Dr. Abhinay Kumar

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Transportation Engineering

Email

abhinay.kumar@thapar.edu

Specialization

Transportation Engineering

Email

abhinay.kumar@thapar.edu

Email

abhinay.kumar@thapar.edu

Contact: +91-9774-344-970

Academic Profile

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7740-9029

Biography

Dr. Abhinay Kumar has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Patiala), since July 2022. He obtained his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering in the year 2014 from the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar. He was then selected for Ph.D. program in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, and he defended his Ph.D. thesis in 2022.  

His research interests include pavement materials characterization; modified asphalt binders; application of pyrolysis products in asphalt materials; bio-based asphalt; open-graded friction courses, warm-mix asphalt, utilisation of alternative materials in pavements; and performance characterization of pavement materials.

He has published several research articles in reputed national and international journals. He has won several prestigious awards, including Best Thesis Award, Best Paper Awards, Best Poster Presentation Awards, Indian Roads Congress Medals, International Travel Support Grant by DST, and Research Excellence Award.

Education

  • D. (Transportation Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (Best Ph.D. Thesis Awardee from the Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati) - 2022
  • Tech. (Civil Engineering) from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar (Gold Medallist) - 2014
  • Diploma (Civil Engineering) from NERIST, Itanagar (Gold Medallist) - 2012

Research Tags

  • Pavement materials characterization
  • Modified asphalt binders
  • Applications of pyrolysis products in asphalt
  • Bio-asphalt
  • Open-graded friction courses
  • Warm-mix asphalt
  • Sustainable pavement technologies

Research Publications

International Journals

  • [1] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Characterization of storage stability of EPDM rubberized asphalt with tire pyrolytic oil and sulfur, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Accepted, In-Press DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004716
  • [2] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Mechanical properties of open graded asphalt friction course mixtures with basic oxygen furnace steel slag as coarse aggregates, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Accepted, In-Press DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004696
  • [3] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Composite asphalt modification with waste EPDM rubber and tire pyrolytic oil: Rheological, chemical and morphological evaluation, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(12), 04022325: 1-17. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004468
  • [4] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Evaluation of waste tire pyrolytic oil as a rejuvenation agent to unmodified, polymer-modified, and rubber-modified aged asphalt binders, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(10), 04022246: 1-20. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004400
  • [5] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Rheological, mechanical, and chemical characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures with waste tire and plastic pyrolytic chars, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(6), 04022093:1-19. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004234
  • [6] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Storage stability of waste tire pyrolytic char modified asphalt binders: Rheological and chemical characterization, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(3), 04021489:1-17. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004129
  • [7] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Aging characteristics of asphalt binders modified with waste tire and plastic pyrolytic chars, PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 16(8), e0256030. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256030
  • [8] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Characterization of thermal storage stability of waste plastic pyrolytic char modified asphalt binders with sulfur, PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, USA, 16(3): e0248465. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248465
  • [9] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). A study on production temperatures of asphalt binders modified with waste tyre pyrolytic char, International Journal of Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology, 22, 56-68. DOI: 10.1515/ijpeat-2016-0044
  • [10] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Pattanaik, M. P. (2021). Friction characteristics of open graded asphalt friction courses with BOF and EAF steel slag aggregates, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(6), 04022087:1-16. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004222
  • [11] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Effect of long-term binder draindown on performance of open graded asphalt friction courses with BOF steel slag aggregates, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(1), 04021383:1-13. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004022
  • [12] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Kandhal, P.S., Julaganti, A., Behera, O.P., Singh, A., and Kumar, R. (2020). Fatigue characterisation of modified asphalt binders containing warm mix asphalt additives, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis, 21(2), 519-541. DOI: 1080/14680629.2018.1507921
  • [13] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Shukla, S.K. (2020). Evaluation of benefits of open-graded friction courses with basic oxygen furnace steel-slag aggregates for hilly and high-rainfall regions in India, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 32(12), 04020356:1-14. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003445
  • [14] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Investigation of moisture damage in open graded asphalt friction course mixtures with basic oxygen furnace steel slag as coarse aggregate under acidic and neutral pH environments, Transportation Research Record, 2674, 8, 887-901. DOI: 1177/0361198120925459
  • [15] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Characterisation of asphalt binder modified with ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer (EPDM) rubber waste from automobile industry, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis, 22(9), 2044-2068. DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2020.1740772
  • [16] Kumar, A. and Choudhary, R. (2020). Use of waste tyre pyrolytic products for asphalt binder modification, International Journal of Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology, 21, 35-51. DOI: 10.1515/ijpeat-2016-0031
  • [17] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Drainability and clogging behavior of open graded asphalt friction courses with basic oxygen furnace steel slag aggregates, Transportation Research Record. DOI: 10.1177/03611981221095525
  • [18] Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Rahman, G. (2019). Rheological and mechanical properties of bauxite residue as hot mix asphalt filler, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 12(6), 623-631. DOI: 10.1007/s42947-019-0074-4
  • [19] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Feasibility assessment of the use of basic oxygen furnace slag in open graded asphalt courses, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 12(6), 664-673. DOI: 10.1007/s42947-019-0079-2
  • [20] Pattanaik, M. L., Choudhary, R., Kumar, B., and Kumar, A. (2019). Mechanical properties of open graded friction course mixtures with different contents of electric arc furnace steel slag as an alternative aggregate from steel industries, Road Materials and Pavement Design, DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2019.1620120.
  • [21] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Narzari, R., Kataki, R., and Shukla, S.K. (2018). Evaluation of bio-asphalt binders modified with biochar: A pyrolysis by-product of Mesua ferrea seed cover waste, Cogent Engineering, Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/23311916.2018.1548534.
  • [22] Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2018). Permanent deformation characteristics of warm asphalt binders under reduced aging conditions, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer, 23(1), 160-172. DOI: 10.1007/s12205-017-1903-0
  • [23] Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Murkute, K. (2018). Properties of waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) modified asphalt mixes: Dependence on PET size, PET content, and mixing process, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 62(3), 685-693, DOI: 10.3311/PPci.10797
  • [24] Choudhary, R., Julaganti, A., Kumar, A., and Ugale, D. A. (2018). Application of WMA technology to bituminous base course mixes, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 13(2), 94-103, DOI: 10.7250/bjrbe.2018-13.403
  • [25] Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2017). Rheology of modified binders under varying doses of WMA additive–Sasobit, Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 35(10), 975-982. DOI:10.1080/10916466.2017.1297827
  • [26] Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2017). Moisture Susceptibility of WMA mixes with modified bituminous binders, Petroleum Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 35(10), 1014-1021. DOI:10.1080/10916466.2017.1303721
  • [27] Choudhary, R., Chattopadhyay, D., Kumar, A., and Julaganti, A. (2017). Use of industrial wastes as fillers in open graded friction courses, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 12(2), 106-116. DOI: 10.3846/bjrbe.2017.13

