Dr. Shweta Goyal


Associate Professor


Structural Engineering




Dr. Shweta Goyal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. She joined Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology as Lecturer in 2003. She is University topper throughout her education and was awarded Gold Medal both during under graduate (B.E.- Bachelors in Civil Engineering) and post graduate level (M.E-Masters in Structural Engineering). She has been actively involved in research and have handled various research projects sponsored by Govt. of India agencies like DST (Department of Science and Technology) and UGC (University Grants Commission) and industry sponsored research projects amounting to more than 100 lakhs. Her areas of research include development of microbial concrete, corrosion evaluation and protection in RC structures, development of accelerated carbonation procedure for precast concrete and research oriented towards sustainability of concrete. She has more than 30 publications to her credit out of which 15 are SCI indexed. Her H-index is 7 (June 2017).

Research Tags

  • Microbial concrete
  • Corrosion monitoring and prevention
  • Sustainable Concrete
  • Accelerated carbonation curing

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • Life Member of Indian Concrete Institute

Publications and other Research Outputs

(i) Sponsored Research Projects

S. No. Title of project Cost (Rs) Duration Funding Agency PI /Co-PI
1 Strength studies on silica fume concrete 1 Lac 3 Years Elkem India (2004-2007) Shweta Goyal
2 Strength and Durability studies on silica fume concrete 9.6 Lac 3 Years DST (2005-2008) Shweta Goyal
3 Microbes for remediation of defects in building materials 34.8 Lac 3 Years DST (2005-2008) Shweta Goyal
4 Service life prediction of RC structures 11.6 Lac 3 Years UGC (2011-2014) Shweta Goyal
5 Durability enhancement and prevention of damages in RC structures using bacteria 53.7 Lac 3 Years DST (2015-2017) M.S. Reddy/ Dr. Shweta Goyal
6 Bio mediated cementation for concrete problems 44 lac 3 Years DST (Approved) Shweta Goyal / M.S. Reddy

(ii) Patents filled: She, along with Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, has filled one Indian patent on ‘An Improved technique for prestressing with FRP sheets’ having Application No. 1278/Del/ 2012 dated 25th April' 2012

Student Research – Doctoral Degrees

  • 1 Completed
    Mrs.Shilpa V. Patil, Corrosion Monitoring of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete using Acoustic Emission Technique and Electrochemical Techniques, Co-Supervisor: Dr.Bilavari S. Karkare
  • 1 Submitted
    Reema Goyal, FRP Structural Stay-In-Place Formwork for Concrete Slabs, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee
  • 6 ongoing

iii) Student Research – Master’s Thesis Guided till Date: 39

(iv) ResearchPublications

SCI Journals

  1. Sharma V., Goyal S., “Comparative study of performance of natural fibres: rubber modified stone matrix asphalt mixtures, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol 33, No 2, 2009, pp 134 – 139
  2. Goyal S., Kumar M., Sidhu D.S., Bhattachargee B., “Resistance of mineral admixture concrete to acid attack”, Journal of advanced concrete technology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009, pp 273 – 283
  3. Varenyam Achal, Abhijit Mukherjee, Shweta Goyal, and M. Sudhakara Reddy; Corrosion Prevention of Reinforced Concrete with Microbial Calcite Precipitation, ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 109, Issue 2, 2012, pp 157-164
  4. Patel S., Karkare B., Goyal S., Acoustic emission vis-à-vis electrochemical techniques for corrosion monitoring of reinforced concrete element, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 68, October 2014, Pages 326–332
  5. Kirti Vardhan; Shweta Goyal, Rafat Siddique, Malkit Singh; Mechanical properties and microstructural analysis of cement mortar incorporating marble powder as partial replacement of cement; Construction and Building Materials 96 (2015) 615–621; IF = 2.296
  6. Shilpa Patil, Bilavari Karkare, ShwetaGoyal, Acoustic emission-based mathematical procedure for quantification of rebar corrosion in reinforced concrete; Current Science, Vol 109, N. 5, Sept 2015 pp 943 – 948. IF = 0.833
  7. Yogesh K Singla, Rahul Chhibber, Avdesh, Shweta Goyal, Vipin Sharma; Influence of single and dual particle reinforcement on the corrosion behaviour of aluminium alloy based composites; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications. March 19, 2016, pp 1-13, IF= 1.625
  8. Reema Goyal, Abhijit Mukherjee and Shweta Goyal; Bond between FRP formworks and concrete-effect of surface treatments and adhesives Steel and Composite Structures, Int. J.,  Volume 20, Number 3, February29 2016 pages 671-692, IF=3.198
  9. Reema Goyal, Abhijit Mukherjee and Shweta Goyal ; An investigation on bond between FRP stay-in-place formwork and concrete; Construction and Building Materials, Volume 113, 15 June 2016, Pages 741-751, IF = 3.169
  10. Gurvinder Kaur, Navdeep Kaur Dhami, Shweta Goyal, Abhijit Mukherjee, M. Sudhakara Reddy, Utilization of carbon dioxide as an alternative to urea in biocementation, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 123, 1 October 2016, Pages 527-533 IF = 3.169
  11. Kulwinder Kaur, Shweta Goyal, Bishwajit Bhattacharjee, Maneek Kumar, Efficiency of Migratory-Type Organic Corrosion Inhibitors in Carbonated Environment, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, Vol 14, 2016, 548-558. IF = 0.835
  12. Reema Goyal, Abhijit Mukherjee and Shweta Goyal, Pultruded FRP planks as stay-in-place formwork for concrete structures, Current Science, Vol 113, No. 2, 2017, IF = 0.833
  13. Patel S., Karkare B., Goyal S., Corrosion induced damage detection of in-service RC slabs using acoustic emission technique, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 156, 2017, Pages 123-130
  14. Sumit Joshi, Shweta Goyal, Abhijit Mukhrjee, M.S. Reddy, Microbial healing of cracks in concrete: a review, Journal of industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, doi: 10.1007/s10295-017-1978-0. IF = 2.810
  15. Sumit Joshi, Shweta Goyal, Abhijit Mukhrjee, M.S. Reddy, Influence of nutrient components of media on structural properties of concrete during biocementation Construction and Building Materials, Accepted 2017

