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Dr.Suvash Chandra Paul

Associate Professor
PhD (South Africa)
MSc (South Africa), BSc (Asia Pacific)
Room # 615 Ext # 613
E-mail: suvashpl@iubat.edu

Dr. Suvash Chandra Paul is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) from August 2019. He received his MSc (2011) and PhD (2015) degrees in Civil Engineering from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Before that he graduated with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSc) from The University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh in 2007 for his undergraduate study. He has worked in Monash University Malaysia for 2 years (July 2017 - July 2019) as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Prior to work in Monash, he was a research fellow in Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for about 2 years (September 2015 – July 2017). He has published over 80 research papers in both international journals and conferences. He is currently the editorial board member for the Elsevier Journal of Additive Manufacturing Letters and Hindawi Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering, and a reviewer for more than 8 journals. His research area is on advances in construction materials, waste recycling, corrosion and durability of concrete, nanoparticles and 3D concrete printing technology.

PhD (South Africa)
MSc (South Africa)
BSc (Asia Pacific)

  • CEN 309 Structural Analysis and Design I
  • CEN 451 Project Evaluation Planning and Management

Journals

1. Kolawole, J.T., Babafemi, A. J., Fanijo, E., Paul, S. C., Combrinck, R. (2021).State-of-the-art review on the use of sugarcane bagasse ash in cementitious materials.Cement and Concrete Composite, 103975 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.103975
2. du Plessis, A., Babafemi, A. J., Paul, S. C., Panda, B., Tran, J. P., Broeckhoven, C. (2021). Biomimicry for 3D concrete printing: a review and perspective. Additive Manufacturing, Vol 38, 101823.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2020.101823
3. Miah, M.J., Ali, M.K., Monte, F.L., Paul, S.C., Babafemi, A.J., Savija, B. (2021). The effect of furnace steel slag powder on the performance of cementitious mortar at ambient temperature and after exposure to elevated temperatures, Structures, Vol 33, pp. 2811-2823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2021.06.047
4. Paul, S.C.; van Zijl, G.P.A.G.; Šavija, B. (2020). Effect of Fibers on Durability of Concrete: A Practical Review. Materials, Vol 13, 4562. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13204562.
5. Ng, D.S., Paul, S.C., Anggraini, V., Kong, S.Y., Qureshi, T.S., Rodriguez, C.R., Liu, Q.F, Savija, B. (2020). Influence of SiO2, TiO2 and Fe2O3 nanoparticles on the properties of fly ash blended cement mortars. Construction and Building Materials, Vol 258, 119628.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119627
6. Vitharana, M.G., Paul, S.C., Kong, S.Y., Babafemi, A.J., Miah, M.J., Panda, B. (2020). A study on strength and corrosion protection of cement mortar with the inclusion of nanomaterials. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Vol 25, e00192.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00192
7. Khern, Y.C., Paul, S.C., Kong, S.Y., Babafemi, A.J., Anggraini, V., Miah, M.J., Šavija, B. (2020).Impact of chemically treated wasterubber tyre aggregates on mechanical,durability and thermal properties ofconcrete. Frontiers in Materials, Vol 7:90. doi: 10.3389/fmats.2020.00090
8. Chin, C.O., Yang, X., Paul, S.C., Susilawati., Wong, L.S., Kong, S.Y. (2020).Development of thermal energy storage lightweight concrete using paraffin-oil palm kernel shell-activated carbon composite. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 261, 121227, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121227
9. Chin,C.O., Yang, X.,Kong, S.Y.,Paul, S.C., Susilawati.,Wong, L.S. (2020).Mechanical and thermal properties of lightweight concrete incorporated with activated carbon as coarse aggregate. Journal of Building Engineering, Vol 31, 101347.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101347
10. Lee, Z.H., Paul, S.C., Ying, K.S., Susilawati., Yang, X. (2019). Modification of waste aggregate PET for improving the concrete properties. Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol 2019, 6942052;https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6942052.
11. Karunarathne, V.K.; Paul, S.C.; Šavija, B. (2019). Development of Nano-SiO2 and Bentonite-Based
Mortars for Corrosion Protection of Reinforcing Steel.Materials, Vol. 12, 2622; doi:10.3390/ma12162622.
