DR. VARINDER S. KANWAR
Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University – Himachal Pradesh

With a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, M.E. in Structural Engineering from Thapar University Patiala, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from IGNOU and BE in Civil Engineering from Jawahar Lal Nehru Engineering College, Dr. Varinder S. Kanwar carries more than 25 years of Research; Teaching and Administrative Experience. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers and senior member of IEEE.

Academics and Academic Administration
Worked with institutes like NIT Hamirpur, Government Polytechnic Hamirpur, Thapar University Patiala and Punjab Technical University Jalandhar. Apart from being a member of faculty at the abovementioned institutions, at PTU Jalandhar his duties also involved being a member of various inspection committees convened to grant affiliation to the University and to assess compliance with regulatory norms.

He is Member – Governing Body, Chairman – Board of Management, Academic Council and Finance Committee of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh. He is an active member of various societies like IEEE, IRC, ICI, Institution of Engineers and Punjab Science Congress. He is on the panel of Board of Studies – Civil Engineering of various other Universities too. Nominated as non-official member of State Level Working Committee – Town and Country Planning Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh. Served as Chairperson as well as member in NAAC Peer Assessment Teams. Actively involved in industrial consultancy and technology development to provide suitable solutions in problems areas such as waste minimization, reuse or recycle of waste generated. Nominated by Quality Council of India to develop a criterion for the accreditation and assessment agency to be empanelled by UGC

Project Management
Incharge of overseeing the construction activities for the new University complex and held the charge of Executive Engineer in addition to his normal duties at Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. He was In-charge of Building Center at Thapar University created to carry out the research in the construction industry.

Research

  • Written 5 books on Water Supply Engineering, Health Monitoring of Structures, Modern Temples of Resurgent India – Engineering Pilgrimage to Bhakra, Beas and Ranjit Sagar Dam, Characteristics of Asphalt Modified with Industrial Waste Sludge and on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices
  • Written 47 Research Papers in National and International Journals
  • 17 Research Papers in conferences to his credit
  • Guided 3 M.E. and 6 Ph.D. students’
  • Guiding 8 Ph.D. students in Civil Engineering
  • Filed 9 Patents, out of which 5 Published
  • Completed 7, Ongoing 6, Government funded research project worth more than 1.85 Crore INR

Major research areas are Health Monitoring of Structures and Alternate Construction Materials. He is also actively participating in joint research activities carried out by Chitkara University, Glasgow Caledonian University UK and ESTP Paris, France. In addition, another joint venture for research with Edith Cowan University and Federal University in Australia is also going on.

His present assignment involves close interaction with Department of Higher Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission, University Grants Commission, AIU and other regulatory agencies.

Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate, Fellowship received

  • Research paper titled, “Finite Element Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Corners Under Opening Bending Moment” awarded with best paper award by Institution of Engineers and gave E P Nicolaides Prize (Springer Publication) in 2013.
  • Awarded “Excellent Contribution in Education Sector” by CMAI Association of India on April 2017.
  • Research paper titled, “Feasibility of using paper industry sludge containing calcium carbonate in manufacturing bricks” got the best paper award in 2nd International Conference –in August 2018
  • Awarded “National Builder Award” on September 5, 2018 by Rotary Club of India
  • Awarded under individual category for “Excellence in Promotion of Environment Conservation and Sustainable Development” by government of Himachal Pradesh. The award was given by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sh Jai Ram Thakur Ji on June 5, 2019.
  • Research paper titled, “Water Audit of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh – A Zero Discharge Campus” has won the best paper award at International Conference on Maintenance and Intelligent Asset Management held at Manipal Academy of Banking, Bengaluru during January 17-18, 2020.
  • Awarded “Most Innovative Vice Chancellor” by Golden Aim Awards for excellence and leadership in education on August 7, 2020
  • Awarded “Outstanding Concrete Technologist 2020” by Indian Concrete Institute and Ultratech Cement Ltd on September 19, 2020
  • Awarded “Aqua Foundation Excellence Award 2020 under the category of Sustainable Development in Construction and Infrastructure Sector” during International Conference – XIV World Aqua Congress held on October 29, 2020

