Prof. Sridhar Raju

Department of Civil Engineering

Characterization of Polymer Modified Bitumen and Asphalt Mixtures with Warm Mix Additives, Utilization of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Bituminous Mixtures, Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design of Flexible Pavements, Design and Evaluation of Airfield Pavement, Investigations on Failure of Pavements, Utilization of Geo synthetics for Design of Flexible Pavements, Evaluation of Rigid and Flexible Pavements for Pavement Maintenance, Super pave Mixture Design for long lasting flexible pavements, Alternative Bituminous Mixtures
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India


Ph.D. IIT Kharagpur (2009)
M.E. Highway Engineering, Bangalore University (1998)
B.E. Civil Engineering, Bangalore University (1995)


Current Institution
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus.
Additional roles at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Aug 2022 - to date            Associate Dean, Academic-Undergraduate Studies Division
Sep 2021 - Aug 2022       Associate Dean, WILP Faculty Affairs
Oct 2016 - Sep 2020       Head of the Department of Civil Engineering
Previous Institutions
Nov 2008 - Jun 2015
Senior Researcher at Shell Bitumen R&D Center, Bangalore Mainly focusing on Formulation of Polymer Modified Bitumen, Characterization of Asphalt Mixtures with and without Polymer Modified Bitumen, Performance Grading Bitumen for Airfield and Roadway Pavements, Super-Pave Mixture Testing, Characterization of Stone Matrix Asphalt, Performance of Sulphur Modified Asphalt. 
Jul 2005 - Nov 2008
Researcher at IIT Kharagpur carrying out Research on the "Analysis of Top-down cracking in Flexible Pavements" for Ph.D.
Sep 1999 - Jul 2005
Scientist at Flexible Pavements Division at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, with main focus on research in utilization of waste plastic in road construction, design of flexible pavements, forensic investigation of failure roads, training of PWD Engineers, Preparation of Manuals for PMGSY Roads. 
Mar 1998 - Sep 1999
Highway Engineer at L R Kadiyali & Associates, New Delhi and was involved in design of flexible and rigid pavement for Ranibennur- Haveri section on National Highway No. 4. 
Membership and Contributions
    • Life Memeber of  Indian Road Congress
    • Member secretary at the Indian Roads Congress for the H-9 Committee (Committee) constituted for development of specifications and guidelines for stabilized bases and sub-bases. from 2021-2024 3 Member of the BIS committee for Bitumen, Tar and Related Products Sectional Committee, PCD 06. 2020- 2023

    • Drafted the IRC document "IRC129-2019: Specifications for Open Graded Friction Course" and published by the IRC. 

  • Drafted the revised IRC document "IRC:SP:98-2020: Guidelines for the use of Waste Plastic in Hot Bituminous Mixes (Dry Process) in Wearing Courses" and published by the IRC.

  • Drafted the IRC document "IRC:SP:135-2022 Manual for the Design of Hot Bituminous Mixes" and published by the IRC.