12. Paul, S.C., Mbewe, P.K.M., Kong, S.Y.; Šavija, B. (2019). Agricultural solid waste as source of supplementary cementitious materials in developing countries. Materials, Vol. 12, 1112; doi:10.3390/ma12071112.
13. Paul, S.C., Panda, B., Zhu, H.H., Garg, A. (2019). An artificial intelligence model for computing optimum fly ash content for structural-grade concrete. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-15.
14. Paul, S.C., van Rooyen A.S., van Zijl, G.P.A.G., Petrik, L.F. (2018). Properties of cement-based composites using nanoparticles: a comprehensive review. Construction and Building Materials, Vol 189, pp. 1019-1034.
15. Paul, S.C., Savija, B., Babafemi, A.J. (2018). A comprehensive review on mechanical and durability properties of cement-based materials containing waste recycled glass. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 198, pp. 891-906.
16. Babafemi, A.J., Šavija, B., Paul, S.C., Anggraini, V. (2018). Engineering properties of concrete with waste recycled plastic: A review. Sustainability, Vol. 10, 3875; doi:10.3390/su10113875.
17. Paul, S.C., Panda, B., Huang, Y., Garg, A., Peng, X. (2018). An empirical model design for evaluation and estimation of carbonation depth in concrete. Measurement, Vol 124, pp. 205-210.
18. Van Zijl, G.P.A.G., Paul, S.C. (2018). A novel link of the time scale in accelerated chloride-induced corrosion test in reinforced SHCC. Construction and Building Materials, Vol 167, pp. 15-19.
19. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G., Tan, M.J., Gibson, I. (2018). A review of 3D concrete printing systems and materials properties: current status and future research prospects. Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol 24, Issue 4, pp. 784-798.
20. Paul, S.C., Panda, B., Garg, A. (2018). A novel approach in modelling of concrete made with recycled aggregates. Measurement, Vol 115, pp. 64-72.
21. Panda, B., Paul, S.C., Mohamed, N.A.M., Tay, Y.W., Tan, M.J., (2018). Measurement of tensile bond strength of 3D printed geopolymer mortar. Measurement, Vol 113, pp. 108-116.
22. Paul, S.C., Tay, Y.W.D., Panda, B., Tan, M.J. (2017). Fresh and hardened properties of 3D printable cementitious materials for building and construction. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Vol 18, Issue 1, pp. 311-319.
23. Panda, B., Paul, S.C., Lim, J.H., Tay, Y.W.D., Tan, M.J., (2017). Additive manufacturing of geopolymer for sustainable built environment. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 167, pp. 281-288.
24. Panda, B., Paul, S.C., Tan, M.J. (2017). Anisotropic mechanical performance of 3D printed fiber reinforced sustainable construction material. Materials Letters. Vol 209, pp. 146-149.
25. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2017). Corrosion deterioration of steel in cracked SHCC. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials. Vol 11, No 3, pp. 557-572.
26. Tay, Y.W.D., Panda, B., Paul, S.C., Tan, M.J., Leong, K.F., (2017). 3D Printing trends in building and construction industry: a review. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Vol 12, Issue 3, pp. 261-276.
27. Paul, S.C., Babafemi, A.J., Conradie, K., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2017). Applied voltage on corrosion mass loss and cracking behaviour of steel reinforced SHCC and mortar specimens. ASCE’s Journal of Materials inCivil Engineering, Vol. 29, Issue.5, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001807.
28. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2016). Chloride-induced corrosion modelling of cracked reinforced SHCC. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 16, Issue.4, pp. 734-742.
29. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G., Babafemi, A.J., Tan, M.J. (2016). Chloride ingress in cracked and uncracked SHCC under cyclic wetting-drying exposure.Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 114, pp. 232-240.
30. Paul, S.C., Pirskawetz, S., van Zijl, G.P.A.G., Schmidt, W. (2015). Acoustic emission for characterizing the crack propagation in strain hardening cement-based composites (SHCC). Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 69, pp. 19-24.
31. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2014). Crack formation and chloride induced corrosion in reinforced strain hardening cement-based composite (R/SHCC). Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, Vol. 12, pp. 340-351.
32. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2013). Mechanically induced cracking behaviour in fine and coarse sand strain hardening cement based composites (SHCC) at different load levels. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, Vol. 11, pp. 301-311.

