Dr. Venkaiah Chowdary

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: vc@nitw.ac.in

: 8332969252

Interests: Characterization for asphalt binders and mixtures; asphalt pavement analysis, design and evaluation; quantification of roadway traffic noise pollution.

Education: 

  • B.Tech (Civil Engineering, 2000): Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

  • M.Tech (Transportation Engineering, 2002): Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

  • Ph.D. (Characterization of Healing of Asphalt Mixtures, 2008): Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

 


Teaching/Research Experience: 

  • Teaching Assistant, July, 2000 - January, 2002, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Project Associate, March, 2002 - July, 2002, Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Research Assistant, July, 2002 - September, 2007, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

  • Lecturer, October, 2007 - February, 2008, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India.

  • Assistant Professor, February, 2008 - till date, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana, India.

 


Professional Society Memberships: 

  • Associate Member, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, USA

  • Member, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, USA

  • Life Member, Indian Roads Congress, India

  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineers, India

  • Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (Chennai Chapter), India

Course Taught Previously

 Courses Taught in the Previous Semester (December 2016 - April 2017):

  • CE354: Transportation Engineering for III B.Tech (Civil Engineering), 4 hours per week [shared with Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar for both A and B sections]

  • CE5654: Pavement Materials and Evaluation Laboratory for I M.Tech (Transportation Engineering), 3 hours per week

  • CE5661: Airport Infrastructure Planning and Design for I M.Tech (Transportation Engineering), 3 hours per week

Other Academic Works in the Previous Semester (December 2016 - April 2017):

  • Coordinator for CE499: Project Work Part-B for IV B.Tech (Civil Engineering)

  • Co-coordinator for CE6699: Dissertation Part-B for II M.Tech (Transportation Engineering) [shared with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]


Courses Currently Being Taught (July - November 2017):

  • CE402: Transportation Engineering Laboratory for IV B.Tech (Civil Engineering), 4 hours per week [shared with Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar, Dr. S. Shankar, and Dr. Arpan Mehar]

  • CE5603: Pavement Analysis and Design for I M.Tech (Transportation Engineering), 4 hours per week

  • CE5611: Advanced Pavement Materials for I M.Tech (Transportation Engineering), 3 hours per week

Other Academic Works in this Semester (July - November 2017):

  • Coordinator for CE449: Project Work Part-A for IV B.Tech (Civil Engineering)

  • Co-coordinator for CE6649: Dissertation Part-A for II M.Tech (Transportation Engineering) [shared with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

Publications

 Journal Publications:

1) Chowdary, V., Krishnan, J. M., and Rengaraju, V. R. (2006). "Laboratory investigation on healing of sand asphalt mixtures." ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 146, 95-102.

2) Raju, S. S. S. V. G., Rani, K. D., Chowdary, V., and Balaji, K. V. G. D. (2010). "Utilization of building waste in road construction." Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 3(8), 894-896.

3) Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J. M. (2010). "A thermodynamic framework for modeling healing of asphalt concrete mixtures." International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 3(4), 186-198.

4) Ramulu, G., Shankar, S., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C. S. R. K. (2012). "Influence of unbound material properties on rutting potential of low volume roads." Elixir Cement and Concrete Composites, 42, 6377-6382.

5) Syamkumar, A., Aditya, K., and Chowdary, V. (2013). "Development of mode-wise noise prediction models for the noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction." Advanced Materials Research, 723, 50-57.

6) Raghuram, K. B., and Chowdary, V. (2013). "Performance evaluation of stone matrix asphalt using low cost fibres." Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 74(2), 159-174.

7) Rohith, D., Srikanth, K., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C. S. R. K. (2016). "Performance evaluation of gravel road sections sealed using open graded premix surfacing with bitumen and bitumen emulsion as the binders." Transportation in Developing Economies, 2: 13.

8) Rajkamal, K., Reddy, T.D., Rohith, D., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C.S.R.K. (2016). "Performance evaluation of gravel road sections sealed with surface dressing." Transportation Research Procedia, 17, 81-89.

