डॉ एस. महेश्वरन

डॉ एस. महेश्वरन

वरिष्ठ प्रधान वैज्ञानिक

  • CSIR-SERC, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
  • smahes(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in
  • +91-44-22549195

Academic Background

  • PhD, Anna University, Chennai
  • MBA, IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Certificate Course on Intellectual Property, WIPO Worldwide Academy, Geneva (Through online distance learning)
  • PGDCA, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • BSc, Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Professional Background

  • Senior Principal Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, CSIR, Chennai. April 2018 to till date.
  • Principal Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, CSIR, Chennai. April 2011 to 28 April 2018
  • Senior Scientist,CSIR- Structural Engineering Research Centre, CSIR, Chennai,April 2007 to April 2011
  • Scientist Gr IV(2),CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, CSIR, Chennai.April 2002 to April 2007
  • Scientist Gr IV(1),CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, CSIR, Chennai.,April 1998 to April 2002
  • Teaching Asst. (Lecturer Grade),Dept. of Physics, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Sept.1996 to April 1998
  • Tech. Officer (Trainee), Sunrise Emerging Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, April 1996 to Aug.1996
  • Junior Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Nov. 1992 to Jan. 1996
  • Instructor (Physics), S.K.A.Polytechnic, Manamadurai, Tamilnadu. Aug.1991 to Nov. 1992

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Physics (specialization: Material Science)
  • Nano Science and Nano Technology
  • Biomimetics based concrete
  • Characterization Techniques
  • Eco-friendly concrete
  • Polymer based cementitious materials
  • Management of Science & Technology

Awards & Honours

  • Recipient of Best Paper award and medal from Indian Building Congress during 17th Annual convention for the paper titled ‘Innovative Construction Materials for sustainable development based on Biomimetics’, pp.1-7’, presented during 16th Annual Convention of IBC, June 2010.
  • Life Member – Indian Concrete Institute [ICI]
  • Life Member – Materials Research Society of India [MRSI]
  • Life Member - Indian Science Congress Association [ISCA]
  • Life Member - Vigyan Bharathi (VIBHA), India
  • Life Member – Society for Information Science [SIS]
  • Reviewer of Research Articles/Technical Papers/books to the Journals
    • Jl. of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
    • Materials and Design
    • Ecological Engineering
    • Construction and Building Materials
    • Journal of Hazardous Materials
    • Waste Management


