CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Paramita Mondal

PhD, Northwestern University

Associate Professor


Office: 360A DuPont Hall
Phone: 302-831-4559
Email: mondal@udel.edu

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Associate Professor Paramita Mondal earned her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at Jadavpur University in India (2001); her master of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut (2004); and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Northwestern University (2008). Before joining the University of Delaware in 2017, she was an Assistant Professor and Associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign since 2009 and 2016 respectively.

Her research focuses on the development of the processing-property-performance relation of cement-based construction materials, and the design of new materials through the application of multi-scale characterization, nanotechnology and biomimicry. She combines experimental studies with computation to provide innovative material solutions that allow reduction in cement use in concrete, development of concrete using alternative "green" cement, and, most importantly, assurance of longer life of concrete structures reducing the need for frequent repair and rebuilding.

She belongs to the American Concrete Institute, the American Ceramic Society. She is an active member of the ACI 236, Materials Science committee and was the former chair of the and American Ceramic Society Cements Division.



Education

2001: Bachelor of Science, Jadavpur University
2004: Master of Science, University of Connecticut
2008: PhD, Northwestern University

Honors and Awards

Alumni Award for Academic Achievement: Jadavpur University, India, 2004
Narsimha Rao Addidum Award for Academic Achievement: University of Connecticut, 2004
Walter P. Murphy Fellowship: Northwestern University, 2004
Member of NSF sponsored US Delegates for 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction: Bilbao, Spain, 2005
Harvey Hagge Concrete Scholarship: Illinois Ready Mix Concrete Association, 2006
Second place in Advanced Cement-based Materials Semiannual Meeting Poster Competition: Spring 2006
First place in Advanced Cement-based Materials Semiannual Meeting Poster Competition: Fall 2006
Travel Grant for attending NSF Workshop on Nanomodification of Cementitious Materials: : Portland Cement Concrete and Asphalt Concrete; Gainesville, Florida, 2006
Walter P. Murphy Fellowship: Northwestern University, 2007
First place in Advanced Cement-based Materials Semiannual Meeting Poster Competition: Spring 2007
Terminal Year Fellowship Award: Northwestern University, 2007
Member of NSF sponsored US Delegates for 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction: in Prague, Czech Republic, 2009
Member of NSF sponsored US Delegates for Workshop on Sustainable Buildings: in Cairo, Egypt, 2010
Best Poster Award: 1st Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, American Ceramics Society Annual Conference, West Lafayette, IN, July 2010 (with student S. Puligilla)
Named to the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students": for CEE401-Concrete Materials (Fall 2012)
Top 20 most downloaded paper: "Role of slag in microstructural development and hardening of fly ash-slag geopolymer," Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 43, pp:70-80, 2013 (March-May, 2013)
Best Poster Award: 4th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, American Ceramics Society Annual Conference, Urbana, IL, July 8-10, 2013 (with student P. Stynoski)
Best Poster Award: 4th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, American Ceramics Society Annual Conference, Urbana, IL, July 8-10, 2013 (with student S. Lim, J. Somaratna and Prof. J. Popovics)
Named to the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students": for CEE401-Concrete Materials (Fall 2014)
Best Poster Award: 5th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, American Ceramics Society Annual Conference, Cookeville, TN, July 9-11, 2014 (with student Pete Stynoski)
Best Poster Award: 5th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, American Ceramics Society Annual Conference, Cookeville, TN, July 9-11, 2014 (with student Will Hunnicutt)
Best Poster Award: 7th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, American Ceramics Society Annual Conference, Evanston, IL, July 10-13, 2016 (with student Ardavan Ardeshirilajimi)

Select Publications

M. Nejad, L. Mashayekhy, D. Grosu, and R. Chinnam, "Optimal Routing for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles", Transportation Science, Vol. 51, preprint 2017.
 
W. Hunnicutt, P, Mondal and L. Struble, "Dynamic and Quasi-Static Nanoindentation of CSH and CASH," American Concrete Institute Special Publication 312 (2016): 1-15
 
P. Chaunsali and P. Mondal, "Hydration and Early-Age Expansion of Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement-Based Binders: Experiments and Thermodynamic Modeling," Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, 5 (4) (2016): 259-267
 
P. Chaunsali and P. Mondal, "Physico-chemical interaction between mineral admixtures and OPC-calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cements and its influence on early-age expansion," Cement and Concrete Research, 80 (2016): 10-20
 
B. Zhang, Zeynep Basaran, P. Mondal, R. Douglas Ferron, "Use of Biomineralization in Developing Smart Concrete Inspired by Nature," International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 9 (1-3) (2015): 39-60
 
