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Name : Prof. Ramaswamy K P

Department : Civil Engineering

Designation : Assistant Professor


I have been working as Assistant Professor (AGP 7000) in Civil Engineering in this Institute since 2009. I did post graduation (M.Tech) and Ph.D. (ongoing) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. My area of specialization is Building Technology and Construction Management. I am an enthusiastic faculty and highly passionate about teaching. I consider teaching as a divine and a noble job. I am looking forward to new opportunities and avenues in research and outcome-based education. I am highly interested in research and project collaboration with abroad universities/laboratories and other prestigious institutes in India to exchange and develop novel ideas in the area of my specialization. I also invite various testing, design, and management consultancy works. I will also be happy to share my knowledge through invited talks, plenary lectures etc. in workshops/ seminars/ symposiums/ conferences.

Email: ramaswamykp@tkmce.ac.in

Office Phone: 9567522960

Mobile: 9567522960

Address:

Brindavan
Sarathy Junction
Karicode
TKMC PO
Kollam - 691005
Kerala, INDIA

Education

  • Doing Ph.D (under Govt. deputation - QIP) at IIT Madras - from July 2014-2017
  • M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management, IIT Madras, 2007-2009 (Topper)
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad (University of Calicut), 2003-2007 (First Rank, University of Calicut Record)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering from August 2009 onwards
  • Around 8 years of experience as private structural design and management consultant
  • 2 years of part-time experience in construction (ports and harbours, buildings), Larsen & Toubro ECC
  • 2 years of half-time teaching assistantship in IIT Madras, 2007-2009
  • 3 years of teaching assistantship at IIT Madras, 2014-2017

Research Interest

  • Chemical Attack in Concrete
  • Special Concrete
  • Supplementary Cementing Materials
  • Durability of Concrete
  • Cement Chemistry
  • Construction Management
  • Lean Construction
  • Characterization of Construction Materials
  • International Visit and Technical Discussions: Held collaborative research discussions with Prof. Alexandra Bertron, Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions (LMDC), INSA Toulouse, France and with eminent faculty group, University of Ghent, Belgium on June 2017.
  • Research Collaboration: Collaborative research with Prof. Alexandra Bertron, Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions (LMDC), INSA Toulouse, France and Prof. Manu Santhanam, IIT Madras on the research project "Chemical Attack on Cementitious Materials"

Ongoing PhDs.

  • Currently doing Ph.D at IIT Madras on the topic "Acid Attack in Cement-based Materials: Mechanisms, Test Methods and Role of Binders"

Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

  • Consultancy
  • Structural design of overhead tank deck, slow sand filter at Mopila Bay Hatchery, Kannur and modification of structure for net factory at Azheekode (Matsyafed).
  • Structural design of community peeling centre for Matsyafed, Sakthikulangara, Kollam.
  • Proof checking for structural design of proposed slipway at Alappuzha for Kerala State Water Transport Department.
  • Structural design of RCC bunkers (capacity 160 m3) for Aggregate Crushing Plant in Mukhathala, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Structural Design of Administrative Buildings for Matsyafed, Kerala.
  • Strength assessment of existing Karunagapally Taluk Hospital, Kollam and proposing repair and rehabilitation measures.
  • Structural Design of Matsyafed Fishmeal Plant in Arattupuzha, Alappuzha, Kerala.
  • Preparation of Detailed Project Report, Rain water Harvesting Project, Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd, Chavara, Kollam.
  • Valuation of Buildings for Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd., Chavara, Kollam.
  • Structural Design of Seva Pandal for Kottankulangara Devi Temple, Travancore Devaswom Board.
  • Material Testing Consultancy at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (Testing of building materials such as concrete blocks, flooring tiles, paving interlock tiles, steel rebars, soil, bricks etc.)
  • Concrete Mix Design Consultant for various Private and Government departments in Kerala.

