Dr. Manu Santhanam

Dr. Manu Santhanam
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574283
Email: manus@iitm.ac.in

Education
  • B.Tech. in Civil Engg., IIT MadrasIndia (1994)
  • M.S., Purdue University, USA (1996)
  • Ph.D, Purdue University, USA (2001)
Professional Experience
  • Professor, IIT Madras, July 2013 – present
  • Associate Professor, IIT Madras, March 2009 – July 2013
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, January 2003 – March 2009
  • Visiting Faculty, IIT Madras, October 2001 – January 2003
  • Instructor, Purdue University, May – August 2001
  • Senior R&D Chemist, Sika Corporation, USA, May 1996 – November 1998
Research Interests

1. Supplementary cementing materials for concrete

2. Microstructural characterization of concrete deterioration

3. Evolving performance specifications for concrete construction

Publications

Publication Details

Refereed international journals

  1. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M. D., and Olek, J., “Sulfate Attack Research: Whither Now,” Cement and Concrete Research Vol. 31, 2001, pp. 845 – 851.
  2. Jallad, K., Santhanam, M., Cohen M. D., and Ben Amotz, D., “Chemical mapping of thaumasite formed in sulfate-attacked cement mortar using near-infrared Raman imaging microscopy,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 31, 2001, pp. 953 – 958.
  3. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M. D., and Olek, J., “Modeling the Effects of Solution Temperature and Concentration During Sulfate Attack on Cement Mortars,” Cement and Concrete Research Vol. 32, 2002, pp. 585 – 592.
  4. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M. D., and Olek, J., “Mechanism of Sulfate Attack: A Fresh Look; Part I – Summary of Experimental Results,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2002, pp. 915 – 921.
  5. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M. D., and Olek, J., “Effects of gypsum formation on the performance of cement mortars during external sulfate attack,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2003, pp. 325 – 332.
  6. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M. D., and Olek, J., “Mechanism of Sulfate Attack: A Fresh Look; Part II – Proposed Mechanisms,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2003, pp. 341 – 346.
  7. Jallad, K., Santhanam, M., and Cohen M. D., “Stability and reactivity of thaumasite at different pH levels,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2003, pp. 433 – 437.
  8. Kasthurba, A.K., and Santhanam, M., “Laterite as a Prime Material for Architectural Applications in Malabar Region, Western India,” International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2006, pp. 183 – 194.
  9. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M.D., and Olek, J., “Differentiating Seawater and Groundwater Sulfate Attack on Portland Cement Mortars,” Cement and Concrete Research Vol. 36, No. 12, 2006, pp. 2132 – 2137.
  10. Kasthurba, A. K., Santhanam, M., and Mathews, M. S., “Investigation of Laterite Stone for Building Purposes from Malabar Region, Kerala State, SW India: Part I – Field Studies and Profile Characterization,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2007, pp. 73 – 82.
  11. Sivakumar, A. and Santhanam, M., “A Quantitative Study on the Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in High Strength Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites Vol. 29, No. 7, 2007, pp. 575 – 581.
  12. Sivakumar, A. and Santhanam, M., “Mechanical Properties of High Strength Concrete Reinforced with Combinations of Steel and Non-Metallic Fibres”, Cement and Concrete Composites Vol. 29, No. 8, 2007, pp. 603 – 608.
  13. Prakash Nanthagopalan, Michael Haist, Manu Santhanam, and Harald S. Müller, “Investigation on the influence of granular packing on the flow properties of cementitious suspensions,” Cement and Concrete Composites Vol. 30, No. 9, 2008, pp. 763 – 768.
  14. Kasthurba, A. K., Santhanam, M., and Achyuthan, H., “Investigation of Laterite Stone for Building Purposes from Malabar Region, Kerala State, SW India – Chemical Analysis and Microstructure Studies,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 22, No. 12, 2008, pp. 2400 – 2408.
  15. Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam, “Experimental investigations on the influence of paste composition and content on the properties of Self-Compacting Concrete,” Construction & Building Materials, Volume 23, No. 11, 2009, pp. 3443-3449.
  16. Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam, “A New Empirical Test Method For The Optimization of Viscosity Modifying Agent in Self Compacting Concrete,” Materials and Structures, Vol. 43, 2010, pp. 203 – 210.
  17. Manu Santhanam and Pradeep Kumar, “Assessment of Concrete’s Resistance to Chloride Penetration,” International Journal of 3 R’s, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, pp. 42 – 48.
  18. A. Sivakumar and M. Santhanam, “Cracked Permeability of Hybrid Fibre-Reinforced Concrete”, Proceedings of the ICE – Construction Materials, Vol. 163, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 45 – 50.
  19. Mark G. Alexander, Manu Santhanam, and Yunus Ballim, “Durability Design and Specification for Concrete Structures – The Way Forward,” International Journal of Advances in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2010, pp. 95 – 105.
  20. Manu Santhanam, “Ultrasonic Characterization of Damage in Concrete,” Journal of Structural Longevity, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010, pp. 111 – 125.
  21. Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam, “Fresh and Hardened Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete Produced with Manufactured Sand,” Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2011, pp. 353 – 358.
  22. Manu Santhanam, “Effect of Solution Concentration on the Attack of Concrete by Combined Sulphate and Chloride Solutions,” European Journal of Civil Engineering Vol. 15, No. 7, 2011, pp. 1003 – 1015.
