B. B. Das


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Professional Experience: 

Total experience: 15 years
Experience at NITK: 7 years

Contact Details




+91-824 247 3970



Academic Background

Academic Background: 

• Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay), 2007
• M.Tech. - (Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi), 2004
• B.E.- Civil Engineering (Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology), 2001

Areas of Interest

Material Characterization, Sustainable Green Buildings, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Quality in Construction

Significant Projects

1. Bridge Management through Life Cycle Cost Analysis;
Sponsored by: National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)

2. Mix Design of Concrete by Utilizing Lead Slag as a Partial Replacement to Fine Aggregate.
Sponsored by: Eshwari Global Metal Industries Pvt. Ltd

3. Development of Value Added Geopolymer Aggregates using Iron Ore Mine Tailings - A Sustainable Solution.
Sponsored by: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and KIOCL Ltd.

4. Influence of Binary and Ternary Cementitious Composites on the Engineering Properties of Interfacial Transition Zone of Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Aggressive Environments.
Sponsored by: Extra Mural Core Research Funding, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

5. Collaborative Research and Capacity Building on Climate Resilient Concrete for Marine Environment.
Sponsored by: Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom, in collaboration with University of Leeds, UK.

6. Performance Studies on Concrete Mixed with Spent Catalyst Waste for Sustainable Solutions.
Sponsored by: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL), India

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 9
Completed: 6

Significant Publications

1. B. P. Sharath, Nikunj P and B. B. Das "Influence of Integration of Iron Ore Tailings on the Physio-Mechanical and Microstructure Properties of Fly Ash based Coarse Aggregates", Status - Accepted for publication in "Journal of Testing and Evaluation", ASTM Publications.
(Impact Factor - 1.333)

2. K. M. Prasanna, B. P. Sharath, Himanshu Choukade, K. N. Shivaprasad, B. B. Das & Gangadhar Mahesh, "Research on Setting Time, Compressive Strength and Microstructure of Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Mixture Containing Slag" Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering, Springer Publications, Singapore. December 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40996-022-01010-9
(Impact Factor - 1.461)

3. Sharan Kumar Goudar, E P Sumukh, B. B. Das, "Influence of Marine Environment Exposure on the Engineering Properties of Steel-Concrete Interface", "The Open Civil Engineering Journal", Bentham Science Publications.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/18741495-v16-e221026-2022-HT31-3975-5
(Impact Factor - 1.07)

4. Rakesh P, Harishankar R and B. B Das, "Comparative study of energy efficiency criteria for igbc and griha systems using simulation", Status - Accepted for Publication in Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): A Series, Springer Publications, Singapore.
(Impact factor: 1.35)

5. Sharan Kumar Goudar, E P Sumukh, B. B. Das, "Influence of marine environment exposure on the engineering properties of steel-concrete interface", Status - Accepted for Publication in The Open Civil Engineering Journal, Bentham Science Publications.
(Impact Factor: 1.07)

6.Ramalingam Malathy, Sellamuthu Ramachandran Rajagopal Sentilkumar, Annamalai Rangasamy Prakash, B. B. Das, Ill-Min Chung, Seung-Hyun Kim and Mayakrishnan Prabakaran(2022), "Use of industrial silica sand as a fine aggregate in concrete—an explorative study." Buildings, MDPI Journal
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12081273
(Impact Factor: 3.6)

7. K Snehal, B. B. Das and Salim Barbhuiya (2022), "Influence of aggressive exposure on the degradation of nano-silica admixed cementitious mortar integrated with phase change materials." Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.127467
(Impact Factor: 6.141)

8. Salim Barbhuiya and B. B. Das (2022), "A comprehensive review on the use of hemp in concrete." Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.127857
(Impact Factor: 6.141)

9. Snehal K, B. B. Das, Archana Sudhi, Devendra Pandey, "Pozzolanic reactivity, hydration and microstructure characteristics of blended cementitious composites comprising of ultrafine particles." Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40996-022-00859-0
(Impact Factor: 1.46)

10. Snehal K and B. B. Das (2021), "Pozzolanic reactivity and drying shrinkage characteristics of optimized blended cementitious composites comprising of nano-silica particles." Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125796
(Impact Factor: 6.141)

11. K N Shivaprasad and B. B. Das (2021), "Study on the production factors in the process of production and properties of fly ash-based coarse aggregates." Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/4309569
(Impact Factor: 1.924)

12. K Snehal and B. B. Das (2021), "Acid, alkali and chloride resistance of binary, ternary and quaternary blended cementitious mortar integrated with nano-silica particles." Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier. Vol. 123, Page: 1042
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104214
(Impact Factor: 7.586)

13. Snehal K and B. B. Das (2020), “Effect of phase-change materials on the hydration and mineralogy of cement mortar.” Construction Materials, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.20.00045
(Impact Factor: 1.313)

14. Sharan Kumar Goudar, B. B. Das, S. B. Arya, Shivaprasad K. N (2020), “Influence of sample preparation techniques onmicrostructure and nano-mechanical properties of steel-concrete interface” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 256, Page: 119242
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.11924
(Impact Factor: 6.141)

15. Chethan Kumar B, Subhash Yaragal, Bibhuti Bhusan Das (2020), “Ferrochrome ash – Its usage potential in alkali activated slag mortars.” Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 257, Page: 120577.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120577
(Impact Factor: 9.297)

16. Chethan Kumar B, Subhash Yaragal, Bibhuti Bhusan Das, “Effect of elevated temperatures on ferrochrome ash based mortars.” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 93(10), Pages: 14-20
(Impact Factor: 0.243)

17. Snehal K, B. B. Das and Sumit Kumar (2020), “Influence of integration of phase change materials on hydration and microstructure properties of nano silica admixed cementitious mortar.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 32 (6).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003178
(Impact Factor: 3.651)

18. Snehal K, B. B. Das and Akanksha M (2020), “Early age, hydration, mechanical and microstructure properties of nano-silica blended cementitious composites.” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 233, Page: 117212
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117212
(Impact Factor: 6.141)

19. Kadepalli Nagendra Shivaprasad, Bibhuti Bhusan Das and Bevinahalli Prakash Sharath (2020), “Pelletisation factors on the production of fly-ash aggregates and its performance in concrete.” Construction Materials, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.19.00053
(Impact Factor: 1.29)


1. Honored with "Fellow Membership" from Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India).
2. Editor for "Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020)—Structure and Construction Management - Conference Proceedings from ICRDSI-2020 Volume 1", Springer Nature Singapore.
3. Editor for "Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (ICRDSI-2020) - GEO-TRA-ENV-WRM - Conference Proceedings from ICRDSI-2020 Vol. 2", Springer Nature Singapore.
4. 'Guest Editor' for 'Indian Concrete Journal (ICJ)' for the December Edition, 2020, on the theme of 'Green Concrete'.
5. Guest Editor to “Indian Concrete Journal”, Theme: High Strength and High-performance Concrete, A Scopus Indexed Journal Managed and Published by Associated Cement Companies, Thane, Mumbai, India, June 2019.
6. Editor for “Recent Trends in Civil Engineering – Select Proceedings of TMSF-2019, Springer Nature Singapore.
7. Editor for “Smart Techniques for Sustainable Development - Select Proceedings of SMTS 2019”, Springer Nature Singapore.
8. Editor for “Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure - Select Proceedings of ICRDSI 2019, Springer Nature Singapore.
9. Editor for “Sustainable Construction and Building Materials – Select Proceedings of ICSCBM 2018, Springer Nature Singapore.
10. "Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing" by the Editors of 'Construction and Building Materials' Journal, Elsevier Publications.


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