Awards and Honours

  • Got CGPA of 10 for Ph.D Coursework at IIT Madras
  • Shortlisted for Pearson India Teaching Awards 2014
  • L&T Endowment Prize (2009) for the best academic record in M.Tech Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
  • Institute Merit Award for best academic record in the first two semesters of M.Tech programme in Construction Technology and Management, IIT Madras
  • Institute Merit Award for best academic record in the first two semesters of M.Tech programme in Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
  • M.Tech topper in Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
  • M.Tech topper in Construction Technology and Management, IIT Madras
  • Recipient of L&T Build India Scholarship 2007 - 2009
  • First Rank in B.Tech Civil Engineering from University of Calicut (University Record)
  • College Topper for all the eight semesters during B.Tech (NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, Kerala)
  • Awards for academic excellence from Brahmin Educational Society (BES), Palakkad, Kerala
  • Best Outgoing Student, Class X, BEM Higher Secondary School, Palakkad
  • Best Student Award, Class XI and XII, PMG Higher Secondary School, Palakkad
  • Nadvathul Mujahideen Award, (Class X, XII)
  • Recipient of awards from Palakkad municipality, HOPE Palakkad, PV Vaidyanathan Endowment, awards from Ernakulam, Nurani and Thirunellai Grama Samooham, Kadunthuruthy Temple Trust, Palakkad Co-operative bank, Labour Welfare Fund, Parent Teachers Association of NSS College of Engineering Palakkad, Mannathu Padmanabhan Scholarship etc.
  • Foundation for Excellence Scholarship, 2003-2007
  • The Kumara Pillai Commission Report Scholarship from Government of Kerala for B.Tech, 2003-2007
  • Recipient of prestigious "Fischer Excellence Award" for outstanding excellence in education, 2001
  • Recipient of Alumni Award for B.Tech, Qatar Alumni Chapter, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, 2005
  • Recipient of District Merit Scholarship from Government of Kerala

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Student Member, RILEM, ID No. 24774
  • Member, RILEM Technical Committee (TC) 253 - MCI - Microorganisms - Cementitious Materials Interactions (2013-2018)
  • Affiliated Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, 495423
  • Educational Member, Institute for Lean Construction Excellence
  • Registered Member, International Group for Lean Construction
  • Member, Lean Enterprise Institute
  • E-member, American Concrete Institute, 1115975

