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Dr. Rao Arsalan Khushnood
Assistant Professor
NICE

NICE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12 ,Islamabad Pakistan
Tel : 051-90854615

Specialization
Structural Engineering

Education
PhD(Structural Engineering,Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy),MS (Structural Engineering) Pakistan

Dr. Rao Arsalan Khushnood completed his PhD in Structural Engineering, from Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy. Dr. Arsalan won University Merit Scholarships on getting Distinction in each semester. He aslo received Distinction Certificate on declaration of his undergraduate research, Second Best at University. He also won HEC-Foreign Scholarship to perform PhD in Italy.
  • Improvement in Certain Properties of Concrete by Utilizing Jehangira Bentonite as Partial Replacement of Cement.
  • A Study on Self Compacting Cementitious Systems Using Wheat Straw Ash and Calcined Bentonite.
  • High Performance Self-Compacting Cementitious Materials Using Nano/Micro Carbonaceous Inerts.
Thesis

1. PhD Thesis, “High performance self-compacting cementitious materials using nano/micro carbonaceous inerts”, Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

2.  MS Thesis, “A study on self compacting cementitious systems using wheat straw ash and calcined bentonite”, National Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

3.  BE Thesis, “Improvement in certain properties of concrete by utilizing jehangira bentonite as partial replacement of cement”, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

Journal Papers (W-Category) [Total IF: 54.918]

 4.  A. Wisal, R.A. Khushnood, S.A. Memon, S. Ahmad, W.L. Baloch, and M. Usman. "Effective use of sawdust for the production of eco-friendly and thermal-energy efficient normal weight and lightweight concretes with tailored fracture properties." Journal of Cleaner Production 184 (2018): 1016-1027. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.009.(IF:5.65)

5.  W.L. Baloch, R.A. Khushnood, and W. Khaliq. "Influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on the residual performance of concrete exposed to high temperatures." Construction and Building Materials 185 (2018): 44-56. doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.07.051.(IF:3.48)

6.  W.L. Baloch, R.A. Khushnood, S.A. Memon, W. Ahmed, and S. Ahmad. "Effect of Elevated Temperatures on Mechanical Performance of Normal and Lightweight Concretes Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes." Fire Technology 54, no. 5 (2018): 1331-1367. doi.org/ 10.1007/s10694-018-0733-z .(IF:1.48)

7. S.A. Memon, U Javed, R.A. Khushnood. " Eco-friendly utilization of corncob ash as partial replacement of sand in concrete." Construction and Building Materials 195 (2018): 165-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.063.(IF:3.48)

8.  A. Rasheed, S.H. Farooq, M.Usman, A.Hanif, N.A. Khan, and R.A. Khushnood. "Structural reliability analysis of superstructure of highway bridges on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): a case study." Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance 3, no. 3 (2018): 197-207. doi.org/10.1080/24705314.2018.1492665.(IF:0.79)

9.   N. Shaheen, R.A. Khushnood and S.U. Din "Bioimmobilized Limestone Powder for Autonomous Healing of Cementitious Systems: A Feasibility Study." Advances in Materials Science and Engineering 2018 (2018). doi.org/10.1155/2018/7049121.(IF: 1.372)

10. R.A. Khushnood , S. Muhammad, S. Ahmad, M.U. Qamar and S.A. Khan " Theoretical & Experimental Analysis of Multifunctional High Performance Cement Motar Matrics Reinforced with Varying Lengths of Carbon Fibers." Materiales de Construcción (2018). doi.org/10.3889/mc.2018.09617 (IF: 1.803)

11. R.A. Khushnood , S.U. Din, N. Saheen, S. Ahmad and F. Zarrar " Bio- inspired   self- healing cementitious mortar using Bacillus   s ubtilis immobilized on nano/micro additives" Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2018).(IF: 2.1)

12. A. Khitab, S. Ahmad, M.J. Munir, S.M. Kazmi, T. Arshad, R.A. Khushnood, Synthesis and applications of nano titania particles: A overview, Reviews on advanced materials science, 53 (2018): 90-105. (IF:2.50)

13. M. Azmat, M.U. Qamar, M.A. Shahid, E. Hussain, S. Ahmad, and R.A. Khushnood. "Ensembling Downscaling Techniques and Multiple GCMs to Improve Climate Change Predictions in Cryosphere Scarcely-Gauged Catchment." Water Resources Management 32, no. 9 (2018): 3155-3174. doi.org /10.1007/s11269-018-1982-9.(IF: 3.537)

14. M. Usman, A.Y. Khan, S.H. Farooq, A. Hanif, S. Tang, R.A. Khushnood, and S.A. Rizwan. "Eco-friendly self-compacting cement pastes incorporating wood waste as cement replacement: A feasibility study." Journal of Cleaner Production 190 (2018): 679-688. (IF:5.65)

15. S.K. Rehman, Z. Ibrahim, S.A. Memon, M.F. Javed, R.A. Khushnood. “A sustainable graphene based cement composite”, Sustainability, 9-7, (2017) 1229. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.186.(IF: 2.075)

