Faculty Profile
 

Syam Nair
Assistant Professor

B.Tech.,  College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India, 1997
M.E., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, 2006
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, 2010

 

Room: 307 Faculty Building
Phone: (91-512) 259 6421
eMail: syamnair[AT]iitk.ac.in
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Pavement materials
  • Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Recycling of infrastructure materials
  • Chemical stabilization of soils/aggregate
  • Utilization of industrial by-products

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Best Paper Award in soil mechanics section at Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. (2011)
  • Nominated for K. B. Wood’s Best Paper Award in design and construction at Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. (2009)
     

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS  

  • Syam Nair and Dallas Little, (2011). “Mechanisms of Distress Associated with Sulfate-Induced Heaving in Lime-Treated Soils”, Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Volume 2212, p 82-90. [Received Best Paper Award].
  • Dallas Little, Syam Nair, and Bruce Herbert, (2010). “Addressing Sulfate-Induced Heave in Lime Treated Soils”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE Volume 136, Issue 1, p. 110-118.
  • Dallas Little and Syam Nair, (2009). “Validation of Sensitivity of Sulfate-Bearing Soils to Ettringite Growth by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.” Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Volume 2104, p 63-70. [Nominated for K.B. Wood’s best paper award].
  • Syam Nair and Dallas Little, (2009). “Water as the Key to Expansion of Ettringite in Cementitious Materials.” Transportation Research Record, TRB, National Research Council, Volume 2104, p 55-62.
  • Bruce Herbert, Dallas Little, Syam Nair, and Cris Markley, (2009). “Site-Specific Risk Assessment of Sulfate Induced Heave in Lime-Stabilized Clay Soils.” Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support, 2009, (GSP 187) American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, p. 558-565.

     

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