Book Chapters

  • [1] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Arrhenius based high-temperature performance evaluation of asphalt binders modified with waste plastic pyrolytic char, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 207, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-7509-6_29
  • [2] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2022). Evaluation of rutting properties of asphalt binders and mixtures with tire pyrolytic char, Road and Airfield Pavement Technology, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 193, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-87379-0_60
  • [3] Choudhary, R., Kumar, V., Kumar, A., Pathak, S. and Kumar, A. (2022). Use of banana natural fiber as a stabilizing additive in open graded friction course, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 207, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-7509-6_3
  • [4] Nazir, P., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., & Kumar, A. (2022). Characterization of nano-alumina modified asphalt binders and mixtures, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 218, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-9921-4_20
  • [5] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Performance evaluation of asphalt binders modified with pyrolytic chars and WMA additive, Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2022.04.969
  • [6] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Composite asphalt binder modification with waste non-tire automotive rubber and pyrolytic oil, Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2021.07.431
  • [7] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., & Kumar, A. (2021). Utilization of waste ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer (EPDM) rubber modified binder in asphalt concrete mixtures, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 218, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-9921-4_35
  • [8] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Use of char derived from waste plastic pyrolysis for asphalt binder modification, RILEM Book Series-ITCSD 2020, 29, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51485-3_23
  • [9] Choudhary, R., Yadav, V.R., Kumar, A., and Mathur, A. (2020). A study on permeability characteristics of asphalt pavements. In: Mathew T., Joshi G., Velaga N., Arkatkar S. (eds) Transportation Research. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 45, Springer, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-32-9042-6_69

National Journals

  • [1] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2021). Bioasphalt binders: Introducing sustainability in a non-renewable road construction material, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, 34(4), 34-42.
  • [2] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Use of waste plastic and tyre in asphalt binder-A sustainable approach for future pavements, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, 33(4), 22-26.
  • [3] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Nirmal, S.K., Pandey, I.K., and Kataki, R. (2019). Towards sustainable asphalt binders: Evaluation of bio-asphalt binders and mixes with biochar, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 80(3), 5-15.
  • [4] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Nirmal, S.K. (2018). Salient attributes of open graded friction courses towards enhanced road safety in hilly and high rainfall regions of India, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 79(2), 11-19.
  • [5] Kandhal, P.S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2018). Quality control and quality assurance in bituminous road construction in India, Indian Highways, Indian Roads Congress, 46(10), 11-18.
  • [6] Kumar, A., Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R. and Porwal, S.S. (2016). Evaluation of state-of-the-art (SoA) warm mix asphalt with modified binders, Indian Highways, 44(12), 23-31.
  • [7] Choudhary, R., Singh, S.K., Kumar, A., and Porwal, S.S. (2016). Permeability characteristics of bituminous premix carpet and mix seal surfacing, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 77(2), 383-392.

