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Sulapha Peethamparan

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Sulapha Peethamparan
Associate Professor
236 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
CU Box 5710
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: 315-268-4435
FAX: 315-268-7985


Ph.D., Purdue University (2006)
M.Eng., National University of Singapore, Singapore (2001)
M.S., IIT Madras, India (1998)
B.Tech., Mahatma Gandhi University, India (1993)

Teaching Interests
Properties and Performance of concrete, Structural Analysis, Cement Chemistry

Research Interests
Dr. Peethamparan's research include hydration chemistry and microstructural characterization of Portland cement,  oil well cements, alkali activated fly ash and slag, high volume fly ash and slag,  mechanisms of chemical deterioration in concrete (ASR, DEF & corrosion) and beneficial utilization of cement kiln dust (soil stabilization, controlled low strength concrete, CKD-activated alternative binder systems)

Professional Experience
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - (2007-2008) Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hydration and setting kinetics of oil well cement.
Aquagen International, Singapore - (2000-2001) Research Engineer, High Performance Concrete Laboratories
Kerala State Electricity Board, India - (1993-1994) Sub-Engineer, Lower Periyar Hydro Electric Project

Professional Affiliations
American Concrete Institute (ACI), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Chaunsali, P., and S. Peethamparan. "Microstructural and mineralogical characterization of cement kiln dust activated fly ash binder", Journal of the Transportation Research Board, N0. 2164 Concrete Materials (2010), In press.

Chaunsali, P., and S. Peethamparan." Evolution of strength, microstructure and mineralogical composition of cement kiln dust (CKD) activated ground granulated blast furnace slag", Cement and Concrete Research, under review

Ravikumar, D., S. Peethamparan, and N. Neithalath.  "Structure and Strength of NaOH activated concrete containing fly ash or GGBFS as sole binder", Cement and concrete Composite, 32 (2010) 399-410

Zhang, J., Weissinger, E. A., S. Peethamparan, and G. W. Scherer. "Early hydration and setting of oil well cements", Cement and Concrete Research, 40 (2010) 1023-1033

Funkhouser, P., Scherer, G.W., and S. Peethamparan.  "Effect of pressure on early hydration", Cement and Concrete Research, 40 (2010) 845-85

Peethamparan, S., Weissinger, E., Vocaturo, J. and G.W. Scherer. "Monitoring chemical shrinkage using pressure sensors", ACI Special Proceedings in CD on ADVANCE S in the Material Science of Concrete, SP-270 (2010) 77-88

Peethamparan, S., Olek, J., and S. Diamond.  "Mechanism of stabilization of Na-montmorillonite clay with cement kiln dust", Cement and Concrete Research, 39(2009) 580-589

Peethamparan, S., Olek, J., and J. Lovell. "Influence of chemical and physical characteristic of cement kiln dusts (CKDs) on their hydration behavior and potential application in soil stabilization", Cement and Concrete Research, 38 (2008) 803-815

Peethamparan, S., Olek, J., and S. Diamond. "Physicochemical Behavior of Cement Kiln Dust Treated Kaolinite Clay", Journal of Transportation Research Record, Geomaterials 2059 (2008) 80-88

Peethamparan, S., Olek, J., "A Study on the Effectiveness of Cement Kiln Dusts (CKDs) in Stabilizing Na-montmorillonite Clay", The ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, (20) (2) (2008) 137-146

Peethamparan, S., Wong, S. F., Wee, T. H., and S. Swaddiwudhipong, "Carbonation of concrete containing mineral admixtures," Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 15 (2) (2003) 134-143