Dr. P. Asokan

Dr. P. Asokan

Chief Scientist
  • Country Club Sydney, Australia

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  • pasokan@ampri.res.in

NameDr. Asokan Pappu (click here to download detailed CV)
DesignationChief Scientist
Main Area of SpecializationCivil Engineering
Sub area of Specialization
  • Developing alternative building materials such as bricks, block, concrete, ceramics for application in tiles, panel, roofing, portions and architectural cladding
  • Fly ash utilization in building materials, land reclamation and agriculture
  • Development of composites materials
  • Development of natural fibre-particulates-polymer composites (light weight, high strength and biodegradable composites) as substitute  for timber and other related commercial products
  • Recycling glass reinforced plastic waste in concrete and cement composites
  • Solid wastes recycling in alternative building materials (bricks, block, concrete, ceramics and composite materials for application in tiles, panel, roofing, portions and architectural cladding)
Educational Attainments
Qualification TitleSpecializationYearDivisionUniversityAdditional Information
Ph. DEnvironmental science & Engineering.2007CPI   8.22Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
M. TechPublic Health Engg. Environmental Engg & Planning2000Ist DivisionMaulana Azad National Institute of  Technology, Bhopal, India
B.ECivil Engineering1989Ist DivisionAnnamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Fellowships/Memberships of Professional Societies

  1.  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Loughborough University, the United Kingdom,  2007-2008
  2. Sir CV Raman Research Fellow:2010-2011(National Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, India), Visiting Academic, the University of Waikato, New Zealand
  3. Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship-Washington State University, USA, 2014-2015
Name of Fellowship/SocietyYear
American Society of Civil Engineers India SectionMember
Indian Environmental AssociationMember
Materials Research Society of IndiaMember
The Institution of Engineers, IndiaMember
Coal Ash Institute of IndiaMember
Indian Association for Environmental ManagementMember
S. No.Details of Award / Recognition
1National Award (Institutional Award). Ministry of Power, MOEF and TIFAC, DST, Government of India. For R&D work done in the area of fly ash utilization in the country in the area of building materials, agriculture and value added products, 2005.
2Young Scientist Award. Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Gov’t of Madhya Pradesh, India. Paper entitled “Improvement of the fertility of wasteland by the application of coal ash”. 1998.
3The best poster presentation award. Indian Environmental Association (IEA), Mumbai. Non hazardous building materials from hazardous waste. Seventh Annual Conference   “Advanced in Environmental Management and Technology”. 2005.
4Six internal awards from Advanced Materials and Process Research Institute (AMPRI), Formerly Regional Research Laboratory, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India for  (i) The Best initiated project of Societal / Rural Impact, (ii) Highest External Cash Flow received from external sponsor (MOEF and BMTPC, Government of India), (iii) Best Completed Project entitled Setting-up of Technology Enabling Centre for manufacturing of Wood substitute products from industrial wastes.
5The best poster presentation award. Reclamation of water sheds with bulk utilization of fly ash for sustainable agriculture. Conferred by Indian Society of Soil Survey and land Use Planning, Nagpur. 2008
6The best poster presentation Award. Investigation of Fibre treatment on Fibre / matrix adhesion and physico-mechanical properties of sisal reinforced polyester composites. Conferred by  Materials Research Society of India. 2011
7Best Paper Award. Synthesis of biodegradable polymer polylactide (PLA) by ring opening polymerization using Tin catalyst. Conferred by National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal. 2012
8The best paper Award: The best citation and the most cited paper between 2005 and 2008: Asokan, P., Saxena, M., Asolekar, SR., Solid Wastes generation in India and their recycling potential in building materials. Elsevier’s Jr. Building and Environment
9The best citation: Asokan, P., Saxena, M., Asolekar, SR., Coal Combustion Residues- Environmental Implications and Recycling Potentials.  This Paper  has  been  selected  by  a  Virtual  Journal  of  Elsevier  Science  Press  out of wide range of Elsevier journals on  the  basis  of  its  potential  to  highlight  interesting  and  important  developments  in the  area  of  environmental  sustainability. Virtual Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 3(3):2005.