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I started my career by working at an Architectural Consultancy company in 2001 specialising in project management and structural retrofit. I took the offer to do a PhD at Queen's in 2002 and went on to develop a concrete test instrument that is now commercialised and marketed by Amphora NDT Ltd. After completing my PhD in 2007, I worked alongside optoelectronics researchers in developing fibre optic sensors for concrete structures. Since early 2008, I went on to specialise on Service Life Modelling of Concrete structures and became a lecturer in late 2008.

My work specialises on Management of Built Infrastructure. This involves condition assessment and management of bridges, piers, culverts and also developing a management strategy for new structures in extreme environments. I help clients in assessing the condition of their asset and develop a life cycle management plan. The same principle is also applied to buildings to improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.

I recently completed an industrial secondment with Roads Service Northern Ireland supported by Royal Academy of Engineering which gives me a fantastic opportunity to put some of the theories into practice.

We recently organised the first Civil Engineering Research in Ireland conference at Riddel Hall on 28-29th August 2014. This was first event of the newly formed Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland and I am the President of the association for 2014-16. Further details please visit www.cerai.net


For further information on Durable Transport Infrastructure for Atlantic Area Programme click here DuratiNET



I specialise on Technology on Concrete, Durability of Materials and Structures, Whole Life Performance and Digital Manufacturing.


Concrete Canoe Race 2013 - watch the YouTube video


4 canoes - 1 GeoPolymer, 1 composite with basalt fibre reinfrocement, 1 traditional concrete canoe and 1 super light weight silica based canoe & 8 UnderGraduate students.

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Projects 2008 2018

Research Output 2006 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Efficient mix design of alkali activated slag concretes based on packing fraction of ingredients and paste thickness

Bondar, D., Nanukuttan, S., Provis, J. L. & Soutsos, M., 01 May 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 218, p. 438-449 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adhesive pastes
High performance concrete
Coal Ash
Fly ash
11 Citations (Scopus)

Alkali activated slag concretes designed for a desired slump, strength and chloride diffusivity

Bondar, D., Ma, Q., Soutsos, M., Basheer, M., Provis, J. L. & Nanukuttan, S., Nov 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 190, p. 191-199 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Challenges and opportunities for assessing transport properties of high-performance concrete

Yang, K., Nanukuttan, S., McCarter, W. J., Long, A. & Basheer, P. A. M., 01 Sep 2018, In : Revista ALCONPAT. 8, 3, p. 246-263 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
High performance concrete
Transport properties
Air permeability
3 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation of pore structure development of alkali-activated slag cement during early hydration using electrical responses

Zhu, X., Zhang, Z., Wang, Y., Yu, L., Nanukuttan, S., Li, Q., Mu, S. & Yang, C., 01 May 2018, In : Cement and Concrete Composites. 89, p. 139-149

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Slag cement
Pore structure

Activities 2007 2018

Monitoring concrete performance under simulated and natural chloride environments

Sree Nanukuttan (Examiner)
26 Feb 2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Novel non-destructive test methods and sensor techniques for assessing the durability and service life of concrete structures

Sree Nanukuttan (Advisor)
06 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

European Federation of Corrosion - Steel Corrosion in Alkali Activated Materials

Sree Nanukuttan (Participant)
28 Mar 201729 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Assessment of Built Infrastructure: Imaging and Beyond

Sree Nanukuttan (Speaker)
20 Mar 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

2nd R.N. Raikar International Conference and Banthia-Basheer International Symposium

Sree Nanukuttan (Member of the scientific committee)
18 Dec 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Development of a New Test Protocol for the Permit Ion Migration Test

Author: Nanukuttan, S. V., Mar 2007

Supervisor: Basheer, P. (External person) (Supervisor) & Robinson, D. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy