Sudharshan N. Raman

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Fiber-reinforced cementitious composites: Materials, Processes and Structural Applications;
- Circular economy and waste valorization in construction;
- Sustainable processes in structural engineering;
- Behaviour of concrete structures under impulsive loadings.


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman is a Civil Engineering academic with a deep interest in decarbonisation in the construction industry (actions and efforts), with a focus on materials and construction systems, ultimately contributing and leading towards reduced carbon emission and healthy living of humans (low-carbon living). At present, he is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, in the School of Engineering of Monash University Malaysia. He also co-founded and leads the Monash Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Research Hub (M-CRInfra), which missions to be a platform to develop innovative solutions integrating state-of-the-art technologies, circular practices, collaborative expertise, and outreach strategies that support, educate on, and enhance the resilience of the built infrastructure to climate actions.

Dr. Raman completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne, Australia, with a focus in structural engineering and infrastructure protective technology. He has thus far led five external research grants from the Government of Malaysia; and has supervised ten (10) PhD and four (4) Master (by research) candidates to completion. Dr. Raman was the President of the Malaysian Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (Malaysia Chapter – ACI) for the 2018-2020 Session, and is currently serving as the Immediate Past President. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), UK; a Professional Technologist with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT); a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); a Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI); a Senior Member of RILEM, the Vice-President III of the Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM); and a Committee Member of the Civil & Structural Engineering Technical Division of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Dr. Raman is also an Adjunct Member of the Centre of Innovative Construction Technology (CICT) in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Over the years, Dr. Raman has built his reputation as a researcher in concrete structures and materials, and infrastructure protective technologies. He has served as a Reviewer for prestigious journals in Civil & Structural Engineering, and the Built Environment; and currently sits on the Editorial Boards of three international journals. Dr. Raman has also been involved with numerous consultancy projects in structural engineering and infrastructure resilience, within the public and private sectors, both locally and internationally.

Dr. Raman is also active in standards development activities, both locally and internationally. At present, he is serving in the following Technical Committees (TC) and Working Groups (WG) responsible for the drafting and development of Malaysian Standards under the Department of Standards, Malaysia (DSM) of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

  • TC/D/13 - Technical Committee on Bricks and Blocks
  • TC/D/25 - Technical Committee on Cement
  • WG/D/21-8 - Working Group on Ultra-High-Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) Structures
  • WG/D/25-2 - Working Group on Masonry Cement

In addition, he is serving in the following Technical Committees under the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

  • Member, ACI Subcommittee 239-0F – UHPC Sustainability
  • Associate Member, ACI Committee 239 - Ultra-High Performance Concrete
  • Associate Member, ACI Committee 549 - Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement

Dr. Raman is currently inviting Graduate (Research) Candidates and Post-Doctoral Fellows to join the Structures Group at Monash University Malaysia.


Research interests

1. Concrete engineering and technology;

2. Structural resilience;

3. Circular economy in construction; Circular and sustainable design;

4. Sustainable infrastructure and building materials;

5. Asset utilisation and regeneration of building elements

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

BEng (Hons) Civil & Structural Eng., Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

MSc (Structural Engineering), Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science Malaysia)

PhD (Structural Engineering), University of Melbourne

External positions

International Visiting Faculty, Chandigarh University

Dec 2021 → …

Adjunct Member, Centre for Innovative Construction Technology (CICT), Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Mar 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Structural materials
  • Concrete structures
  • Concrete
  • Circular economy in construction
  • Cement

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