  • George S.J., Farvaze Ahmed A.K., Maheswaran S., Paul M.M. (2021) Shear Behavior of Joints in Precast Prestressed Concrete Segments-A Finite Element Study. In: Dasgupta K., Sudheesh T.K., Praseeda K.I., Unni Kartha G., Kavitha P.E., Jawahar Saud S. (eds) Proceedings of SECON 2020. SECON 2020. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 97. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55115-5_62
  • Maheswaran, S., Murthy, A.R., Ramesh Kumar, V. and Karunanithi, A., 2019. Characterization studies on particle size effect of CaCO3 in high strength concrete. Magazine of Concrete Research, pp.1-38 (IF: 2.026). doi :  https://doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.19.00375
  • S. Maheswaran, A. Ramachandra Murthy and G.N. Sakthi Priya. Pozzolanic effect of fly ash with calcined lime sludge. ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 115, No. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 925-934 (IF -1.183). DOI: 10.14359/51706847.
  • Smitha Gopinath, Irene Bonadies, C. Carfagna, S. Maheswaran, A. Ramachandra Murthy, Nagesh R. Iyer. Investigations on ground rubber tire powder incorporated textile reinforced concrete for flexural strengthening of RC beams, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 6, February - March 2018 pp. 605-612.
  • S. Maheswaran, V. Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Saffiq Reheman, Smitha Gopinath, A. Rama Chandra Murthy and Nagesh R. Iyer. Effect of lime water on the properties of silica fume blended cementitious composite, Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, Vol. 24, December 2017, pp. 491-498 (IF -0.456).
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, G.S. Palani and Nagehs R. Iyer, Synthesis methods for β-belite using lime sludge and silica particles, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 43 (4), October - November 2016, pp. 362-372.
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, G.S. Palani and Sasmal, Saptarshi, Investigations on the early hydration properties of synthesized β-belites blended cement pastes. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry,  July 2016, Vol.125 (1), pp. 53-64. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-016-5386-x  (Impact Factor: 2.21).
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, S. Arunbalaji, G. S. Palani, and Nagesh R. Iyer. Influence of SiO2 Nano Particles Towards the Synthesis of β-Belite (β -C2S) Using Calcined Lime Sludge by Mechanochemical Method. Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 22, April 2016, pp. 995-1002. (Impact Factor (year 2010):1.25).
  • Hemalatha Thiyagarajan, Srinivasan Maheswaran, Maitri Mapa, Sarayu Krishnamoorthy, Bhuvaneshwari Balasubramanian, Avadhanam Ramachandra Murthy and Nagesh R. Iyer. Investigation of Bacterial Activity on Compressive Strength of Cement Mortar in Different Curing Media. Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology Vol. 14, pp. 125-133 April 2016.  doi:10.3151/jact.14.125  (Impact Factor:0.618 ).
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, S.K.S. Saravana Karthikeyan, C. Kokila,G.S. Palani 2016, 'β-belite cements (β-dicalcium silicate) obtained from calcined lime sludge and silica fume', Cement and Concrete Composites, Feb. 2016, Vol. 66, pp. 57-65. (Impact Factor: 4.265)
  • S. Maheswaran, Iyer, N. R., Palani, G. S., Pandi, R. A., Dikar, D. D., & Kalaiselvam, S. Effect of high temperature on the properties of ternary blended cement pastes and mortars. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Nov. 2015, 122(2), 775-786. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4817-4. (Impact Factor: 2.21)
  • Maheswaran S, S. Kalaiselvam, S. Arunbalaji, G. S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer. Low-temperature preparation of belite from lime sludge and nano silica through solid-state reaction, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, March 2015, 119(3), 1845-1852. (Impact Factor: 2.21)
  • Nagesh R. Iyer, K. Sarayu, S.Maheswaran, Saptarshi Sasmal, Sustainable concrete: A nano- & Bio-Technology initiative, Nanodigist-A premier magazine on nanotechnology, India, September 2014, PP. 29-34.
  • Maheswaran, S., S. S. Dasuru, A. Rama Chandra Murthy, B. Bhuvaneshwari, V. Ramesh Kumar, G. S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer, Sarayu Krishnamoorthy, and S. Sandhya. Strength improvement studies using new type wild strain Bacillus cereus on cement mortar. Current Science, 2014, 106 (1),  50-57. (Impact Factor: 0.935)
  • Maheswaran, S., B. Bhuvaneshwari, G. S. Palani, R. Nagesh, and S. Kalaiselvam, An Overview on the Influence of Nano Silica in Concrete and a Research Initiative. Res J Recent Sci., 2013 (ISC-2012), V 2, P 17-24.
  • Sankaran Apurva,  Bhuvaneshwari B, Maheswaran S, Santhi A.S. and Nagesh R. Iyer,  Application of Multi-layer Composites in Construction and their Future Challenges, Research Journal of Material Sciences, 2013, Vol. 1(3), pp.12-18.
  • Gopinath, S., P. Ch Mouli, A. R. Murthy, N. R. Iyer, and S. Maheswaran. Effect of nano silica on mechanical properties and durability of normal strength concrete, Archives of Civil Engineering, 58 (4),  2012, 433-444. DOI:10.2478/v.10169-012-0023-y.
  • Kumar, V. Ramesh, B. Bhuvaneshwari, S. Maheswaran, G. S. Palani, K. Ravisankar, and Nagesh R. Iyer,  An overview of techniques based on biomimetics for sustainable development of concrete, Current Science, 101(6), 2011, 741-747. (Impact Factor: 0.935)
  • Maheswaran, S., V. Ramesh Kumar, B. Bhuvaneshwari, G. S. Palani, and Nagesh R. Iyer. Studies on Lime Sludge for Partial Replacement of Cement, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2011, 71, 1015-1019. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM,71-78,1015.
  • Ramesh Kumar, V. Maheswaran, S., Palani, G.S., Ravisankar, K. & Nagesh R. Iyer. Innovative Construction Materials for sustainable development based on Biomimetics, Journal of Indian Building Congress, 2010, 17(2), 1-7.
  • Maheswaran, S., Sathish Kumar, R.D., and Sridharan, K.R, ‘Scientometric analysis of area-wise publications in the field of structural engineering: a case study of SERC, India’, Annals of Library and Information Studies, Vol. 56, No.1, March 2009, pp. 22-28.