Book Chapters

1. Wagner, C., Slowik, V., van Zijl, GPAG., Boshoff, B., Paul, S.C, Mechtcherine, V., Kobayashi, K., Peled, A. Transfer of fluids, gases and ions in and through cracked and uncracked composites. Chapter 2: A Framework for Durability Design with Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC): State-of-the-art report, RILEM TC 240, van Zijl and Slowik (eds), pp. 27-58, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1013-6_2. (Springer).
2. Kobayashi, K., Paul, S.C., van Zijl, GPAG. Reinforced structural members. Chapter 9:A Framework for Durability Design with Strain-Hardening Fibre-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites (SHCC): State-of-the-art report, RILEM TC 240, van Zijl and Slowik (eds), pp. 147-170, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1013-6_9 (Springer).

Selected Local and International Conference Papers

1. Paul, S.C., Babafemi, A. J., Miah, M.J. (2021). A Comparative Study of Al2O3, ZnO and Bentonite Effect on Structural Grade Mortar. In proceedings of 6th International conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology (ICSECT 2021), Virtual Conference, 21-23 June. DOI: 10.11159/icsect21.lx.109
2. Qureshi, T., Paul, S.C., Narneni, S., Panesar, D. (2021). Nano-engineered construction materials for advanced infrastructure. In proceedings of 6th International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education School of Applied sciences & Technology (ICERIE 2021), 26-28 February, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
3. Alaud, S.; Paul, S.C. (2020). Performance of Recycle PVC Aggregates in Concrete – Comparative Study, In proceedings for 3rd Conference for Engineering Sciences and Technology (CEST 2020), 1-3rd December 2020, Al Khums, Libya.
4. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2016). Towards the corrosion modelling of cracked reinforced SHCC in accelerated chloride exposure.In proceeding for the International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (SCMT4), Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1379-1388. (received outstanding paper award).
5. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G., James, L. (2015). Influence of cracks in chloride penetration and corrosion of fibre reinforced strain hardening materials under sustained loading condition. In proceeding for the ConMat15 conference, Whistler, Canada.
6. Paul, S.C., Ebell, G., van Zijl, G.P.A.G., Schmidt, W. (2014). Cracked and uncracked SHCC specimens under different exposure conditions. In proceeding of the SHCC3 3rd RILEM conference on Strain Hardening Cementitious Composite, Dordrecth, Netherland, Schlangen et al. (eds), © 2014 RILEM – Tous droits reserves, ISBN:978-2-35158-150-6, pp:25-32.
7. Paul, S.C., Theunissen, A.I., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2013). Chloride Induced Corrosion in Cracked Reinforced Strain Hardening Cement-Based Composite (R/SHCC). In proceeding of International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (SCMT3), Kyoto, Japan (received best paper award).
8. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2013). Strain Hardening Cement Based Composite (SHCC) with fine and coarse sand under tensile load and chloride attack. In proceeding of 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (Framcos8), Toledo, Spain, J.G.M. Van Mier, G. Ruiz, C. Andrade, R.C. Yu and X.X. Zhang (eds).
9. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2013). Mechanical behaviour of strain hardening cement-based composites (SHCC) based on micromechanical design. In proceeding of International Conference on Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa (ACCTA), Johannesburg, South Africa (received best paper award).
10. Paul, S.C., van Zijl, G.P.A.G. (2012). Strength of recycled concrete aggregate for structural uses. In proceeding of ICCRRR conference, Cape Town, South Africa, Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III – Alexander et al. (eds) © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-89952-9, pp:1340-1346.

Attendance in Local and International Conferences

1. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (SCMT4), August 2016, Las Vegas, USA.
2. 2ndInternational Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2016), May 2016, Singapore
3. International Conference on Exploring Maritime Heritage Dynamics, November 2015, Singapore
4. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (SCMT3), August 2013, Kyoto, Japan.
5. 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCos8), March 2013, Toledo, Spain.
6. International Conference on Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa (ACCTA), January 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa.
7. 8th RILEM International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete: challenges and opportunities (BEFIB), September 2012, Guimares, Portugal.
8. 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRR), September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.
9. Conference on Concrete for a Sustained Environment, August 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Awards, Bursaries and Academic Excellences:

• HL Reitz Medal for the best postgraduate student in Civil Engineering in 2015 at the Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
• The young researcher's prize of the German South African year of science for the best junior scientist’s paper from South African affiliation at the ACCTA conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 2013 (with GPAG van Zijl).
• Full bursaries in the MSc and Ph.D studies (2010 to 2015) at Stellenbosch University from the South African Industry and the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) of the South African Ministry of Trade and Industry.
• Vice Chancellor Gold Medal Award of Spring 2007 at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh.
• 3rd Position in the 1st CE Department Math Competition, Spring 2006 session at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh.
• The outstanding student of Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 sessions 2007 at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh.

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