16.  F. Waheed, W. Khaliq, and R.A. Khushnood. "High-Temperature Residual Strength and Microstructure in Air-Entrained High-Strength Concrete." ACI Materials Journal 115, no. 3 (2018). (IF:1.252)

17.  A.S. Afify, S. Ahmad, R.A. Khushnood, P. Jagdale, J.M. Tulliani. “Elaboration and characterization of novel humidity sensor based on micro-carbonized bamboo particles”, Sensors Actuators B Chem. 239 (2017) 1251–1256. doi:10.1016/j.snb.2016.09.130. (IF:5.40)

18.  M.U. Qamar, M. Azmat, M.J.M. Cheema, M.A. Shahid, R.A. Khushnood, S. Ahmad “Model swapping: A comparative performance signature for the prediction of flow duration curves in ungauged basins”, J. Hydrol. 541 (2016) 1030–1041. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.08.012. (IF:3.48)

19.  S. Ahmad, R.A. Khushnood, P. Jagdale, J.-M. Tulliani, G.A. Ferro. “High performance self-consolidating cementitious composites by using micro carbonized bamboo particles”, Mater. Des. 76 (2015) 223–229. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.03.048. (IF:4.36)

20.  R.A. Khushnood, S. Ahmad, P. Savi, J.M. Tulliani, M. Giorcelli, G.A. Ferro. “Improvement in electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of cement composites using carbonaceous nano/micro inerts”, Constr. Build. Mater. 85 (2015) 208–216. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.03.069. (IF:3.48)

21.  A. Khitab, S. Ahmad, R.A. Khushnood, S.A. Rizwan, G.A. Ferro, L. Restuccia, M. Ali, I. Mehmood. “Fracture toughness and failure mechanism of high performance concrete incorporating carbon nanotubes”, Fract. Struct. Integr. 42 (2017) 250–259. doi:10.3221/IGF-ESIS.42.27. (IF:0.70)

22.  S. Ahmad, J.M. Tulliani, G.A. Ferro, R.A. Khushnood, L. Restuccia, P. Jagdale. “Crack path and fracture surface modifications in cement composites”, Fract. Struct. Integr. 9 (2015) 524–533. doi:10.3221/IGF-ESIS.34.58. (IF:0.70)

23.  R.A. Khushnood, S. Ahmad, G.A. Ferro, L. Restuccia, J.-M. Tulliani, P. Jagdale, Modified fracture properties of cement composites with nano/micro carbonized bagasse fibers, Fract. Struct. Integr. 9 (2015) 534–542. doi:10.3221/IGF-ESIS.34.59. (IF:0.70)

24.  R.A. Khushnood, S.A. Rizwan, S.A. Memon, J.M. Tulliani, G. Ferro. “Experimental investigation on use of wheat straw ash and bentonite in self compacting cementitious system”, Adv. Mat. Sci. Engg. 1 (2014) 1-11. doi:10.1155/2014/832508. (IF:1.23)

25.  S.A. Memon, R.A. Khushnood, S. Khan, T.Y. Lu. “Utilization of Pakistani bentonite as partial replacement of cement in concrete”, Constr. Build. Mater. 30 (2012) 237–242. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.11.021. (IF:3.17)

26.  Q. Ullah, R.A. Khushnood, S. Ahmad, M. Usman, S. Muhammad, J.M. Tulliani, Performance evaluation of MWCNTs reinforced cement mortar composites using natural and commercial surfactants, Journal of Wuhan University, [In press]. (IF:0.45)

Journal Papers (X-Category)

27.  A. Khalid, R.A. Khushnood, A. Mahmood, G.A. Ferro, and S. Ahmad. "Synthesis, characterization and applications of nano/micro carbonaceous inerts: A review." Procedia Structural Integrity 9 (2018): doi :116-125. 10.1016/j.prostr.2018.06.019

28.  H.M. Rashid, S.A. Khan, R.A. Khushnood, and J. Ahmad. "Lateral Load Performance Analysis of Dhajji Dewari Using Different Infills." International Journal of Strategic Engineering (IJoSE) 1, no. 2 (2018): 1-12.

29.  M.U. Qamar, G. Daniele, P. Claps, M. Azmat, M.A. Shahid, and R.A. Khushnood. "Flow duration curve regionalization with enhanced selection of donor basins." Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research 6, no. 1 (2018): 70-84.   doi.org/10.1080/23249676.2016.1196621

30.  S.S.H. Gillani, A. Khitab, S. Ahmad, R.A. Khushnood, G.A. Ferro, S.M.S. Kazmi, L.A. Qureshi, L. Restuccia. “Improving the mechanical performance of cement composites by carbon nanotubes addition”, Procedia Struct. Integr. 3 (2017) 11–17. doi:10.1016/j.prostr.2017.04.003.

