Chandrasekar Muthukameswaran

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E/3/4.232
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2677
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  • M. E., Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, India (1996)
  • B. E. Civil Engineering, ACCET, Karaikudi, M. K. University, India (1993)
  • Chartered Engineer, I. E., India

Research Focus Areas

  • Adobe with natural additives as sustainable construction material
  • Structural design with emphasis on special structures like stadium etc.,
  • Multi-storeyed building design
  • Polymer modified concrete/concrete technology


Subjects Currently Teaching

  • RCM 710S – Reinforced concrete and masonry design (for B.Eng. Civil Eng.)
  • SDE 311S – Structural design (Steel and Timber) (for B.Tech. Civil Eng.)
  • RCD 821S – Reinforced concrete design 424 (for B.Eng. Civil Eng.)
  • STD 720S – Structural design of steel and timber 324 (for B.Eng. Civil Eng.)
  • ADS 921S – Advanced design of steel structures (for M.Eng. Structural Eng.)
  • ADC 921S – Advanced design of concrete structures (for M.Eng. Structural Eng.)


Brief Career Summary

  • 2020+ Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, FoE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2014-2019 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, FoT, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • 2012-2014 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, SoE, Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia  
  • 2004-2012 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, FoT, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • 1997-2004 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Adhiyamaan Col. Of Eng, Hosur, India
  • 1997 – Free-lance Structural Eng. Consultant
  • 1993-1996 Site Engineer, R.S. Constructions Planners and Builders, Chidambaram, India


Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. Chandrasekar M. K., Tariku Nigussie and Moltot Zewdie, Mechanical behavior of un-burnt mud blocks and bricks with natural additives. Proceedings of 38th annual research conference of Hawassa University, 145-165, (2017). (recognized by Ministry of Construction, Ethiopia).
  2. Chandrasekar M. K. and Tariku Nigussie, Rebar wastage in building construction projects of Hawassa, Ethiopia. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, vol.9-2   282-287 (2018).
  3. Chandrasekar M. K., Moltot Zewdie and Tariku Nigussie, Engineered practices of adobe masonry production in Ziway, Ethiopia. Zede Journal of Ethiopian Engineers and Architects, vol.37 13-25 (2019).
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