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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

1​.Won University Merit Scholarships on getting Distinction in each semester.
2.Received Distinction Certificate on declaration of my undergraduate research, Second Best at University.
3.Won HEC-Foreign Scholarship to perform PhD in Italy.

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Dissertations:
1.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, “Improvement in Certain Properties of Concrete by Utilizing Jehangira Bentonite as Partial Replacement of Cement”, BE Thesis, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. August, 2009.

2.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, “A Study on Self Compacting Cementitious Systems Using Wheat Straw Ash and Calcined Bentonite”, MS Thesis, National Institute of Transportation (NIT), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. August, 2011.

3.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, “High Performance Self-Compacting Cementitious Materials Using Nano/Micro Carbonaceous Inerts”, PhD Thesis, Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. April, 2015


Refereed Journal Publications (SCI):

1. Ahmed SA, Ahmad S, Khushnood RA, Jagdale P, Tulliani JM. “Elaboration and characterization of novel humidity sensor based on micro-carbonized bamboo particles”, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2016.09.130

2. Qamar MU, Azmat M, Cheema MJM, Shahid MA, Khushnood RA, Ahmad S. “Model swapping: A comparative performance signature for the prediction of flow duration curves in ungauged basins”, Journal of Hydrology, 2016. Doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.08.012

3. Khushnood RA, Ahmad S et al., “Carbonized nano/micro particles for enhanced mechanical properties and electromagnetic interference shielding of cementitious materials”, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 2016: 1-5

4.Shazim Ali Memon, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sardar Khan and Tommy Yiu Lo,“Utilization of Pakistani Bentonite as Partial Replacement of Cement in Concrete”, Construction & Building Materials, vol. 30, pp 237-242, May 2012.

5.Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Luciana Restuccia, and Jean-Marc Tulliani, “Improvements in Self-Consolidating Cementitious Composites by Using Micro Carbonized Aggregates”, Fracture and Structural Integrity, vol. 30, pp. 75–83, Sep. 2014.

6.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Syed Ali Rizwan, Shazim Ali Memon, Jean-Marc Tulliani and Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, “Experimental Investigation on Use of Wheat Straw Ash and Bentonite in Self Compacting Cementitious System”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 1, pp. 1-11, Dec 2014.

7.Fawad Ahmed Najam, Rao Arsalan Khushnood and Syed Ali Rizwan, “Paradigms For Employing Interactive Computing Tools and Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) in Structural Engineering Problems”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 23-31, Jan. 2016.

8.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sajjad Ahmad, Patrizia Savi, Mauro Giorchelli, Jean-Marc Tulliani and Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, “Improvement in Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Effectiveness of Cement Composites Using Carbonaceous Nano/Micro Inerts”, Construction & Building Materials, vol. 85, pp. 208-216, June 2015.

9.Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Pravin Jagadale, Jean-Marc Tulliani and Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, “Improvements in mechanical properties of self-consolidating cementitious composites by using micro carbonized bamboo particles”, Materials & Design, vol.76, pp.223-229, July 2015.

10.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sajjad Ahmad, Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Luciana Restuccia, Jean-Marc Tulliani, and Pravin Jagadale “Modified fracture properties of cement composites with nano/micro carbonized bagasse fibers”, Fracture and Structural Integrity, pp. 1140–1147, October 2015.

11.Sajjad Ahmad, Jean-Marc Tulliani, Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Luciana Restuccia, and Pravin Jagadale “Crack path and fracture surface modifications in cement composites”, Fracture and Structural Integrity, pp. 1130–1139, October 2015.

Refereed Conference Publications:
1.Zulqarnain Ali Sabir, Aftab Aslam, Rao Arsalan Khushnood and Sajjad Ahmad, “Earthquake Resistant Confined Masonry Structures with Concrete Beams and Columns”, International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Islamabad, Pakistan, April 25-26, 2011, pp. 377-383.

2.Syed Ali Rizwan, Rao Arsalan Khushnood and Thomas A. Bier, “Influence of Incineration Regimes on the Pozzolanic Properties of Wheat Straw Ash for SCC/HPC”, 7th European International Conference on Concrete Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, September 22-24, 2011, pp 111-116.