31.  R.A. Khushnood, S. Ahmad, L. Restuccia, C. Spoto, P. Jagdale, J.-M. Tulliani, G.A. Ferro. “Carbonized nano/microparticles for enhanced mechanical properties and electromagnetic interference shielding of cementitious materials”, Front. Struct. Civ. Eng. 10 (2016) 209–213. doi:10.1007/s11709-016-0330-5.

32.  G.A. Ferro, S. Ahmad, R.A. Khushnood, L. Restuccia, J.-M. Tulliani, Improvements in self-consolidating cementitious composites by using micro carbonized aggregates, Fract. Struct. Integr. 30 (2014) 75–83. doi:10.3221/IGF-ESIS.30.11.

Conference Papers

1.      Ahmad S, Khushnood RA, Savi P, et al. Effects of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the complex permittivity of cement composites. Proceeding of IET Brunei international conference on engineering and technology (BICET), InstitutTeknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam. 2014 Nov 1-3.

2.      Najam FA, Rizwan SA, Khushnood RA. Automation of a mix proportioning method developed for concretes with indigenous materials of Pakistan using knowledge-based GUIs in MATLAB Proceeding of Advances in Chemically-Activated Materials CAM' 2014, RILEM Publications, Changsha, China. 2014 June 1-3:175-183.

3.  Ahmad S, Ferro GA, Bhatti AQ, Khushnood RA, Arshad A. Numerical modeling and simulation of a masonry arch in ANSYS subjected to impact loading. 72nd Annual Session of Pakistan Engineering Congress, Lahore, Pakistan. 2013 Dec 20-23(Paper no 740):171-84.

4.   Khushnood RA, Ferro GA, Ahmad S, Najam FA. A comparative study on highway bridge barriers reinforced with steel and GFRP bars. 72nd Annual Session of Pakistan Engineering Congress, Lahore, Pakistan. 2013 Dec 20-23(Paper no 742):197-224.

5.   Ahmad S. Usman M, Jung HJ, Khushnood RA, Rizwan SA, Bier TA. Artificial neural network (ANN) model for the prediction of the packing density of Lawrencepur sand. International Conference on Advanced Concrete Technology & Its Applications, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2012 Nov 6-7.

6.  Sabir ZA, Khushnood RA, Ahmad S, Rizwan SA. Environmental friendly material; economic and structural benefits of pervious concrete for sustainable construction. International Conference on Advanced Concrete Technology & Its Applications, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2012 Nov 6-7.

7.  Khushnood RA, Ahmad S, Sabir ZA. Retrofitting of existing columns of buildings and bridges using steel jacketing. 8th CCC, Durability of Concrete Structures, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. 2012 Oct 4-6:273-8.

8.   Khushnood RA, Ahmad S, Sabir ZA. Retrofitting of existing columns of buildings and bridges using FRP jacketing. 8th CCC, Durability of Concrete Structures, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. 2012 Oct 4-6:267-72.

9.   Aslam MH, Khushnood RA, Ahmad S. Sabir ZA. Preparation of rapid hardening concrete using locally available additives/admixtures. 8th CCC, Durability of Concrete Structures, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. 2012 Oct 4-6:387-94.

10.  Khushnood RA, Tahir TB, Raees A, Ahmad S. Possible utilization of Pakistani sugarcane bagasse ash as partial replacement of cement. 8th CCC, Durability of Concrete Structures, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. 2012 Oct 4-6:395-400.

11.  Khushnood RA, RizwanSA, Bier TA. Influence of incineration regimes on the pozzolanic properties of wheat straw ash for SCC/HPC. 7th European International Conference on Concrete Engineering, Budapest, Hungary. 2011 Sep 22-24:111-16.

12.  Khushnood RA, RizwanSA, Bier TA. Locally available secondary raw materials for self compacting cementitious systems. 7th European International Conference on Concrete Engineering, Budapest, Hungary. 2011 Sep 22-24:141-46

13.  Sabir ZA, Aslam A, Khushnood RA, Ahmad S. Earthquake resistant confined masonry structures with concrete beams and columns. International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2011 Apr 25-26:377-83

Conference Poster Presentations

14.  Jagdale P, Ahmad S, Khushnood RA, Tulliani JM, Tagliaferro A, Ferro GA. Bamboo based carbon material for improved mechanical properties of cement composite. XXIII International Materials Research Congress (IMRC), Cancun, Mexico. 2014 Aug 17-21.

15.  Musso S, Khushnood RA, Ferro GA, Pavese M. Applications of Carbon nanotube/Cement Self-Sensing Nano-composite for Monitoring Stress and Strain downhole. Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS 15), San Diego, USA. 2014 Aug 17-20.​

August 2011 to February 2012: Lecturer, Structural Engineering Department, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan.                          
August 2009 to July 2011: Lab Engineer, Structural Engineering Department, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan.
Current working as Assistant Professor (HOD Structure) in NUST institute of Civil Engineering (NICE)​ NUST H-12 Sector Islamabad.
Lecturer, Structural Engineering Department, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan
Lab Engineer, Structural Engineering Department, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan​