Rajasekaran C


Assistant Professor Grade - I

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 11 Years 6 months
At NITK: 9 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.E.- (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: 4

Significant Publications

1. Saha, S., Rajasekaran, C., Ganiger, M. S., and Sajjan, S. (2022). “Experimental investigations on theproperties of concrete containing pre-soaked recycled fine aggregate”, The Indian Concrete Journal, 96 (9), 1-12.       

2. 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.    

3. Arpitha D. and Rajasekaran, C. (2021) Study on Durability Properties of Sustainable Alternatives for Natural Fine Aggregate. J. Inst. Eng. India Ser. A 102, 1105–1112.       

4. 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.

5. Rajeshwari, R., Sukomal Mandal and Rajasekaran C. (2021) Compressive strength prediction of SCC containing fly ash using SVM and PSO-SVM models. Journal of Structural Engineering (Madras), 48 (1),1-11.        

6. Saha, S. and Rajasekaran, C. (2020) "Strength and Shrinkage Properties of Heat-Cured Fly Ash–Based Geopolymer Mortars Containing Fine Recycled Concrete Aggregate", ASTM - Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 48(6), 4735-4747. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180799.   

7. 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  

8. 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.

9. Saha, S., Shaik, N., and Rajasekaran, C. (2020). Volume Change Characteristics of Eco-Friendly Mortar Mixes Produced with Geopolymeric Binder and Recycled Fine Aggregate. ASTM - Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 48 (1), 692-710. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180316.   

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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