  23. Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam, “An Empirical Approach for the Optimisation of Aggregate Combinations for Self-Compacting Concrete,” Materials and Structures, Vol. 45, 2012, pp. 1167 – 1179.
  24. S. Divya Rani and Manu Santhanam, “Influence of Moderately Elevated Temperatures on Engineering Properties of Concrete used for Nuclear Reactor Vaults”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2012, pp. 917 – 923.
  25. N. Shajil, S. M. Srinivasan, and M. Santhanam, “Self-centering of shape memory alloy fiber reinforced cement mortar members subjected to strong cyclic loading,” Materials and Structures, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2013, pp. 651 – 661.
  26. K. Mohammed Haneefa, M. Santhanam, and F C Parida, “Review of Concrete Performance at Elevated Temperature and Hot Sodium Exposure Applications in Nuclear Industry,” Nuclear Engineering and Design 258, 2013, pp. 76– 88.
  27. Sanish K. B., Narayanan Neithalath, and Manu Santhanam, “Monitoring the Evolution of Material Structure in Cement Pastes and Concretes Using Electrical Measurements,” Construction and Building Materials 49, 2013, pp. 288 – 297.
  28. K. Mohammed Haneefa, M. Santhanam, and F C Parida, “Performance characterization of geopolymer composites for hot sodium exposed sacrificial layer in fast breeder reactors,” Nuclear Engineering and Design 265, 2013, pp. 542 – 553.
  29. K. Mohammed Haneefa, M. Santhanam, R. Ramasamy, and F C Parida, “Hot sodium-triggered thermo-chemical degradation of concrete aggregates in the sodium resistant sacrificial layers of fast breeder reactors,” Nuclear Engineering and Design 265, 2013, pp. 654 – 667.
  30. K. Mohammed Haneefa, M. Santhanam, and F C Parida, “Deterioration of limestone aggregate mortars by liquid sodium in a fast breeder reactor environment,” Nuclear Engineering and Design 275, 2014, pp. 287 – 299.
  31. A. Bahurudeen, A. V. Marckson, Arun Kishore, and M. Santhanam, “Development of sugarcane bagasse ash based Portland pozzolana cement and evaluation of compatibility with superplasticizers,” Construction and Building Materials 68, 2014, pp. 465 – 475.
  32. A. Bahurudeen and Manu Santhanam, “Influence of different processing methods on the pozzolanic performance of sugarcane bagasse ash”, Cement and Concrete Composites 56, 2015, pp. 32 – 45.
  33. N. Shajil, S. M. Srinivasan, and M. Santhanam (2015), “An experimental study on self-centering and ductility of pseudo-elastic shape memory alloy (PESMA) fiber reinforced beam and beam-column joint specimens,” Materials and Structures DOI 10.1617/s11527-015-0538-1.
  34. A Bahurudeen, Deepak Kanraj, V Gokul Dev, and Manu Santhanam, “Performance Evaluation of Sugarcane Bagasse Ash Blended Cement in Concrete,” Cement and Concrete Composites 59 (2015), pp. 77 – 88.
  35. Bahurudeen, A., Wani, K., Basit, M., and Santhanam, M. (2015). “Assesment of Pozzolanic Performance of Sugarcane Bagasse Ash.” ASCE J. Mater. Civ. Eng, 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001361.
  36. M Y J Liu, U J Alengaram, M Santhanam, M Z Jumaat, K H Mo, “Microstructural Investigations of Palm Oil Fuel Ash and Fly Ash Binders in Lightweight Aggregate Foamed Geopolymer Concrete,” Construction and Building Materials, 120 (2016), pp. 112 – 122.
  37. Y K Ramu, I Akhtar and M. Santhanam, “Use of Adiabatic Calorimetry for Performance Assessment of Concretes,” Advances in Cement Research Vol 28, No 8 (2016), pp 485 – 493.
  38. M. Murugan, M. Santhanam, S. Sen Gupta, T. Pradeep, and S P Shah, “Influence of 2D rGO Nanosheets on the Properties of Cement Paste,” Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 70, (2016), pp 48-59.
  39. B S Dhanya, M. Santhanam, “Performance Evaluation of Rapid Chloride Permeability Test in Concretes with Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Materials and Structures (2017), DOI:10.1617/s11527-016-0940-3
  40. K. P. Ramaswamy and Manu Santhanam, “A Study of Deterioration of Cement Paste Due to Acid Attack Using X-ray Computed Microtomography,” Advances in Cement Research (2018), Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 123 – 138.
  41. Yuvaraj Dhandapani and Manu Santhanam, “Assessment of pore structure evolution in the limestone calcined clay cementitious system and its implications for performance,” Cement and Concrete Composites Vol 84 (2017), pp 36 – 47.
  42. S. Mahima, A. Bahurudeen, Manu Santhanam, and K Jayachandran, “Service Life Prediction of Bagasse Ash Blended Concrete in Marine Splash Zone,” Materials Today: Proceedings 4 (2017), pp. 9664 – 9672.
  43. Saarthak Surana, Radhakrishna G Pillai and Manu Santhanam, “Performance evaluation of curing compounds using durability parameters,” Construction and Building Materials 148 (2017), pp. 538 – 547.
  44. S. Deepika, G. Anand, A. Bahurudeen and Manu Santhanam, “Construction Products with Sugarcane Bagasse Ash Binder,” ASCE J. Mater. Civ. Eng. Vol. 29(10) (2017): 04017189.
  45. D. Yuvaraj and M. Santhanam, “Phases Assemblage of the Hydration Products of Trial Blends of OPC, Limestone and Calcined Clay,” Cement International Vol. 15 (2017), pp. 76 – 79.
  46. Yuvaraj Dhandapani, T. Sakthivel, Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G Pillai, “Mechanical properties and durability performance of concretes with Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3),” Cement and Concrete Research Vol. 107 (2018), pp. 136 – 151.
  47. Murugan Muthu, Manu Santhanam, and S Mathava Kumar, “Pb removal in pervious concrete filter: effects of accelerated carbonation and hydraulic retention time,” Construction and Building Materials Vol. 174 (2018), pp. 224 – 232.
  48. Murugan Muthu and Manu Santhanam, “Effect of reduced graphene oxide, alumina and silica nanoparticles on the deterioration characteristics of Portland cement paste exposed to acidic environment,” Cement and Concrete Composites 91 (2018), pp. 118 – 137.
  49. Suruthi Kamalakannan, Ramya S T, Radhakrishna Pillai and Manu Santhanam, “Factors affecting the performance characteristics of cementitious grouts for post-tensioning applications,” Construction and Building Materials Vol. 180 (2018), pp. 681 – 691.
