Prasanna Kumar Acharya

Associate Professor

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Acharya is working as an Associate Professor in School of Civil Engineering, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar since January 2020. Prior to joining in KIIT DU, he has gained over 30 years of industrial experience by working in Public Works Department (PWD) under Government of Odisha. During the tenure in PWD, he has successfully completed many major projects related to High Ways, High level Bridges, Road Over Bridges and High Rise Buildings. He took a voluntary retirement in December 2019 and joined KIIT DU as a faculty. He has received his PhD from KIIT DU in 2014. Apart from teaching he is associated with the project “Technical Support to Faecal Sludge and Septage Management - Under agreement between KIIT DU and EY LLP” as Team Leader. He is guiding two Ph.D research scholars. He has published many research articles in international journals of repute. His major research focus areas are sustainable materials and construction, circular economy, green concrete technology, geopolymer, rehabilitation and retrofitting of structures. A patented named “A Composition for Partial Replacement of Ordinary Portland Cement” has been granted by Government of India in his name. He is life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Indian Road Congress (IRC) and Indian Building Congress. He is also Associate Member and Chartered Engineer of Institution of Engineers (India).

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Construction Engineering and Management

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A Composition for Partial Replacement of Ordinary Portland Cement"- 1.Granted By Government of India vide Patent No 303344
Journals/Conferences :
1.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Effect of lime and ferrochrome ash (FA) as Partial replacement of Cement on strength, ultrasonic pulse velocity and permeability of concrete. Construction and Building Materials 94 (2015) 448-457. (Elsevier)
2.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Acid resistance, sulphate resistance and strength properties of concrete containing ferrochrome ash (FA) and lime. Construction and Building Materials 120 (2016) 241- 250. (Elsevier)
3.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Use of ferrochrome ash (FCA) and lime dust in concrete prepation. Journal of Cleaner Production 131 (2016) 237-247.(Elsevier)
4.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Strength, sorption and abrasion characteristics of concrete using ferrochrome ash (fca) and lime as partial replacement of cement. Cement and Concrete Composites 74 (2016) 16-25. (Elsevier)
5.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Utilization of ferrochrome wastes such as ferrochrome ash and ferrochrome slag in concrete manufacturing. Waste Management and Research. DOI: 10.1170/0734242x16654751. (SAGE)
6.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Effect of lime on mechanical and durability properties of blended cement based concrete. Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Series A 97 (2016) 71-79. (Springer)
7.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Bond, permeability and acid resistance characteristics of ferrochrome waste concrete. ACI Materials Journal 115 (3) (2018) 359-368.(ACI)
8.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Flexural behaviour of ferrochrome ash concrete beams. Indian Concrete Journal 90 (7) (2016) 36-43.(ICJ)

9.PK Acharya, SK Patro, Sustainable concrete using ferrochrome ash as partial replacement of cement. 57th Annual Technical Session Conference (2016). Institution of Engineers (India), Odisha State Centre, Bhubaneswar.