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Arkamitra Kar

Room: D - 221
Department of Civil Engineering
Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Hyderabad 500078, Telangana
Email: arkamitra[dot]kar[at]hyderabad[dot]bits-pilani[dot]ac[dot]in
Phone: +9140-66303679 (office)
Current Research
Characterization and use of construction and demolition wastes (CDW) for ground improvement. 
Durability studies of concrete with alkali-activated binders 
Research Metrics (2012 - present):
Citations: 117
h-index: 7
i10-index: 5 
Work experience - Current 
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus (July 2015 onwards)
Work experience - Past
Full-time visiting faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (Jan 2014 - June 2015)
  • Ph. D.  in Civil Engineering (Structures) from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA in 2013. Worked on alkali-activated binder systems.
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) from the West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers in 2011.
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structures) from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA in 2010. Worked on cementitious systems containing supplementary cementitious materials. 
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 2008.
 Honors and Achievements 
  • 2015 Valued Reviewer Recognition, Construction and Building Materials (ELSEVIER)
  • 2015 BITS OPERA Award.
  • 2014 International Conference on Advanced Materials Research and Application, Dec 12-14, 2014, Sanya, Hainan, China - Acknowledged Reviewer
  • 2013 - Proceedings of 28th Annual Technical Conference, September 9-11, 2013, Penn State University State College, PA - Acknowledgement for stereomicroscopy studies.
  • 2013 Graduated as Doctorate from WVU with 4.0 GPA
  • 2013 West Virginia University Dissertation Fellowship.
  • 2012 ASCE Freeman Fellowship.
  • 2012-13 Treasurer, ASCE - Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at WVU.
  • 2011 Engineer-In-Training, West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
  • 2011 ASCE Virginias' Conference, part of the judges' panel for the 'Concrete Bowling Competition' and assisted in the design of the 'Concrete Canoe' made by Team WVU.
  • 2009 PCI "Big Beam Contest", 4th Place in Zone-IV (along with Adam Justice, Matt Anderson, and Soumya Sundar Chowdhury).
Professional Memberships
Associate Member, ASCE.
Life member, Institute of Civil Engineers, Jadavpur University, India. 
Reviewer for:
Construction and Building Materials (ELSEVIER)
Scientia Iranica (erstwhile ELSEVIER, presently Sharif University, Iran) 
Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A (SPRINGER)
Extra-curricular activities
Volunteer, Association for India's Development (AID)
  • Project Coordinator and mentor, 2011 - present (for Morgantown chapter) 
  • Chapter President, 2011
  • Recognition Award for services, 2013. 
Online Collaborator, hitRECord.
Mentored WVU's Concrete Canoe Team from 2010 - 2012 with the concrete mix designs. 

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