior Engineer (Works) Engineering/Construction in Indian Railways (Northern Railway)

  • Bharat Rajan
    • Thesis Title: Design of Open Graded Friction Courses
    • Year of Completion: 2014
    • Present Engagement: PhD Research Scholar at IIT Bombay, Mumbai
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Madhu Lisha Pattanaik
    • Thesis Title: Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mixes with Evotherm
    • Year of Completion: 2013
    • Present Engagement: PhD Research Scholar at IIT Guwahati

  • Sagar Sunil Kolapkar
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Mix design Parameters and Energy Savings with Sasobit as WMA Additive
    • Year of Completion: 2013
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Padmabhooshan Vasantdada Patil Institute of Technology, Bavdhan, Pune
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Priyansh Singh
    • Thesis Title: Determination of Mixing and Compaction Temperatures of Asphalt Concrete Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2013
    • Present Engagement: PhD Research Scholar at IIT Delhi
    • Profile: LinkedIn Personal Webpage

  • Elena Gao
    • Thesis Title: Study on Bituminous Binder and Mix Properties with WMA Additives
    • Year of Completion: 2012

  • Abhijit Mondal
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Cold Mix Properties with Different Fillers
    • Year of Completion: 2012
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor at Aliah University
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Harshad Sunil Kaulgud

  • Amit Kumar Rathi
    • Thesis Title: Role of Fillers in Design of Bituminous Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2011
    • Present Engagement: PhD Research Scholar at IIT Guwahati
    • Profile: LinkedIn

  • Gavvala Rajesh
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Stiffening Potential of Fillers in Bituminous Mixes
    • Year of Completion: 2011
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Executive Engineer in Water Resources Engineering Dept of Govt of Andhra Pradesh

  • E. Obulu Reddy
    • Thesis Title: Moisture Susceptibility of Bituminous Mixes with Different Fillers
    • Year of Completion: 2011
    • Present Engagement: Manager (Pavement Design) at Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnata) Ltd.
    • Profile: LinkedIn

On-going

  • Vipul Dubey
  • Vikas Meena
  • Sanjib Ghosh
  • Ayush Verma

Doctoral Students

Completed:

  • Dr. Madhu Lisha Pattanaik
    • Title of Thesis: "Design and Performance of Open Graded Friction Course Mixes with Electric Arc Furnace Steel Slag"
    • Year of Completion: 2019
    • Profile: ResearchGate

  • Dr. Sanjay Deori
    • Title of Thesis: "Deterioration Modelling of Flexible Pavements with Modified Bitumen in Wearing Course"
    • Co-Supervisor: Dr. Devesh Tiwari, Senior Principal Scientist, Pavement Evaluation Division, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi
    • Year of Completion: 2018
    • Present Engagement: Principal Scientist & Group Leader, Applied Civil Engineering Division, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat
    • Profile: CSIR-NEIST

  • Dr. Ashok Julaganti
    • Title of Thesis: "Evaluation of Modified Binders and Mixes with Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) Additives"
    • Year of Completion: 2017
    • Present Engagement: Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, Bapatla Engineering College
    • Profile: ResearchGate Google Scholar
Ongoing:
  • Mr. Abhinay Kumar
    • Broad Area of Research: Modified Asphalt Binders

  • Mr. Santanu Pathak
    • Broad Area of Research: Use of Industrial Wastes in Open Graded Friction Courses

  • Mr. Ankush Kumar
    • Broad Area of Research: Bituminous Binders and Mixes

Students' Achievements

  • Abhinay Kumar received the Overall Best Paper Award during the 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 19-21, 2020.

  • Ankush Kumar received the Best Paper Award for the session themed 'Sustainability in Transportation Systems' during the 2nd International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 19-21, 2020.

  • Ankush Kumar received the Best Oral Presentation Award during the International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies for Environmental Care (ESTEC-2020), February 20-22, 2020, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat.

  • Abhinay Kumar received the Best Poster Presentation Award during the International Conference on Smart Materials for Sustainable Technology (SMST-2020), February 22-25, 2020, Goa.

  • Abhinay Kumar selected for International Travel Support Scheme of Dept of Science and Technology (Govt of India) for attending The 17th Annual International Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology and Infrastructure Conference, at Liverpool, UK during February 21-22, 2018.

  • Abhinay Kumar received the Best Poster Presentation Award during the 4th International Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG-2017) at IIT Bombay, Mumbai.

 


Other Contributions:

Institute/Departmental Level

  • Member, DPPC (Departmental Postgraduate Programme Committee), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati during 2018 - present.

  • Convener, DUPC (Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, 2016 - 2018.

  • 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

Selected Invited Talks and Lectures

  • Expert Lecture on "Engineering and Maintenance Attributes for Safer Roads" in 15-days Road Safety Auditors Certification Course organized by IIT Guwahati in association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and Indian Roads Congress (IRC) on 09 July, 2021.

  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety Scenario" in 15-days Road Safety Auditors Certification Course organized by IIT Guwahati in association with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and Indian Roads Congress (IRC) on 05 July, 2021.