P. Chaunsali, P. Mondal, "Effect of Calcium Sulfoaluminate (CSA) Dosage on Early-age Expansion," Journal of American Ceramics Society, 1-8 (2015) DOI: 10.1111/jace.13645

 
S. Lim, P. Mondal, "Effect of Nano and Micro Silica on Carbonation of Cement Paste," Journal of Materials Science, 50 (10) (2015), 3531-3540
 
P. Stynoski P, P. Mondal, C. Marsh, "Effects of Silica-mediated Interface Strengthening on Fracture Properties of Carbon Nanotube and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Portland Cement Mortar," Cement and Concrete Composite Volume 55 (January 2015): 232-240
 
S. Lim, P. Mondal, "Understanding the Effects of Nanosilica Addition on Increased Thermal Stability of Cement-based Composite," ACI Materials Journal Vol. 112, 1-6 (January 2015)
 
S. Puligilla, P. Mondal, "Co-existence of geopolymer and calcium silicate gel characterized through selective dissolution techniques and FTIR spectral subtraction," Cement and Concrete Research Volume 70 (April 2015): 39-49
 
S. Lim, P. Mondal, "Micro and Nano-scale Characterization to Study Thermal Degradation of Cement-based Materials," Materials Characterization Volume 92 (June 2014): 15-25
 
P. Chaunsali, P. Mondal, "Influence of Mineral Admixtures on Early-Age Deformation and Hydration of Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement," ACI Materials Journal Vol. 111, 1-6 (2014)
 
P. Suraneni, S. Puligila, E. H. Kim, X. Chen, L. J. Struble and P. Mondal, "Monitoring Setting of Geopolymers," Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Volume 3, no. 1, DOI: 10.1520/ACEM20130100, (2014)
 
Y. He, L. lu, L. J Struble, J. L. Rapp, P. Mondal, "Effect of C/S Ratio on Microstructure and Nanostructure of Calcium Silicate Hydrate Synthesized by Reaction of Fumed Silica and Calcium Oxide at Room Temperature," Materials and Structures Volume 47, no. 1-2, (2014): 311 - 322
 
S. Puligilla, P. Mondal, "Role of Slag in Microstructural Development and Hardening of Fly Ash-Slag Geopolymer," Cement and Concrete Research Volume 43 (2013): 70-80
 
S. Puligilla, P. Mondal, "Microstructural Changes Responsible for Hardening of Fly Ash-Slag Geopolymers Studied Through Infrared Spectroscopy," STP 1566 ASTM Symposium on Geopolymer Binders (2013): 21-33
 
P. Stynoski, P. Mondal, E. Wotring, C. Marsh; Characterization of Silica-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes Dispersed in Water," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15 no.1(2013): 1396
 
J. J. Gaitero, I. Campillo, P. Mondal, S. P. Shah, "Small Changes Can Make a Great Difference," Journal of the Transportation Research Board (May 2010)
 
P. Mondal, S. P. Shah and L. D. Marks, "A Comparative Study on Effects of Micro and Nanosilica in Concrete," Journal of the Transportation Research Board (May 2010)
 
J. H. Kim, P. Mondal, and S. P. Shah, "Cement-Based Materials Characterization at the Nanoscale: Nanoindentation and Ultrasonic AFM," ACI Special Publication (March 2010)

 
P. Mondal, S. P. Shah and L. D. Marks, (Nano-Scale Characterization of Cementitious Materials," ACI Materials Journal Volume 105, no. 2 (March-April 2008): 174-179
 
P. Mondal, S. P. Shah and L. D. Marks, "Use of Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanoindentation for Characterization of Cementitious Materials at the Nanoscale," ACI Special Publication, SP-254: Nanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives (October 2008): 41-56
 
S. P. Shah, P. Mondal, R. P. Ferron, N. Tregger, and Z. Sun," "Next Horizon in High Performance Concrete: Self-consolidating Concrete and Nanotechnology," The Indian Concrete Journal Volume 82, no. 1 (January 2008): 9-21
 
P. Mondal, J. T. DeWolf, "Development of Computer-Based System for the Temperature Monitoring of a Post-Tensioned Segmental Concrete Box Girder Bridge," Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Volume 22 (2007): 65-77
 
P. Mondal, S. P. Shah and L. Marks, "A Reliable Technique to Determine the Local Mechanical Properties at the Nano-Scale for Cementitious Materials," Cement and Concrete Research Volume 37, no. 10 (October 2007): 1440-1444

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