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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

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

  • 5 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
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    73 Downloads (Pure)

    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
  • 167 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)


    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

    Achieving performance in practice

    Sree Nanukuttan (Speaker)
    Feb 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