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinated Lean Construction Awareness Programme, jointly organised by IIT Madras and Institute for Lean Construction Excellence (ILCE), October 2008.
  • Faculty for IES coaching conducted by Centre for Continuing Education, TKM Arts and Science College, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Faculty for GATE coaching, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Examiner and Question Paper Setter for University of Kerala.
  • Officer for scrutiny of question papers, University of Kerala.
  • Organised an International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, December 8-10, 2011.
  • Resource Person, Workshop on Computer Aided Design and Drafting organised for faculties of Engineering colleges affiliated under the University of Kerala, November 24, 2010
  • Teaching regular B.Tech and M.Tech students
  • Research and Consultancy
  • Exam Invigilation (University and internal exams, PSC tests, ICAI exams etc.
  • Exam Paper Valuation as additional and chief examiner
  • Stock Verification (Library and department labs)
  • Co-ordinating Technical Festivals (CONJURA)
  • Guiding B.Tech and M.Tech Projects
  • Part-time Teaching - B.Tech
  • Assistant Examiner and External Examiner for Lab Exams
  • Evaluation of B.Tech and M.Tech Projects
  • Department of Civil Engineering - Seminar Hall in charge
  • Attendance compilation
  • Teachers evaluation
  • Guiding M.Tech & B.Tech seminars
  • Judging various events in Cultural Festivals (Arts festivals)
  • Member, Finance committee, CONJURA’ 12
  • Member, Transportation & Accommodation committee, ICMSC’ 2011
  • Department representative, Staff Club for 2012-13
  • Department administrator, EAZYCAMPUS Campus Automation Software
  • Campus Construction – In Charge (TKM International Hostel)
  • Member, Infrastructure Committee, TKM College of Engineering
  • Member, Department Management Committee, 2012
  • Member, Proceedings committee, ICMSC’ 2013
  • Remedial Classes – Engineering Mechanics (2013)
  • Resource Person, Training Programme on Computer Aided Drafting sponsored by TEQIP – II for fifth semester Civil Engineering students
  • Organised Quiz Programme (Ultratech Ltd.)
  • Presiding Officer, Local Body Elections, Govt. of Kerala
  • Helped in channelizing 2 crore amount as SC/ST hostel grant from AICTE
  • Visiting faculty, GEC Idukki (Engineering Mechanics)
  • Staff Advisor B.Tech Civil Engineering (2008-12 batch, 2010-14 batch, 2016-2020 batch)
  • Member, Infrastructure Master Plan Committee
  • Member, Syllabus Revision for B.Tech and M.Tech (2013 Scheme)
  • Member, Accreditation Committee for UG and PG Programme
  • Accompanied B.Tech Civil students for All-India Study tour/Industrial Visit from August 24-September 7, 2012
  • Delivered talk on Computer Aided Concrete Mix Design, Organised by Kerala PWD
  • Resource Person, 3 day training programme on Effective Conduct of Civil Engineering Laboratory Classes, Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, February 24, 2014
  • Accompanied 8th semester B.Tech students (as staff-in-charge) for Civil Engineering Research Expo at IIT Madras, March 6-10, 2014
  • Member, Anti-ragging squad
  • Assisted Video to text transcription for the NPTEL online course "Modern Construction Materials"
  • Co-ordinator, NAAC Accreditation Criteria III (July 2017 onwards)
  • Member, NBA Acreditation, Criteria II (July 2017 onwards)
  • Department website updations in-charge
  • Department in-charge for conducting and documenting course exit surveys
  • Structural Engineering Lab, Assistant in-charge
  • Reviewer - Advances in Cement Research (International Journal)
  • Teaching assistant for the M.tech courses "Characterization of Construction Materials" and "Advanced Concrete Technology" offered by Prof. Manu Santhanam at IIT Madras
  • Counting Officer, College Election, 2017
  • Reviewer of books and table of contents - Pearson India

Teachng History

  • Engineering Mechanics, B.Tech, University of Kerala 2008, 2013 scheme
  • Geometrical Drawing, B.Arch, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Basic Civil Engineering, B.Tech, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Concrete Technology, B.Tech, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Construction Management, B.Tech, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Building Planning & Drawing, B.Tech, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Advanced Concrete Technology, B.Tech, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Urban Planning and Architecture, B.Tech, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Management of Quality and Safety in Construction - M.Tech Elective, University of Kerala, 2008 scheme
  • Desig Project (B.Tech, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University)
  • Civil Engineering Drawing (B.Tech, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University)
  • Theory of Structures - I (B.Arch, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University)
  • Guided 4 B.Tech Projects and 3 M.Tech Thesis, currently guiding 1 M.Tech Thesis

