Dr.R.Malathy, Ph.D.
Professor & Dean (Research)
Dept. of Civil Engineering,
Sona College of Technology, Salem, India – 636 005.
Phone: (+91) 427 4099867
e-mail: malathycivil@sonatech.ac.in    

Funds received for R&D Projects and seminars : More than 1 crore
Patents   06 (1 granted)
Principal Investigator for R&D: 10
Awards: 15
Seminars/ Conferences organized: 30
Seminars/ Conferences/workshops/training attended:  70
Consultancy Works : 20
Books Authored: 03
Foreign Universities / Countries Visited: 10
International /National Journal  Papers: 110
National International Conference Papers: 60
Research Guidance:   14 completed, 10 under progress                                                                                         



Teaching:         35 years (26 years in Engg. Colleges & 9 years in Polytechnics)
Research:        16 years

Professor/Dean R&D Sona College of Technology, Salem 29.09.2011 to  till date
Professor/ Principal Ganesh College of Engineering, Salem 01.06.2011 - 28.09.2011
Professor/ Principal Excel Engineering College, Komarapalayam 19.06.2009-05.05.2011
Professor  & Head Kongu Engineering College Perunduari 01.10.2005-18.06.2009
Assistant Professor 01.06.2004-30.09.2005
Senior Lecturer 01.07 2002-31.05.2004
Senior Lecturer K.S.R College of Technology , Tiruchengode 01.06.1998– 30.06.2002
Lecturer 10.08.1994 – 31.05.1998
Associate Lecturer Al-Ameen Institute of Technology, Erode. 14.12.1992 – 04.07.1994
Instructor The Salem Polytechnic, Salem. 26.07.1988 -08.12.19 92
Instructor K.S.R Institute of Technology, Tiruchengode. 27.071985 – 19.07.1988

Academic Performance
Ph.D Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore Bharathiyar  University 2000-2005 Highly Commended
M.E., Government College of Engineering, Salem Madras University 1996-1998 82% I Classs with Distiction Gold Medal
B.E., Government College of Engineering, Salem Madras University 1989-1992 75% I class with Distinction
DCE Periyar Centenary Girls Polytechnic, Tanjore DOTE, Tamilnadu 1982-1985 89% I class with Distinction

Ph.D. Thesis

Effect of Mineral admixtures on Strength, Durability and Self  Compactability of  High Performance Concrete”

Membership in Professional Bodies


Registered : Electronic Level Indicator using sensors ( Patent No. 220419 )

Patents Filed :

  1. Eco friendly curtain wall panels
  2. A method of developing eco-friendly multipurpose low cost Geopolymer Ferro cement panels and product
  3. Energy optimizing furnace (EoF) Slag as an alternate material for constructing Ecofriendly precast road separator
  4. Effect of Recycled plastic wastes as partial Replacement for fine aggregate in manufacturing paver blocks
  5. A Method To Minimize Plastic Shrinkage Cracking Of Concrete Constructions Under Variable Ambient Conditions.
  6. A Method To Minimize Plastic Shrinkage Cracking Of Concrete Constructions Under Variable Ambient Conditions
  7. Novel composition for internal curing of concrete" using palak greens
  8. Papercrete Building Blocks
  9. "Novel composition for internal curing of concrete" using calotropis gigantea

Important Consultancy Works
  • Research on Utilization of silica sand construction with ELCI Ltd for the year 2018.
  • Research project on utilization of steel slag in concrete products-JSW Steels, Mecheri during the year 2017.
  • Location of factory building from Kauvery river using GPS
  • RCC Design and Bar bending schedule for Kagayam Bus Stand Extension
  • Design of Anjaneya temple, Erode
  • Steel Bridge Design for Mullai Periyar River at Theni
  • Soundness and Stability of Structure of Friedgram Industry, Tiruchengode
  • Renovation of bridge at Vathalagundu
  • Utilisation of slag from Agni Steel Industry in Concrete (under progress)
  • Stability check for a Temple at Engore, Erode
  • Diagnosis of cracks in Golden Jubilee Building, Ramakrishna Polytechnic College, Coimbatore
  • Design of Steel column foundation for a factory building, Perundurai
  • Crack detection and remedial measure for SIPCOT building, Perundurai
  • Gave Expert opinion for the rehabilitation of TNHB flats, Erode

  • Workshops / Symposiums / Seminars / Conferences Organised

    Funds Received

    Principal Investigator for the sponsored Research Projects


    Name of the Consultant Name Title Duration



    Department of Science and Technology (DST) Rural women Technology Park in salem/Kardarkulamanicken   Panchayat,SalemBlock,Tamil Nadu” 2017-2020.

