Dr. Ajayshankar Jagadeesh

Dr Ajay is a Lecturer (Engineering Structures) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). He obtained his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2020 with the thesis titled ‘Pervious Concrete Pavement Non-Darcy Permeability and Skid Resistance Analysis using XRCT-based Numerical Modeling

Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the NUS Environmental Research Institute, Singapore. His teaching and research interests include computational pavement mechanics, environmental impact assessment, concrete pavements, non-destructive evaluation, pavement management systems, and next-generation pavements. He has authored over 15 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these research areas. He is actively involved in the development of new MSc programs and curriculum for various tracks (Construction Materials, Structural Engineering, Traffic and Transport Engineering, Resources and Waste Engineering) at TU Delft. 

As a Lecturer, Ajay is actively engaged in education, overseeing the academic progress of master and bachelor students. He teaches a broad array of courses that explore topics ranging from fundamental mathematics to infrastructure design, environmental engineering and policy management. He is a passionate and innovative educator dedicated to creating a more equitable future through engineering education. He employs innovative teaching techniques such as active learning, experiential learning techniques and gamification in his classrooms. He is at the forefront of numerous projects aimed at educational innovation, collaborating with various faculties and the teaching academy at TU Delft. His goal is to consistently pursue transformative societal contributions while upholding world-class standards of engineering excellence. He is a passionate advocate for integrating social science and humanities into engineering education. 

Beyond his roles in teaching and research, he spearheads various initiatives in the realm of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). As a global speaker on DEIB related matters, he collaborates closely with the university's diversity and inclusion team to shape the policies. As the first person in Civil and Environmental Engineering to openly discuss DEIB challenges in education, he is a trailblazer in his field. He is committed to creating a more inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students. Co-chairing True U, the LGBTQIA+ network for TU Delft employees, he supports the queer students and staff and offer both solicited and unsolicited advice to the Executive board, Diversity office and HR.

For more details about his teaching, research and service, kindly check his YouTube channel "Dr Roads" and his personal page

Dr. Ajayshankar Jagadeesh

  • a.jagadeesh@tudelft.nl
  • Section of Pavement Engineering

    Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

    Delft University of Technology

    Stevinweg 1

    2628 CN Delft

    The Netherlands

    Room: S2 1.27

Personal website

Academic Background

  • Jul 2012 - Jun 2016, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Anna University (PSGCT), India (Gold Medal)
  • Aug 2016 - Nov 2020, Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jul 2022 - Feb 2023, University Teaching Qualification (BKO), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Professional Experience

  • Mar 2022 - Present, Lecturer, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
  • Nov 2020 - Feb 2022, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore 
  • Aug 2019 - Dec 2019, Doctoral Industrial Attachment, Changi Airports International, Singapore              

Responsibilities

  • Jul 2023 - Present, Board of Studies, Environmental Engineering
  • Apr 2023 - Present, Representative for Engineering Structures, MUDE (Modelling, Uncertainty and Data for Engineers)
  • Jul 2023 - Present, Vice-Chair, True U (LGBTQIA+ network for TU Delft)
  • Oct 2023 - Present, Research Internship Coordinator (ENVM0121, 5EC), MSc Environmental Engineering
  • Sep 2023 - Present, Initiative on Innovation in Delft Engineering Education (IDEE), Teaching Academy
  • Sep 2023 - Present, Industrial Internship Coordinator (ENVM3000,15EC), MSc Environmental Engineering
  • Computational pavement mechanics
  • Environmental impact assessment of pavements
  • Concrete pavements
  • Non-destructive evaluation
  • Pavement management systems
  • Next-generation pavements
  • Flow in porous media
  • Educational innovation
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

MSc Civil Engineering, MSc Environmental Engineering, MSc Applied Earth Sciences
Quarter 1

  • CEGM1000 Modelling, Uncertainty and Data for Engineers
  • CIEM5311 Loading and Life Time Prediction of Transportation Infrastructure (Elective)
  • CIEM1302 Forensic Construction Materials Engineering (Elective)
  • TPM029A Responsible Innovation (Minor contribution) 

Quarter 2

  • CEGM1000 Modelling, Uncertainty and Data for Engineers
  • CIEM5000 Structural engineering 
  • CIEM1000 Fundamentals of construction materials 
  • CEGM2004 Noise and Vibration (Cross-over)

Quarter 3

  • CIEM1110 Measuring and modelling construction material behaviour 
  • ENVM1200 Resource engineering 

Quarter 4

  • CIEM1210 Construction materials research 
  • CIEM1220 Design and engineering of construction materials 
  • CIEM5210 Applied mechanics of structures 
  • CIEM5260 Transportation infrastructures 
  • CIEM6240 Road and railway engineering 

Openings for Bachelor and Master students at TU Delft: Feel free to contact me for final year thesis and research internships

