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Affordable wireless sensors for engineering applications, Deterioration models for metallic, polymer and concrete pipes, Performance monitoring and service life modelling, Dynamic Building Insulation systems


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Personal profile


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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Research Output

Practice on creating a common reference concrete for Round Robin Testing programmes based on the experience from COST Action TU1404

Serdar, M., Staquet, S., Schlicke, D., Rozière, E., Azenha, M., Nanukuttan, S., Gabrijel, I., Cizer, Ö., Bokan Bosiljkov, V. & Šajna, A., 30 Jun 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 247

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effectiveness of two field methods of saturating near surface concrete on the water permeability of in situ concrete

    Yang, K., Basheer, M., Nanukuttan, S., Bai, Y. & Long, A., 28 Aug 2019, In : MATEC Web of Conferences. 289, p. 06004

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 17 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Electrical resistance to monitor carbonation and chloride ingress

    Wang, Y., Nanukuttan, S., Bai, Y., Yang, K. & Muhammed Basheer, P. A., 09 Jan 2019, In : ACI Materials Journal. 116, 5, p. 129-138 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  • RILEM TC 247-DTA round robin test: mix design and reproducibility of compressive strength of alkali-activated concretes

    Provis, J. L., Arbi, K., Bernal, S. A., Bondar, D., Buchwald, A., Castel, A., Chithiraputhiran, S., Cyr, M., Dehghan, A., Dombrowski-Daube, K., Dubey, A., Ducman, V., Gluth, G. J. G., Nanukuttan, S., Peterson, K., Puertas, F., van Riessen, A., Torres-Carrasco, M., Ye, G. & Zuo, Y., 10 Sep 2019, In : Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions. 52, 5

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    16 Downloads (Pure)


    Monitoring concrete performance under simulated and natural chloride environments

    Sree Nanukuttan (Examiner)

    26 Feb 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    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

    Buildings (Journal)

    Sree Nanukuttan (Peer reviewer)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review


    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