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 3165



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

Journals (SCI & Scopus Indexed):

1. 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.

2. 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 (2021).

3. 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), Vol. 48 (1), 51-60.

4. 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, https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180799. (Advance online publication)

5. 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

6. 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, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 143-161. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-03-2020-0031.

7. 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.

8. 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, no. 1 (2019): 1–17, https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20180084

9. 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)

10. 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).

11. Suman Saha and Rajasekaran, C. (2016). Experimental Studies on Strength Characteristics of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced with Portland Pozzolona Cement, Advances in Concrete Construction. 4(1), 27-35. (http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/acc.2016.4.1.027)



• 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
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Karnataka, India.

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