Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr. Ramamurthy K

 
BSB 223, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, TN 600 036, INDIA
vivek@iitm.ac.in +91 44 2257 4265
vivek@civil.iitm.ac.in
Dr. Ramamurthy K is an Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras. He earned B.Tech. in Civil and Structural Engineering from Annamalai University and then M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras. With more than 75 Scopus indexed journal papers in the areas of sustainable materials, he has an h-index of 26. He is a member of professional bodies such as ASCE, ASHRAE and a fellow of the International Masonry Society. He is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) – Series A, the Sectional Editor of Current Science, and the Associate Editor for ASCE Journals of Materials in Civil Engineering. His research areas include high-performance masonry, lightweight aggregates using industrial wastes, foam concretes, aerated concrete, sustainable building technology, thermal comfort, daylighting, and indoor air quality. He has served the institute at various administrative positions including the positions of GATE Chairman, Dean (Academic Courses), and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.  

Earned Degrees

Ph.D, 1992
IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036


M. S, 1985
IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036


B. Tech , 1981
Annamalai University, Chennai, India


Research Areas

 Sustainable Building Technology
 Foam Concrete and Aerated Concrete
 Lightweight aggregates using Industrial wastes
 High Performance Masonry

Professional Experiences

 Jan 2004 – Onwards : Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
 Sept 2000 – Jan 2004 : Associate Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
 June 1994 – Sept 2000 : Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
 Mar 1992 – May 1994 : Lecturer, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

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