  • Keynote Speech on "Sustainable Materials and Safer Technologies for Road Construction" in International Conference on 'Community Based Research and Innovations in Civil Engineering (CBRICE-2021)' organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Manipal University, Jaipur on 19 March, 2021.

  • Invited Lecture on "Engineering and Design Aspects of Road Safety" in National Road Safety Month- Seminar on "Safer Road Design and Road Furnishing" organized by Assam PWD Convention and Training Centre, Guwahati, on 3 February, 2021.

  • Invited Lecture on "Road Safety Challenges and Measures" in Seminar on Road Safety organized by NHAI Regional Office, Guwahati, on 30 January, 2021.

  • Invited Lecture on "Surface and Subsurface Drainage of Flexible Pavements" in TEQIP-III Short Term Course on Recent Advances in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 17-23 December, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Reviving Highway Industry in Post-COVID Times: A Focus on the Use of Alternative Materials for Sustainable Construction" in Online International Conference and Exhibition: India Construction Week - 2020, 1-5 December, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Emerging Paradigms of Sustainable Pavements: Utilization of Industrial Wastes in Asphalt Materials" in Online Short Term Course on Advanced Materials for Highway Construction, Punjabi University Patiala, 16-20 October, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Technological and Material Advancements for Safer and Sustainable Asphalt Pavements" in the Five Day workshop under TEQIP-III on "Transport Research and Innovations" by the Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Uttarakhand, on September 22, 2020.

  • Delivered a Theme Speech as a Guest Speaker on "Sustainable Pavements" in the National Conference on "Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (ASCM 2020)" organized by Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, on August 04, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Introduction to Road Safety" during Training Programme on 'Role of CMVA & CMVR' organised by Asian Institute of Transport Development (AITD), at Guwahati on March 05, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Road Safety - An Overview & Safe Systems Approach in Road Safety" during Training Programme on 'Road Safety Aspects' at Rural Connectivity Training and Research Centre (RCTRC), Guwahati on February 27, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Common Road Safety Hazards & Construction Zone Safety Hazards" during Training Programme on 'Road Safety Aspects' at RCTRC, Guwahati on February 27, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Open Graded Friction Courses (OGFC) with Industrial Waste Steel Slag: A Paradigm for Safer Pavements in High Rainfall Regions of India" during International Conference on 'Engineering Sciences and Technologies for Environmental Care (ESTEC-2020)' at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat on February 22, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Innovative Technologies and Sustainable Pavement Materials for Infrastructure Development in North-East India: OGFC and Bio-Asphalt Binders" during Two-Day National Conference on 'Infrastructure Development in North East India: An Engineering Perspective' at Assam Engineering College, Guwahati on February 22, 2020.

  • Invited Lecture on "Open Graded Friction Course: A New Generation Asphalt Course for Improved Road Safety" during One Week Short Term Course on 'Emerging Trends on Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure' at Government Engineering College, Ajmer, on August 23, 2019.

  • Invited Lecture on "Salient Features of Warm Mix Asphalt Technology" during One Week Short Term Course on 'Emerging Trends on Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure' at Government Engineering College, Ajmer, on August 22, 2019.

  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety: Every Life Counts - Role as a Teacher / Educational Institute" in Road Safety Awareness Programme for Head of the Educational Institutes in Assam, IIT Guwahati, on August 3, 2019.

  • Expert Lecture on "Roadside Features To Enhance Safety" in Five Day Short Term Course on "Urban Traffic Modelling and Control" under TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India), organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, in association with Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati, on September 5, 2018.

  • Expert Lecture on "Good Engineering and Maintenance Practices for Road Safety" in Five Day Short Term Course on "Urban Traffic Modelling and Control" under TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India), organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, in association with Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Guwahati, on September 7, 2018.

  • Expert Lecture on "Road Safety : An Introduction from Indian Perspective" in Training Programme on "Road Safety and Road Safety Audit for PMGSY Roads" organised by Assam Road Research and Training Institute, PWRD, Guwahati during August 6-8, 2018.

  • Expert Lecture on "Role of Road Side Features & Appurtenances in Safety" in Training Programme on "Road Safety and Road Safety Audit for PMGSY Roads" organised by Assam Road Research and Training Institute, PWRD, Guwahati during August 6-8, 2018.

  • Expert Lecture on "Engineering Practices and Pavement Maintenance for Road Safety" in Training Programme on "Road Safety and Road Safety Audit for PMGSY Roads" organised by Assam Road Research and Training Institute, PWRD, Guwahati during August 6-8, 2018.

  • Expert Lecture on "Roadside Design and Appurtenances" in Five Days Training Programme on "Road Safety" held at IIT Guwahati during February 6-10, 2018.

  • Expert Lecture on "Good Road Safety Engineering Practices and Importance of Maintenance to Enhance Safety" in Five Days Training Programme on "Road Safety" held at IIT Guwahati during February 6-10, 2018.

  • 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.

 

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