 


Conference Publications:

1) Rengaraju, V. R., and Chowdary, V. (2003). "Behaviour of crumb rubber-polyethylene modified bituminous mixes." Proceedings of Second International Conference on Construction Technology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, October, 76-86.

2) Chowdary, V., and Rengaraju, V. R. (2003). "A review on the fatigue and healing characteristics of asphalt concrete." Proceedings of National Conference on Modern Cement Concrete and Bituminous Roads, Visakhapatnam, India, December, 186-193.

3) Chowdary, V. (2004). "Experimental studies on healing of asphalt mixtures." Proceedings of International Symposium of Research Students on Materials Science and Engineering, CD-ROM, Chennai, India, December.

4) Chowdary, V., Krishnan, J. M., and Rengaraju, V. R. (2005). "How valid are linear viscoelastic models for asphalt mixtures?" Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Road Transportation, Rourkela, India, February, 597-601.

5) Rengaraju, V. R., Reddy, V. S., and Chowdary, V. (2005). "Strength characteristics of glass fibre reinforced bituminous mixes." Proceedings of International Conference on Structural and Road Transportation Engineering, Kharagpur, India, January, 509-516.

6) Chowdary, V., and Rengaraju, V. R. (2005). "Characterization of healing of sand asphalt mixtures through experimental investigations." Proceedings of The 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, June, 303.

7) Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J. M. (2005). "A thermomechanical framework for characterizing healing of sand asphalt mixtures." Proceedings of The 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, June, 489.

8) Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J. M. (2006). "Characterization of healing in sand asphalt mixtures using a thermomechanical framework." Proceedings of 2006 T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May, 467-478.

9) Chowdary, V., Thushara, K. T., Asif, K. A., and Krishnan, J. M. (2007). "Experimental verification of the evolution of internal structure of asphalt and modified asphalt." Proceedings of 4th International SIIV Congress on Advances in Transport Infrastructures and Stakeholders Expectations, CD-ROM, Palermo, Italy, September.

10) Raghuram, K. B., and Chowdary, V. (2009). "Draindown characteristics of stone matrix asphalt (SMA)." Proceedings of Student Symposium on Research in Civil Engineering, CD-ROM, Chennai, India, March.

11) Aditya, G., Naseer, P., Venkat, S., Jagadish, C. S., and Chowdary, V. (2012). "Studies on noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction." Proceedings of International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems, CD-ROM, Guwahati, India, February.

12) Roy, N., Chowdary, V., and Krishnan, J. M. (2014). "Influence of rest periods on the creep and recovery of asphalt concrete mixtures." Proceedings of the Colloquium on Transportation Systems Engineering and Management, CD-ROM, Kozhikode, India, May, 234.

13) Vemula, S., Kamineni, A., Chowdary, V., and Prasad, C. S. R. K. (2015). "Influence of two wheelers and three wheelers proportion on traffic noise pollution for a medium sized Indian city." Proceedings of Second National Conference and Workshop on Recent Advances in Traffic Engineering, CD-ROM, Surat, India, July, 2015.

14) Bhargavi, K., Mubashirhussain, S., Chowdary, V., and Kumar, D. S. N. V. A. (2015). "Combined influence of zero shear viscosity, air voids and binder content on the permanent deformation characteristics of bituminous mixtures." Proceedings of Third Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, CD-ROM, Kolkata, India, December, 2015.

15) Vishal, U., Goli, A., and Chowdary, V. (2015). "Comparison of AASHTO T283 and moisture induced sensitivity tester conditioning process on the moisture resistance of bituminous concrete mixtures." Proceedings of Third Conference of Transportation Research Group of India, CD-ROM, Kolkata, India, December, 2015.

16) Kamineni, A., and Chowdary, V. (2016). "Quantification and modelling of tyre-pavement interaction noise: effect of vehicular, pavement, and environmental characteristics." Functional Pavement Design: Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, Delft, The Netherlands, June 29 to July 01, 2016, 1087-1096.

