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Research at the Civil Engineering Department is focused on the theme of Sustainable Technologies in Construction Technology and Materials. To carry out this mandate a focus group has been formed under the  “Centre for Sustainable Technologies” .
 Objectives of the Centre:
  1. To give a focused problem solving skill for the students.
  2. To provide a problem solving orientation rooted in sustainability for UG projects
  3. To develop expertise among faculty and students in this critical domain
  4. To initiate viable projects which can attract external funding in the long term
  5.  Selected projects to be mentored further for participation in National, International competitions, patenting, etc.


Research at the Civil Engineering Department is focused on the theme of Sustainable Technologies in Construction Technology and Materials. To carry out this mandate a focus group has been formed under the  “Centre for Sustainable Technologies” .
 Objectives of the Centre:

  1. To give a focused problem solving skill for the students.
  2. To provide a problem solving orientation rooted in sustainability for UG projects
  3. To develop expertise among faculty and students in this critical domain
  4. To initiate viable projects which can attract external funding in the long term
  5. Selected projects to be mentored further for participation in National, International competitions, patenting, etc.

Faculty Responsibilities:
Each faculty member is assigned an area for guiding the students as per their current research interests.
The concerned faculty member is responsible for providing upto-date information through weekly/monthly lectures, workshops and through dedicated notice-boards
The details of research areas and faculty assigned are given below.

Other Research Activities by Faculty:
1.  Dr. T. Rajaram
Recognized Doctoral Research Supervisor of Anna University, Chennai (ref.no.1810100)
Research Grant Fetched:  Project Co-ordinator, AICTE-IIPC Sustainable materials development, Rs. 10.00 Lakhs, 2013-2015. 


Ph.D. Guidance (Ongoing):
Currently guiding three scholars on: 1. Vulnerability Assessment of Agro-ecosystems to Climate change 2. Sustainability Assessment of a Watershed with reference to Water resources 3. Structural properties of Basalt based reinforcement bars. 


Key Academic and Research meetings attended: 
1. Member of DST-GOI Brainstorming Session on ‘Alternate Use of Textile and Tannery RO Rejects’, held at Anna University, Chennai on 9th & 10th March 2013. 
2. Member of Syllabus Revision Sub-committee for Affiliated Engineering colleges under Anna University, Chennai for R2013 syllabus of B.E. Civil Engineering and M.E. Environmental Engineering. 


Reviewer for the following International Journals 
1. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
2. Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier (Science citation indexed) 
3. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Taylor & Francis, UK 
4. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, Academic Journals (open access)  
5. Climate Change, Springer

Publications : Books 
1. Title: Sustainability Assessment of Coupled Human-Natural Systems - Case study of an agrarian village from southern India, ISBN-13: 978-3-8484-9099-8, ISBN10:3848490994, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany. By (author) : Rajaram T., Ashutosh Das, Number of pages: 236, Published on: 2012-04-30. http://tinyurl.com/psyyyrr

Publications – Papers:
Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international) - 25

SNIP            --         1.0 (avg)
SJR              --        1.0 (avg)
Impact factor – range / average      –     0.5 to 2.5 ( avg – 1.5)
h-index         –         5 (avg)

List of publications:

Rajaram T. and Suribabu C.R., Discussion of "Evaluating Environmental Impact in Water Distribution System Design" by L. M. Herstein, Y. R. Filion, and K. R. Hall. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), March 2011, pp 52.

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘Screening for EIA in India: enhancing effectiveness through Ecological Carrying Capacity approach, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Jan 2011, pages 140-148, Elsevier.

 

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘Modeling of interactions among sustainability components of an agro-ecosystem using local knowledge through cognitive mapping and fuzzy inference system, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 37, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages 1734-1744, Elsevier,

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘A methodology for integrated assessment of rural linkages in a developing nation’, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, volume 26, number 2, June 2008, pages 99-113, International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)-Beech Tree Publishing, UK.

 

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘Water Pollution by Industrial Effluents in India: Discharge Scenarios and Case for Participatory Ecosystem Specific Local Regulation’, Futures, Elsevier, Volume 40, Issue 1, February 2008, Pages 56-69.

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘Sustainable Frugality through EIA: Role of Socioecological linkages in poverty alleviation’, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Emerald Publishing, UK. Vol. 18. No. 5. 2007.

 

Ravichandran K.S., Rajaram T., and Ashutosh Das, ‘A Fuzzy Based Ranking of Dominance among Water Quality Parameters for Modeling: A Case Study’, International Journal of Ecology & Development (ISSN 0972-9984), Volume 4, No. S06,Summer 2006, pp 51-64.

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘Need for participatory and sustainability principles in India’s EIA system: lessons from the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project’, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, volume 24, number 2, June 2006, pages115-126,International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)-Beech Tree Publishing, UK.

Rajaram T. and Das Ashutosh, ‘Study on Suitability of Water Quality for Mass Bathing in Southern Kumbha Mela Festival (Mahamaham) Using Fuzzy Inference System’, Pollution research, Issue No. 2, 2006.

Das Ashutosh, Rajaram T., Srihari V., & Subramanyam B, Water Quality Assessment of Tsunami (26th December, 2004)-affected Regions of Tamil Nadu, India (Nagapattinam-Vedaranyam Stretch), Journal of Haematology & Ecotoxicology 1(1), 2006: pp 35-39.

 

H. Vijayakumar, "study on fracture parameters of scc and steel fiber reinforced scc (sfrscc)- an overview" in the International Journal Of Emerging Technology And Advanced Engineering (ISSN 2250-2459) in the volume no 2, issue 12, December 2012, pp 498-508.

H. Vijayakumar, "Study On Fracture Parameters Of Scc-An Overview" in the International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering (IJEE) (ISSN0974-5904) in the volume 06, issue 06(01),December 2013, pp 1674-1683.

 

H. Vijayakumar, "Influence of Steel Fiber on the Performance of Fresh and Hardened Self Compacting Concrete"(PAP NO 1407) is accepted by the Editor, Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE) CSIR-SERC.

 

S.Chidambaram, V.Vijayakumar, K.Srinivasamoorthy, P.Anandan, M.V.Prasanna and S.Vasudevan. A study on Variation in ionic Composition of Aqueous Systemin different Lithounits around Perambalur Region, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Geological Society of India, Vol .70. December 2007, pp. 1061-1069.

V.Vijayakumar, S.Vasudevan, T.Ramkumar, K.Srinivasamoorthy, S. Venkatramananand S.Chidambaram, Hydrogeochemistry in the part of Ariyalur region, Perambalur district, Tamilnadu, India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, vol.12 No.2 (2010) pp 253-260.

 

Vijayakumar .V, Vasudevan .S , Pruthiviraj .T,An Assessment of surface water chemistry of Perumal Lake, Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu, India, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences,vol.1.No.3, 2010. pp. 599-609.

S. Venkatramanan, T. Ramkumar, S. Vasudevan, G. Ramesh, I. Anithamary and V. Vijayakumar, Assessment of Hydrochemistry of Groundwater in Muthupet Coastal Region, Tamilnadu, India.. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences, ISSN 0973-6077 Volume 4, Number 2 (2009), pp. 165–172.

 

V.Vijayakumar, S.Vasudevan, T.Pruthiviraj.Sedimentological characteristics of Perumal lake, Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Volume 1, No 7, 2011 pp 2018-2027.

V.Vijayakumar, S.Vasudevan,T.Pruthiviraj, An Assessment on Morphological Characteristics of Costal lakes, Cuddalore District, Tamil nadu,India.Perumal and Veeranam Lakes. International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 3, No. 10, 2013 pp 316-322.

 

V.Vijayakumar, C. Suganya, S. Suganya, M.Sivasri and S.Vasudevan,  A GIS Approach on Ground Water and Surface Water Investigation of in and around Wellingdon    Lake, Tittakudi,          Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu,International journal of Nature & Environment Vol. 19 (2), 2014: 207-212


   
 
 
     
 
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