3.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Syed Ali Rizwan and Thomas A. Bier, “Locally Available Secondary Raw Materials for Self Compacting Cementitious Systems”, 7th European International Conference on Concrete Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, September 22-24, 2011, pp 141-146.

4.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sajjad Ahmad and Zulqarnain Ali Sabir, “Retrofitting of Existing Columns of Buildings and Bridges using Fiber Reinforced Polymer”, 8th Central European Congress on Concrete Engineering, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia, October 4-6, 2012, pp. 267-272.

5.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sajjad Ahmad and Zulqarnain Ali Sabir, “Retrofitting of Existing Columns of Buildings and Bridges using Steel Jacketing”, 8th Central European Congress on Concrete Engineering, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia, October 4-6, 2012, pp. 273-278.

6.Muhammad Hasnain Aslam, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sajjad Ahmad and Zulqarnain Ali Sabir, “Preparation of Rapid Hardening Concrete using Locally Available Additives/Admixtures”, 8th Central European Congress on Concrete Engineering, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. October 4-6, 2012, pp. 387-394.

7.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Talha Bin Tahir, Adnan Raees and Sajjad Ahmad, “Possible Utilization of Pakistani Sugarcane Bagasse Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement”, 8th Central European Congress on Concrete Engineering, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia, October 4-6, 2012, pp. 395-400.

8.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Talha Bin Tahir, Shahzad Ahmed and Sajjad Ahmad, “Production of Eco-efficient Concrete Utilizing Bagasse Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement in Concrete”, International Conference on Advanced Concrete Technology & Its Applications, Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6-7, 2012.

9.Sajjad Ahmad, Muhammad Usman, Jung Hyung-Jo, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Syed Ali Rizwan and Thomas A Bier, “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, Nov 6-7, 2012.

10.Zulqarnain Ali Sabir, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Sajjad Ahmad and Syed Ali Rizwan, “Environmental Friendly Material; Economic and Structural Benefits of Pervious Concrete for Sustainable Construction”, International Conference on Advanced Concrete Technology & Its Applications, Islamabad, Pakistan. Nov 6-7, 2012.

11.Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Sajjad Ahmad and Fawad Ahmed Najam, “A Comparative Study on Highway Bridge Barriers Reinforced with Steel and GFRP Bars”, 72nd Annual Session of Pakistan Engineering Congress, Lahore, Pakistan, December 20-23, 2013, Paper No.742. pp. 197-224.

12.Sajjad Ahmad, Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Abdul Qadir Bhatti, Rao Arsalan Khushnood and Aitizaz Arshad, “Numerical Modeling and Simulation of a Masonry Arch in ANSYS Subjected to Impact Loading”, 72nd Annual Session of Pakistan Engineering Congress, Lahore, Pakistan, December 20-23, 2013, Paper No. 740, pp. 171-184.

13.Fawad Ahmed Najam, Syed Ali Rizwan and Rao Arsalan Khushnood, “Automation of a mix proportioning method developed for concretes with indigenous materials of Pakistan using knowledge-based GUIs in MATLAB”, Second International Conference on Advances in Chemically-Activated Materials CAM' 2014, RILEM Publications, Changsha, China, June 1-3, 2014,pp. 175-183.

14.Simone Musso, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Giuseppe Andrea Ferro and Matteo Pavese, “Applications of Carbon nanotube/Cement Self-Sensing Nano-composite for Monitoring Stress and Strain downhole”, Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS 15), San Diego, USA, August 17-20, 2014.

15.Pravin Jagdale, Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Jean Marc Tulliani, Alberto Tagliaferro, Francisco and Robles Hernandez, “Improving polymer and cement properties by carbon soot addition”, XXIII International Materials Research Congress (IMRC), Cancun, Mexico, August 17-21, 2014.

16.Pravin Jagadale, Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Jean Marc Tulliani, Alberto Tagliaferro, and Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, “Bamboo based carbon material for improved mechanical properties of cement composite”,XXIII International Materials Research Congress (IMRC), Cancun, Mexico, August 17-21, 2014.




Lecturer:      Structural Engineering Department, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan.                          (August 2011 to February 2012).

Lab Engineer:Structural Engineering Department, Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan.                           (August 2009 to July 2011).