Tanuj Chopra

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Transportation Engineering

Email:

tanuj33@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Tanuj Chopra is an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology since December 2006. He obtained his BE in Civil Engineering in year 2004 from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) Patiala. He obtained his ME  in Highway Engineering in year 2006 from PEC Chandigarh. Currently, He is pursuing Ph.D from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) Patiala. He has extensive teaching and research experience in pavement  engineering. He has guided more than 35 M.E. Dissertation. He has more than 25 papers in various journals and conferences of international reputes. Presentaly, tanuj chopra is actively working in quality assurance of NHAI highway project.

RESEARCH TAGS

  • Design of highways
  • Pavement quality concrete and dry lean concrete

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTION, ASSOCIATION AND SOCIETIES

  • Member, Indian Road Congress (IRC), Membership No. 38749.
  • Life Member, Transportation Research Group of India (TRG), Membership No.  115.
  • Member, Institute of Highway Engineers, London, Membership No. 0034320.
  • Member, Patiala Management Association (PMA).
  • Member, Thapar Society of Civil Engineers (TSCE) from 2000-04.
  • Ass. Member, Transportation and Development Institute (TDI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Membership No. 9552156.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

S. No. Title of Paper Author(s) Details Page No.
1 Development of Pavement Maintenance Management System (PMMS) of Urban Road Network Using HDM-4 Model. Tanuj Chopra, Manoranjan Parida, Naveen Kwatra, Jyoti Mandhani. International Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences :.9.1 (2017) 14-31
2 Effect of the Position of Geotextiles on the Strength Characteristics of Subgrade Soil in Bituminous Pavements Tarun Gupta, Tanuj Chopra,Rajesh Pathak Journal of Geotechnical Engineering ISSN: 2394-1987(online) Volume 3, Issue 2 (September 2016) 12 to 17
3 Effect of the Position of Geotextile on the Performance Parameters of the Flexible Pavement Tarun Gupta, Tanuj Chopra, Rajesh Pathak Trends in Transport Engineering and Applications ISSN: 2394-7284(online) Volume 3, Issue 2 (August 2016) 65 to 75
4 Laboratory Investigations of Pervious Concrete for Applications in Low Volume Rural Roads Avishreshth, Prem Pal Bansal & Tanuj Chopra A NATIONAL CONFERENCE on FIFTEEN YEARS OF PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SADAK YOJNA (FYPMGSY) 6 to 7 August 2016 at IIT Roorkee. 54
5 Strengthening of Subgrade and Sub-Base of Bituminous Pavement using RBI Grade 81. Abhishek Sehgal, Tanuj Chopra, Rajesh Pathak Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2016; 3(3); 27-32p. 27 to 32
6 Effects of glass fibres on the shear strength of sandy soil. Vishal Singh Chib, Tanuj Chopra, Rajesh Pathak Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2016; 3(3); 1-6p. 1 to 6
7 Effect of glass fibres on the shear strength of soil Vishal Singh Chib, Tanuj Chopra, Rajesh Pathak International Journal of Ultimate Engineering Research and Development, 2016 17
8 Laboratory Investigations of DBM (Grade1) mix using different types of additive. Karan Gupta, Tanuj Chopra, Maneek Kumar Book on Functional Pavement Design, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London. Pg. 46
9 Prediction of CBR Based on Index Properties of Subgrade Soil Tanuj Chopra, Vikaran Mahajan, Rajesh Pathak Conference on Sustainable Asphalt Pavements for Developing Countries on March 11 th -12 th , 2016 at CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi Technical Session 2, Asphalt Pavements for rural roads.
10 Development of Impact Matrix for upgradation of Existing two lane carriageway to four lane divided carriageway of National Highway-64 (Zirakpur-Patiala section) Tanuj Chopra, Ashish Sharma, Amit Dhir Journal of Engineering Science and Management Volume 2, 2012. 151 to 155 Volume 2, 2012
11 Use of Computer Applications for determining the best possible runway orientation using wind rose diagrams Manmeet Singh, Tanuj Chopra International Conference on Recent Trends in Transportation Engineering, Environmental & Civil Engineering 2012, organized by Association of Civil & Environmental Engineers (ACEE), Dubai held during Sept 20-21, 2012 IDES Conference Publications/ Digital library TECE.2012.2.1Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 36 - 40
12 Development of Green Roads Rating System for more environmentally friendly roads for better transportation future Tanuj Chopra, Ashish Sharma, Amit Dhir International Conference on Role of Green Technologies for Sustainable Development of Infrastructure. RGTSD-2012, Hyderabad Volume 2, Page(s):39-50, 2012
13 Efforts towards developing of GIS & GUI based Pavement Maintenance Management Systems for use by small to medium sized cities in India. Tanuj Chopra, Manoranjan Parida, Naveen Kwatra 7th International Conference on Road & Airfield Pavement Technology 2011, organized by Ministry of Transport in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University & Road Asscociation of Thailand Page(s): 480 - 491