Government Funded Research Projects – Ongoing

Name of the Project Name of Funding Agency Budget Sanctioned (INR: Lakhs)
1. BhuGoal: A smart weather monitoring system Department of Science & Technology New Delhi 50.5 (2021)
2. Capacity building and technology demonstration for the socio-economic upliftment of SC/ST population in the nearby villages of Himachal Pradesh Department of Science & Technology New Delhi 27.80 (2019)
3. Evolutionary studies of cultural sculptures in cultural heritage with non-destructive microwave spectroscopy Department of Science & Technology New Delhi 37.90 (2019)
4. XRF Evaluation of soil, water, and plants polluted with garbage and industrial sludge: remedial measures Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Shimla 10.00 (2019)
5. Use of Industry Sludge containing calcium carbonate for manufacturing hard grade bitumen Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Shimla 10.00 (2018)
6. Landslide Prone area mapping Geospatial Approach: A case study of Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh SERB, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 29.25 (2017)

Government Funded Research Projects / Grant Received for Organising Conferences – Completed

Name of the Project Name of Funding Agency Budget Sanctioned (INR: Lakhs)
1. Organizing International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices SERB, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 1.00 (2019)
2. Organizing International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 1.5(2019)
3. Organizing International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices NABL, QCI, New Delhi 1.00 (2019)
4. Alternative construction material made from industry sludge containing CaCo3 and a method to prepare the same Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Shimla 6.25(2018)
5. Vibration analysis of RCC Framed structure UGC Research Project 0.10(2002)
6. MODROBS in Concrete Structures Laboratory: Developed Nondestructive testing facility AICTE Sponsored Project 10.75 (2002-2004)
7. Study on use of electroplating industry sludge as construction material UGC Research Project 0.15(2000)

Detail of patents filed

Patent Title Applicants Name Patent No. Country Patent Published (On IPO Database)
1. Alternative Construction Material made from electroplating industry sludge and method to prepare the same Varinder S Kanwar 498/DEL/2015 India 14-04-2017
2. Camera accessory for photography in moving vehicle Vinay Chadha & Varinder Kanwar 201611006999 India 22-12-2017
3. Process to convert toothpaste industry waste sludge into usable form Varinder S Kanwar Surinder Kumar 201611022362 India 16-02-2018
4. Method of converting lime sludge of paper industry into bricks Varinder S Kanwar Brij Bhusan Siby John 201711003597 India 03-08-2018
5. Hot mix asphalt modified with toothpaste and paper industry sludge and method of preparation thereof Varinder S Kanwar, D.C. Rana, Abhishek Kanoungo, Sanjay K Shukla 201811020079 India 06-12-2019
6. An Integrated System and method for Water Management Nitish Kumar Sharma, Varinder S Kanwar 202011005032 India Publication
awaited
7. System and Device for Structural Monitoring of Sculptures Debarshi Ghosh, Nitin Saluja, Nitika Dhingra, Varinder S Kanwar, Chanpreet
Singh
202011033544 India Publication
awaited
8. Self-curing Concrete comprising of Agro-Waste” Varinder S Kanwar, Ankush Tanta, Manvi Kanwar 202011045914 India Publication
awaited
9. Bag Filling and Supporting Device Varinder S Kanwar Ajay Sharma Arun Lal Srivastav 202011048866 India Publication
awaited

Details of Books Published

Name of book Publisher name Year of Publication / ISSN-ISBN No
Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices Springer Nature, Switzerland 2020 ISSN 2366-2557 ISBN 978-981-15-3676-2
Characteristics of Asphalt Modified with Industrial Waste Sludge Lambert Publication, Germany 2020 ISBN 978-620-0-53494-1
Modern Temples of Resurgent India – Engineering Pilgrimage to Bhakra, Beas and Ranjit Sagar Dam Lambert Publication, Germany 2019 ISBN 978-613-9-44954-5
Health Monitoring of RCC Buildings using Vibration Measurements Lambert Publication, Germany 2017 ISBN 978-620-2-01204-1
Water Supply Engineering Vikas Publication, New Delhi 2015 ISBN 978-93259-8425-7

Written Course Material for Continuing Education Programmee on the following topics

  • Energy generation from waste
  • Use of Library Information services as tool for enhancing the knowledge of engineering professionals