  • CEGM3000 Multi-Disciplinary Project 
  • CIEM0120 Research Internship 
  • TUD4040 Joint Interdisciplinary Project 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

  • Jagadeesh, A., Bridging Inclusivity and Engineering Education, TU Delft Education Day 2023, The Netherlands, Nov 9. (Invited speaker) 
  • Rahel de Vriend (VHTO), Ajay Jagadeesh (TU Delft), Charlotte Abrahamsen (Transavia), Victor Vaessen (KLM), Ewa Kadziolka (TNO), 2023. How unconscious bias affects the work floor and how to unlearn it, Aerospace Diversity Day 2023 of the VSV ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’, The Netherlands, Oct 17. (Invited panel discussion) 
  • J van Campen, Marbus, R., Jagadeesh, A., 2023. Reclaiming Our Narrative: Safeguarding the Queer Community from Far-Right Hijacking, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Oct 3-6. (Panel discussion)
  • Jagadeesh, A., and Rhuari’luana, M. 2023. Creating Brave(r) and Safe(r) Spaces in Academia, International Conference on Workplace Pride, Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 26. 
  • Jagadeesh, A., 2023. Achieving belonging through Intersectionality, Tracks of Change: Defining the future of LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion, International Conference on Workplace Pride, Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 26. (Session Moderator and Speaker)
  • Jagadeesh, A., 2023. Education as a vehicle of change for social discrimination, International webinar on Unite with Pride, DORAI Foundation, June 18. (Invited Panel discussion) 
  • Jagadeesh, A., 2023. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, United States, Jan 23 (Virtual talk/Interview)
  • Jagadeesh, A., 2022. Paving the Road to the Future, Education Fair, College of Design and Engineering (CDE), National University of Singapore, Singapore, June 29. (Invited talk)

 

 

2023

  • Ashish, P.K., Sreeram, A., Xu, X., Chandrasekar, P., Jagadeesh, A., Adwani, D. and Padhan, R.K., 2023. Closing the Loop: Harnessing waste plastics for sustainable asphalt mixtures–A comprehensive review. Construction and Building Materials, 400, p.132858.

  • Al-Sabaeei, A.M., Alhussian, H., Abdulkadir, S.J. and Jagadeesh, A., 2023. Prediction of oil and gas pipeline failures through machine learning approaches: A systematic review. Energy Reports, 10, pp.1313-1338.

  • Jagadeesh, A. and Ong, G.P., 2023. Effect of pore network characteristics on pervious pavement skid resistance using XRCT based numerical modelling. Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P), Hong Kong, May 26-29.  

  • Jagadeesh, A., Saranga, W., Kumar, A., Kasbergen, C., Varveri, A., Erkens, S. 2023. Development of High-fidelity staggered skid resistance simulation model, 2nd International Symposium on Pavement Service Functional Design and Management (PFDM), Minho, Portugal, April 26-29. (Outstanding Presentation Award)

  • Al-Sabaeei, A.M., Alhussian, H., Abdulkadir, S.J., Giustozzi, F., Napiah, M., Jagadeesh, A., Sutanto, M. and Memon, A.M., 2023. Utilization of response surface methodology and machine learning for predicting and optimizing mixing and compaction temperatures of bio-modified asphalt. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 18, p.e02073.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2023. Investigation of field non-Darcy permeability of pervious concrete pavements using XRCT-based modelling. 102nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington DC, Jan 8-12.

2022

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2022. Selection of Image Processing Algorithms for Evaluation of Pervious Pavement Pore Network Properties. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Volume 193, pp 559-571.

  • Jagadeesh, A., and Ong, G.P., 2022. Computational modelling of Tire-Pervious Pavement Skid Resistance using Digital Image Processing. 1st International Data Science for Pavements Symposium (DSPS), McLean, VA, USA, March 22-24. 

  • Lim, S.M., Jagadeesh, A., and Ong, G.P., 2022. Recyclability of Plastic Modified Asphalt Mixtures for Urban Cities, International Conference on Transportation & Development, Seattle, Washington, May 31 - June 3.

  • Singh, J., Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. 2022. BPT-based skid resistance evaluation of asphalt pavements using Structured Light Scanner, 2nd NUS-UTAR-NTU Graduate Student Research Webinar, October 29.

  • Singh, J., Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. 2022. BPT-based skid resistance modelling and analysis for asphalt pavements, KKHTCNN symposium on Civil Engineering, Singapore, October 22.

2021

  • Singh, J., Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. 2021. Low speed friction evaluation of asphalt pavements using Structured Light Scanner, 1st NUS-UTAR-NTU Graduate Student Research Webinar, June 6-9.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Yang, L., Ong, G.P. and Yu, L., 2021. Use of Plastic Wastes in Asphalt Surface Courses for Urban Cities, International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, Austin, USA, June 8-10.

