Visiting Associate Professor
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B.S., University of Calicut, India (1996)
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (1999)
Ph.D., Purdue University (2004)
Materials science, Engineering Materials, Random composite material mechanics, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Damage Theories
General area of research includes the characterization, performance evaluation, and modeling of the behavior of special cement based materials. Specific areas of interest are multi-functional cement based materials, sustainable concretes including cement-less systems, very high porosity cementitious systems, and techniques for performance enhancement of special cement based systems.
American Concrete Institute (ACI) - Member
Committee 236 "Material Science of Concrete" - Member
Committee 522 "Pervious Concrete" - Secretary
Committee 123 "Research and Current Development" - Associate Member
Committee 232 "Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete" - Associate Member
Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) - Member
American Society of Civil Engineers - Member
American Society of Engineering Education - Member
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (2004-2005) Assistant Professor, College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Cera-Chem Limted (India) - (2000-2001) Concrete Admixtures and Specialty Repairs Division - High performance concrete mixture proportioning, repair applications
Grasim Industries Limited (India) - (1999-2000) Cement quality control, technical services for cement and concrete use, training and technology dissemination
John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award (2010) - Clarkson University
National Science Foundation CAREER Award - 2008
Best paper award - Bengt Friberg Award (2005) for the Best Paper by a Young Author - 8th International Conference on Concrete Pavements, Colorado Springs, CO
Fellowship of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), 2003
Best Paper Award, Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures, 2001, for the paper "Influence of composition and curing on the drying shrinkage of Aerated Concrete," Materials and Structures, RILEM, Vol.33, pp 243-250.
Selected Journal Publications (2009-2010)
Neithalath, N., Sumanasooriya, M.S., and Deo, O., (2010). "Characterizing pore volume, sizes, and connectivity in pervious concretes towards permeability prediction", Materials Characterization, Vol. 61, Issue 8, pp. 802-813.
Deo, O., Sumanasooriya, M.S., and Neithalath, N., (2010). "Permeability reduction in pervious concretes due to clogging: Experiments and Modeling", ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 7, pp. 741-751.
Cam, H.T., and Neithalath, N., (2010). "Moisture and ionic transport in coarse limestone powder modified concretes", Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 486-496
Ravikumar, D., Peethamparan, S., and Neithalath, N., (2010). "Structure and strength of NaOH activated concretes containing fly as or GGBFS as the sole binder", Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 399-410
Neithalath, N., and Jain, J., (2010). "Relating rapid chloride parameters of concretes to microstructural features extracted from electrical impedance", Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 40, Issue 7, pp. 1041-1051
Neithalath, N., Bentz, D.P., and Sumanasooriya, M.S., (2010). "Advances in pore structure characterization and performance prediction of pervious concretes", Concrete International, May 2010, pp. 35-40
Jain, J., and Neithalath, N., (2010). "Chloride transport in fly ash and glass powder modified concretes: Influence of test methods on microstructure", Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 148-156
Sumanasooriya, M.S., and Neithalath, N., (2009). "Stereology and morphology based pore structure descriptors of Enhanced Porosity (Pervious) concretes, ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 106, No.5, pp. 429-438
Jain, J., and Neithalath, N., (2009). "Physico-chemical changes in nano-silica and silica fume modified cement pastes in response to leaching", International Journal of Material and Structural Integrity, Special volume on nano-technology for construction materials, Vol. 3, No. 2/3, pp. 114-133.
Neithalath, N., Persun, .D., and Hossain, A., (2009). "Hydration in high performance cementitious systems containing vitreous calcium aluminosilicate or silica fume", Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 39, pp. 473-481
Neithalath, N., and Schwarz, N., (2009). "Properties of cast-in-place concrete and precast concrete blocks incorporating waste glass powder as a cement replacement material", The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal , Vol. 3, pp. 42-51
Manchiryal, R., and Neithalath, N., (2009). "Analysis of the influence of material parameters on the electrical conductivity of cement pastes and concretes", Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 61, Issue 4, pp. 257-270
Jain, J.A., and Neithalath, N., (2009). "Analysis of calcium leaching behavior of plain and modified cement pastes in pure water", Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol . 31, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 176-185
Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Editorial Board Member:
Cement and Concrete Composites
Bentham Journal of Construction and Building Technology