17) Vishal, U., Shyam, S. P., Chowdary, V., and Asif, K. A. (2017). "Influence of Evotherm(R) on moisture resistance of dense bituminous mixtures subjected to varied temperatures and pressures in a moisture induced sensitivity tester." Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, September 03 to 08, 2017. (Accepted)

 

PHDs Supervised

  Ph.D Thesis Guidance:

1) Syed Mubashirhussain: "Effect of aging on the mechanical response of bituminous binders and mixtures" (ongoing)

2) Utsav Vishal: "Evaluation of moisture induced damage in bituminous mixtures" (ongoing)

3) T. Arjun Kumar: "Influence of additives on aging characteristics of bituminous binders and mixtures" (ongoing)

4) Kamineni Aditya: "Modelling of traffic and tyre-pavement interaction noise" (ongoing)

5) Kakara Srikant: "Fatigue and rutting characteristics of bituminous binders and mixtures" (ongoing)

 

 


M.Tech Dissertation Guidance:

1) K.B. Raghuram. (2009). "Performance evaluation of Stone Matrix Asphalt"

2) D. Uday Kumar Reddy. (2009). "Sealing of gravel road connecting Bachhannapet to Goparajapalli"

3) U. Durga Rao. (2009). "Use of glass cullet as aggregate in asphalt mixes"

4) D. Pavan Kumar. (2009). "Parametric study of factors affecting rural road pavement performance" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

5) T. Sateesh. (2009). "Microstructural evaluation of asphalt mixes"

6) B.K. Ranjith Kumar. (2010). "Laboratory evaluation of reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP) using hot process"

7) B. Giribabu. (2010). "Effect of aggregate shape factors on the performance of asphalt mixes"

8) G. Ramulu. (2010). "Influence of unbound material properties on the rutting potential of low volume roads" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

9) R. Ramana Patrudu. (2010). "Laboratory evaluation of gravel roads sealed with Surface Dressing" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

10) S. Kareem Basha. (2010). "Laboratory evaluation of gravel roads sealed with Instapave" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

11) R. Sudhakar. (2010). "Use of demolished concrete and brick aggregates as alternative materials in various pavement layers"

12) D. Sunil Kumar. (2010). "Modelling of noise pollution due to highway traffic" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

13) P. Venkata Sidda Reddy. (2011). "Development of pavement deterioration models for low volume roads" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

14) Rama Sowjanya Chivukula. (2011). "Assessment of remaining service life of low volume rural roads" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

15) Sandeep Vemula. (2011). "Analysis and modelling of road traffic noise pollution in Warangal city" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

16) Arnepalli Syamkumar. (2012). "Evaluation of noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction"

17) Ch. Suresh. (2012). "Laboratory evaluation of flexible pavement sections reinforced with coir geotextile for low volume roads" [Joint guidance with Dr. V. Ramana Murthy]

18) J.V.S. Gopal. (2012). "Road crash prediction modelling using artificial neural networks" [Joint guidance with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad]

19) Koganti Naga Priyanka. (2012). "Investigations on the rheological characteristics of asphalt binders"

20) Kolousu Bhargavi. (2012). "Influence of zero shear viscosity of asphalt binder on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixes" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

21) Ramadurgaprasad Peela. (2012). "Laboratory evaluation of gravel roads sealed with surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

22) Giridhar Ganta. (2013)."Moisture damage in asphalt mixtures" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

23) Kamineni Aditya. (2013). "Quantification of the noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction"

24) Koorma Rajendra Babu. (2013). "Development of present serviceability index and remaining service life models for low volume roads"

25) Mohammed Irfan. (2013). "Influence of mix properties on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixes" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

26) T. Dinesh Reddy. (2013). "Performance evaluation of gravel road sealed with surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing" [Joint guidance with Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar]

27) Vinod Kumar Kanukuntla. (2013). "Influence of stirring time on the rheological characteristics of asphalt blended with crumb rubber"

28) Pallavi Gulivindala. (2014). "Influence of stirring conditions on rheological characteristics of asphalt blended with crumb rubber"