Courses and Training Attended

  • Three days induction programme for young teachers conducted by the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Chapter, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam from 16th to 18th November 2009.
  • Faculty development programme (FDP) on Maintenance, Repair and Retrofit of Constructed Facilities at NIT Calicut from 10th to 15th May 2010 under the sponsorship of AICTE, organised by Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut, Kerala.
  • One day workshop on Computer Aided Design and Drafting on November 24, 2010, organised by Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam for faculties of Engineering colleges affiliated under the University of Kerala.
  • AICTE short term course on Theory and Advanced Practices in Construction Project Management at IIT Madras from March 4th to 8th 2013, organised by Building Technology and Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras.
  • Three days workshop on Geographic Information Systems and Applications in Civil Engineering sponsored by TEQIP – II from July 25-27, 2013, organised by Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Short term training programme on Total Station and GPS sponsored by TEQIP – II from November 11-15, 2013, organised by Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Faculty and staff development programme on Water and Wastewater Management sponsored by TEQIP – II from November 18-22, 2013, organised by Department of Chemical Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Five days faculty development programme on Advances in Hydrosystems Modeling and Climate Change Impact Assessment sponsored by TEQIP – II from November 25-29, 2013, organised by Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Attended 2nd International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering (ICMSC - 2013), Organised by Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
  • Five days faculty development programme on Waste Management - Issues and Priorities sponsored by TEQIP – II from March 03-05, 2014, organised by Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Five days AICTE short term course on "Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction" at IIT Madras jointly organised by the Department of Civil Engineering and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) from January 27-31, 2014.
  • Attended 60 days Contact Programme (to initiate Ph.D. research) at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Sponsored by Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala
  • Three days national workshop on "Historic Lime Mortars in India" organised by National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structures (NCSHS) from July 31 - August 2 at IIT Madras, Chennai.
  • One day workshop on "NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)", organised by NPTEL, IIT Madras and TKM College of Engineering, Kollam on July 22, 2017 at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam.
  • One day workshop on "Limestone Calcined Clay Cements (LC3)" held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras on 4th September, 2017
  • One day workshop (The Luigia Binda Memorial Workshop) on "NDT and Safety Assessment of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures" held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras on 8th September, 2017
  • Attended a seminar on "Advances in Airport Construction: Design and Construction of High Vision Air Traffic Control Cabins" by Sri. Unni Bhaskar, Managing Director, UNO Technology Pvt Ltd. at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, November 3, 2017
  • One day workshop on "Concrete Mix Design" organized by The India Cements Ltd. at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam on November 4, 2017

International Journals:

  • "A Study of Deterioration of Cement Paste due to Acid Attack Using X-ray Computed Micro-tomography", Advances in Cement Research, ISSN 0951-7197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jadcr.17.00032
  • “Incidence of Material Waste in Indian Building Industry”, Special Issue on Urban Infrastructure Management, NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 28 (4), December 2013, 43-50. ISSN : 0970-3675

International Conference:

  • "Durability of Cementitious Materials in Acidic Environments: Whither Now?", Keynote Paper, 15th NCB International Seminar on Cement, Concrete and Building Materials, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, December 05-08, 2017
  • "Durability of Bagasse ash based Cementitious Systems in Acidic Environment", Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS 2017), ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0, Vol. 4, 243 - 252 .
  • Micro-analytical Characterisation of Concrete Deterioration Due to Acid Attack in a Sewage Treatment Plant, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS 2017), ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0, Vol. 2, 647 - 656
  • A Study of Concrete Deterioration Faced by Distillery Industry, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS 2017), ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0, Vol. 2, 485 - 494
  • Additional Insights on the Influencing Factors and Mechanism of Degradation Due to Acid Attack: Special Case of Acids Forming Soluble Salts, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS 2017), ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0, Vol. 4, 279 - 290
  • "Durability of Cementitious Materials in Acidic Environments: Evaluation of Degradation Kinetics", 14th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, University of Ghent, Belgium, May 29-31, 2017
  • "Characterization of Cement Paste Modified With Nano-materials Using X-Ray Computed Microtomography", 3rd International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam from December 9-11, 2015
  • “Workability and Strength Studies on Fly ash modified Masonry Mortars”, International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam from December 8-10, 2011.
  • “Risk Assessment and Management of Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) Infrastructure Projects in Kerala”, International Conference on Technological Trends, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, November 2010.
  • “Identification of Waste in Indian Construction Industry: A pre-requisite for implementing lean principles”, International Conference on Science and Technology, SUN College of Engineering and Technology, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, March 2010.
  • “Waste in Indian Building Construction Projects” in 17th Annual Conference of The International Group for Lean Construction in Taiwan, July 2009.

National Conference:

  • "Degradation Kinetics of Cement-based Materials in Citric Acid", 10th Structural Engineering Convention (Organized by CSIR-SERC jointly with IIT Madras and Anna University), CSIR-SERC, Chennai, December 21-23, 2016.
  • “Identification of Factors Influencing Construction Performance in Indian Building Industry”, National Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, December 4, 2011.
  • “Vertical Response of Containment Structures under Earthquake Loading”, National Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, December 4, 2011.