    Rs. 22.5 Lakhs.


    JSW Steel “Development of Paver Blocks using EOF Steel Slag” 12 Months (2017)

    Rs. 5 Lakhs.


    The Institution of Engineers(India ) Experimental study on performance Behaviour of RC Beam     using High performance textile reinforcement for Precast Construction” 2016-2017

    Rs. 1.5 Lakhs.


    The Institution of Engineers(India ) Experimental study on structural behavior of RCcolumns with EOF steel slag asCoarse aggregate ” 2015-2016

    Rs. 0.6 Lakhs


    Tamilnadu state council for Science and technology Strengthening of RCC square column using external confinement with steel angles and tie rods to cater the earth quake” 2015-2016

    Rs. 0.10 lakhs.


    UGC Bio self cured zero cement concrete for mass  construction”           2014-2015

    Rs. 28.44 Lakhs


    The Institution of Engineers(India) Eco friendly road pavements using flyash and steel slag

    Rs 0.75 Lakhs.


    AICTE Development of low cost building blocks using rice husk ash

    Rs 6 Lakhs


    AICTE RPS SCHEME “Low cost Paver Blocks using rice husk ash and manufactured sand” 2012-2014

    Rs 6 Lakhs


    INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (R&D SCHEME) “Ecofriendly Road Pavements using fly ash and steel slag” 2006-2007

    Rs.75, 000/-


    DST - SERC SCHME “Seismic Behavior of Steel Tubular Sections In-filled with Concrete Using Waste Materials” 2008- 2010

    Rs. 15.67 lakhs


    AICTE CAYT SCHEME: “Effective Utilisation of Colour adsorbed fly ash in Papercrete” 2007- 2010

    Rs.10.50 lakhs


    INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS “Treatment of Dyeing Factory Effluent using Fly ash as an adsorbent” 2006-2007

    Rs.70, 000/-


    AICTE TAPTEC SCHEME “Self Compacting High Performance Concrete for under water Construction” 2003-2006