29) K. Rajkamal. (2014). "Sealing of gravel roads: a case study of open graded premix surfacing and surface dressing"

30) Shrikant Babruvan Patil. (2014). "Influence of asphalt rheological properties on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixtures"

31) Saurabh Gupta. (2014). "Influence of the rheological characteristics of asphalt emulsion residues on the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixtures"

32) Shashank Khandeliya. (2014). "Laboratory evaluation of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with various fibers"

33) Sunkesula Sreedhar. (2014). "Influence of fillers on moisture induced damage in bituminous mixtures prepared using modified bitumen"

34) T. Kiran Kumar. (2014). "Influence of air voids and temperature on the permanent deformation characteristics of dense asphalt mixtures"
35) Wagene Begashaw Gebretadik. (2014). "Evaluation of moisture induced damage in asphalt mixtures partially replaced with reclaimed asphalt pavement"
36) D. Rohith. (2015). "Performance evaluation of surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing as sealing options for a gravel road"
37) Goli Arun Kumar. (2015). "Effect of air voids and conditioning process on the moisture resistance of bituminous concrete mixtures"
38) Niranjan. (2015). "Effect of temperature and loading rate on the performance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with various fibers"

39) Kakara Srikanth. (2016). "Performance evaluation and development of deterioration models for gravel road sealed with surface dressing and open graded premix surfacing"

40) Konda Bhanu Chandar. (2016). "Performance evaluation of bituminous mixes blended with shredded waste low density polyethylene packets in dry process"

41) Prashant Shyam Sandel. (2016) "Influence of lime and Evotherm(R) on the moisture resistance of bituminous mixes"

42) Thakare Harshad Khushal. (2016). "Effect of aging on the rutting response of bitumen and bituminous mixes"

43) Abhishek Gadekar. (2017). "Influence of rest period on the retained tensile strength of various bituminous mixes"

44) Boya Hari Kumar. (2017). "Influence of shearing time on the rheological characteristics of crumb rubber modified bitumen"

45) RevanthKumar Reddy. (2017). "Influence of Zycotherm(R) on the moisture damage resistance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with basalt fibres"

46) Sanjay Kumar. (2017). "Influence of Evotherm(R) on the moistue damage resistance of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with basalt fibres"

47) Kamlesh Gupta. (2017). "Moisture susceptibility evaluation of stone matrix asphalt stabilized with basalt fibres"



B.Tech Project Work Guidance:

1) G. Aditya, P. Naseer, Samudrala Venkat, Siva Jagadish Chebiyyam. (2009.). "Studies on noise generated due to tyre-pavement surface interaction"

2) S. Sri Vishnu, D. Sankar Nayak, Toothica Amit Kumar, S. Vivek. (2010). "Stabilization of subgrade for pavement construction"

3) P. Ramya, K. Sindhu, R. Bhavana, M. Vinay Kumar, T. Purna Chandra Rao. (2012). "A study on permanent deformation in asphalt mixes"

4) Aman Anand, G. Nachiketa Sharma, Armaan Sharma, Prabhu Elango. (2013). "Analysis of flexible pavement sections reinforced with geosynthetics"

5) B. Bharadwaj, B. Surendra Aswanth, B. Praveen Kumar, K. Naagesh Kumar, and P. Shankar. (2014). "Geometric and structural design of Warangal airport infrastructure"

6) Rahul Verma, Nitesh Kumar, and Yash Rawat. (2015). "Use of recycled aggregates in pavement construction"

7) Burde Vivek Narendra, Amit Sharma, Shirendra Yadav, and Bhupendra Gurjar. (2016). "Performance evaluation of bituminous mixture blended with waste plastic in dry process"

8) Y.V.S. Anurag Reddy, Vaibhav Gupta, Shailendra Ray, and Kelothu Nagesh. (2017). "Influence of median vegetation and avenue plantation on bituminous pavements and cement concrete pavements"

Workshops/Conferences

 Workshopshs/Conferences/Sort-term Courses Conducted:

1) Short Term Course on "Flexible Pavement Engineering," sponsored by National Institute of Technology, Rourkela from February 01 to 04, 2008 along with Prof. Mahabir Panda.

