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Sham Sundar R
Associate Professor
sham.ravindranath[at]pe.iitr.ac.in
01322714338
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Research Interests
Pavement Materials, Sustainability, High Performance Polymers, Polymer Blends, Composites, Rheology
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Educational Details
The University of Akron, Ohio, USA
2010
Ph. D., Polymer Science
SJCE, Mysore
2003
B. Tech, Polymer Science and Engineering
Professional Background
Associate Professor
12 Dec 2021 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Assistant Professor
27 Mar 2015 - 12 Dec 2021
IIT Roorkee
Material Scientist
17 Oct 2011 - 15 Feb 2015
Shell India
Analytical Scientist
01 Jun 2010 - 24 Sep 2011
Celanese-Ticona, USA
Project Assistant
01 Jun 2003 - 30 Jun 2005
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Effect of Specialty Chemicals and Additives on the Properties of Bitumen 01 Jul 2022 Polymer Modified Bitumen 10 Lakhs Industry
Optimization of Terpolymer Modified Bitumen as per IS 15462 15 Jul 2020 Polymer Modified Bitumen 10 Lakhs Industry
Concentric Cylindrical Measuring Geometry With Peltier Temperature Controller for Rheological Analysis 06 Oct 2018 Complex Fluids 40 Lakhs IIT Roorkee
Understanding and Mitigating Property Erosion During Storage and Transportation 25 Mar 2017 Polymer Modified Bitumen 40 Lakhs SERB




Publications

1.  Publication Details: Citations: 1310, h-index: 15, i10-index: 17 (Google Scholar)

Quality, IF

1.       

“Influence of elevated storage temperature and duration of SBS modified binders on the performance of asphalt mix”, Sohel Islam, Ayana Ghosh, G. D Ransingchung R. N*, and Sham S. Ravindranath, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, In-Print.

Scopus

2.       

“Inferior performance properties of thermoplastics modified asphalt binders and mixes compared to SBS modification”, Akanksha Pandey, Sohel Islam, G. D Ransingchung R. N, and Sham S. Ravindranath*, Indian Road Congress, In-Print.

IRC

3.       

“Imperative role of SBS molecular structure on the performance properties of modified binders and asphalt mixes’, Sohel Islam, Sumit K. Singh, G. D Ransingchung R. N*, and Sham S. Ravindranath, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2226290, V. 24, NO. 1, 2023,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10298436.2023.2226290

Q1, 4.1

4.       

“Evaluation of rheological behavior of SBS modified binders: Significance of lower angular frequency”, Akanksha Pandey, Sohel Islam, G. D Ransingchung R. N, and Sham S. Ravindranath*, Indian Highways, 2023, September 2023.

IRC

5.       

“Comparing the performance of SBS and thermoplastics modified asphalt binders and asphalt mixes”, Akanksha Pandey, Sohel Islam, G. D Ransingchung R. N, and Sham S. Ravindranath*. Road Materials and Pavement Design, 369, 24, 2023.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2023.2180999

Q1, 3.8

6.       

“Evaluating the intermediate temperature properties of SB modified asphalt binders: Influence of SB copolymer structure”, Yogesh Kumar, Praveen Kumar, and Sham S. Ravindranath*, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technologies (IJPRT), February 2023.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42947-023-00283-1

Q2, Scopus

7.       

“Performance evaluation of long term laboratory aged asphalt mixtures containing different different molecular structures of SBS copolymer”, Sohel Islam, G. D Ransingchung R. N*, and Sham S. Ravindranath, J. of Materials in Civil Engineering, 044023191, 35 (7), 2023.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/JMCEE7.MTENG-15368

Q1, 3.6

8.       

“Effect of Molecular Structure of SBS Polymer on Conventional and Rheological Properties of Modified Asphalt Binder: “Linear vs. Branched SBS Polymer”, Yogesh Kumar, Praveen Kumar, and Sham S. Ravindranath*, Indian Road Congress, 2023, In-Print.

IRC

9.       

“Performance degradation during elevated storage temperature of SBS modified binders and Asphalt Mixes: Impact of SBS molecular structure”, Sohel Islam, Sumit K. Singh, G. D Ransingchung R. N*, and Sham S. Ravindranath, J. of Materials in Civil Engineering, 35 (3), 04022457, 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004622

Q1, 3.6

10.    

“Quantifying the effect of SBS molecular structure on the upper service temperature rheological properties of modified binders”, Akanksha Pandey, Sohel Islam, G. D Ransingchung R. N, and Sham S. Ravindranath*, Construction and Building Materials, 352, 128826, 2022.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.128826

Q1, 7.6

11.    

