Text Box: Dr. Prakash Nanthagopalan                                                                         
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
Phone: 91 22 2576 7323 (O)
Fax: 91 22 2576 7302
prakashn@iitb.ac.in, prakashn@civil.iitb.ac.in 


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Education

 

Ph.D. (Building Technology and Construction Management), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, July 2009.

M.E. (Construction Engineering and Management), College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, 2003.

B.E. (Civil Engineering), Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2001.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant Professor, Indian institute of Technology Bombay, Since July 2011

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Calicut from April 2010 to June 2011

Senior Project Officer, Indian Institute of Technology Madras from August 2009 to March 2010

Provisional Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Madras from January 2009 to July 2009

Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras from August 2004 to December 2008

Lecturer, PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul from February 2003 to July 2004

Project Associate, Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR), Chennai from August 2002 to December 2002

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India since July 2011)

 

Courses Taught:        Engineering Mechanics (UG)

                                                Concrete Technology (UG)

Advanced Concrete Technology (PG)

Solid Mechanics Lab (UG)

Materials and Structures Lab. (UG)

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

High performance concrete, Sustainable construction materials, Mineral and chemical admixtures in concrete, Rheology of cement based materials

PUBLICATIONS - Journal papers

Prakash Nanthagopalan, Michael Haist, Manu Santhanam and Harald S. Muller (2008) Investigations on the influence of granular packing on the flow properties of cementitious suspensions, Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 30, No. 9, 763 - 768.

 

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam (2008) A new approach to optimisation of paste composition in self-compacting concrete, The Indian Concrete Journal, vol. 82, 11 - 18.

 

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam (2009) Experimental investigations on the influence of paste composition and content on the properties of self-compacting concrete, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 23, No. 11, 3443 - 3449.

 

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam (2010) A new empirical test method for the optimisation of viscosity modifying agent dosage in self-compacting concrete, Materials and Structures, Vol. 43, No. 1-2, 203 - 212.

 

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam (2011) Fresh and hardened properties of self-compacting concrete produced with Manufactured sand, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 33, No.3, 353-358.

 

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam. (2012) An empirical approach for the optimisation of aggregate combinations for self-compacting concrete, Materials and Structures, Vol. 45, No. 8, 1167-1179.

Pratik Deogekar, Ashwini Jain, Sudhanshu Mishra and Prakash Nanthagopalan (2013) Influence of steam curing cycle on compressive strength of concrete, International Journal of construction materials and structures, Vol. 1, No. 2, 18-28.

PUBLICATIONS - Conference papers

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam. A study of the interaction between Viscosity Modifying Agent and High Range Water Reducer in Self-Compacting Concrete, Measuring, Monitoring and Modeling Concrete Properties, 3- 7 July, Greece, 2006, pp 449 - 454.

 

Prakash Nanthagopalan and Manu Santhanam. A simple and systematic mixture design procedure for self-compacting concrete, 6th International RILEM Symposium on Design, Production and Placement of SCC, Canada, 2010, Vol. II, pp 55-63.

 

Narsingh Rammilan Varma, R. S. Jangid and Prakash Nanthagopalan, Rehabilitation and strengthening of distressed columns - A case study, Proceedings of Rehabilitation and restoration of structures, India, 2013, 271 - 280.

 

Dhawal Desai and Prakash Nanthagopalan, Experimental investigations on the influence of industrial by products on highly flowable high strength concrete, First International Conference on Advanced Nano Composite for Construction Materials, India, 2013.

 

Dhawal Desai and Prakash Nanthagopalan, Potential Use of Industrial By-Products for Developing High Strength Concrete Under Normal Curing Conditions, Proceedings of the International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference (ISBN 978-981-4585-02-6) Springer, Edited by Hassan, R., Yusoff, M., Ismail, Z., Amin, N.M., Fadzil, M.A., Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2013, 215-223.

 

RESEARCH GUIDANCE:             PhD                 (4 ongoing)

M.Tech            (1 completed and 1 ongoing)

Dual Degree    (1 completed and 1 ongoing)

B.Tech             (1 completed and 2 ongoing)

 

SPONSORED PROJECTS

 

Sl. No.

Projects

Sponsoring Agency

Duration

Status

1

Rheological characterisation of self compacting concrete

IIT Bombay

3 years

Ongoing

2

A Pilot Project for Reusing the Rubble

(Co-PI: Dr. Ramasubramanian)

 

IIT Bombay

1 year

Completed

3

Experimental Investigations on the influence of particle packing of powders on the properties of cementitious paste

Ambuja Cements Limited

1 year

Ongoing

 

Seminars / Workshops / Short-term Courses / Conferences Organised

 

One day workshop on “Rheology and Rheometer for concrete” held on April 10, 2013 at IIT Bombay.

Two day Workshop on “Structural rehabilitation and retrofitting using construction chemicals” held during 24-25th September, 2013 at IIT Bombay.

One day National Workshop on “Achieving Durable Concrete Construction through Performance Testing” held on February 1st, 2014 at IIT Bombay

 

Invited Talk:

1.      Mixture design for pavement quality concrete, Refresher cum orientation course on road works for BMC Engineers, November 2011, IIT Bombay.

2.      Sustainable development from efficient utilisation of resource, World Environment Day, June 2012, L&T, Mumbai.

3.      Design of Cementitious paste and Concrete – A conceptual approach, KSR College of Engineering, Trichengodu, Tamil Nadu, March 2013.

4.      Sustainable development in Construction – The way forward, NSN college of Engineering and Technology, Karur, Tamil Nadu, March 2013.

5.      Rheology and Particle Packing – Tools for Mixture Design of Self-Compacting Concrete, Chandubhai S Patel Institute of Technology, Anand, Gujarat, October 2013.

6.      Durability testing and limiting values of special concretes – One Day National Workshop on “Achieving Durable Concrete Construction through Performance Testing” held on February 1st, 2014 at IIT Bombay

 

FELLOWSHIPS & MEMBERSHIPS

 

DAAD fellowship - University of Karlsruhe, Germany from April 2006 to September 2006.

Life Member, The Indian Society for Technical Education.

Life Member, Indian Concrete Institute.

Life Member, Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures.