Course Name: Modern Construction materials

Course abstract

The aim of the course is to provide the scientific basis for the understanding and development of construction materials. It serves as a foundation course for post-graduate students interested in careers involving research, teaching and/or construction engineering, as well as marketing, decision making, innovation and specification related to construction materials. It can also be a capstone course for undergraduates finishing their studies in civil engineering and architecture

Course Instructor

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Prof. Ravindra Gettu

Prof. Ravindra Gettu is a Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras. After completing his PhD degree from Northwestern University (USA) in 1990, he was the Director of the Structural Technology Laboratory of the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, until 2004. He has co-authored more than 400 scientific and technical publications in the areas of concrete technology, effective use of admixtures, self compacting concrete, and fibre reinforced concrete. He is active in RILEM, the International Association of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Structures and Systems, based in France and in the Indian Concrete Institute. He has consulted for many leading construction materials manufacturers and projects. He has taught this course for the past 10 years at IIT Madras, along with Concrete Technology.

Teaching Assistant(s)

Sachin Paul



Prabha Mohandoss

M.Tech Structural Engineering


Yuvaraj Dhandapani

M.S + PhD (pursing)


Stefie J. Stephen

PhD Scholar


 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018