  50. B S Dhanya, Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, and Radhakrishna Pillai, “Performance Evaluation of Concretes Having Different Supplementary Cementitious Material Dosages Belonging to Different Strength Ranges,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 187 (2018), pp. 984 – 995.
  51. Ruben Snellings, Jacek Chwast, Ozlem Cizer, Nele De Belie, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Pawel Durdzinski, Jan Elsen, Johannes Haufe, Doug Hooton, Ce´dric Patapy, Manu Santhanam, Karen Scrivener, Didier Snoeck, Laurent Steger, Sui Tongbo, Anya Vollpracht, Frank Winnefeld, Barbara Lothenbach, “Report of TC 238-SCM: Hydration stoppage methods for phase assemblage studies of blended cements – results of a round robin test,” Materials and Structures (2018) 51:111.
  52. Xuerun Li, Ruben Snellings, Mathieu Antoni . Natalia Mariel Alderete, Mohsen Ben Haha, Shashank Bishnoi, Ozlem Cizer, Martin Cyr, Klaartje De Weerdt, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Jose´e Duchesne, Johannes Haufe, Doug Hooton, Maria Juenger, Siham Kamali-Bernard, Sabina Kramar, Milena Marroccoli, Aneeta Mary Joseph, Anuj Parashar, Cedric Patapy, John L. Provis, Sergio Sabio, Manu Santhanam, Laurent Steger, Tongbo Sui, Antonio Telesca, Anya Vollpracht, Felipe Vargas, Brant Walkley, Frank Winnefeld, Guang Ye, Maciej Zajac, Shizhe Zhang, Karen L. Scrivener, “Reactivity tests for supplementary cementitious materials: RILEM TC 267-TRM phase 1,” Materials and Structures (2018) 51:151.
  53. R. Gettu, R. Pillai, M. Santhanam, A. Basavaraj, S. Rathinarajan, B. S. Dhanya, “Sustainability-Based Decision Support Framework for Choosing Concrete Mixture Proportions,” Materials and Structures (2018) 51:165.
  54. Ruben Snellings, Jacek Chwast, Ozlem Cizer, Nele De Belie, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Pawel Durdzinski, Jan Elsen, Johannes Haufe, Doug Hooton, Ce´dric Patapy, Manu Santhanam, Karen Scrivener, Didier Snoeck, Laurent Steger, Sui Tongbo, Anya Vollpracht, Frank Winnefeld, Barbara Lothenbach, “RILEM TC-238 SCM recommendation on hydration stoppage by solvent exchange for the study of hydrate assemblages,” Materials and Structures (2018) 51:172.
  55. M. S. Hemalatha and Manu Santhanam, “Characterizing Supplementary Cementing Materials in Blended Mortars,” Construction and Building Materials 191 (2018), pp. 440 – 459.
  56. Murugan Muthu, Cr Krishnan, Manu Santhanam, Murali Rangarajan and Mathava Kumar, “Heavy Metals Removal and Leaching from Pervious Concrete Filter: Influence of Operating Water Head and Reduced Graphene Oxide Addition,” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering 145 (9) (2019): 04019049.
  57. C. Siva Teja, V. Yamuna, A. Bahurudeen, Manu Santhanam, Athira Gopinath, Durability of Concrete with Agro Waste – A Local Approach to Sustainability, ICE Journal of Green Materials 7(2) (2019), pp. 84 – 96.
  58. Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Ravindra Gettu, Manu Santhanam, Sripriya Rengaraju, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Sundar Rathnarajan, Anusha S. Basavaraj, “Service Life and Life Cycle Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Systems with Limestone Calcined Clay Cement,” Cement and Concrete Research (2019), Vol. 118, pp. 111 – 119.
  59. A V Rahul, Manu Santhanam, Hitesh Meena, Zimam Ghani, “3D printed concrete: mixture design and test methods,” Cement and Concrete Composites 97 (2019), pp. 13 – 23.
  60. Quoc Huy Vu, Gabriel Pham, Alain Chonier, Eric Brouard, Sundar Rathnarajan, Radhakrishna Pillai, Ravindra Gettu, Manu Santhanam, Frederico Aguayo, Kevin J Folliard, Michael D Thomas, Ted Moffat, Caijun Shi, Anup Sarnot, “Impact of different climates on the resistance of concrete to natural carbonation,” Construction and Building Materials 216 (2019), pp. 450 – 467.
  61. S. Divya Rani, Manu Santhanam, and Sangeeta Bais, “Historic Incised Plasterwork of India – Characteristics and microstructure,” Construction and Building Materials 221 (2019), pp. 253 – 262.
  62. K. Mohammed Haneefa, S. Divya Rani, R. Ramasamy, and Manu Santhanam, “Microstructure and geochemistry of lime plaster mortar from a heritage structure,” Construction and Building Materials 225 (2019), pp. 538 – 554.
  63. Swathy Manohar, Manu Santhanam, and Naresh Chockalingam, “Performance and microstructure of bricks with protective coatings subjected to salt weathering,” Construction and Building Materials 226 (2019), pp. 94 – 105.
  64. A V Rahul, Manu Santhanam, Hitesh Meena, Zimam Ghani, “Mechanical characterization of 3D printable concrete,” Construction and Building Materials 227 (2019), 116710.
  65. Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Manu Santhanam, Investigation on the microstructure-related characteristics to elucidate performance of composite cements with limestone-calcined clay combination, Cement and Concrete Research 129 (2020), 105959.
  66. Swathy Manohar, Karpagam Bala, Manu Santhanam, and Arun Menon, “Characterization and Deterioration Mechanisms in Coral Stones Used in a Historical Monument in a Saline Environment,” Construction and Building Materials 241 (2020), 118102.
  67. A V Rahul, Abhishek Sharma Govind Sharma, and Manu Santhanam, “A desorptivity-based approach for the assessment of phase separation during extrusion of cementitious materials,” Cement and Concrete Composites 108 (2020), 103546.
  68. A V Rahul and Manu Santhanam, “Evaluating the printability of concretes containing lightweight coarse aggregates,” Cement and Concrete Composites 109 (2020), 103570.
  69. Pu Yang, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Manu Santhanam, and Narayanan Neithalath, “Simulation of chloride diffusion in fly ash and limestone calcined clay cement concrete and the influence of damage on service life,” Cement and Concrete Research 130 (2020), 106010.
  70. Athira G., Bahurudeen A. Sahu P K, Santhanam M., Nanthagopalan P, Lalu S, “Effective utilization of sugar industry waste in Indian construction sector: A geospatial approach,” Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management Vol 22, No. 3, (2020), pp 724 – 736.

