Scholarships, Awards, Honors & Invited Talks

Invited talks:

  1. Expert lecture on “Modelling of hydraulic diffusivity by inverse analysis” in the online faculty development program on “Deterioration, Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of RC structures”, organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., BIT Sindri (J.H.) during 25-29, October, 2021.

  2. Keynote lecture on “Moisture transport in concrete - experimentation and simulation” in the online national conference BITCON on “Multidisciplinary Research ideas in Science, Engineering and Management”, organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg (C.G.) during 22-23, October, 2021.

  3. Expert lecture on “Simulation of moisture transport in concrete” in the online AICTE sponsored short term course on “Programming in Finite Element Method and its application to practical problems using ABAQUS”, organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., NITTR Chandigarh during 4-8, October, 2021.

  4. Expert lecture on “The potential of pine needles for use as fibre reinforcement for cementitious systems” in the online AICTE sponsored short term programme on “Energy Efficient and Innovative Building Construction Practices”, organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., NITTR Chandigarh during 23-28, August, 2021.

  5. Online talk on Durability of concrete organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., Government Polytechnic Sundernagar (H.P.) on 23 June 2021.

  6. Atmospheric corrosivity map for the management of steel infrastructure in India in the TEQIP-III sponsored one-week virtual STTP on Advanced Design of Steel Structures, organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., SVNIT Surat (G.J.) during 21-25 December 2020.

  7. In the online faculty development programme on Material, Analysis & Repair of Structures (MARS 2020), organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., GEC Bharatpur (R.J.) under the aegis of TEQIP-III during 7-12 September 2020.

    • Atmospheric corrosivity map of India for the management of steel infrastructure

    • Understanding the severity and pattern of rainfall manifestation in India for the durable design of concrete structures

  8. Understanding climatic severity for designing sustainable structures in the one-day colloquium on New Era in Civil Engineering organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., Shiv Nadar University (New Delhi) on 15th September 2020.

  9. Finite element analysis at JNGEC, Sundernagar (H.P.) on 20 August 2016.

  10. Fundamentals of moisture transport in concrete and effects of wet-dry cycles at Pusa Polytechnic, Delhi in the Short-Term Course on Building Maintenance, Water Proofing and General Repair on 26 July 2012.

  11. In the QIP-CEP course on Water ingress, Implications and Water Proofing of Buildings and Structures organized by the Dept. of Civil Engg., IIT Delhi during 16-20 July 2012.

    • Wetting-drying of RC structures in tropics

    • A review of Wind Driven Rain research


Honors & Awards:

  1. Foundation Day Award , IIT Mandi (2019) for excellent contributions in construction related activities and in the establishment of laboratory infrastructure.

  2. Distinguished New Faculty Award, IIT Mandi (2017) for sustained performance of excellence in teaching, research and institute services at IIT Mandi.

  3. Best Paper Award, conferred by the Asian Concrete Federation at the 5th Asia and Pacific Young Researchers and Graduates Symposium held at MNIT Jaipur during 15-16 October, 2013.