Non SCI Journals

  1. Goyal S., Kumar M., Bhattachargee B. “Effect of relative proportion of pozollana on compressive strength of concrete under different curing conditions”, International Journal of Engineering, Volume (2), Issue (1), 2008. pp 20-34
  2. Goyal S., Kumar M., Bhattachargee B., “Potential benefits of utilizing fly ash in silica fume concrete” , Vol. 82, No. 8, 2008, Indian Concrete Journal. pp. 38 – 46
  3. Goyal S., Kumar M., Bhattachargee B. “The influence of fly ash addition on fresh properties of silica fume concrete” New Building Materials and Construction World. Vol. 13, Issue 4, 2007. pp 214-226.
  4. Patil S.V., Karkare B. S., Goyal S., “Acoustic Emission Technique for Damage Assessment of RC Structures”, International Journal of Research in Engineering Sciences and Technology, Special Issue 1, April 2011, pp 46-53
  5. Shrama D., Goyal S., Khanna R., Mukherjee A.: Non destructive testing of materials using capacitance sensing techniques, MIT International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Vol. 1, No.2, 2011, pp73-77
  6. Shilpa Patil1, Bilavari Karkare, Shweta Goyal; Influence of Material Properties of Reinforced Concrete Element on Acoustic Emission due to Corrosion; Concrete Research Letters; Vol. 6 (1) 2015; pp 11-20

International Conference

  1. Goyal S., Kumar M., Bhattachargee B., “Durability Of Metakaolin Based Cement Mortar To Chloride Attack Under Wet – Dry And Freeze – Thaw Exposure, Accepted in 11th International Conference on Durability of building materials and components, Istanbul Technical University, 11th – 14th May, 2008.
  2. Goyal S., Kumar M., Bhattachargee B. “CHLORIDE PROFILES OF MINERAL-ADMIXTURE CONCRETE SUBJECTED TO REALISTIC CURING, 8th International Conference: Concrete in Low Carbon Era, July 9-11, 2012, University of Dundee; pp 131-140
  3. Bansal P., Goyal S., Kumar M. Corrosion Cracking Theory For Predicting Service Life Of RC Structures, First International Conference On Concrete Sustainability (Iccs13), Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan 27-29May 2013
  4. Shilpa Patil, Bilavari Karkare, ShwetaGoyal Performance evaluation of accelerated corrosion techniques using electrochemical measurements and acoustic emission parameters, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management (ICPHM), 20-22 June, 2016, Held at Carleton University, Canada

National Conference

  1. Goyal S., Kumar M., Bhattachargee B. “Behaviour of fly ash concrete under different curing conditions: A Non-destructive approach”. International Congess Fly Ash India 2005, Dec. 4-7, 2005.
  2. Goyal S., Sidhu D.S. “Silica fume concrete: Present Research Scenario” National conference on Structural Engineering Technology, Edited by S.K. Kaushik, 29-31 October, 2001, I.I.T Roorkee. pp 260-271
  3. Goyal R., Goyal S., Mukherjee A., FRP STAY-IN-PLACE STRUCTURAL FORMWORK FOR ACCELERATED AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development (AMTID 2011) NIT Calicut, India, 28-30 September 2011. Paper No.:S019
  4. Kaur K., Goyal S., “CORROSION INHIBITORS FOR PREVENTING CORROSION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering, Feb 24-26, 2011, pp 998-1006
  5. S. Shilpa, Karkare B., Goyal S., “Structural health monitoring using Acoustic Emission Technique: A Review”, International Conference on Sunrise Technology, 13th – 15th Jan, 2011
  6. Kumar, P. and Goyal S, “Role of cement and steel type on carbonation induced corrosion”, Symposium on Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy and Advanced Technologies, 23rd Annual General Meeting of Materials Research Society of India, Feb 13-15, 2012, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, pp 160-161
  7. Kumar P., Goyal S., Kumar M., Effect of Aggressive Environment on Durability of Metakaolin Based Cement Mortar, UKIERI Concrete Congress Innovations in Concrete Construction, 5 - 8 March 2013, Jalandhar India, pp 258-234
  8. Mandeep Singh , Shweta Goyal, Effect of steam curing on precast segments used as tunnel lining for tunnel bored by shield TBM; international UKIERI Concrete Congress held at Dr Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab,  on 2-5 November, 2015; Pages:- 493-504

Awards and Honours

  • Completed a sponsored research project by Department of Science and Technology (DST, Govt. of India) and awarded a Letter of Appreciation and Performance as “Good”.
  • Awarded Performance Incentive (PIS) by the University 6 times.
  • Gold medal in B.E(Civil)
  • Gold Medal in M.E.(Structures)
  • Awarded a Roll of Honor and a cash prize of Rs 600 by Punjab University evry year during B.E. for standing first every year in Civil Programme