2) A Three Day Workshop on "Advances in Flexible Pavement Design," sponsored by TEQIP-II, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from March 15 to 17, 2012 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad and Dr. D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar.

3) One Day Workshop on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by (i) Zydex Industries, Vadodara, (ii) Avijeet Agencies, Chennai, (iii) Alchemist Touchnology, New Delhi, and (iv) Bitchem Asphalt Technologies, Guwahati on December 12, 2013 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad.

4) A One Day Workshop and Two Day Conference: "Transportation Young Researchers Symposium," sponsored by TEQIP-II, National Institute of Technology, Warangal and Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, from March 27 to 29, 2014 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar, Dr. S. Shankar, Mr. Arpan Mehar, and Dr. Sasanka Bhushan.

5) A Three Day Training Programme on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Telangana, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from October 30 to November 01, 2014 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

6) A Three Day Executive Development Programme on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from April 20 to 22, 2015 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

7) A Three Day Executive Development Programme on "Innovative Technologies for Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from April 23 to 25, 2015 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

8) A Two Day Conference and Three Day Workshop: "Transportation Young Researchers Symposium," from May 10 to 15, 2015 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. K.V.R. Ravi Shankar, Dr. S. Shankar, Mr. Arpan Mehar, and Dr. Sasanka Bhushan.

9) One Week Course on "Low-Volume Roads Engineering Best Practices," as part of Global Initiative of Academic Networks, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, from September 26 to 30, 2016 along with Mr. Gordon R. Keller, Genesee Geotechnical, USA, and Dr. S. Shankar.

10) A Three Day Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Andhra Pradesh, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from October 03 to 05, 2016 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

11) A Three Day Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Karnataka, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from October 27 to 29, 2016 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

12) A Three Day Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Telangana, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from November 28 to 30, 2016 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

13) A Three Day Executive Development Programme on "New and Innovative Technologies for Construction of Low Volume Roads," for Field Engineers of Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, sponsored by National Rural Roads Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, from December 01 to 03, 2016 along with Prof. C.S.R.K. Prasad, and Dr. S. Shankar.

 


 Workshopshs/Conferences/Sort-term Courses Attended:

1) "National Conference on Modern Cement Concrete and Bituminous Roads" organized at Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, India from December 18 - 20, 2003.

2) "International Symposium of Research Students on Materials Science and Engineering" organized at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from December 20 - 22, 2004.

3) "International Conference on Structural and Road Transportation Engineering" organized at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India from January 03 - 05, 2005.

4) "National Conference on Advances in Road Transportation" organized at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India from February 12 - 13, 2005.

5) Workshop on "Long Lasting Highway Pavements: Issues and Challenges" organized at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India on April 02, 2005.

6) Workshop on "Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials" organized at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from July 18 - 22, 2005.

7) Workshop on "Back to Basics of Asphalt" organized at Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA by the Transportation and Development Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers on April 30, 2006.

8) "The 2006 T&DI Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference" organized at Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA by the Transportation and Development Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers from April 30 to May 03, 2006.

9) "Indo-US Workshop on Recent Advances in Transportation Engineering" organized at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from January 10 - 12, 2007.

10) Short-term Course on "Recent Advances in Bituminous Material Characterization and Evaluation," organized at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from December 07 - 12, 2009.

11) "International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems" organized at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India from February 24 - 26, 2012.

12) "Project Management Book of Knowledge Fourth Edition Workshop" organized by Project Management Institute Pearl City Chapter, Hyderabad, India from December 22 - 23 and 29 - 30, 2012.

13) Seminar on "Intelligent Transport Systems: Role of Standards" Organized by Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, India on February 15, 2013.

14) Workshop on "Sustainable Urban Transport" Organized by Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India from February 18 - 19, 2013.

15) Workshop on "Teaching and Evaluation Methods for Effective Learning" Organized by National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India from July 15 - 17, 2013.