Refereed Indian journals

  1.  Senthil Kumar, V., and Santhanam, M., “Particle Packing Theories and Their Application in Concrete Mixture Proportioning,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 77, No. 9, 2003, pp. 1324 – 1331.
  2. Dili A. S., and Santhanam, M., “Reactive Powder Concrete: A Developing Ultra High Strength Technology,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 78, No. 4, 2004, pp. 33 – 38.
  3. Santhanam, M., and Subramanian, S., “Current Developments in Self-Compacting Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 78, No. 6, 2004, pp. 11 – 22.
  4. Mahesh, Y. V. S. S. U., and Santhanam, M., “Simple Test Methods to Characterize the Rheology of Self-Compacting Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 78, No. 6, 2004, pp. 39 – 43.
  5. Senthil Kumar, V., and Santhanam, M., “Use of a Particle Packing Model to Produce HPC at Optimum Cement Content,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 78, No. 12, 2004, pp. 22 – 28.
  6. Kasthurba A. K., and Santhanam, M., “A Re-look Into the Code Specifications for the Strength Evaluation of Laterite Stone Blocks for Masonry Purposes,” Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) – Architectural Engineering Division, Vol. 86, 2005, pp. 1- 6.
  7. Rajasekaran, I., and Santhanam, M., “Application of particle packing to produce roller compacted concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 79, No. 10, 2005, pp. 23 – 28.
  8. Alexander, M., Ballim, Y., and Santhanam, M., “Performance Specifications for Concrete Using the Durability Index Approach,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 79, No. 12, 2005, pp. 41 – 46.
  9. Ramesh Babu, C., and Santhanam, M., “Optimization of High Early Strength Steam Cured Concrete Mixtures Using Central Composite Design,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 80, No. 6, 2006, pp. 11 – 15.
  10. Srinath, B., and Santhanam, M., “Electrical Monitoring of Early Age Properties of Cement Mortars,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 82, No. 4, 2008, pp. 37 – 43.
  11. Sivakumar, A., and Santhanam, M., “Evaluation of Drying Shrinkage and Residual Stresses of a High Strength Concrete Using Restrained Ring Test,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 82, No. 6, 2008, pp. 49 – 57.
  12. Prakash, N., and Santhanam, M., “A New Approach to Optimisation of Paste Composition in Self-Compacting Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 82, No. 11, 2008, pp. 11 – 18.
  13. Ashok Kumar, S., and Santhanam, M., “Damage of concrete in uniaxial compression – An evaluation using ultrasonic method and optical microscopy,” Journal of Structural Engineering (SERC), Vol. 36, No. 1, 2009, pp. 22 – 28.
  14. Sengupta, A., and Santhanam, M., “Influence of aggregate characteristics on uniformity of SCC,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 83, No. 6, 2009, pp. 50 – 60.
  15. Chockalingam, R. B., Santhanam, M., Ballim, Y., and Graham, P. C., “A comparative assessment of selected South African and Indian cement clinkers,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 84, No. 6, 2010, pp. 9 – 16.
  16. M. Santhanam, V. Venkatachalapathy, C. Sivathanu Pillai and Ravindra Gettu, “Mechanical Properties of High Density Concrete Used in Fast Reactors for Structural and Shielding Purposes,” Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) – Civil Engineering Division, Vo. 91, 2010, pp. 15 – 22.
  17. Jayasree, C., Santhanam, M., and Gettu, R., “Cement-Superplasticizer Compatibility – Issues and Challenges,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 85, No. 7, 2011, pp. 48 – 60.
  18. S. Ramalingam and M. Santhanam, “Environmental Exposure Classifications for Concrete Construction – A Relook,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 86, No. 5, 2012, pp. 18 – 28.
  19. S. Divya Rani, M. Santhanam, V. Venkatachalapathy, and C. Sivathanupillai, “Permissible Temperature in Fast Reactor Vault Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 87, No. 2, 2013, pp. 11 – 20.
  20. G. Prasath and M. Santhanam, “Experimental Investigations on Heat Evolution During Hydration of Cementitious Materials in Concrete using Adiabatic Calorimetry,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 87, No. 5, 2013, pp. 19 – 28.
  21. Santhosh G Cheriyan and M. Santhanam, “Demystifying durability testing for Indian concrete construction industry,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 87, No. 7, 2013, pp. 18 – 34.
  22. B S Dhanya and M. Santhanam, “Performance Specifications for Concrete Construction in India – Are We Ready,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 87, No. 9, 2013, pp. 36 – 43.
  23. K. Mohammed Haneefa, M. Santhanam, and F C Parida, “Thermal Performance of Limestone Mortars for use in Sodium Cooled Fast Breeder Reactors,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 87, No. 12, 2013, pp. 25 – 41.
  24. Santhosh G. Cheriyan, B S Dhanya and Manu Santhanam, “Durability Indices of Concrete with Different Mineral Admixtures,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 88, No. 3, 2014.
  25. K. B. Sanish and Manu Santhanam, “Ultrasonic Monitoring of Strength Development of Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 88, No. 11, 2014.
  26. A. Bahurudeen, K.S Vaisakh and Manu Santhanam, “Availability of sugarcane bagasse ash and potential for use as a supplementary cementitious material in concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 89, No. 6, 2015.
  27. V. H. R. Siva, Hema Achyuthan and Manu Santhanam, “Pozzolanic Characteristics of Young Toba Tuff,” Current Science Vol. 109, No. 10, 2015, pp. 1869 – 1874.
  28. A. Bahurudeen, Hemalatha M S and Manu Santhanam, “Need of an Efficient Procedure for the Evaluation of Pozzolanic Performance of Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 90, No. 1, 2016, pp. 80 – 92.
  29. R. B. Chokkaligam, M. Santhanam, “Durability characteristics of high early strength concrete,” Current Science, 2017, 113(8), pp. 1568 – 1577.
  30. B S Dhanya, Manu Santhanam, Vijay Kulkarni, Prakash Nanthagopalan, Shashank Bishnoi, S P Singh, Indu Siva Ranjani, P Dinakar, and S Bhaskar, “Round Robin Testing of Durability Parameters – Towards Identification of Suitable Durability Tests for Concrete,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 91, No. 7, 2017, pp. 11 – 22.
  31. Saarthak Surana, Radhakrishna G Pillai and Manu Santhanam, “Performance Evaluation of Field Curing Methods Using Durability Index Tests,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 91, No. 7, 2017, pp. 37 – 50.
  32. B S Dhanya, Sundar Rathnarajan, Manu Santhanam, Radhakrishna G Pillai, and Ravindra Gettu, “Carbonation and its effect on microstructure of concrete with fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag,” Indian Concrete Journal Vol. 93, No. 4, 2019, pp. 10 – 21.
  33. Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, and Radhakrishna Pillai, Perspectives on Blended Cementitious Systems with Calcined Clay-Limestone Combination for Sustainable Low Carbon Cement Transition, Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 94, No. 2, 2020, pp. 31 – 45.

 

