Dr. S Thirumalini

Designation : Associate Professor Senior
School / Centre : School of Civil Engineering
Department : Structural & Geotechnical Engineering

Educational Details

Madras University

B.E.
Civil Engineering
Graduated in 1995

Anna University

M.E.
Environmental Engineering
Graduated in 2007

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Ph.D.
Structural Engineering
Graduated in 2015

Post Doctoral Experiences


Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Heritage materials and structures
  • Damage Assessment of Historic constructions
  • Studies on excavated material
  • Conservation
  • Preservation and Restoration
  • Supplementary Cementious Materials ( SCMs)

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On-going Consultancy Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Damage Assessment of Dwarka Temple and Gandhi House, Porbandur ,Gujarat Heritage India Pvt Ltd
Shale as Supplementary cementious material – Phase 2 FLSmidth Pvt Ltd, Denmark

Completed Consultancy Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Mineralogical studies on clay shale as supplementary cementing material: Investigation of thermal treatment, grinding, pigmentation, pozzolanic activity and strength FLSmidth Pvt Ltd, Denmark

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Protection of heritage monuments & land mark of National and International importance in India and Srilanka due to direct lightning strikes, Traditional & Scientific Methods Indo – Srilankan Project, DST, India

Patent Granted Details

Title Application No.
Development of Eco bacterial lime mortar using Kadukai and Jaggery 372595
Aloe vera in Lime mortars 361574

Books / Book Chapters Published Details

Title Publisher Published Year
Identification of Crystalline Mineral Phases of Ornamental Latticed Jallies of Madras High Court Building, Tamil Nadu. Springer 2021
Recent advances and trends in structural health monitoring. In Structural health monitoring of biocomposites, fibre-reinforced composites and hybrid composites Woodhead Publishing 2019
Structural health monitoring of aerospace composites. In Structural Health Monitoring of Biocomposites, Fibre- Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Woodhead Publishing 2019
Production of Organic Lime Mortar to Adapt CO2 for Construction of Scared Groves @ Auroville, Puducherry, India RILEM book series 2019

Awards & Recognitions Details

  • Visiting Research Fellowship – Slovenian National Building and Civil engineering Institute ( 2022)
  • DUO fellowship , (Sponsorship amount : 3000 Euro)
  • Research fellowship at University of Pisa, Italy,2019 ( Sponsorship amount : 8500 Euro)
  • Research award 2018: INTACH – New Delhi – (1 lakh)

International Collaborations

  • Department of Cultural Heritage ,University of Padavo, Italy
  • Research center for lime technologies , Czech Academy of science, Czech Republic
  • Department of Restoration , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Technical University of Munich , Germany
  • University of Minho, Portugal

Industry Collaborations

  • FLSmidth Pvt Ltd
  • Heritage India Pvt Ltd
  • State Archeology Departments ( TN, Kerala , Karnataka etc)
  • Central Archeological Survey of India (ASI)
  • National Research laboratory on conservation of Cultural Property(NRLC)