Dr. Surender Singh


Room BSB 347, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai – TN 600036, India

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Dr. Surender Singh

Assistant Professor

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

Dr. Surender Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, specialization of Transportation Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Chennai, India. He completed his Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, in 2018, where he worked extensively on the valorization of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP: organic waste from bituminous/asphalt pavements) for Cement Concrete Pavement application. His dissertation on RAP for Sustainable Concrete Pavements had received the prestigious Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Innovative Project National Award in 2019. Surender obtained his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from State Government College, DCRUST Murthal, India in 2013 and went to pursue M.Tech in Transportation Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India (2013-2015). His Master’s dissertation topic was related to the design of Cement Concrete Pavements, the findings of which also earned the prestigious Indian Roads Congress (IRC) Bihar P.W.D. National Medal in 2017. Presently, Surender is working on different aspects of Concrete Pavements such as Valorization of Recycled Materials, Design & Monitoring of Concrete Pavements, Roller Compacted Concrete, and Rural Roads. In total, he has published more than 25 dedicated scientific articles on sustainable cement concrete mixes in various international Science Citation Indexed journals. Besides, Surender is an executive board member in Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Chennai and is currently serving as the guest associate editor for the international journal of Frontiers in the Built Environment. Currently, he is a member of RILEM’s first-ever Youth Council (representing South Asian counties) and also holding the Vice-Chair position for the same. 

Research Areas

 Pavement Material Characterization
 Valorization of Recycled Materials
 Design, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Rigid Pavements
 Special Concrete Pavements

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. 2019-till
    Assistant Professor
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  2. 2018-2019
    Assistant Professor
     Amity University, Noida, Delhi, India


  1.  2018

    Ph.D., Civil Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India

  2. 2015

    M.S., Civil Engineering

    National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
  3. 2013

    B.Tech., Civil Engineering

    Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, India


  • 2020
    RILEM Youth Council,
  • 2020
    RILEM RYC Member representing South Asian Countries
  • 2020
    Guest Associate Editor
    Organic Waste Aggregates in Cementitious Composites: Enhancing Sustainability in Civil Infrastructure, International Journal of Frontiers in Built Environment,
  • 2020
    Executive Committee Member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Chennai Centre,
  • 2019
    Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Innovative Project Award in Doctoral Category
    Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2019
    Honorary Student Membership for 5 years by INAE
    Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2013
    Branch Toppers Fellowship
    DCRUST Murthal, Haryana, India
  • 2007
    Indian Army Certificate,
    Merit Certificate,
  • 2006
    Indian Army Certificate,
    Merit Certificate