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Miss. Poonam Modi

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email ID: mail_poonam2002@yahoo.com
Department: Applied Mechanics

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics Department, L.D.College of Engineering, Ahmedabad affiliated to Gujarat Technological University. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (2002) and Master’s Degree in Civil –CASAD (2004) from L.D. College of Engineering affiliated to Gujarat University. I have been engaged in teaching Concrete technology, Strength of materials, Repairs and Rehabilitation of Concrete structures, Design and Detailing of Reinforced Concrete and Steel structures, Structural Engineering, Advanced Solid Mechanics. I am currently pursuing PhD from Gujarat Technological University. My major area of interest is in developing Sustainable Construction Material by utilizing industrial by-products or other landfill wastes which can effectively replace the conventional energy intensive building materials. Prior to my association with academics, I was working as a Senior Structural Engineer in the leading consultancy firms of Ahmedabad. During this period of 9 years as a structural engineer I had successfully completed the analysis, design and detailing works of different types of residential, industrial and commercial structures and other structures such as pumping stations, intake well, pump houses. I worked as a Project Manager in Mott MacDonald - a global consulting firm of British origin. My responsibilities as project manager included managing various Design and Detailing works for Large Water Utilities Projects such as Maputo Water supply rehabilitation project, Villufushi Sewerage system and ground water recharge under the Tsunami Recovery Program to name a few. During my stint as an Academician, I have published about 17 research papers at National and International level, Book on Repairs and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures (PHI) , mentored both graduate and post-graduate project works and I am actively involved in the consultancy and material testing works taken up by the department in college. I am currently mentoring a Project under the aegis of Student Start up and Innovation Policy ( SSIP) entitled " Building Material Preforms using Mining Waste". This Start up has been approved a Financial Assistance of 80,000/- rupees grant as expenditure duly sanctioned by SSIP Scrutiny Committee of the Institute. I have a Patent filed with Application Number 201921024323 on 19th June 2019.The publication date of the patent in Patent Journal ( U/S 11A) is 25th September 2020. The Patent entitled " Sand-Free Unfired Bricks and Manufacturing method thereof" has been granted for the term of 20 years from the 19th day of June 2019 on 26.7.21 in accordance with the provisions of the Patents Act, 1970.

Social Contacts


  • L.D.College of Engineering

  • Mott MacDonald Pvt. Ltd

  • Multi Mantech Internation Pvt. Ltd

  • Setu Infrastructure




Paper Publication

  1. Forensic Investigation and evaluation of the Structural and Durability Performance of the polymer based repair material
    Publication Date : 01 Mar, 2012

  2. Evaluating the efficacy of the mortar prepared by replacing the sand with industrial solid waste like quarry dust and foundry sand in varying proportions
    e ISSN No.:2349-9745.
    Publication Date : 02 Jul, 2015

  3. Repairs and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures, Phi Publication
    Publication Date : 01 Jan, 2016

  4. Effect of Different Foundation Systems on Response Reduction Factor of RCC Frame Type Staging Using Non-Linear Static Push-over Analysis
    ISSN (online) : 2321-0613
    Publication Date : 01 Mar, 2016

  5. Comparative Non-Linear Static Push over Analysis of Steel building with Steel Plate Shear wall (SPSW) & Composite Shear wall (CSW)
    ISSN (online) : 2321-0613
    Publication Date : 04 Apr, 2016

  6. Evaluating the efficacy of the burnt clay bricks prepared using industrial waste like Foundry Sand and textile sludge
    e ISSN No.:2349-9745
    Publication Date : 28 Apr, 2016

  7. Feasibility Study on using Grog waste in production of Eco-friendly building material
    Publication Date : 01 Jan, 2017

  8. Strength assessment of Hollow Concrete block using Grog and Quarry dust as replacement to sand
    ISSN (online) : 2321-0613
    Publication Date : 01 Feb, 2017

  9. Feasibility Study on using Grog waste in production of Eco-friendly building material
    Publication Date : 01 Aug, 2017

  10. Evaluation of Bond Strength of Old and Fresh Concrete using Conventional and New Method
    ISSN (online) : 2321-0613.
    Publication Date : 01 Feb, 2018

  11. Experimental Investigation on Partial Replacement of Fine aggregate Sandstone Dust in concrete
    ISSN (online) : 2321-0613
    Publication Date : 01 Feb, 2018

  12. Evaluation of Bond mechanism of Hardened and Plastic Concrete using conventional and improved techniques
    e-ISSN 2395-0056
    Publication Date : 01 Apr, 2018

  13. Review Paper on Partial Replacement of Fine aggregate by Industrial or Mine waaste in concrete
    e-ISSN 2395-0056
    Publication Date : 01 Apr, 2018

  14. Review Paper on Application of Stone Cutting Waste in Construction Industry
    Publication Date : 10 Apr, 2019

  15. Review Paper on Mechanical Properties of Masonry Units
    ISSN: 0898-3577
    Publication Date : 09 Jun, 2020

    Publication Date : 11 Dec, 2020

  17. Optimal Configuration of Diagrid and Outrigger Structural Systems for Tall Buildings
    ISSN ( Online) 2393-8021
    Publication Date : 28 May, 2021

  18. Comparative Study on Isolated Foundation of Suspension and Tension Transmission Tower under Differential Soil Conditions
    Publication Date : 28 May, 2021