International conferences

  1.  Santhanam, M., and Cohen, M. D., “Cracking of Mortars Subjected to External Sulfate Attack”, Materials Science of Concrete: The Sidney Diamond Symposium, M. Cohen, S. Mindess, and J. Skalny, Eds., The American Ceramic Society, 1998, pp. 409 – 418.
  2. Santhanam, M., Amal Raj, and R. Vikramaditya, “Evaluation of Hardened Concrete Properties Using Non-Destructive Methods,” CONMAT 2003, IIT Kharagpur, January 2003.
  3. Santhanam, M., Cohen, M. D., and Olek, J., “Study of Magnesium Ion Attack in Portland Cement Mortars,” 11th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, Durban, South Africa, May 2003.
  4. Rajayogan, V., Sarma, B. S., and Santhanam, M., “Evaluation of Hydroxy Propyl Starch as a Viscosity-Modifying Agent for Self Compacting Concrete,” 3rd International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 2003.
  5. Ramesh Babu, C., and Santhanam, M., “Use of Maturity Method to Evaluate Concrete Strength Development,” International Conference on Recent Trends in Concrete Technology and Structures, INCONTEST 2003, Coimbatore, India, September 2003.
  6. Sivakumar, A., and Santhanam, M., “An Overview of The Ductility Characteristics of High Strength Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Concrete,” International Conference on Recent Trends in Concrete Technology and Structures, INCONTEST 2003, Coimbatore, India, September 2003.
  7. Kasthurba, A. K., Mathews, M. S., Santhanam, M., and Achyuthan, H., “Properties and Performance of Laterite Building Stone, 8th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, and maintenance of Structures, Singapore, December 2003.
  8. Santhanam, M., and Amal Raj, P. J., “Influence of The Degree of Flakiness of Local Aggregate on The Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete,” 29th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, August 2004.
  9. Rohit Agarwal and Santhanam, M., “High Performance Concrete Incorporating Ternary Blends of Cementitious Materials,” ICACS 2005, Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai, January 2005.
  10. Santhanam, M., “Evolution of Application Based Mixture Design for Self-Compacting Concrete – Some Ideas”, ACECON 2005, Mumbai, September 2005.
  11. Prakash, N., and Santhanam, M., “A Study of the Interaction Between High Range Water Reducer and Viscosity Modifying Agent in Self Compacting Concrete,” 16th European Conference on Fracture – MMMCP SP Shah Symposium, Alexandroupolis, Greece, July 2006.
  12. Sivakumar, A., and Santhanam, M., “Experimental Methodology to Study Plastic Shrinkage Cracks in High Strength Concrete,” 16th European Conference on Fracture – MMMCP SP Shah Symposium, Alexandroupolis, Greece, July 2006.
  13. Anirwan Sengupta and Santhanam, M., “Application Based Mix Proportioning of Self Compacting Concrete,” 31st Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, August 15 – 17, 2006.
  14. Ramesh Babu, C., and Santhanam, M., “Early Age Properties of High Early Strength Concrete Subjected to Steam Curing,” 31st Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, August 15 – 17, 2006.
  15. Santhanam, M., “Use of Polymers as Chemical Admixtures in Concrete,” Keynote lecture at the 5th Asian Symposium on Polymers in Concrete ASPIC 2006, SERC, Chennai, Sep 11 – 12, 2006.
  16. Ashok Kumar, S., and Santhanam, M., “Polymer Encapsulation of Concrete to Preserve the Stress Induced Microcracks Under Load,” 5th Asian Symposium on Polymers in Concrete ASPIC 2006, SERC, Chennai, Sep 11 – 12, 2006.
  17. Santhanam, M., “Sulphate Attack from an Engineering Perspective,” RILEM Technical Committee on Performance in Aggressive Environments, TC-PAE Meeting, Ghent, Belgium, Sep. 3, 2007.
  18. Santhanam, M., “Compatibility Issues Between Cements and Water Reducing Chemical Admixtures,” ICI-RILEM Workshop, Chennai, Sep 20, 2008.
  19. Srinath, B., and Santhanam, M., “Evaluation of Fibre Distribution in Concrete Using AC Impedance Technique,” 2nd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, Cape Town, South Africa, Nov 24 -26, 2008.
  20. Santhanam, M. and Yeleti, S., “Advances in Ultrasonic Characterization of Concrete at IIT Madras,” Invited paper at the International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Building Sciences (ICAMB 2009), VIT Vellore, 14 – 16 Dec 2009.
  21. Manu Santhanam, Y. Subba Rao, and Pradeep Kumar, “Performance Evaluation of Concrete Using Durability Indices,” Keynote paper at International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques in Civil Engineering (ICAMAT 2010), VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering, Coimbatore, 7 – 9 January 2010.
  22. Manu Santhanam, “Effect of Solution Concentration on the Attack of Concrete by Combined Sulphate and Chloride Solutions,” MEDACHS-10, 22 – 24 April 2010, La Rochelle, France.
  23. M. Santhanam, “Use of Particle Packing Approach in Reducing Cement Consumption in High Performance Concrete,” Concrete For a Sustainable Environment (CSE) Symposium, Kempton Park, South Africa, 3 – 4 August 2010.
  24. Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam, “A Simple and Systematic Mixture Design Procedure for Self Compacting Concrete,” 6th International RILEM Symposium on Self Compacting Concrete, 26 – 29 September 2010, Montreal, Canada.
  25. Manu Santhanam and K. Balasubramanian, “Design of Special Concretes for Bridge Structures”, ICI-ACECON 2010, December 2010, Chennai.
  26. Manu Santhanam, V. Venkatachalapathy, C. Sivathanu Pillai and Ravindra Gettu, “Design and Development of High Density Concrete for Radiation Sheilding and Structural Purposes,” ICI-ACECON 2010, December 2010, Chennai.
  27. N.Shajil, S.M. Srinivasan and M. Santhanam,“An experimental study on Recentering ability of Shape memory alloy fiber reinforced cement mortar subjected to cyclic loading”, Proceedings of ICTACEM 2010, December 27-29, 2010, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  28. N.Shajil, S.M. Srinivasan and M. Santhanam “An innovative approach to achieve self centering and ductility of cement mortar beams through randomly distributed pseudo-elastic shape memory alloy fibers”, SPIE Symposium on SPIE Smart Structures and Materials, Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 11-15 March 2012 San Diego, California, USA.
  29. Manu Santhanam and Karen Scrivener, “Microstructural Alterations of Slag and Silica Fume Concretes Subjected to Short Term Heat Curing,” 2nd International Conference on Microdurability of Concrete, 11 – 13 April 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  30. Manu Santhanam, “Case studies of concrete deterioration in reinforced concrete chimneys,” 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation, and Retrofitting, 2 – 5 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.
  31. Mohammed Haneefa K., Santhanam, M., and Parida F.C., “Performance evaluation of limestone mortars for elevated temperature applications in nuclear industry,” 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation, and Retrofitting, 2 – 5 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.
  32. Manu Santhanam, “Evaluation of Superplasticizer Performance in Concrete,” 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, 18 – 21 August 2013, Kyoto, Japan.
  33. Manu Santhanam, “Influence of Some Admixtures in Mitigating the Effects of Sodium and Magnesium Sulphate Attack in Cement Mortars,” 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, 18 – 21 August 2013, Kyoto, Japan.
  34. B S Dhanya and M. Santhanam, “Use of Combined Durability Parameters for Different Exposure Conditions,” RILEM International Workshop on Performance-based Specification and Control of Concrete Durability, 11 – 13 June 2014, Zagreb, Croatia.
  35. N. Srinivasan, M. Santhanam, and R G Pillai, “Field Based Performance Indicators for Concrete Durability,” RILEM International Workshop on Performance-based Specification and Control of Concrete Durability, 11 – 13 June 2014, Zagreb, Croatia.
  36. K. Mohammed Haneefa, Manu Santhanam, and F C Parida, “Studies on Hot Liquid Sodium and Concrete Interactions in Fast Breeder Reactors,” 4th International Conference on Durability of concrete structures (ICDCS 2014), December 2014, New Delhi, India.