    Rs.12.81 lakhs

    For organizing Seminars/Conferences/SDP etc.,

    Foreign Universities Visited 0

    Special Lectures Delivered
    1. Technical Presentation at Karur Civil Engineers association sponsored by Ramco Ltd., during Feb 18,2020.
    2. BOS member for framing Curriculum at ManakulaVinayagar Engineering College during Feb 15,2020
    3. Invited SpeakerbyVriddhachalam Civil Engineering Association & Classic Cottageby, Annasalai-Yercaud during Oct 1-2, 2019.
    4. Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker for Workshop at KM School of Marine Engineering, Cochin during Aug, 2019.
    5. Technical Presentation at Karur during 28.6.2019 sponsored by Ramco Cements
    6. Technical Presentation at Namakkal during 26.6.2019 sponsored by Ramco Cements
    7. Technical Presentation at Hosur during 20.6.2019 sponsored by Ramco Cements
    8. Technical Presentation at Dharmapuri during 19.6.2019 sponsored by Ramco Cements
    9. Invited speaker for Pedagogy Training program to New faculties during 18.6.2019
    10. Technical Presentation at Civil Engineering Meet Radisson& salem13.6.2019 & 14.6.2019
    11. International Conference on Sustainable Environment & Civil Engineering’s Easwari Engineering College, Chennaiduring March 28, 2019.
    12. Technical Presentation on Innovation Construction Materials at Nala Hotel, Namakkal Civil Engineers sponsored by Ramco Cements during  Jan 3,2019.
    13. Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker for FDTP on Concrete Technology at KPRInstitute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, during Dec 10, 2018.
    14. Guest Lecture for FDP at N.G.P.Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, during Dec 3,2018.
    15. Technical Presentation at Dharmapuri Civil Engineers sponsored by Ramco Cements during Sep 15, 2018.
    16. Technical Presentation at Salem Civil Engineers sponsored by Nippon paints during Aug 9, 2018.
    17. Special Lecture at Kharunya institute ofTechnology, Coimbatore, during August 3,2018.
    18. Technical Presentation at Namakkal, Salem, Erode Dealers meet sponsored by Ultratech Cements during July 30-31,2018.
    19. DST Sponsored Seminar on Geopolymer Technology; The current State-of-the-art at VSA Group ofInstitutions, Salem, during July 19, 2018.
    20. AICTE-ISTE sponsored one week Induction Programme at SriRamakrishna institute of Technology, Coimbatore during June 28,2018.
    21. AICTE-ISTE sponsored one week Induction Programme at Vellalar College of Engineering and Technology, Erode during  May 23, 2018.
    22. AICTE-ISTE sponsored one week Induction Programme at ValliammaiEngineering College , Chennai during May 21,2018.
    23. AICTE-ISTE sponsored Induction Programme on Introduction to outcomebased Instructional Methodsduring  May 14-19,2018.
    24. NEEDS, EDII, SCT, Salemduring Jan 19- April 20,2018.
    25. SRM University International Conference during April 11,2018.
    26. Technical Presentation at Parimalam Mahal, Sengodampallam, Erode during Mar 20, 2018.
    27. National Conference at Vinayaka Missions, Salem during Dec 2-3, 2017.
    28. Faculty Development programme at Vellalar College, Chennaiduring May 18, 2017.
    29. Technical Presentation at Sponsored by the Ramco cementsLimited at sathyamangalam during Dec 20,2017.
    30. Technical Presentation at the Ramco Cements LimitedGopichetipalayam during Dec 19,2017.
    31. Technical Presentation atUltratech sponsored Technical lecture ,Namakkal during Feb 15,2017.
    32. Technical Presentation at Ultratech sponsoredTechnical lecture , during Feb                         14,2017.
    33. TEQIP Sponsored Faculty Development programme at Govt College of engineering, Salem during July 21-27, 2016.
    34. SERB Sponsored National Seminar at Nandha Engineering College Perundurai during April 11-12, 2016.
    35. Workshop at Kongu Engineering College Perundurai during Feb 15, 2016.
    36. Entrepreneurship development programme at Salem Civil Engineers Association Salem during July 26-27,2015.
    37. Faculty Development Training Programme at Knowledge Institute of Tech Salem during May 20, 2015.
    38. Technical Presentation atInformative LectureBuild India Summit  - Chennai during Mar 27-28, 2014.
    39. International Conference at Sri Krishna Engineering College Coimbatore during Jan 9-11,2014.
    40. CSIR Sponsored International Conference CSIR –Chennai during Apr 8, 2013. Invited Talks/Chairing a Session etc.
    41. National Seminar at Sri Krishna Engineering College, Coimbatore during Oct 3, 2013.
    42. Workshop at Shree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology-Chennai during Aug 23,2013.
    43. In AICTE Induction training progrramme, lecture  on “effective teaching and learning”
    44. In District level conference conducted by TNSF, lecture on” Resource Materials to School Teachers” in Salem and Namakkal District.
    45. Lecture on “ High Performance Concrete” at CIT, Coimbatore on 20.07.2005
    46. Lecture on “ Self Compacting Concrete” at SIT, Sakthinagar, on 10.08.05
    47. Lecture on “ Latest Trends in Concrete Technology for its Sustainable Development” at Christ the King Polytechnic, Coimbatore
    48. Lecture on Effective Utilisation of fly ash in Concrete at Anna University, Chennai
    49. Lecture on Human Resource Management in Construction Industry at Builders Association of India, Erode
    50. Lecture on “ Effect of mineral Admixtures on HPC” for FOSROC Chemicals Ltd., staff, Bangalore
    51. Lecture on “ Seismic Microzonation” at GCT, Coimbatore
    52. Lecture on “Utilisation of Waste Materials in Construction Industry” at Karpagam Engineering College, Coimbatore.
    53. Lecture on “Engineered Concrete” Tech Excellency 2008, Salem Civil Engineers Association, Salem
    54. Lecture on Mix Design of Concrete at Sona College of Technology for Civil Engineers in Salem, Attur and Namakkal District on 10.12.2008
    55. Lecture on Geo Polymer Concrete in the 18th Conference on Rheological Measurements ofBuilding Materials in Germany during March 8-9, 2009
    56. Lecture on Efficiency of Mineral admixtures on High Performance Concrete in the AICTE sponsored National Seminar on Cementitious Materials in Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur on 25.03.2009
    57. Lecture on Self Compacting Concrete in CSIR sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Concrete Technology”, during  March 8-9, 2007 at  KEC
    58. Lecture on Effect of Mineral Admixtures in SCC in AICTE sponsored National Seminar on “Self Compacting Concrete” during September 6-7, 2007 at  KEC
    59. Lecture on Special Concretes in National seminar on “Eco-friendly Engineered Concrete” August 29-30, 2008 at  KEC
    60. Lecture on Durability of SCC in National Seminar on “Durability aspects of Modern Structural Concrete October 4, 2008 at  KEC

    Invited Talks / Chairing a Session etc.