Publications in International Journals

Author Title Name of Journal Volume Page Year
1. Mr. Brij Bhushan
Manvi Kanwar
Siby John
Varinder S Kanwar
Development of bricks from lime sludge of paper industry and assessment of indoor air quality of buildings made of them AIP Conference Proceedings 2417, 020016 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0072850 Published Online: 19 October 2021 2417 20016-1 to 18 2021
2 Ankush Tanta
Varinder S. Kanwar
Devinder Sharma
Performance evaluation of hemp concrete by non-destructive test Elsevier publication “Materials Today Proceedings” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.09.190 1-12 2021
3 Nitika Dhingra
Nitin Saluja
Varinder Kanwar
Roopali Garg
Moisture sensitive electrical property measurement in concrete slab with step graded antenna Elsevier publication “Materials Today Proceedings” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.01.695 5172-5176 2021
4. C Prakasam
Saravanan R
M K Sharma
Varinder S Kanwar
Assessment and distribution of water quality of Pandoh river basin (PRB), Himachal Pradesh, North India Springer Journal, Applied Water Science Volume 111,ISSN: 2190-5495 137 2021
5. C Prakasam
Saravanan R
M K Sharma
Varinder S Kanwar
GI Science for Land Use Suitability Analysis in the Himalayas–A Case Study of Himachal Pradesh, India. Wiley Publisher, Geographic Information Science for Land Resource Management Online ISBN:9781119786375 301-317 2021
6. Prakasam, C.
Aravinth, R.
Kanwar, S, Varinder.
Nagarajan,
Mitigation and management of rainfall induced rockslides along the national highways of Himalayan region, India Geomatics Natural Hazards & Risk 12 (1)1947-5713 1401-1424 2021
7. Prakasam, C.
Aravinth, R.
Kanwar, S, Varinder.
Nagarajan, B
Design and Development of real-time landslide early warning system through low cost Soil and Rainfall sensors Materials today: Proceedings 45 (1) 5649-5654 2021
8. Varinder S Kanwar
Ajay Sharma
Arun Lal Srivastav
Lata Rani
Phytoremediation of toxic metals present in soil and water environment; a critical review  “Environment Science and Pollution Research” © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-10713-3 1-27 2020
9. C. Prakasam
Saravanan R
Varinder Kanwar
M.K. Sharma
M Sharma
Assessment of Environmental Changes using GIS Applications Elsevier, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-9 Issue-11, 16-20 2020
10. Prakasam, C.
 Saravanan, R.
Kanwar, Varinder S
Evaluation of environmental flow requirement using wetted perimeter method and GIS application for impact assessment Elsevier, International Journal of Ecological Indicators Volume – 121 Issue-1 ISSN: 1470160 1-7 2020
11. C. Prakasam
Aravinth R.
Varinder S. Kanwar
B. Nagarajan
Comparative Evaluation of Various Statistical Models and Its Accuracy for Landslide Risk Mapping Chapter in the Book on SLOPE ENGINEERING by Ali Ismet Kanlı. (ISBN 978-1-83962-924-2) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94347 SCI and Scopus indexed. 1-18 2020
12. Prakasam, C.
Aravinth, R.
Nagarajan, B.
Kanwar, Varinder S.
Site-specific geological and geotechnical investigation of a debris landslide along unstable road cut slopes in the Himalayan region Taylor and Francis Journal on Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk Vol 11 (1), https://doi.org/10.1080/19475705.20 ISSN: 19475713 1827-1848 2020
13. Vijay Kumar Garg
Arun Lal Srivastav
Manoj Kumar Tiwari
Ajay Sharma
V Kanwar
Synchrotron based X-ray fluorescence for the elemental analysis of industrial sludge Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques 2021, Volume 9, Issue 1, https://doi.org/10.47277/JETT/9(1)195 192-195 2020
14. Nitika Dhingra
Nitin Saluja
Roopali Garg
V Kanwar
D Ghosh
Radio frequency based material estimation of old age 3D sculptures Elsevier publication “Materials Today Proceedings” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.579 Volume 28, Part 3 2015-2020 2020
15. C. Prakasam
R. Aravinth
Varinder S. Kanwar
B. Nagarajan
Comparative Study Between Weighted Overlay and Fuzzy Logic Models for Landslide Vulnerability Mapping—A Case Study of Rampur Tehsil, H.P. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 229 V. S. Kanwar and S. K. Shukla (eds.), Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Volume 72 ISSN 2366-2557 ISBN 978-981-15-3676-2 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3677-9 155-172 2020
16. Abhishek Kanoungo
Varinder S. Kanwar
Sanjay Kumar Shukla
Evaluation of Moisture Susceptibility of HMA Modified with Waste Sludge © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020 229 V. S. Kanwar and S. K. Shukla (eds.), Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering Volume 72 ISSN 2366-2557 ISBN 978-981-15-3676-2 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3677-22 229-238 2020
17. Prakasam C.
 Aravinth R.
Kanwar V.S.
Nagarajan B.
Landslide Hazard Mapping Using Geo-Environmental Parameters—A Case Study on Shimla Tehsil, HP. In: Ghosh J., da Silva I. (eds) Applications of Geomatics in Civil Engineering., Springer, Singapore. Vol 33. ISBN978-981-13-7066-3 123-139 2020