  • Jagadeesh, A. and Ong, G.P., 2021. Skid resistance evaluation of pervious pavement mixtures using XRCT-based modelling. Asian Transport Studies, 7, 100041. 

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2021. Effect of thresholding algorithms on pervious pavement skid resistance. Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction II, Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp 167-170. 

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2021. Selection of Image Processing Algorithms for Evaluation of Pervious Pavement Pore Network Properties. 12th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology (ICPT), Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 14-15. 

  • Jagadeesh, A., and Ong, G.P., 2021. Skid resistance evaluation of pervious pavements using XRCT-based numerical modelling. 14th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS), Hiroshima, Japan, September 12-15. (Best Paper Award for "Methodological Development", selected among 529 submitted papers). 

2020

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ganesha, R. and Ong, G.P., 2020. Use of Waste Plastics in Roads and Circular Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Cities, 25th Singapore Symposium on Pavement Technology (SPT), Singapore, Nov 19.

  • Ong, G.P., Jagadeesh, A. and Su, Y.M., 2020. Effect of pore network characteristics on non-Darcy permeability of pervious concrete mixture. Construction and Building Materials, 259, p.119859.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2020. Effect of Global Thresholding Algorithms on Pervious Concrete Pore Network Properties Using XRCT-Based Digital Image Processing. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Volume 76, pp 575-585.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2020. Effect of Global Thresholding Algorithms on Pervious Concrete Pore Network Properties Using XRCT-Based Digital Image Processing. 9th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (MAIREPAV), Zurich, Switzerland, July 1-3.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2020. Effect of thresholding algorithms on pervious pavement skid resistance. Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction (AM3P), San Antonio, Texas, August 3-7. 

2019

  • Jagadeesh, A., Zhang, L., and Ong, G.P., 2019. Pareto Optimization Approach for Functional Design of Pervious Pavements Using Numerical Modelling, Journal of Eastern Asian Society of Transportation Studies, 13, 1605-1615. 

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2019. Development of Discharge-Based Thresholding Algorithm for Pervious Concrete Pavement Mixtures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31(9), p.04019179. 

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2019. Evaluation of Pervious Concrete Pore Network Properties using Watershed Segmentation Approach, Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Testing and Characterization of Pavement Materials, ASCE, pp 437-446.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Zhang, L., and Ong, G.P., 2019. Pareto Optimisation Approach for Functional Design of Pervious Pavements Using Numerical Modelling. 13thInternational Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS), Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 9-12.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2019. Evaluation of Pervious Concrete Pore Network Properties using Watershed Segmentation Approach, International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference, Chicago, July 21-24.

  • Singh, J., Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Lee, Y.P.K, 2019. Effect of Modified Alkyl-Amidopoloamine and Fuel Oil as Rejuvenators on Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Mixture Performance. 11thInternational Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology (ICPT), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-12 July.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2019.Texture Evaluation of Pervious Pavements using Three-Dimensional X-Ray Computed Tomography. 11th International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement Technology (ICPT), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-12 July. 

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2019. Evaluation of Non-Darcy Permeability Characteristics of Pervious Concrete using XRCT-based Finite Volume Simulations. 1st International Symposium on Pavement Service Functional Design and Management (PFDM), Xian, China, October 24-26.

2018

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2018. Digital sieving of pervious concrete air voids using three dimensional X-ray Computed Tomography, 11th  Asia Pacific Conference on Transport and Environment (APTE), Indonesia, October 18-19.

  • Jagadeesh, A., Ong, G.P. and Su, Y.M., 2018. Porosity and Permeability evaluation of Pervious Concrete using Three Dimensional X-Ray Computed Tomography. 4th International Conference on Transport Infrastructure (ICTI), South Africa, July 9-12.

  • Jagadeesh, A., and Ong, G.P., 2018. Evaluation of Pervious Concrete Pore Parameters Using Three-Dimensional Medical X-Ray Computed Tomography. 7thInternational Transportation Ph.D. Student Symposium (ITPSS), Hong Kong, October 25-26. (Invited talk)

  • Jagadeesh, A., and Ong, G.P., 2018. Use of X-Ray Computed Tomography for Pervious Concrete Pavement Mix Evaluation. 23rd Singapore Symposium on Pavement Technology (SPT), Singapore, May 25.

  • Singh, D., Ashish, P.K. and Jagadeesh, A., 2018. Influence of particle and interaction effects of different sizes of crumb rubber on rheological performance parameters of binders. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(5), p.04018066. 

2017

  • Jagadeesh, A., and Ong, G.P., 2017. Frictional and acoustic design of porous pavement using numerical modelling. 30th KKHTCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, Taiwan, November 2-4.