14 Evaluation of Mastic Asphalt Concrete as a Wearing Course using different types of fillers. R.M Vasan, Nasar Azadani, Tanuj Chopra 7th International Conference on Road & Airfield Pavement Technology 2011, organized by Ministry of Transport in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University & Road Asscociation of Thailand Page(s): 1263 - 1269
15 Analyzing Strategic Issues of Environmental Highway Projects with a case study of Indian National Highway  Tanuj Chopra, Kunal Jain, Meena Aggarwal 7th International Conference on Road & Airfield Pavement Technology 2011, organized by Ministry of Transport in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University & Road Asscociation of Thailand Page(s): 1281 - 1291
16 Strength Evaluation of Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC) Layer laid with Slipform Pavers. (A Case Study of NH-II B at Kanpur under Golden Quadrilateral Project of India) Tanuj Chopra, Kunal Jain 3rd International Congress of Environmental Research, September 16-18, 2010 organized by Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Bhopal & University of Mauritius, Reduit.  ICER-10 Paper Id:- T-767
17 Development of Software for the designing of flexible pavement layers using IRC: 37-2001. Harshit Kumar, Tanuj Chopra 3rd International Congress of Environmental Research, September 16-18, 2010 organized by Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Bhopal & University of Mauritius, Reduit. ICER-10 Paper Id:- T-837
18 Evaluation of Cement Stabilized sugrade. Kunal Jain, Tanuj Chopra 3rd International Congress of Environmental Research, September 16-18, 2010 organized by Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Bhopal & University of Mauritius, Reduit.  ICER-10 Paper Id:- T-721
19 Environmental Impact Assessment of National Highways in India  Tanuj Chopra Recent Issues and Solution Methodologies in Transportation Engineering and Planning: Sustainable Transport (RISTEP, 2010), Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) Chashma-Shahi, during June 15-18, 2010. RISTEP 2010 (Abstract Accepted & Published)
20 Construction of Pavement Quality Concrete Layer for the National Highway Rigid Pavements with Writgen Slipform Pavers Tanuj Chopra Recent Issues and Solution Methodologies in Transportation Engineering and Planning: Sustainable Transport (RISTEP, 2010), Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) Chashma-Shahi, during June 15-18, 2010. RISTEP 2010 (Abstract Accepted & Published with rating of 7 out of 10)
21 Application of Computer Programming in Civil Engineering: Fineness Modulus Calculator Shikhar Anand, Tanuj Chopra, Maneek Kumar Indian Journal of Scholarly Research, March 2013 Volume 2, Issue 8 March 2013
22 Performance Evaluation of Pavement Quality Concrete Laid with Slipform Pavers on Indian National Highways Tanuj Chopra, Manoranjan Parida, Naveen Kwatra First International Conference on Concrete Sustainability at Tokyo, Japan from 27th to 29th May, 2013 organized by Japan Concrete Institute. Paper ID S 3-2-6, Page number 167
23 Stability and Flow Characteristics of Dense Bituminous Macadam (Grade 2) Mix Using Waste Plastic Shubham Bansal, Tanuj Chopra, Sovina Sood Global Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (GBS-GJERT), ISSN 2249-3107 Volume 5, Number 1 (2015), pp. 43- 49
24 Effect of Zycotherm additive on performance of neat bitumen and bituminous concrete mixes Harpreet Singh, Tanuj Chopra, Neena Garg, Maninder Singh. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, volume 8, issue 8, August 2017. pp 232-238.
25 Development of Urban Maintenance Management System Using Distress Models of HDM-4 Sahil Kamotra, Tanuj Chopra, Manoranjan Parida, Naveen Kwatra International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems. Organized by Transportation Engineering Division, University of Moratuwa, Srilanka. July 2017
26 Effect of Marble Dust in Subgrade Soil on The Fatigue and Rutting Characteristics of the Flexible Pavement Shubham Moudgil, Tanuj Chopra, Rajesh Pathak. International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems. Organized by Transportation Engineering Division, University of Moratuwa, Srilanka. July 2017
27 Economic analysis of urban road network with various scheduled and responsive maintenance alternatives Tanuj Chopra, Manoranjan Parida, Naveen Kwatra, Sahil Kamotra, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LATEST TRENDS IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.83.018 pp 135-142

Award and Honours

  • Awarded by the Performance Incentives by the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology for the three consecutive years 2010, 2011 & 2012 under Performance Incentive Scheme for performing excellence in Academics & Research activities.
  • Awarded by the Teaching Excellence Award under Performance Incentive Scheme (PIS) by the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala for the year 2015-16.
  • Secured First Rank in Punjab University Examination of Mater of Engineering in Transportation Engineering held in December, 2005.

Description of Research interest

Tanuj Chopra interest are in Pavement management system, Pavement Evaluation, Road Safety Audit,
Modified Bituminous mixes, Pavement Design.