  37. Bahurudeen A and Manu Santhanam, “PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF SUGARCANE BAGASSE ASH BASED CEMENT FOR DURABLE CONCRETE,” 4th International Conference on Durability of concrete structures (ICDCS 2014), December 2014, New Delhi, India.
  38. Manu Santhanam, “Durability design – the Indian scenario,” 3rd Technical Conference on Prescriptive to Performance-Based Specifications, February 2015, Saudi Arabia.
  39. D. Yuvaraj and Manu Santhanam, “Experimental study on evolution of pore structure of cementitious pastes using different techniques,” 1st International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, June 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  40. Fathima Suma and Manu Santhanam, “Investigation of sulphate attack on limestone-calcined clay cement mortars,” 1st International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, June 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  41. Deepika S, Madhuri G, Bahurudeen A, Manu Santhanam, “Development of sugarcane bagasse ash blended geopolymer for use in concrete,” Concrete 2015, September 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  42. Deepika, S, Godara, A, Mondal, D, Bahurudeen, A, and Santhanam, M, “Development of sustainable concrete paver blocks using sugarcane bagasse ash blended cement,” ACECON 2015, October 2015, Kolkata, India.
  43. Yamuna V, Bahurudeen, A, and Santhanam, M, “Durability performance of sugarcane bagasse ash and rice husk ash blended cements,” ACECON 2015, October 2015, Kolkata, India.
  44. S. Divya Rani, Madhubanti Deb, Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, “Evaluation of repair mortar materials for old monuments in southern india,” 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation, and Retrofitting, October 2015, Leipzig, Germany
  45. Manu Santhanam, Sarath Kumar, Ravindra Gettu and Radhakrishna Pillai, “Evolving Acceptance Criteria for Concrete Durability Tests In Construction Projects,” 2nd R.N. Raikar International Conference and Banthia- Basheer International Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology of Concrete, 18-19 December 2015, Mumbai, India.
  46. Suruthi Kamalakkannan, Ramya Thirunavukkarasu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, and Manu Santhanam, “Assessment of fresh properties of cementitious grouts used for post-tensioning applications in india,” 2nd R.N. Raikar International Conference and Banthia- Basheer International Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology of Concrete, 18-19 December 2015, Mumbai, India.
  47. Manu Santhanam and M S Hemalatha, “Differentiating the physical and chemical effects of supplementary cementitious materials in cement mortars,” International RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering Conference segment on Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials 22-24 August 2016, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
  48. Divya Rani, Manu Santhanam and Sangeeta Bais, “Characterisation of incised plaster works of historic monuments in delhi, india,” 2nd Historic Mortars Conference, October 2016, Santorini, Greece.
  49. Bharath. M.S, B. S. Dhanya and M. Santhanam, “Study of influence of moisture content, portlandite content and pore solution conductivity on surface resistivity of concrete,” fib Symposium, November 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  50. Yuvaraj D. and Manu Santhanam, “Durability of Concrete Prepared with Ternary Binder Systems Involving Limestone and Calcined Clay,” XIV DBMC – Durability of Building Materials and Components, 29 – 31 May 2017, Gent, Belgium.
  51. Murugan M., Manu Santhanam, and Mathava Kumar, “Effect of Hydraulic Retention Time on the Filtration Performance of Porous Concrete,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  52. K P Ramaswamy, K Padmanabhan, and Manu Santhanam, “A Study of Concrete Deterioration Faced by Distillery Industry,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  53. K P Ramaswamy, R Sivakumar, Manu Santhanam, and Ravindra Gettu, “Micro-Analytical Characterization of Concrete Deterioration due to Acid Attack in a Sewage Treatment Plant,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  54. Dipten M, Bharath M S, Deepika S and Manu Santhanam, “Glass Powder Based Geopolymer Binder for Precast Concrete,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  55. K P Ramaswamy, N Satyanarayana Rao, and Manu Santhanam, “Durability of Bagasse Ash Based Cementitious Systems in Acidic Environment,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  56. Sundar R, Naga Pavan V, Radhakrishna Pillai, Ravindra Gettu and Manu Santhanam, “Modelling Carbonation Rates in Concretes with Similar Strength and With and Without Slag,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  57. K P Ramaswamy, Alexandra Bertron, and Manu Santhanam, “Additional Insights on the Influencing Factors and Mechanism of Degradation due to Acid Attack: Special Case of Acids forming Soluble Salts,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  58. Yuvaraj D, Karen Scrivener and Manu Santhanam, “Temperature Effects on Performance of Cementitious Systems: Microstructure and Transport Properties,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  59. Divya Rani and Manu Santhanam, “Effect of Aging on Microstructural Characteristics of Lime Putty,” International Conferences on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, 3 – 8 September 2017, Chennai, India.
  60. Fathima Suma and Manu Santhanam, “Influence of Specimen Size on the Expansion of Portland Cement Mortars Immersed in Sodium Sulphate Solution,” International Workshop on External Sulphate Attack, Madrid, 24 – 25 May, 2018.
  61. Mohan, M. K., Pillai, R. G., Santhanam M., and Gettu R., “Performance specifications for pre-packaged cementitious grouts  for post-tensioning applications,” 4thInternational Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures (SLD4), RILEM week 2018, TU Delft, Netherlands,August 26-29, 2018.
  62. Santhanam, M., “Concrete 3D Printing,” International Conference on Innovative World of Concrete, Bengaluru, Sep 19 – 22, 2018.”
  63. Santhanam, M., “Admixtures and Special Concretes – More than a decade of collaboration with Ravindra Gettu,” RN Raikar Memorial Conference, Mumbai, Dec 14 – 15, 2018.
  64. B S Dhanya, Santhosh Cheriyan, Manu Santhanam, “Evolving Performance Based Environmental Classifications for Chloride Exposure,” Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS), Rovinj, Croatia, Mar 20 – 22, 2019, RILEM Proceedings 128.
  65.  Manu Santhanam, “Mixture proportioning and mechanical characterization of 3D printable concrete,” ACI Spring Convention, Quebec City, Canada, Mar 24 – 28, 2019.
  66. Hareesh Muni, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, K. Vignesh, Manu Santhanam, Anomalous early increase in concrete resistivity with calcined clay binders, 3rd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, New Delhi, 15-17 Oct 2019.
  67. Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Manu Santhanam, Influence of calcined clay-limestone ratio on properties of concrete with Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3), 3rd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, New Delhi, 15-17 Oct 2019.
  68. Manu Santhanam, Yuvaraj Dhandapani, Ravindra Gettu, and Radhakrishna Pillai, Perspectives on Durability of Blended Systems with Calcined Clay and Limestone, 3rd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, New Delhi, 15-17 Oct 2019.
  69. Sripriya Rengaraju, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Lakshman Neelakantan, Manu Santhanam,
    and Ravindra Gettu, Corrosion resistance of steel in Limestone Calcined Clay Cement,
    3rd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete, New Delhi, 15-17 Oct 2019.
Research and Consultancy
No. Title Sponsoring agency Duration and cost
Sponsored Projects
1 Damage Assessment in High Performance Concrete IIT Madras Nov 2003 – Oct 2005

