Researcher

Dr Souradeep Gupta

Biography

Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES)


My Qualifications

PhD. (Building), National University of Singapore, 2018

Master of Science, National University of Singapore, 2012

Bachelor of Technology (Hons.), National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India, 2010


My Awards

  • Ssangyong Cement Gold medal and Book Grant,...view more

Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES)


My Qualifications

PhD. (Building), National University of Singapore, 2018

Master of Science, National University of Singapore, 2012

Bachelor of Technology (Hons.), National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India, 2010


My Awards

  • Ssangyong Cement Gold medal and Book Grant, Best graduate in 'Concrete technology area', National University of Singapore, 2012
  • Ministry of Education scholarship and travel grant, 2014-2018, Singapore
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier publishing, 2018

My Research Activities

Research areas and interests:

  • Bio-based admixtures for concrete
  • Repair materials for concrete
  • Self-healing concrete
  • Lightweight cementitious materials
  • Carbon sequestration using novel material technologies

Publications and Patents

International Journal Articles

(1) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., 2016. Encapsulation technology and techniques in self-healing concrete. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American society of civil engineers, 28, 1-15.

(2) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Cynthia, S.Y.T., 2017. Use of biochar-coated polypropylene fibers for carbon sequestration and physical improvement of mortar. Cement and Concrete Composites 83, 171-187.

(3) Gupta, S., Dai Pang, S., Kua, H.W., 2017. Autonomous healing in concrete by bio-based healing agents–A review. Construction and Building Materials 146, 419-428.

(4) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., 2017. Factors Determining the Potential of Biochar as a Carbon Capturing and Sequestering Construction Material: Critical Review. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American society of civil engineers, 04017086.

(5) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., 2017. Effect of water entrainment by pre-soaked biochar particles on strength and permeability of cement mortar. Construction and Building Materials 159, 107-125.

(6) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Dai Pang, S., 2018. Healing cement mortar by immobilization of bacteria in biochar: An integrated approach of self-healing and carbon sequestration. Cement and Concrete Composites, 86, 238-254.

(7) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Koh, H.J., 2018. Application of biochar from food and wood waste as green admixture for cement mortar. Science of Total Environment, 619, 419-435.

(8) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Low, C.Y., 2018. Use of biochar as carbon sequestering additive in cement mortar. Cement and Concrete Composites, 87, 110-129.

(9) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Pang, S.D., 2018. Biochar-mortar composite: Manufacturing, evaluation of physical properties and economic viability. Construction and Building Materials, 167,874-889.

(10) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., 2019. Combination of Biochar and Silica Fume as Partial Cement Replacement in Mortar: Performance Evaluation Under Normal and Elevated Temperature. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2019, 1-18.

(11) Gupta S. ; Kua H.W.; Pang S.D. Combination of polypropylene fibers and superabsorbent polymers to improve physical properties of cement mortar. Magazine of Concrete Research, 2018, 70 (7), 350-364

(12) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., 2019. Carbonaceous micro-filler for cement: effect of particle size and dosage of biochar on fresh and hardened properties of cement mortar. Science of Total Environment, 662, 952-962.

(13) Kua, H.W., Gupta, S.,  Aday, A.N, Wil V. Sruber III., 2019.Biochar-immobilized bacteria and superabsorbent polymers enable self-healing of fiber-reinforced concrete after multiple damage cycles. Cement and Concrete Composites, 100, 35-52.

(14) Dixit, A., Gupta, S., Kua H.W., Pang S.D. Waste valorization using biochar for cement replacement and internal curing in UHPC. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238, 117876

(15) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Pang, S.D., 2020. Effect of biochar on mechanical and permeability properties of concrete exposed to elevated temperature. Construction and Building Materials, 234, 117338

(16) Muthukrishnan, S ; Gupta, S. ; Kua H.W. Application of rice husk biochar and thermally treated low silica rice husk ash to improve physical properties of cement mortar. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2019, 104,  1-12.

(17) Pavani D; Avanthi, I. ; Gupta, S; Kua, H.W.; Ok, YS et al. Biochar-based adsorbents for carbon dioxide capture: A critical review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Accepted.

Conference Proceedings/ Invited presentations

(18) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Pang, S.D., 2019. Repeatable self-healing by biochar immobilized bacteria in fiber reinforced concrete, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) conference, California Institute of Technology, USA.

(19) Dixit A., Gupta, S., Pang S.D., Kua, H.W., 2019. Cement replacement and improved hydration in ultra-high performance concrete using biochar. International conference on application of superabsorbent polymer and other new admixture towards smart concrete, South Africa.

(20) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Pang, S.D., 2017. Autonomous Repair in Cementitous Material by Combination of Superabsorbent Polymers and Polypropylene Fibres: A Step Towards Sustainable Infrastructure, World Sustainable Built Environment Conference, Hongkong, pp. 2866-2873.

(21) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W. 2017. Biochar as bond enhancement in fiber reinforced mortar. International Conference on Bio-based building materials (ICBBM), Clermont-Ferrand, France.

(22) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Pang, S.D., 2017. Cementitous composites capable of carbon sequestration and self-healing. International Conference on Self-healing materials, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

(23) Gupta, S., Kua, H.W., Wil Sruber III, 2019. Biochar enhanced self-healing in concrete under multiple damage cycles. 3rd E2S2-CREATE Biochar workshop program, Singapore (Invited).

Book Chapters 

(25) Dixit, A., Gupta, S., Pang, S.D., Kua, H.W. Cement Replacement and improved hydration in ultra-high performance concrete using biochar. RILEM book series, Vol. 24, 2020, 222-229

Patent

(25) NG May Shuan, Souradeep Gupta, Harn Wei Kua. Sustainable construction material, method of preparation and use thereof Singapore patent application. (PCT/SG2018/050206). Filed in Singapore, USA, China and India (National phase).

Media articles

- The Straits Times, National Daily of Singapore: “ NUS team develop new method to strengthen building structures by mixing wood waste with concrete”

- Channel News Asia: “Scientists develop new construction method to create stronger buildings”

- National University of Singapore Press: “Novel NUS technique strengthens building structures using wood waste”


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Past supervisions (National University of Singapore):

  • Decentralized greenhouse: a feasibility study of biochar-based method for sequestering carbon dioxide emissions. (Lee Rey Vern, 2015/2016)
  • Use of biochar as carbon mineralization sites in fiber-reinforced cement (Cynthia Tan, 2016/2017)
  • Investigating the feasibility of using biochar saturated with carbon dioxide to strengthen cement mortar (Kester Low, 2016/2017)
  • Investigating the properties of mortar mixture containing biochar from mixed food waste (Hui Jun Koh, 2016/2017)
  • Study of Self-Healing Properties of Concrete Containing Synthetic Super Absorbent Polymers and Polyvinyl Alcohol Fibers (Monica Lim, 2018/2019)

Currently supervising

I am currently available for supervising Bachelor's and Master's students in the following areas:

  • Sustainable repair materials for concrete
  • Sustainable cementitious materials and admixtures
  • Carbon capture technologies using novel cement-based materials

Prospective students, please reach out to me at souradeep.gupta@unsw.edu.au. Please mail me your CV, transcripts and a brief introduction about yourself - your academic background, your interest and which course you are in.  


My Teaching

CVEN 2101: Engineering Constructions

CVEN 9744: Civil Engineering Practices

CVEN 9731: Project Management Framework

CVEN 4102: Operations and Projects

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Location

Civil Eng Building (H20) Level 2, Room 213 Kensington Campus

Contact

(+61 2) 9385 TBA
(+61 2) 9385 6139