Mr Priyanshu Sinha

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  • Qualifications:B.Tech | M.Tech | MRILEM | MIET | AMICT
  • Position:Post Graduate Researcher
  • Department:College of Arts, Technology and Environment
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Priyanshu.Sinha@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Profile Summary:

Priyanshu has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering & Management. He is pursuing his PhD in Additive manufacturing with geopolymer-based net zero binder concrete for the digital construction of sustainable future civil infrastructure. He also worked as an Associate lecturer in the School of Engineering.

Educational Background:

  • PhD (Pursuing): University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • M-Tech (2020): Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
  • B-Tech (2016): Adamas University, Kolkata, India

Certification Courses:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® from LinkedIn Learning.
  • Project Management Essentials & Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified from Management and Strategy Institute.
  • Project Management with Primavera P6 online course by Udemy.
  • AutoCAD 2015-2021: Refresher's Crash Course program by Udemy.
  • User Training Program on Zwick/Roell-Universal Testing Machine-MPCEM Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Employment History:

  • Associate Lecturer (Aug 2023-Jan 2024): University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Postgraduate Researcher (Jan 2023-Present): University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Project Scientist (Jan 2022-Nov 2022): Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Project Associate (Jan 2021-Dec 2021): Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • CAD Engineer (July 2016-June 2018): India Power Corporation (Haldia) Limited, West Bengal, India
  • Summer Intern (July 2015-Aug 2015): India Power Corporation (Haldia) Limited, West Bengal, India

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Organizing member of the International Conference on Recent Developments in Sustainable Infrastructure (Materials & Management), 2019.
  • Organizing member of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management Towards Circular Economy, 2019.

Achievements/Awards:

  • Awarded fully funded PhD scholarship-College of Arts, Technology and Environment, University of the West of England, 2023
  • Received unconditional offer of EPSRC CDT in Advanced Composites (PhD), University of Bristol, 2023

Area of expertise

Research Interests:

Priyanshu's PhD research entails the optimization of additively manufactured geopolymer concrete. He is interested in comprehending the behaviour of construction materials in concrete. He emphasizes understanding the properties and reaction kinetics of these materials. Priyanshu's passion lies in developing innovative and sustainable solutions for the construction industry through the lens of microstructural characterization techniques. The links can be found on ResearchGateGoogle Scholar, and ORCID.

Projects Associated:

  • Low Carbon Cement- funded by Swiss Development and Cooperation
  • Utilization of biomass as an alternative fuel- funded by FLSmidth
  • Preformation evaluation of biomass ash-based binders for building applications- funded by Saint Gobain Research Institute
  • Formulation of Martian concrete- funded by Extem-IIT Madras

Teaching Activities:

Priyanshu is responsible for designing and providing teaching materials in many different modules. He develops and deploys educational materials using written and key learning materials in various settings, from small groups to large conferences. His responsibility is to ensure that the content, teaching methods, and learning materials are consistent with the identified learning objectives. Priyanshu contributes to planning instructional programs by managing my sessions in consultation with his module leader. He also participates in preparing, grading, and evaluating papers and exams before providing feedback to students.

Events Participated:

  • Workshop on Finite Element Analysis of Structures, (FEAST) By ISRO-VSSC & SVR INFOTECH, Organized by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (2018).
  • A 2-Day International Workshop on Advances in Technologies for Low Carbon and Lean Construction was Organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2021).
  • A short-term "Environmental Sustainability Assessment" course as part of the SPARC project Organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2022).
  • Online International Webinar on Calcium Sulpho-aluminate Cement: A Low CO2 Alternative Binder jointly organized by IIT Madras and ICI Chennai Centre.

 Under Review:

  • Mani Kalyani, Priyanshu Sinha, S VarunKumar, Arun Appadurai, Piyush Chaunsali, "Kaolinitic clay and powdered biomass ash blend as supplementary cementitious material – experimental studies on continuous simultaneous calcination and reactivity assessment". Waste and Biomass Valourization.

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