“Elevated temperature rheological properties of styrene-butadiene-modified binders: Role of molecular structure”, Yogesh Kumar, Akanksha Pandey, Praveen Kumar, and Sham S. Ravindranath*, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technologies (IJPRT), August 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42947-022-00215-5 

Q2, Scopus

12.    

Vital role of lower frequencies in the rheological evaluation of SBS modified binders”, Akanksha Pandey, Sohel Islam, G. D Ransingchung R. N, and Sham S. Ravindranath*; Materials and Structures, 55, 88, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-022-01922-y

Q1, 4.8

13.    

“Performance deterioration of SBS modified asphalt mix: Impact of elevated storage temperature and SBS concentration of modified binder”, Sohel Islam, Sumit K. Singh, G. D Ransinchung R.N*, and Sham S. Ravindranath; J. of Materials in Civil Engineering, 34, 04021475, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004092

 

 

Q1, 3.6

14.    

“Effect of additives on the thermal stability of SBS modified binders during storage at elevated temperatures”, Sumit Kumar, Akanksha Pandey, and Sham S. Ravindranath*; Construction and Building Materials, 314, 125609, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125609

Q1, 7.6

15.    

“Modification of asphalt binder by the blend of chemically grafted thermoplastics and SBS: Influence of blend composition, chemical grafting, sulphur content, and MFI value”, Akanksha Pandey, Alok Sharma, and Sham Ravindranath*, Polymer Bulletin, 79, 7759, 2022.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-021-03868-7

Q2, 2.9

16.    

“Rheological analysis of performance grade rutting and fatigue cracking criteria in asphalt binders”, Akanksha Pandey, Sumit Kumar, Sohel Islam, G. G Ransingchung, Sridhar Raju, and Sham Ravindranath*; International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, October 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42947-021-00113-2

Q2, Scopus

17.    

“Effect of property deterioration in SBS modified binders during storage on the performance of asphalt mix”, Sohel Islam, Sumit K. Singh, G.D. Ransingchung R.N*, and Sham S. Ravindranath; Construction and Building Materials, 272, 121644, 2021.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121644

Q1, 7.6

18.    

“Significance of frequency in quantifying the deterioration in the properties of SBS modified binders and rutting performance”, Sumit K. Singh, Akanksha Pandey, Sohel Islam, GD Ransingchung R.N, and Sham S. Ravindranath*; Construction and Building Materials, 262, 120872, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120872

Q1, 7.6

19.    

“Laboratory evaluation of gap graded rubber modified warm mix asphalt”, Sai Kubair, Waim A. Ravindra, Sridhar Raju*, and Sham Ravindranath; IJPRT, 13, 558, 2020.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42947-020-0317-4

Q2, Scopus

20.    

“Fundamental limitations of performance grade rutting and fatigue cracking criteria of bitumen”, Akanksha Pandey, Sumit K. Singh, Sridhar Raju, and Sham Ravindranath*; Indian Highways, Indian Road Congress, March 2020.

IRC

21.    

“Effect of molecular structure and concentration of styrene-butadiene polymer on upper service temperature rheological properties of modified binders”, Yogesh Kumar, Sumit K. Singh, Deepa Oberoi, Praveen Kumar, Paritosh Mohanty, and Sham S. Ravindranath*; Construction and building material, 249, 118790, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118790

Q1, 7.6

22.    

“Effect of hollow glass microsphere on the morphology, rheology, and crystallinity of short bamboo fiber-reinforced hybrid polypropylene”, Rupam Gogoi, Nityanshu Kumar, Gaurav Manik*, and Sham Ravindranath; The Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Material Society, 71, 548-558, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-3268-3

Q2, 3.0

 

23.    

“Thermal degradation of SBS in bitumen during storage: Influence of temperature, SBS concentration, polymer type and base bitumen”, Sumit Kumar, Yogesh Kumar and Sham Ravindranath*; Polymer Degradation and Stability, 147, 64, 2018.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2017.11.008

Q1, 5

24.    

“Shear banding in entangled polymers in the micron-scale gap: A confocal-rheoscopic study”, Pouyan Boukany, Shi-Qing Wang, Sham Ravindranath and L. James Lee*; Soft Matter, 11, 8058, 2015. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C5SM01429H

Q1, 4.0

25.    

“Letter to the editor: Cone partitioned plate (CPP) vs. Circular couette”, Sham Ravindranath, Yang Wang, Shi-Qing Wang* et al.; J. of Rheology, 56, 675, 2012.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1122/1.4708515

Q1, 4.4

26.    

“How polymeric solvents control shear inhomogeneity in large deformations of entangled polymer mixtures”, Sham Ravindranath, Shi-Qing Wang* et al.; Rheo. Acta, 50, 97, 2011.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00397-010-0507-0

Q2, 2.6

27.    

“Homogeneous shear, wall slip, and shear banding of entangled polymeric liquids in simple-shear rheometry: A roadmap of nonlinear rheology”, Shi-Qing Wang*, Sham Ravindranath, et al.; Macromolecules, 44, 183, 2011. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ma101223q

Q1, 6.0

28.    

“Banding in simple steady shear of entangled polymer solutions”, Sham Ravindranath, Shi-Qing Wang* et al.; Macromolecules, 41, 2663, 2008. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ma7027352

Q1, 6.0

29.    

“Steady-state measurements in the stress plateau region of entangled polymer solutions”, Sham Ravindranath and Shi-Qing Wang*; J. of Rheology, 52, 957, 2008.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1122/1.2936869

Q1, 4.4

30.    

“Universal scaling characteristics of stress overshoot in startup shear of entangled polymer solutions”, Sham Ravindranath and Shi-Qing Wang*; J. of Rheology, 52, 681, 2008.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1122/1.2899147

Q1, 4.4

31.    

“Large amplitude oscillatory shear behavior of entangled polymer solutions: Particle tracking velocimetry”, Sham Ravindranath and Shi-Qing Wang*; J. of Rheology, 52, 341, 2008.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1122/1.2833453

Q1, 4.4

32.    

“What are the origins of stress relaxation behaviors in step shear of entangled polymer solutions?”, Sham Ravindranath and Shi-Qing Wang*; Macromolecules, 40, 8031, 2007.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ma071495g

Q1, 6.0

33.    

“New theoretical consideration in polymer rheology: Elastic breakup in chain entanglement network”, Shi-Qing Wang*, Sham Ravindranath, et al.; J. of Chemical Physics, 127, 064903, 2007. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2753156

Q1, 3.5

34.    

“Non-quiescent relaxation of entangled polymer liquids after step strain”, Shi-Qing Wang*, Sham Ravindranath, et al.; Physical Review Letters, 97, 187801, 2007.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.187801

Q1, 9.1

35.    

“Banding in entangled polymer fluid under oscillatory shearing”, Prashant Tapadia, Sham Ravindranath and Shi-Qing Wang*; Physical Review Letters, 96, 196001, 2006.   

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.196001

Q1, 9.1

2. Papers Under Review:

 

1.      

“Quantifying the effect of additives on the rheological properties of PMBs: Role of angular frequency”,     International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Q1.

2.      

“Critical evaluation of PG rutting (G*/sinδ) and fatigue cracking (G*.sinδ) criteria in asphalt binders”, Materials and Structures, Springer, Q1.

3.      

Vital role of vinyl content in enhancing the thermal stability of SBS modified binders”, Construction and Building Materials, Q1.

4.      

“Properties deterioration in Reactive Terpolymer modified binders during elevated temperature storage”, Materials and Structure, Springer, Q1.

3. Conference Manuscripts:

 

1.      

Vital role of SBS molecular structure on the performance of laboratory aged asphalt mixture, 6th ICBMM, Barcelona, Spain, 2022

2.      

Evaluation of the performance of asphalt mixture prepared with different molecular structure of SBS co-polymer, CTRG, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2021.

3.      

Effect of storage temperature and storage duration on the performance of SBS modified bitumen and bituminous mixes, A.S.C.E, Kolkata, 2020.

4.      

Property erosion in SBS modified binders during storage, Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Sydney Australia, 2019.

5.      

Effect of polymer type and concentration on the high-temperature rheological properties of SBS modified binders, Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Sydney Australia, 2019.

6.      

Rheological analysis of PG rutting criterion in polymer modified asphalt binders, Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Sydney Australia, 2019.

7.      

Performance of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) material in asphalt mixtures, Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Sydney Australia, 2019.

4. Presentations/Invited Speaker:

 

Year 2021-2023:

·   Book Chapter: PG grading of bitumen using capillary and Brookfield viscometers, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 218, Chapter 26, 2022.

·   Presentation: “Comparing the performance of SBS and thermoplastics modified asphalt binders and asphalt mixes”, 10th European Asphalt Technology Association 2023, Poland.

·     Invited Speaker: “Fundamentals of MSCR based specifications”, DEFP-3 workshop, IIT Roorkee, 2023.

 

Year 2020:

Transportation Research Group (TRG), Bhopal India, 2020

·     Determination of PG upper limiting temperature using capillary and Brookfield viscometers.

·     Property deterioration in SBS modified bitumen during storage at elevated temperatures.

 Key Note/Workshop

·     AICTE sponsored online Workshop on “Emerging Technologies in Transportation Engineering for Sustainable Development”, VBIT Hyderabad.

·     Regional Workshop on “Quality Control, New Materials, and Techniques in Road Sector, IIT Roorkee.

Invited Speaker

·     BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Dept. of Civil Engineering

·     Anton Paar’s Webinar on “Oscillatory Shear of Polymer Modified Bitumen”.

·     Anton Paar’s Webinar on “Application of Rheology in Bitumen and its Modification”.

 

Year 2006-2009

American Physical Society (APS)

1.     How do entangled polymer liquids flow? 2009.

2.     Nucleation and growth of chain disentanglement in large amplitude oscillatory shear, 2006.

Society of Rheology (SOR)

3.     Stress overshoot scaling in startup shear of entangled polymers, 2008.

4.     Achieving steady-state in the stress plateau region of entangled polymer solutions, 2007.

5.     Probing the origin of nonlinear velocity profiles in shear flow of entangled polymers, 2006. 

6.     Nonlinear behavior in oscillatory shear of entangled polymers, 2006.

·       Posters

1.     Limitation of rutting criterion (G*/sinδ) in quantifying property erosion in polymer modified binders during storage at elevated temperatures, Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA 2019

2.    Fatigue behavior of reclaimed asphalt pavement SMA mixtures, TRB, USA 2019.

3.     Rheological evaluation of performance grading criteria of bitumen, COMPFLU 2016, Pune.

4.     A study of property erosion in polymer modified bitumen during storage, COMPFLU 2016, Pune.

5.     Is there elastic yielding in the absence of edge effects? 2008.

6.     Universal scaling in startup shear of monodisperse entangled polymer solutions, SOR 2007.

7.     Identifying origins of stress relaxation in step strained entangled polymer solutions, SOR 2007.

8.     Probing the crystallization behavior of LLDPE under shear, Macro 2004.

Association in National-body: Member of PCD 6, BIS: Bitumen Tar and Related Products            

Honors And Awards
Honors
American Physical Society
2009
Nomination: Frank J. Padden Award
Indian Road Congress & IIT Kharagpur
2022
Prof. B. B. Pandey memorial award for outstanding paper
The University of Akron
2005
Research Fellowship
MemberShips
Indian Road Congress
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Polymer Product Processing and Eng. ( PEN 301 )
Autumn
Polymer Rheology and Processing ( PEN 204 )
Spring
Polymer Thermodynamics ( PEN 201 )
Autumn
Polymer Processing ( PEN 305 )
Autumn
Fiber Technology ( PEN 426 )
Spring
Polymer Film and Packaging Technology ( PEN 432 )
Spring
Introduction to Polymers ( PEN 101 )
Autumn
Students
SuperVisions
Investigating Property Deterioration in SBS Modified Binder and Mixture During Storage
01 Jul 2015 - 08 Dec 2020
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Sumit Kumar Singh
Effect of Molecular Structure and Concentration of Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene Polymer on the Performance Properties of Modified Asphalt Binder
01 Jun 2016 - 10 Dec 2021
Other Supervisors: Prof. Praveen Kumar, Civil Engineering IIT Roorkee, Scholar: Yogesh Kumar
Rheological and Performance Analysis of Unmodified and Polymer Modified Asphalt Binders
01 Jul 2016 - 01 May 2022
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Akanksha Pandey
Evaluation and Analysis of Performance Related Parameters of Asphalt Mix with Modified Binders
01 Jul 2017 - 31 Mar 2023
Other Supervisors: Prof. Ransinchung, Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Scholar: Sohel Islam
Rheological Evaluation of Unmodified and Polymer Modified Asphalt Binders
01 Jul 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Ransinchung, Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Scholar: Alok Sharma
Effective Utilization of Industrial Waste for Road Construction Using Modified Bitumen
01 Jul 2021 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Ransinchung, Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Scholar: Shuvrajit Biswas
Miscellaneous
Administrative Positions
Faculty Advisor: Security and Safety, Wellness Warden, Library and Xerox-Saharanpur Campus
01 Sep 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Faculty Advisor: Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI), Departmental Website
01 Mar 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member: DAPC, DRC, DFSC
01 Jul 2020 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Faculty-In-Charge: Polymer Rheology Lab
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Aug 2020
IIT Roorkee
Member: Campus Advisory Committee
01 Aug 2020 - 01 Jun 2022
IIT Roorkee