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Dr. C. V. Veena Venudharan
Assistant Professor
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Before joining IIT Palakkad as a faculty, Dr. Veena Venudharan worked as Research Manager in the Transportation Infra Business of Larsen and Toubro Construction. Dr. Veena was involved in the development of a Research Center which focused on Pavement Materials. Other responsibilities included technical audits of projects, practice of new technologies and troubleshooting at the site. Prior to that, she served as Project Associate at IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur. She holds a Ph.D. in the area of Pavement Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Her Master is in Transportation Engineering, also from IIT Kharagpur. She holds a Bachelor degree in civil engineering from the University of Calicut. Her research interests include transportation pavement materials, design, maintenance, and rehabilitation; forensic evaluation; life cycle assessment; and sustainable infrastructure. She serves as a reviewer in many international journals and is a member of various professional bodies.


Pavement materials

Pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation 

Sustainable pavements

Pavement Management Systems 


July - November 2020

  • CE4512: Airport & Railway Engineering

January - May 2020

  • CE1020: Engineering Mechanics
  • CE5614: Pavement Analysis & Design

July - November 2019

  • CE2150: Building Drawing
  • CE3110: Construction Materials Laboratory
Research Area
Transportation Engineering
Pavement Engineering
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Recent Publications

Veena Venudharan, Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
99th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (2020)
Veena Venudharan, Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
Road Materials and Pavement Design (2019)
Veena Venudharan, Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
Construction and Building Materials 219 69-80 (2019)
Veena Venudharan, Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
Journal of Testing and Evaluation 47 (2019)
Gourab Saha, Veena Venudharan, Vinay H N, Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri and Kamil E. Kaloush
IRF Global Road2Tunnel Conference (2018)