International Conferences

  • [1] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Mechanical Properties of open graded asphalt friction course mixtures with basic oxygen furnace steel slag as coarse aggregates, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA., January, 2022.
  • [2] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2022). Drainability and clogging behavior of open graded asphalt friction courses with basic oxygen furnace steel slag aggregates, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 101st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA., January, 2022.
  • [3] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Evaluation of aging behavior of asphalt binders modified with chars from pyrolysis of tyre and plastic wastes, International Conference on Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability (CTCS), NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka, India, 22-23 December, 2020.
  • [4] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Kataki, R., Kumar, A., Narzari, R. (2020). Application of biomaterials in road construction: Evaluation of permanent deformation characteristics of biochar modified asphalt binders, International Conference on Smart Materials for Sustainable Technology (SMST-2020), 23–25 February, 2020, Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa, India.
  • [5] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R. and Kumar, A. (2020). Moisture damage investigations of OGAFC mixtures with BOF steel slag as coarse aggregate under different pH environments, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, 12–16 January, 2019, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • [6] Julaganti, A., Choudhary, R., Kumar, A., and Kumar, B. (2020). Prediction of fracture life of warm asphalt mixes using symbolic regression approach, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, 12–16 January, 2019, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • [7] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2019). Use of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber waste in asphalt binder modification, 11th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology 2019 (ICPT 2019), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-12 July, 2019.
  • [8] Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Narzari, R., and Kataki, R. (2018). Rheological evaluation of asphalt binders containing pyrolytic biochar, 17th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology and Infrastructure, 21-22 February 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • [9] Pattanaik, M. L., Choudhary, R., Kumar, B., and Kumar, A. (2018). Utilization of electric arc furnace steel slag in open graded friction courses: A performance evaluation, Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, 13-17 January, 2019, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • [10] Pathak, S., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2018). Use of basic oxygen furnace steel slag in open graded friction courses, 17th Annual International Conference on Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology and Infrastructure, 21-22 February 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

Editorial Board Membership

  • Academic Editor of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Hindawi

Reviewer for Scientific Journals

  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE
  • Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor & Francis
  • Road Materials and Pavement Design, Taylor & Francis
  • Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier
  • Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, Springer
  • Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Taylor & Francis
  • Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Hindawi
  • Advances in Civil Engineering, Hindawi
  • Public Library of Sciences (PLoS) ONE

Academic Awards / Medals

  • [1] Indian Roads Congress Medal for the paper: Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Nirmal, S.K. (2019). Towards sustainable asphalt binders: Evaluation of bio-asphalt binders and mixes with biochar, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 80(3), 5-15.
  • [2] Best Thesis Award (D.) in Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati – Received during the 24th Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati on June 17, 2022.
  • [3] First Prize in the event Three Minute Thesis Presentation in Research and Industrial Conclave (RIC), IIT Guwahati, organized during 20-23 January, 2022.
  • [4] IEI BLC-FCRIT Excellence Award for recognition of Research Excellence in PhD (National) Category, presented by The Institution of Engineers (India), Belapur Local Center and Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi on 16 January, 2021.
  • [5] First prize for the paper: Kumar, A., Kumar, A., and Pathak, S. (2021). Night visibility: A major challenge for road users and innovative solutions. National Road Safety Competition organized by General Insurance Council (GIC), India, 13 February, 2021.
  • [6] Best Paper Award in the Session for the paper: Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Evaluation of aging behavior of asphalt binders modified with chars from pyrolysis of tyre and plastic wastes. In: International Conference CTCS-2020, NMAMIT, Karnataka.
  • [7] Best Paper Award for the paper: Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Kumar, A. (2020). Arrhenius based high-temperature performance evaluation of asphalt binders modified with waste plastic pyrolytic char. In: 2nd International Conference ICRDSI-2020, KIIT Bhubaneswar.
  • [8] Best Poster Presentation Award for the paper: Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., Kataki, R., Kumar, A., Narzari, R. (2020). Application of biomaterials in road construction: evaluation of permanent deformation characteristics of biochar modified asphalt binders. In: International Conference SMST-2020, Goa.
  • [9] Indian Roads Congress Medal for the paper: Kumar, A., Choudhary, R., and Nirmal, S.K. (2018). Salient attributes of open graded friction courses towards enhanced road safety in hilly and high rainfall regions of India, Journal of the Indian Roads Congress, 79(2), 11-19.
  • [10] International Travel Support Grant of Department of Science & Technology (Govt. of India) for attending and presenting a paper at the 17th Annual International Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology and Infrastructure Conference at Liverpool, UK.
  • [11] Best Poster Presentation Award for the paper: Choudhary, R., Yadav, V.R., Kumar, A., and Mathur, A. (2020). A study on permeability characteristics of asphalt pavements. In: 4th International Conference CTRG-2017, IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
  • [12] Nawab Jung Bahadur Memorial Prize by the Institution of Engineers (India) for the paper: Kumar, A., Dand, R., Lakshmikanthan, P., and Babu, G. L. S. (2014). Methane production quantification and energy estimation for Bangalore municipal solid waste. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 95(1), 19-27.
  • [13] Ministry of Education (erstwhile MHRD), Government of India, D. Research Fellowship from 2015 to 2020.
  • [14] Gold Medal for securing the first position during B.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering in the year 2014 at NERIST, Itanagar.
  • [15] Gold Medal for securing the first position during Diploma in Civil Engineering in the year 2012 at NERIST, Itanagar.
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