18. Prakasam, C.
Aravinth, R.
Nagarajan, B.
Kanwar, Varinder S.
Landslide Susceptibility mapping of Settlements and Transportation Corridors along the Himalayan Region Journal of Green Engineering Vol 10 (4), ISSN: 22454586 1856 – 1877 2020
19. Surinder Kumar
Varinder S Kanwar
Upasana Grover
Development of Concrete by Utilizing Toothpaste Industry Sludge Containing CaCo3 as Partial Replacement of Cement and Fine Aggregate International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT) ISSN: 2278-0181 Volume 9, Issue 4 27-34 2020
20. Nitish Kumar Sharma
Varinder S Kanwar
H S Kandra
Integrated Urban Water Management for Chandigarh Test Engineering and Management (TEM) Scopus Journal ISSN: 0193-4120 419-429 2020
21. Mr. Brij Bhushan
Ms. Upasana Grover
Dr. Siby John
Dr. Varinder S Kanwar
Feasibility of using paper industry sludge containing calcium carbonate in manufacturing bricks Springer Lecture Notes Series Volume 35 – Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering ISSN 2366-2557 ISBN 978-981-13-7479-1 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7480-7 15-28 2019
22. Abhishek Kanoungo
Varinder S. Kanwar
Sanjay K Shukla
Effect of Aging on Characteristics of Bitumen Modified with Waste Lime Sludge ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials doi:10.1520/ACEM20180166 Vol. 8 / No. 1 / 2019 298-308 2019
23. Abhishek Kanoungo
Varinder S. Kanwar
Sanjay K Shukla
Utilization of waste sludge as a potential additive in asphalt International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering ISSN: 2320-2092, Volume-7 Issue-9 52-56 2019
24. Kanoungo
Varinder S. Kanwar
S K Shukla
Evaluation of mechanical properties of sludge modified bituminous binder International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering ISSN: 2320-2092, Volume-7 Issue-9 47-51 2019
25. Brij Bhushan
Varinder S Kanwar
Siby John
Expansion of Concrete by Consuming Waste from Paper Industry Elsevier, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-9 Issue-2 387-390 2019
26. Brij Bhushan
Varinder S Kanwar
Siby John
Development of Bricks by Utilizing Waste from Paper Industry Elsevier, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-9 Issue-2 377-386 2019
27. Nitish Kumar Sharma
Varinder S Kanwar
H S Kandra
“Water Balance Evaluation of Chandigarh City, India” Elsevier, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-8 Issue-11, 4072-4083 2019
28. Varinder Kanwar
Er. Abhishek Kanoungo
Sanjay Kumar Shukla
Effect of Using Sludge Waste Containing Calcium Carbonate on the Properties of Asphalt and Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019 D. Chen et al. (eds.) Advancements on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures Book ID – 465143_1_En Chapter – 9, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96241-2_9 110-120 2018
29. C. Prakasam
R. Aravinth
Varindar S. Kanwar
Land Use Land Cover Change Detection & Urban Sprawl Study: A Case Study on Shimla Tehsil International Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science 16(1), ISSN: 2454-7352 https://doi.org/10.9734/JGEESI/2018/42185 1-13 2018
30. Varinder S Kanwar Waste to Worth – Sludge Containing Calcium Carbonate into Useful Building Materials – an Indian Context Trends in Civil Engineering and its Architecture, Lupine Publishers, LLC Volume 2 Issue 2 173-174 2018
31. Surinder Kumar
Varinder S Kanwar
U Grover
Feasibility of using toothpaste industry sludge containing CaCO3 in manufacturing bricks International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT) ISSN: 2278-0181, Volume-7 Issue-10, October 2018 1-6 2018
32. Varinder S Kanwar
Siby John
Use of Electroplating Industry Sludge as a Construction Material MOJ Civil Engineering, MedCrave Publishing, Edmond, Oklahoma, USA Volume 2 Issue 1 1-8 2017
33. Varinder S Kanwar
R P Singh
N Kwatra
P Aggarwal
Monitoring of RCC structures affected by earthquakes Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, (Taylor & Francis, London, UK) Vol. 7, No. 1 37-64 2016
34. Yeshpal Vasistha
AK Gupta
Varinder Kanwar
Medium Triaxial Testing of some Rockfill Materials Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering Vol. 18 923-963 2013
35. Yeshpal Vasistha
Ashok Kumar Gupta
Varinder Kanwar
Prediction of Shear Strength Parameters of Two Rockfill Materials Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering Vol. 17 3221-3232 2012
36. Varinder S Kanwar
N Kwatra
P Aggarwal
Use of vibration measurements in health monitoring of reinforced concrete buildings International Journal of Structural Integrity Vol 1, No 3, 209-232 2010
37. Varinder S Kanwar
Naveen Kwatra
Pankaj Aggarwal
Health monitoring of RCC building model experimentally and its analytical validation International Journal of Engineering Computations Emerald Group Publishing Limited Howard House, Bingley, UK, Vol 25, No 7 677-693 2008
38. Varinder S Kanwar
N Kwatra
P Aggarwal
M.L. Gambhir
Damage detection of framed RCC buildings using ANN modeling. International Journal of Damage Mechanics”, Sage Publication, USA Volume 16, No. 4 457-472 2007

