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Research Interests

Research Areas

  • River basin planning and management
  • Surface and groundwater quality modeling and Simulation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Water supply and sanitation engineering, 
  • Sustainable response policy based agricultural management systems under climate change
  • Decision support systems for water and environmental systems (special emphasis on river basin planning, surface water and groundwater management systems).
  • Solid waste management 
  • Soft computing techniques, fuzzy-based decision making 
  • Pavement Management and Transportation engineering.

Ph.D. Supervision

Completed

Name Title Status
Dr. Sumanta Chakrabarti Environmental Quality Assessment of a Few Selected Stretches in a River Basin using Multi-Criteria Approaches Completed (November 2016)
Dr. K. Shalini Quantification of Rural Accessibility and Development of a Need-Based Approach for Rural Road Network Planning Completed in July 2016 (Co-supervisor)
Dr. Ajit Kumar Vidayarthi Development of Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index for Industrial Clusters Completed in August 2017
Dr. R. Srinivas Multi-criteria Decision Analysis and Modeling for Water Quality Management in a River Basin Completed in August 2018
Dr. Makrand Wagale Assessment of Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of PMGSY Roads in Rajasthan Completed in November 2019
Dr. Rahul Dandautiya Evaluation of flyash and mine tailing co-placement: Site specific study on Immobilization of heavy metals in Fly ash and Mine Tailings and their sustainable utilization
Completed in December 2019
Dr. Vidhi Vyas Development of Data-Driven Decision-Support Approaches Using Non-Destructive Testing for Enhancing Pavement Management Systems Completed in November 2020
Dr. Prashant Bhakar Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources in the Western Arid Regions of Rajasthan, India Completed in November 2020
Mr. Vijay Kumar Sharma Investigating Risk Management Practices and Development of Strategic Risk Management Framework for Logistics Infrastructure Projects. Completed in December 2020 (Co-Supervisor)

On-going

Name Area of Research Status
Mr. Sudheer Mathur Groundwater quality management along the Luni river basin in Balotra Region of Rajasthan, India Ongoing
Ms. Somya Agarwal Characterization of Toxicity in Industrial Wastewater and its Life Cycle Assessment – A Case Study of an Integrated Approach of Waste Management in Textile Industries in Rajasthan, India Ongoing

External Examiner of Ph.D. Thesis

Evaluated PhD Thesis Titled “Assessment of Geo-Polymer Concrete Incorporating Ceramic Waste” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan during First Semester 2021-22.

Evaluated PhD Thesis Titled “Removal of Heavy Metals from Waste Water by Adsorption Using Agro Based Adsorbents” submitted at Delhi Technological University, Delhi during Second Semester 2019-20.

Evaluated PhD Thesis Titled “Structural and Green Quotient Evaluation of Existing Buildings using Fuzzy Logic and Green Building Rating Systems” submitted at Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun during Second Semester 2017-18.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Urban air pollution and its effect on Cardiovascular System” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, M.B.M. Engineering College Jodhpur, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) during First Semester 2017-18 (October 2017).

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “An investigation on the use of over-burnt bricks for the construction of low volume roads” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala during First Semester 2017-18.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled "Assessment of Contaminated Soil & Waste Water due to Industries in Kota City of Rajasthan & Its Phytoremediation" submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, Rajasthan, India during Second Semester 2016-2017

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Studies on Removal of Some Toxic Anionic Dyes and Hexavalent Chromium for Industrial Wastewater Remediation” submitted at Hydro Informatics Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala during First Semester 2016-17.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Study on spatial pollutant concentration distribution in the close vicinity of urban roadways intersection and model validation” submitted at Department Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi during First Semester 2014-15.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Study of Groundwater Sustainability in Gurgaon District Haryana” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi during Second Semester 2012-13.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Studies for Conversion of Plastic Waste into Fuel” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, M.B.M. Engineering College Jodhpur, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) during Second Semester 2012-13 (January 2013).

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Studies on the Bio deterioration of Concrete by Marine Algae” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering , Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry during Second Semester 2009-10 (March 2010).

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled “Investigation on Solar Detoxification for Industrial Effluent Treatment Systems” submitted at Department of Civil Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi during Second Semester 2008-09 (May 2009).

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled Advanced Modeling Techniques for Optimal Reservoir Operation and Performance Evaluation of an Irrigation System during Second Semester 2004-05 as one of Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) member.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled Modeling of Adsorption for Wastewater Treatment using- Analytical, -Regression, & -Neural Network Approaches during First Semester 2004-05 as one of Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) member.

Evaluated one Ph.D. Thesis titled Flexible Pavement Maintenance System with the Integration of Correlation between Roughness and Distress parameters as one of Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) member.

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