Centre for Prevention and Control of Corrosion in Concrete Structures

Vision

Centre for Prevention and Control of Corrosion in Concrete Structures PC3S aspires to be a pioneer in raising awareness of menace of corrosion, developing feasible concepts, systems and techniques for corrosion prevention & control and facilitating implementation; thus complimenting to the Socio-Economic progress of the country through savings for exchequer.

Mission
  • To develop Products / Technology / Concepts for Prevention and Control of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures, in particular, exposed to Marine environment
  • To carryout collaborative research with eminent academic institutions / research laboratories / R&D of Industry around the globe in cutting edge technology on corrosion protection for knowledge enhancement / joint research publication / patenting etc
  • To execute consultancy projects of Industry for validation of Products / Technology / Concepts for corrosion prevention and control
  • To accomplish online / offline consultancy projects emphasizing on Repair and Rehabilitation of corrosion damaged RC structures
  • To prepare durability related quality assurance documents for newly proposed RC structures
  • To create awareness among common public / society / government statutory bodies etc. about the menace of corrosion related damages and the necessity of implementing corrosion protection strategies

OUR TEAM

Dr. M.S. Haji Sheik Mohammed

DIRECTOR
PC3S

Dr. M.S. Haji Sheik Mohammed completed his B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University. Currently working as Professor of Civil Engineering & Dean, Academic Affairs at B.S. Abdur Rahman CRESCENT Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai. He served with Industry for more than 15 years and involved in implementation of corrosion control techniques in various major projects throughout India including Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He also involved in the development of new corrosion control products and has expertise in the rehabilitation of corrosion affected structures. Dr. M.S. Haji Sheik Mohammed guided 65 M.Tech. and 2 M.Tech. (By Research) dissertation in the areas viz. Protective coatings to steel rebars, Corrosion Inhibitors, Polymer modified composites, Waterproofing of R.C.C. Structures, Durable Ferrocement panels, PSWC bars etc. Currently guiding 8 Ph.D. dissertations. He has 12 journal publications, 19 International conferences / workshops and 30 conference proceedings to his credit in his research area.

Membership in Professional Organizations
  • RILEM
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
  • Society of Structural Engineers (SSE)

V.Roopa

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
PC3S

She has completed M.E in Construction Engineering and Management from Structural Engineering Division, College of Engineering, Guindy as a gold medalist and B.E from Kongu Engineering College, Anna University as a state level rank holder. She is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in B.S Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology since 2013 and also have an industry experience of 1.5 years. She has received a sponsored project titled Corrosion protection and service life extension of reinforced concrete roofing system in existing buildings from DST under Teacher Associate Research Fellowship (TARE) scheme in association with IIT Madras. She has Supervised 13 M.Tech. Dissertations in Construction Engineering & Project Management discipline.

Her area of research interest includes
  • Service Life Extension of existing RC roofing Systems
  • Cathodic Protection of RC structures
  • Galvanised Steel Rebar
  • Repair and Rehabilitation of structures
  • Sustainability in Concrete Structures

She is an active member of NACE, National Association of Corrosion Engineers and RILEM, The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures.

Mr. S. Shafeer Ahamed

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
PC3S

He has completed his B.E in Civil Engineering at Crescent Engineering College, Anna University and Master of Technology in Structural Engineering from BSA Crescent University as a gold medalist. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in B.S Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology since 2011 and also has an industry experience of 1.5 years. He is pursuing his Doctoral Research (Ph.D) in the area “Development and Performance Evaluation of Nitrite based Corrosion Inhibitor for RC Structures”. He has supervised 16 M.Tech. Dissertations in Structural Engineering discipline.

Her area of research interest includes
  • Corrosion Inhibitors for Concrete
  • Supplementary Cementitious Materials
  • Durability of Concrete
  • Concrete Technology
Areas of Research Interest
  • Protective coatings (passivating / barrier type) for corrosion prevention in steel reinforcement rods used in newly constructed Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures
  • Corrosion Inhibitors for service life extension of newly constructed RC structures
  • Galvanized steel rebars for enhanced corrosion resistance in RC structures
  • Performance of combined corrosion prevention systems (protective coating + corrosion inhibitor) for enhanced service life extension of RC structures
  • Corrosion prevention systems / techniques / strategies for marine structures exposed to Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Evaluation of Sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP) systems for reinforced concrete applications
  • Service life extension of distressed Prestressed Concrete Elements using Cathodic Protection system
  • Corrosion protection and service life extension of reinforced concrete roofing system in existing buildings
  • Feasible and affordable corrosion control systems for enhancing the service life of residential buildings
  • Concrete coatings for controlling carbonation and chloride induced corrosion
  • Waterproofing of concrete structures for enhanced durability of RC structures

Salient Research Facilities

Online Consultancy
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