National Journal

  Complete Reference of Journal Title
1. Special Issue: University News (Association of Indian Universities), Volume 58 No.33, 2020, pp. 45-49, ISSN-0566-2257 “Redefining Indian Universities: An Insight of Education Sector towards Evolution of Industry 4.0 and 5.0”,
2. University News AIU Journal of Higher Education, Vol 57, No 06, 2019, pp 67-70, ISSN-0566-2257 Strategizing Excellence in Education Across the Globe
3. Special Issue: University News (Association of Indian Universities), Volume 57 No.39, pp. 144-148, 2019, ISSN-0566-2257 The Gandhian Ideologies for Growth and Sustainability in Contemporary India

4. J. Inst. Eng. India Ser. A (February–April 2013) 94(1): 23–33 DOI 10.1007/s40030-013-0039-6 Finite Element Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Corners Under Opening Bending Moment
5. Journal on Today’s Ideas– Tomorrow’s Technologies, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2013 pp. 113–122 Effect of Steel Fibers on Reinforced Concrete Opening Corners
6. Journal of Institution of Engineers. India, Vol 88, No 7, 2008 pp 13-17 Evaluation of dynamic parameters of a three storey RCC building model using vibration techniques
7. RIMT Journal of Strategic management and information technology, Vol. 3 No.3. pp 43-52, 2006 Disaster management – Vibration monitoring of RCC building mode
8. Journal of Institution of Engineers Volume 86, pp 53-57, 2005 Nondestructive evaluation of dynamic properties of concrete
9. Journal of New Building Material and Construction World, New Delhi, Vol. 6, Issue 6, December 2000, pp. 26-37 Various aspects of High Performance Concrete

Papers published in Conference Proceedings

  Title Name and Place of Conference
1. Water Balance Model for Chandigarh Region International Conference on Advancements in Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, Punjab, India (March, ICAET 2020).
2. Integrated Urban Water Management of Chandigarh Region, India”

Symposium on Synthesis, Characterization & Processing of Inorganic, Bio and Nano Materials Conference, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, India (December, SCPINM 2019)
3. Need for integrated urban water management in India – The way forward International conference on Clean Technology and Sustainable Development, proceedings, NITTTR, Chandigarh, pp 28 – 30., 2018
4. Estimation of Seasonal Variations in Land Surface Temperature Using Landsat (TIRS & OLI) through Single–Window Algorithm Method–A Case Study. International conference on Clean Technology and Sustainable Development, proceedings, NITTTR, Chandigarh, pp 466 – 473., 2018
5. Landslide Hazard Evaluation Methods – A Review. Paper presented at the 4th Indian Landslide Congress, organized by Department of Earth Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
6. Land use and Land cover changes & Urban sprawl changes using geospatial techniques: A case study on Shimla Tehsil. Paper presented at the 2nd Himachal Pradesh Science Congress on ‘Science & Technology for sustainable livelihood in Indian Himalayan, Shimla, 2017
7. Landslide studies; A review Paper presented at the 2nd Himachal Pradesh Science Congress on ‘Science & Technology for sustainable livelihood in Indian Himalayan, Shimla, 2017
8. Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures National Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure Development held at NITTTR Chandigarh, 2014
9. Health monitoring of actual RCC buildings by studying its dynamic parameters International conference on Structural Engineering held at Malaviya National Instt. of Technology, Jaipur, 2012
10. Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Wind Loads on tall rectangular buildings Proc. 2nd National Conference on Wind Engineering, VREC Nagpur, 2004
11. New Construction material National Conference on Advances in Concrete Technology ACT 2004 Feb 26-27, 2004, Patiala
12. Fuel Savings in Road Improvement National Seminar on “Challenges for Road Transportation in 21st Century Leading to Fuel Economy”, 2001
13. Geo-environmental Consideration During the Construction of Hilly Roads National Seminar on “Road Transportation – Issues & Strategies” 2001
14. Properties of High Strength Concrete

National Conference on “Advances in Concrete Technology”, 2000
15. Economics of Operating Ready Mix Plant – A Case Study National Conference on “Advances in Concrete Technology”, 2000
16. A Conceptual Approach Towards Tackling the Water Logging Problem of Canal Irrigation National Seminar on Environment Hazards & Sustainable Development, 1999.
17. Protocol for the selection of the site and technology for Municipal Sewage Treatment and Disposal National Seminar on Environment Hazards & Sustainable Development, 1999.

Conference organized and proceeding edited

  Conference Title Date and Year
1. International Conference on Innovative technologies for clean and sustainable development 14 & 15 October, 2021
2. International Conference on Clean Technology and Sustainable Development – 2019 19 & 20 July, 2019
3. International Conference on Clean Technology and Sustainable Development – 2018 23 & 24 February, 2018
4. International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices – 2017 2 & 3 March 2017
5. National Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices – 2016 18 & 19 March 2016
6. National Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure Development-2015 (NCSID-2015) 26 & 27 February, 2015
7. National Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure Development-2014 (NCSID-2014) 13 & 14 March, 2014
8. National Conference on Advances in Infrastructure Development 11 & 12 October, 2012
9. National Conference on Advances in Concrete Technology 26 & 27 February, 2004
10. National Seminar on Challenges for Road Transportation in 21st Century Leading to Fuel Economy (CIRT 2001) 23 & 24 February, 2001
11. National Conference on Road Transportation – Issues & Strategies RTIS’98 23 & 24 October, 1998

Membership of Committees / Boards

  • Fellow Institution of Engineers
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Life member Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Life Member Punjab Science Congress
  • Life Member Indian Concrete Institute
  • Member Board of Studies, Civil Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
  • Executive Member, Indian Concrete Institute, Punjab & Haryana State Centre, Chandigarh from 2015 for five years
  • Peer Reviewer for Congent Engineering Journal
  • Peer Reviewer for ACI Structural and Materials Journals
  • Peer Reviewer for Engineering Structures Journal (Elsevier)
  • Peer Reviewer for The Open Civil Engineering Journal
  • Peer Reviewer for Hindawi Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering
  • Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer for American Association for Science and Technology Journal.

International Research Tie-ups

  • Participating in joint research activities carried out by Chitkara University, Glasgow Caledonian University UK and ESTP Paris, France.
  • In addition, another joint venture for research with Professors from Edith Cowan University and Federal University Australia is going on.

Research Guidance

  • Supervision of awarded Doctoral Thesis: 04
  • Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress: 08
  • Supervision of awarded M.E. dissertations: 02
  • Supervision of M.E. Thesis, under progress: 02

Major Research Interests

  • Alternative construction material
  • Sustainable Campus Infrastructure
  • Use of Industrial Waste in Construction
  • Zero discharge campus

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