Rs. 4,76,000/-

2 Study of design and performance of Self Compacting Concrete DST (Fast Track Award) Jun 2003 – Sep 2006

Rs. 3,60,000/-

3 Strength and durability studies of laterite as an alternative building material – strategies to conserve world heritage monuments in laterite

(As Co-Investigator)

MHRD (Thrust Areas in Technical Education) Dec 2003 – Dec 2005

Rs. 10,00,000/-

 

4 Heat Evolution in High Performance Concrete and Its Effects on Long-Term Durability DST (Indo -South African Joint Project) July 2004 – July 2007

Rs. 7,67,000/-

 

5 Long Term Effects of Acceleration of Strength gain in Concrete AICTE (Career Award for Young Teachers) Jan 2006 – Jan 2009

Rs. 10,50,000/-

 

6 Characterization of structural wall concrete used in fast reactors for structural / shielding purposes IGCAR Apr 2006 – Feb 2009

Rs. 16,74,000/-

7 Investigation of compatibility issues between Indian cements and water-reducing chemical admixtures DST Apr 2007 – Dec 2010

Rs. 39,10,000/-

8 Studies on Permissible Temperature in FBR Vault Concrete IGCAR Sep 2008 – Sep 2010

Rs. 24,60,000/-

9 Development of stabilized compacted soil blocks for rural housing; Residential Construction with Stabilized Compacted Soil Blocks – A Feasibility Study Rural Technology Action Group Oct 2005 – Dec 2007

Mar 2011 – Mar 2012

Rs. 3,56,000/-

 

10 Advanced material characterization techniques

(at EPFL, Switzerland)

DST BOYSCAST Fellowship Mar 2007 – Dec 2007

Rs. 9,82,000/-

11 Performance Testing and Evaluation of Sodium Resistant Concretes IGCAR Dec 2009 – Dec 2011

Rs. 33,00,000/-

12 Laboratory for the study of long term performance of concrete

(As Co-investigator)

Lafarge Feb 2011 – Feb 2014

Rs. 93,87,000/-

13 Development of Performance Specifications for Concrete Construction in India DST May 2012 – May 2016

Rs. 50,00,000/-

14 Performance Evaluation of Limestone Calcined Clay Cement EPFL, Switzerland Jun 2014 – Jun 2017

Rs. 2,00,00,000/-

15 LC3 – Phase II EPFL, Switzerland Jun 2017 – Jun 2020

Rs. 84,00,000/-

16 Towards Durability Specifications with Recycled Aggregate Concrete SPARC May 2019 – May 2021

Rs. 67,78,585/-

17 Development of Acoustic Pulse Based Testing System for Concrete UAY Feb 2019 – Feb 2022

Rs. 67,70,000

18 Enhancing the Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures in Emerging Economies

(As Co-Investigator)

SPARC Jul 2019 – Jul 2021

Rs. 71,27,645

19 National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structures

(As Co-Investigator)

MHRD Feb 2014 – Feb 2019

Rs. 12,00,00,000

20 Development of Pre-Packaged Grout

(As Co-Investigator)

MHRD Imprint Mar 2017 – Sep 2019

Rs. 40,36,000/-

21 3D Printing of Concrete

(As Co-Investigator)

IIT Madras and L&T 47,50,000

Mar 2017 – Jun 2019

22 Polymer Coating on Setting Cement Surface

(As Co-Investigator)

DST Nov 2015 – Mar 2019

Rs. 59,03,000/-

Major Consulting Projects
1 Development of plaster cement Ultratech 2 years

Rs. 20,00,000/-

2 Development of metakaolin as cement replacement material English India Clays Limited 2 years

Rs. 7,20,000/-

3 Development of polycarboxylate superplasticizers Clariant Produkte, Germany 2 years

EUR 29100

4 Chennai Airport Mix Design and Quality Control CCCL, AAI 2 years

Rs. 9,25,000/-

5 Performance Evaluation of Ultrafine Slag for Concrete

(As Co-Investigator)

Ambuja Cements Ltd. 12 months

Rs. 16,54,500/-

6 Study of Concrete Durability Under Different Environmental Conditions

(As Co-investigator)

Lafarge 4 years

Rs. 23,00,000/-

7 Performance evaluation of superplasticizers Sika AG, Switzerland 12 months

CHF 29000

8 Alternative additives for cement / lime plaster St Gobain Research Institute 2 years

Rs. 29,00,000

Student Guidance
No.
Scholar Name
MS / PhD
Topic
Status
1
A. K. Kasthurba
PhD
Characterization of Kerala Laterite and Study of Weathering Mechanisms
Co-guide: Prof. M. S. Mathews
Completed
2006
2
C. Ramesh Babu
PhD
Long Term Effects of Acceleration of Strength Gain in Concrete
Completed 2008
3
A. Sivakumar
PhD
Influence of Hybrid Fibre Combinations on Toughness and Early Age Shrinkage of High Performance Concrete
Completed
2007
4
N. Prakash
PhD
Rational Mixture Design of Self-Compacting Concrete
Completed 2009
5
R. Sathia
PhD
Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete
Co-guide: Prof. K. Ganesh Babu, Ocean Engg.
Completed 2011
6
N. Shajil
PhD
Smart Concrete for Structural Applications
Co-guide: Prof. M. S. Sivakumar, Applied Mechanics
Completed 2013
7
S. Ashok Kumar
MS
Study of Damage in Concrete Using Non-Destructive Investigations
Completed
2007
8
B. Srinath
MS
Evaluation of fresh concrete using Non-Destructive Investigations
Co-guide: Prof. K. Ganesh Babu, Ocean Engg.
Completed
2007
9
G. Rakesh
MS
Evaluation of Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures for Concrete
Co-guide: Prof. Ravindra Gettu
Completed 2010
10
S. Divya Rani
MS
Studies on Permissible Temperature in FBR Vault Concrete
Completed 2012
11
B. Sanish
MS
Monitoring concrete properties using impedance spectroscopy and ultrasonic methods
Completed 2013
12
Mohammed Haneefa
PhD
Microstructural evaluation of liquid sodium – concrete interaction
Ongoing (started Jan 2010)
13
N. Srinivasan
MS
Lab and field based methods to assess durability performance of concrete
Co-guide: Dr. Radhakrishna Pillai
Ongoing (started Aug 2010)
14
Bahurudeen
PhD
Sustainable Use of Alternative Materials in Concrete
Ongoing (started Jan 2011)
15
Dhanya B S
PhD
Evolving Performance Specifications for Concrete in India
Ongoing (started Jul 2011)
16
Murugan M
PhD
Nanotechnology applications in concrete
Ongoing (started Jul 2012)
17
M S Hemalatha
PhD
Evaluation of reactivity of mineral admixtures
Ongoing (started Jan 2012)
Courses

Under-Graduate

  • Building Materials and Construction
  • Concrete Technology
  • Building Drawing
  • Engineering Drawing

Graduate

  • Modern Construction Materials
  • Advanced Concrete Technology
  • Characterization of Construction Materials

 

Please visit http://www.theconcreteportal.com for Concrete Technology concepts

Continuing Education
  1. Jan 2003 – 2 day course on Concrete Mixture Proportioning, with Prof. K. Ramamurthy
  2. Jul 2004 – 5 day AICTE-STTP on Advances in Construction Materials Technology, with Prof. K. Ramamurthy
  3. Dec 2006 – 5 day AICTE-STTP on Special Concretes, with Prof. Ravindra Gettu
  4. Jan 2008 – 5 day AICTE-STTP cum RILEM Doctoral Course on Durability and its Implications on Reinforced Concrete Design, with Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Prof. Mark Alexander and Prof. Yunus Ballim, IIT Madras.
  5. Sep 2009 – National Seminar on Corrosion of Steel in Reinforced Concrete, with Indian Concrete Institute, IIT Madras.
  6. Apr 2010 – National Workshop on Issues of Compatibility between Cement and Chemical Admixtures in Concrete, with Prof. Ravindra Gettu, IIT Madras.
  7. Aug 2011 – National Workshop on Precast Concrete Buildings in India, with Indian Concrete Institute
  8. Sep 2011 – National Seminar on Durability, Service Life, and Performance Specifications for Concrete, CEP IIT Madras
  9. Dec 2011 – 4 day Workshop on Characterization of Construction Materials, at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Professional Affiliations
  • Life member of Indian Concrete Institute
  • Member of ACI
  • Senior Member and Fellow of RILEM
  • Member Editorial Board for Advances in Cement Research
  • Associate Editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Awards Received
  • Indian Concrete Institute – Prof. V. Ramakrishnan Award for Outstanding Young Researcher in Concrete Technology, 2006.
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award 2008
  • Indian Concrete Institute – Tamil Nadu Centre Ultratech Award for Outstanding Young Concrete Engineer 2011.
  • Corps of Engineers Prize from Institution of Engineers (India), 2011.
  • Indian Concrete Institute – Fosroc Award for Outstanding Concrete Technologist 2018.

 

 

Research Supervision
No. Scholar Name MS / PhD Topic Status
1 A. K. Kasthurba

 

PhD Characterization of Kerala Laterite and Study of Weathering Mechanisms

Co-guide: Prof. M. S. Mathews

Completed

2006

2 C. Ramesh Babu PhD Long Term Effects of Acceleration of Strength Gain in Concrete Completed 2008
3 A. Sivakumar PhD Influence of Hybrid Fibre Combinations on Toughness and Early Age Shrinkage of High Performance Concrete Completed

2007

4 N. Prakash PhD Rational Mixture Design of Self-Compacting Concrete Completed 2009
5 R. Sathia

 

PhD Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete

Co-guide: Prof. K. Ganesh Babu, Ocean Engg.

Completed 2011
6 N. Shajil PhD Smart Concrete for Structural Applications

Co-guide: Prof. M. S. Sivakumar, Applied Mechanics

Completed 2013
7 S. Ashok Kumar MS Study of Damage in Concrete Using Non-Destructive Investigations Completed

2007

8 B. Srinath

 

MS Evaluation of fresh concrete using Non-Destructive Investigations

Co-guide: Prof. K. Ganesh Babu, Ocean Engg.

Completed

2007

9 G. Rakesh MS Evaluation of Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures for Concrete

Co-guide: Prof. Ravindra Gettu

Completed 2010
10 S. Divya Rani MS Studies on Permissible Temperature in FBR Vault Concrete Completed 2012
11 B. Sanish MS Monitoring concrete properties using impedance spectroscopy and ultrasonic methods Completed 2013
12 Mohammed Haneefa PhD Microstructural evaluation of liquid sodium – concrete interaction

Selected for ICI-Best PhD Thesis Award in 2014

Completed 2014
13 Bahurudeen PhD Performance Evaluation of Sugarcane Bagasse Ash as Supplementary Cementing Material in Concrete

Selected for ICI-Best PhD Thesis Award in 2015

Completed 2015
14 Dhanya B S PhD Evolving Performance Specifications for Concrete in India

Selected for ICI-Best PhD Thesis Award in 2016

Completed 2016
15 Abul Khalid MS Influence of binder type on abrasive properties of concrete Completed 2016
16 Murugan M PhD Enhanced porosity concrete with nanomaterials for water filtration applications Completed 2017
17 Saarthak Surana MS Evaluation of the influence of curing methods on durability parameters

Co-guide: Dr. Radhakrishna Pillai

Selected for ICI-Tamil Nadu Centre Best MS Thesis Award in 2018

Completed 2017
18 M S Hemalatha PhD Evaluation of reactivity of mineral admixtures Completion in Jul 2020
19 Fathima Suma PhD Influence of specimen size on sulphate attack Completion in Jul 2020
20 Ramaswamy K P PhD Acid attack of concrete Completed 2018
21 D Yuvaraj PhD Hydration characteristics of ternary blended cementitious systems involving limestone Completion in Jul 2020
22 Nithya Nair MS Rheological behavior of ternary blended cementitious systems involving limestone Completed 2018
23 Divya Rani PhD Investigations on lime mortars for heritage structures Completion in Jul 2020
24 Swathy Manohar PhD Assessment of deterioration of masonry units in heritage structures Completion in Jul 2020
25 A V Rahul PhD Concrete 3D printing – mixture design and rheology Completed in Mar 2020
26 Shantanu Bhattacharjee PhD (PMRF) Optimization of 3D printed concrete Started in Jul 2018
27 Asha B PhD Use of lower grade limestones in concrete Starting in Jul 2019
28 Ramesh G PhD Ultrasonic imaging of concrete Started in Jan 2018
29 Anupama V A PhD Investigations on heritage materials – long term performance Started in Jan 2020
Editorial Board

Member of Editorial Board for

  • Advances in Cement Research
  • ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (Associate Editor)
  • Journal of Sustainable Cement Based Materials
  • Journal of Cement and Concrete Composites
Link to my webpage of Indian Research Information Network System (IRINS)