Rajasekaran C


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 12 Years
At NITK: 10 Years

Contact Details




+91-824 247 3357



Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology – Madras), 2012
  • M.Tech. - (Puducherry Technological Univ.), 2005
  • B.Tech.- (Puducherry Technological Univ.), 2003
Areas of Interest
  •  Sustainable Concrete Materials

  • Concrete Technology

  • Geopolymer Concrete

  • Safety in Construction

  • Building Information Modelling

  • Construction Quality Management

  • Construction Project Management

  • Optimization in Civil Engineering

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 5

Completed: 5

Significant Publications
  1. Arpitha D. Abasin Salihi and Rajasekaran, C. (2023) Suitability study of processed granulated blast furnace slag (PGBS) as fine aggregate replacement in mortar exposed to the marine environment. Materials Today: Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2023.04.351
  2. Arjun, S., Hemalatha, T., and Rajasekaran, C. (2023). “Performance assessment of steel slag aggregates as partial replacement of river sand in concrete”, The Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 97, No. 4, pp. 36-42.
  3. Basavana Gowda, S.N., Yaragal, S., Rajasekaran, C. and Goudar, S.K. (2023), "Performance and microstructural investigations of processed lateritic fine aggregates in blended cement mortars exposed to elevated temperatures", Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-01-2023-0010
  4. Suman Saha & Chandrasekaran Rajasekaran (2023): Influence of the mix parameters on shrinkage properties of environment-friendly mortar, Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/14488353.2023.2173359. (Published Online)
  5. Thanu, H.P. and Rajasekaran, C.(2022) "Assessing the life cycle performance of green building projects: A Building Performance Score (BPS) model approach", Architectural Engineering and Design Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2022.2068495.
  6. Arpitha D. and Rajasekaran, C. (2021) Study on Durability Properties of Sustainable Alternatives for Natural Fine Aggregate. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 102, 1105–1112.
  7. Resmy V.R. and Rajasekaran, C. (2021) Stiffness maximization of concrete structures using topology optimization in static and dynamic problems. Journal of Structural Engineering (Madras), 48 (1), 51-60.
  8. Saha, S., Rajasekaran, C.,& Gupta, P. (2020). “Performance of eco-friendly mortar mixes against aggressive environments. Advances in Concrete Construction”, 10 (3), 237–245. https://doi.org/10.12989/ACC.2020.10.3.237
  9. Thanu, H.P., Rajasekaran, C.and Deepak, M.D. (2020) "Developing a building performance score model for assessing the sustainability of buildings", Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 11(1), 143-161. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-03-2020-0031.
  10. Saha, S and Rajasekaran, C(2019) “Investigation on the Potential Use of Recycled Fine Aggregate to Produce Geopolymer Mortar Mix,” ASTM - Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 8 (1), 1–17, https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20180084
  11. Yaragal, S.C., Basavana Gowda, S N and Rajasekaran, C. (2019) “Characterization and performance of processed lateritic fine aggregates in cement mortars and concretes “, Construction Building and Materials. 200, 10-25. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.12.072)
  12. Saha, S.and Rajasekaran, C. (2017) “Enhancement of the properties of fly ash based geopolymer paste by incorporating ground granulated blast furnace slag.” Construction & Building Materials, 146, 615- 620. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.04.139).

• Best paper Award - International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Building Materials, June 2018, Mangaluru.

• ACCE-NIRMANA NIRVAHANE PURASKARA 2017, for the best M.Tech Thesis by B Kaushik under my supervision.

• Best Paper – Runner up - The PMI India Research and Academic Conference, IIT Delhi 2017.

• Golden Paper Award (Best of Best paper) in 3i Conference 2016, Pondicherry University.

• ACCE-NIRMANA NIRVAHANE PURASKARA 2015, for the best M.Tech Thesis by Suman Saha under my supervision.


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Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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