Dr.K Gourav

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Email: gourav@nie.ac.in
Phone No: 94482 40040
About Me:

In 2015, I started my teaching career at NIE. I teach Civil Engineering subjects related to Mechanics and Design. Before joining NIE, I was pursuing research (Ph.D) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) in the field of  Structural Masonry, developing energy efficient & low carbon building materials utilising non-organic solid wastes. My PhD and undergraduate students tend to work in the design, testing and analysis of masonry structures, funded by the State/institutional level funding agencies. I have been awarded the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum’s Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship for the year 2019. I was a Visiting Assistant Professor (July 2019 to July 2020) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, USA

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structures), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2016
  • M.Sc. Engg., Civil Engineering (Structures), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2009
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru, India, 2006
  • Assistant Professor
  • Co-ordinator: SC/ST & BCM cell, taking care of SC/ST & BCM students (01/2016 – till date)
  • Officer in-charge: Basic Materials Testing Laboratory (10/2021 – till date)
  • SPOC: Online test and SEE (final year students) (08/2020 – 09/2021)
  • Valuation Coordinator : Semester End Exam (SEE), Academic year 2022-23
  • “Developing earth based building products utilising solid wastes,” UK-India Education and Research Initiative 2016. (Start date: 1.04.2017 | End date: 31.03.2019) Role: Principal partners (with: Prof. B. V. Venkatarama Reddy, India Lead partner at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Prof. Pete Walker, UK Lead partner at Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, UK) 
  • “Seismic performance of adobe building – Model study of Bhunga Houses”, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) Student’s Project 2018 – 19 [42S_BE_2137]. Start date: January 2019 | End date: April 2019. Role: Guide.
  • 2006 Qualified in GATE – 2006, MHRD, New Delhi
  • 2007 MHRD scholarship for pursuing M.Sc. Engg at IISc, Bangalore
  • 2009 MHRD scholarship for pursuing PhD at IISc, Bangalore
  • 2013 Travel grant and funding to pursue Internship at University of Illinois at Chicago, USA through United States National Science Foundation (NSF) [Award Number: 1030398]
  • 2018 Travel grant and funding to visit Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, UK through UK-India Education and Research Initiative

Journal Publication:

  1. Gourav, K. S. Nanjunda Rao, B. V. Venkatarama Reddy. Prediction of Out-of-plane Flexural Behaviour of FaL-G Brick Masonry using Simplified Micro-modelling Approach, Masonry International (International Masonry Society), 33(1), 2020. pp 1-14.
  2. David A. Weed, Adam G Tennant, Mohamed HoseinMotamedi, K. Gourav, Craig D Foster, B. V. Venkatarama Reddy. Finite Element Model Application to Flexural Behavior of Cement Stabilized Soil Block Masonry, Materials and Structures (Springer Nature), 53 (61), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-020-01490-z
  3. Gourav, S. N. Ullas, B. V. VenkataramaReddy. Studies on properties of Flowable Earth Mix concrete for monolithic load bearing walls, Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier). 2020;250:118876. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118876.
  4. Shrinivas Hebbar A, Shrinidhi D Kulal, Tajmul Pasha, Prasanta Kumar, K. Gourav. Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Vibration Isolation of Three-storied Building Structure using Tuned Mass Damper, International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 2019; 8(1): 141-149.
  5. Gourav, B. V. VenkataramaReddy. Out-of-plane flexure behaviour of fly ash-lime-gypsum brick masonry walls. Engineering Structures (Elsevier). 2018;173:241-250. doi:10.1016/J.ENGSTRUCT.2018.06.114.
  6. Gourav, B. V. VenkataramaReddy. Bond Development in Burnt Clay and Fly Ash-Lime-Gypsum Brick Masonry. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE). 2018;30(9):04018202. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002412.
  7. Shobha, G. Ravi, K. Gourav. Dynamic analysis and testing of steel and wooden frames, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology. 2018; 9(6): 264-272.
  8. V. Venkatarama Reddy, H Hemanth Kumar, S. N. Ullas, K. Gourav. Non-organic solid wastes - potential resource for construction materials. Current Science (Indian Academy of Science). 2016;111(12):1968-1976.
  9. Gourav, B. V. VenkataramaReddy. Characteristics of compacted fly ash bricks and fly ash brick masonry. Journal of Structural Engineering (JoSE). 2014;41(2):144 – 157.
  10. V. VenkataramaReddy., K. Gourav. Strength of lime–fly ash compacts using different curing techniques and gypsum additive. Materials and Structures (RILEM). 2011;44(10):1793-1808. doi:10.1617/s11527-011-9738-5.

Book chapter

  1. Gourav., S. N. Ullas. (2019) Characteristics of Flowable Stabilised Earth Concrete. In: Reddy B., Mani M., Walker P. (eds) Earthen Dwellings and Structures. Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Springer, Singapore


  1. Disha, J., and Gourav, K. A Collateral study on Optimization of Pre-Engineered building with Tubular sectional connection. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1130(1), 2023, 012028. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/1130/1/012028
  2. Naik, P., and Gourav, K. Analysis of Skew Bridge-Slab Under IRC Vehicle Loading. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1130(1), 2023, 012034. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/1130/1/012034
  3. Aruna K L., Dhruva Kumar M., Pratheepa H D., Sanjay and Gourav K. Flexure and Shear Strength of Joints Using Bonding Material, 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering Sciences (ICRAES 2022), October 13 - 14, 2022 at Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
  4. Disha J. and Gourav K. Pre-Engineered Construction – A Review, International Virtual Conference on Emerging Research Trends in Structural Engineering (ERTSE 2022), March 24 -25, 2022 at Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, INDIA.
  5. Shrinivas Hebbar A, Shrinidhi D Kulal, Tajmul Pasha, Prasanta Kumar and Gourav K. Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Vibration Isolation of Three-storied Building Structure using Tuned Mass Damper, International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering & Management (ICAMEM - 2019), March 22 - 23, 2019 at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore, INDIA.
  6. Gourav K and Ullas S N. Characteristics of Flowable Earth Concrete. International Symposium on Earthen Structures 2018, 22 - 24 August 2018, IISc, Bangalore, India.
  7. Gourav K, Balaji NC, Venkatarama Reddy BV, Mani M. Studies into structural and thermal properties of building envelope materials. In: Energy Procedia. Vol 122. ; 2017. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.037.
  8. Sarangapani, G and Gourav K. Compressive Strength of Alternative Concrete Block Masonry units. In: Global Civil Engineering Challenges in Sustainable Development and Climate Change - (ICGCSC-17) Proceedings Volume Of International Conference. ; 2017:127-130.

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Design of RC Structures
  • Design of Storage Structures
  • Research Methodology
  • Alternative Building Materials and Structural Masonry