Dr. Sivakumar Palaniappan


Room BSB 215A, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600036, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Dr. Sivakumar Palaniappan

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, TN 600036, India

Dr. Sivakumar Palaniappan  is a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras since July 2010. His research interests are in the areas of Embodied energy assessment of construction materials and buildings, life cycle energy of buildings, Green building ratings, Quality and safety management, Construction Project Management and Construction Scheduling, Monitoring & Control.  

Research Areas

 Planning and control of construction projects
 Sustainable construction
 Simulation-based analysis of construction operations
 Information technology application in construction

Low-CO2 binders

Development of low CO2 binders such as calcium sulfoaluminate cement.

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Processing-microstructure-property relationships of alternative cementitious binders

Short-term and long-term performance, hydration reactions, thermodynamic modelling

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Carbon dioxide mineralization of industrial byproducts and cement-based composites

Mineral carbonation – valorization of industrial byproducts

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Professional Experience

  1. 201-till
    Associate Professor
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  2. 2010-2019
    Assistant Professor
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India



    Ph.D.,in Civil & Environmental Engineering,

    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.,

  2. M.S.,  Building Tech. and Construction Management,

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras,

  3. B.Tech., Civil Engineering

    Madurai Kamaraj University,


  • Best Academic Performance Award,
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering.,

  •  Best Presentation Award
    2016 REAS Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe.,
  • 2018
     Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) Highly Commended Paper Award