  • Sathish Kumar, R.D., Maheswaran, S., and Sridharan, K.R, ‘Intellectual Property Rights, Protection and Uses (In Tamil)’, Ariviyal Poonga (Science Park) – A Science Journal, Vol.4 ,Issue 13, pp. 13-14 & Vol. 4, Issue 14, 2009, pp.13-14.
  • Maheswaran,S., Sathish kumar, R.D., and Sridharan, K.R, ‘Research Publication trends Evident in Structural Engineering based on Journal of Structural Engineering’, Annals of Library and Information Studies, Vol.55, March 2008, pp. 201-210.
  • Venkataramanan V., Maheswaran S, Sherwood J. N, Bhat H. L, “Crystal growth and physical characterization of the semiorganic bis(thiourea) cadmium chloride”, Journal of crystal growth, vol. 179, no3-4, 1997,pp. 605-610 (IF : 1.65).
  • S. Maheswaran, A. Ramachandra Murthy, V. Ramesh Kumar and Arthi Karunanithi. Effect of Three Different Particle Sized Calcium Carbonate on the Properties of High Strength Concrete. Proc. of the Structural Engineering Convention (SEC-2016) CSIR-SERC, Chennai, INDIA,  December 2016, pp.870-875.
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, G.S. Palani and Nagesh R. Iyer. Comparison of three methods for the synthesis of β-C2S using lime sludge and silica particles. Proc. of the 14th  NCB International Seminar On Cement and Building Materials 1-4 December 2015, New Delhi, India (in CD form)
  • P.Ruba, S. Maheswaran, Mohammed Saffiq Reheman, Alagusankareswari, ' Effect of Limewater on the properties of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Binary Blended Cementitious Composite', Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Science and Innovative Engineering 5 April 2015, Chennai, India (in CD form).
  • C. Kokila, S. K. S. Saravana Karthikeyan, P. Perumal, S. Maheswaran., 'Synthesis of  β-Belite (β-C2S) and its characterization: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations', Proc. of Second National Conference on Recent Advances In Structural Engineering (RAISE’ 15), Pollachi,  India, 28 March 2015 (in CD form).
  • Maheswaran S, SKSS Karthikeyan · B.Bhuvaneshwari · G.S.Palani · Nagesh R. Iyer · S. Kalaiselvam. Prediction of vibrational frequencies of synthesized belite using molecular dynamics, Proc. of the 5th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 10-13 December 2014, Chennai, India; 12/2014, pp. 2456- 2462.
  • S. Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, S. Arunbalaji,  G.S. Palani, Nagesh R. Iyer. Influence of SiO2 nano particles towards the preparation of Belite using calcined lime sludge by mechanosynthesis method, Proc. of the 3rd International Conference NANOCON 014, 14-15 October, 2014 at Pune, India.
  • Bhuvaneshwari B., Karunya R., Hemalatha T., Maheswaran S., and Nagesh R Iyer, "Improving the Performance of C-S-H by Nano-moieties", Proc. of the 4th International fib Congress, organized by IMC-fib of the Institution of Engineers (India), held at Mumbai, India, February 10-14 2014, pp. 2376-2385.
  • S.Maheswaran, S. Kalaiselvam, Subramanian Arunbalaji, G.S. Palani, and Nagesh R Iyer. Synthesis of Belite from Lime Sludge with nano-SiO2 by Solid State Reaction, Proc. of the International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Chemistry of Innovative Materials (ACECIM'14), 13-14 March 2014, at Chennai, pp. 854-858.
  • Maheswaran, S., Kalaiselvam, S., Gunavadhi, M., Palani, G.S., Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Formation of calcium silicate hydrate [C-S-H] from calcined lime sludge using nano silica’, Intl. Conf. on Structural and Physical properties of Solids, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, November 18-20, 2013, paper no. ORAL 150 (CD Form).
  • Murali, J., Ramesh Kumar, V., Maheswaran, S., Nagesh R. Iyer, Sandhya,S., Sarayu, K., and Muller, S., 'Strength improvement in cement mortar by using micro-organism with high lactose content dairy waste as nutrient source', Proc. of National Conference on Recent Development in Civil Engineering (RDCE-2012), Mar. 21-22, 2012, SRM University, Chennai, pp. 189-198.
  • Maheswaran,S, Ramesh Kumar V, Bhuvaneshwari,B, Palani,G.S., and Nagesh R. Iyer, Waste to wealth- An overview of prospective eco-materials towards sustainable construction, Prod. of the Intl. Conf. on Applied Materials (ICAM 2011), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Dec. 12-16, 2011, pp. 373-377. (Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.)
  • Maheswaran,S., Ramesh Kumar,V.,Bhuvaneshwari,B., Palani,G.S., Ravisankar, K., and Nagesh R. Iyer, ‘Techniques for Preparation and Characterization of Biomimetic based Construction Materials’, Proc. of the International Conference on Technological Trends, Trivandrum, 26-27 November 2010, pp. 366-376
  • Maheswaran,S., Sathish kumar, R.D., and Sridharan, K.R, ‘Information Use Pattern of Structural Engineering Scientists – A Bibliographic Case Study of Journal of Structural Engineering, SERC, India’, Proc. of the International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics, Science and Society, New Delhi, 6-9 March 2007, pp.214-222.
  • Sathish kumar, R.D., Maheswaran,S., and Sridharan, K.R, ‘Designing a possible classification approach based on the SRR’s colon classification scheme’, Proc. of the International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics, Science and Society, New Delhi, 6-9 March 2007, pp.368.
  • Sathish kumar, R.D., Maheswaran,S., and Sridharan, K.R., “Technical issues in IPR creation and management – some case studies”, at the Proc. of the National Workshop on IPR creation and management in Academic and Research Institutions at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 24-25 Feb. 2006.
  • Maheswaran,S., Sathish kumar, R.D., and Sridharan, K.R, “Information services at Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai- An Overview”, Proc. of the SIS 23rd Convention and Conference, 27-29 Jan. 2005, pp.255-260.
  • Brahadeeswaran,S., Maheswaran,S., and Bhat, H.L., “Crystal growth and characterization of Nitrophenol Sodium Hydroxide Dihydrate - A new semiorganic nonliner optical material”, Proc. of National Laser Symposium, BARC,  Bombay, 17-19 January 1996.
  • Maheswaran,S.,Brahadeeswaran,S.,and Bhat, H.L., “Influence of crystal growth parameters on the quality of the CZ grown BGO crystals”, Proc. of MRSI Annual General Meeting, Bangalore, Abs. No.H41, 1996.

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