16) Workshop for Practitioners on "Warm Mix Asphalt: Challenges and Way Forward" organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India from August 08 - 09, 2013.

17) Workshop on "Outcome Based Engineering Education for Enhanced Employability" Organized under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme - II, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India on September 14, 2013.

18) "74th Annual Session of the Indian Roads Congress," Organized by Government of Assam, Guwahati, Assam, India from January 18 - 22, 2014.

19) Colloquium on "Transportation Systems Engineering and Management," Organized by National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India from May 12 - 13, 2014.

20) Third Conference of "Transportation Research Group of India", Organized by Transportation Research Group of India, Kolkata, India from December 17 - 20, 2015.

21) Workshop on "Indian Roads Congress New Flexible Pavement Design (IRC-37-2012) Implementation and Bituminous Mix Design", Organized by GMR Pavement Research Centre, GMR Infrastructure Ltd., Hyderabad, India on February 20, 2016.

Projecrs

 Sponsored Research Projects:

1) "Rural Road Pavement Performance Study" sponsored by National Rural Road Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Project duration: January 2007 to June 2010, Total budget: Rs. 10 lakhs, Investigators: C.S.R.K. Prasad, D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar, Venkaiah Chowdary (Study Team Member), and V. Ramana Murthy. [Completed]

2) "Sealing of Gravel Roads" sponsored by National Rural Road Development Agency, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Project duration: July 2009 to December 2012, Total budget: Rs. 19.5 lakhs, Investigators: C.S.R.K. Prasad, Venkaiah Chowdary (Co-Investigator), and D.S.N.V. Amar Kumar. [Completed]

3) "Influence of Mix Properties on the Permanent Deformation Characteristics of Asphalt Mixtures", sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under Research Seed Money for Minor Research Projects, Project duration: September 2012 to August 2013, Total Budget: Rs. 3.50 Lakhs, Investigators: Venkaiah Chowdary (Principal Investigator). [Completed]

4) "Effect of Aging on the Mechanical Response of Asphalt Binders", sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under "Fast Track Proposals for Young Scientists", Project duration: July 2013 to July 2016. Total Budget: Rs. 20.90 Lakhs, Investigators: Venkaiah Chowdary (Principal Investigator). [Completed]

5) Preparation of State of the Art Research Report on "Establishing correlation between various distress types and International Roughness Index/ deflection for roads and bridges", sponsored by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, Project duration: May 2017 to October 2017. Total Budget: Rs. 06.82 Lakhs, Investigators: Venkaiah Chowdary (Principal Investigator), and S. Shankar (Co-Investigator). [Active]

6) Preparation of State of the Art Research Report on "Development of deterioration models for bridges and pavements", sponsored by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, Project duration: May 2017 to October 2017. Total Budget: Rs. 08.28 Lakhs, Investigators: S. Shankar (Principal Investigator), and Venkaiah Chowdary (Co-Investigator). [Active]

Awards and Honors

 

Additional Responsibility

 Additional Responsibilities:

1) Faculty In-charge of "Highway and Concrete Laboratory", Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha from October 2007 to January 2008.

2) Served as warden of the following National Institute of Technology, Warangal Hostels: (i) Ambedkar Hall and Babha Hall from July 2008 to June 2009, and  Azad Hall and Rajendra Prasad Hall from July 2009 to June 2010.

3) Faculty In-charge of "Transportation Division Computer Laboratory", Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from February 2008 to July 2012.

4) Consultancy Works Co-ordinator of Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from February 2008 to July 2012, and from 01.08.2013 onwards.

5) Faculty In-charge of "Transportation Engineering Laboratory", Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from July 2012 onwards.

6) Faculty In-charge to "monitor the renovation of toilets and laying roads at the Institute", from 09.05.2013 to 31.12.2013.

7) TEQIP-II Co-ordinator of the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal from 25.07.2013 to 30.06.2014.

8) Member of the Curriculum Revision Committee, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, for the Academic Year 2014-2015.