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Vijayaraghavan Chariar

Vijayaraghavan Chariar

Associate Professor, Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

chariarv@gmail.com

Centre for Rural Development & Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Dehli
Hauz Khas, New Dehli 110016
INDIA

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Sustainability

Biography

Dr. Chariar’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of Sustainable Design, Frugal Innovation and Community Knowledge. A central focus of his research has been studying closed loop ecological systems linking sanitation and agriculture. Another research area he has been working on is promoting disaster resilient housing by promoting green materials and vernacular architecture. His current research focuses on nutrient recycling from sanitation systems, developing housing typologies based on low embodied energy materials and developing values-centred design frameworks for sustainability. Dr Chariar also uses the entrepreneurial route to enlarge the space for eco-products in sanitation and housing. Dr. Chariar uses an experiential and participant-centred approach in his pedagogy. Several of his students have taken to entrepreneurship in the social sector. He was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by IIT Delhi in 2011 and the Fulbright Fellowship 2012-13 as part of which he affiliated with The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University, USA.

Education

  • PhD, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1998
  • MTech, Solid State Materials, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1991
  • MSc, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 1989

Expertise

Journal Articles

2015

Rahman, M. A. and V. M. Chariar. 2015. Study of acceptance of human urine by Indian farmers as a soil conditioner and water source. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 33(2 Part IV)):1537-1548. (link )

Sharma, N. K., V. M. Chariar and R. Prasad. 2015. Impact of fire on Dendrocalamus strictus - a natural green composite building material. Indoor and Built Environment 24(6):740-745. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X14535793. (link )

Sharma, N. K., C. S. Verma, V. M. Chariar and R. Prasad. 2015. Eco-friendly flame retardant treatments for cellulosic green building materials. Indoor and Built Environment 24(3):422-432. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X13516655. (link )

2014

Verma, C. S., N. K. Sharma, V. M. Chariar, S. Maheshwari and M. K. Hada. 2014. Comparative study of mechanical properties of bamboo laminae and their laminates with woods and wood based composites. Composites Part B: Engineering 60(April):523-530. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.12.061. (link )

2013

Verma, C. S. and V. M. Chariar. 2013. Stiffness and strength analysis of four layered laminate bamboo composite at macroscopic scale. Composites Part B: Engineering 45(1):369-376. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.07.048. (link )

2012

Verma, C. S. and V. M. Chariar. 2012. Development of layered laminate bamboo composite and their mechanical properties. Composites Part B: Engineering 43(3):1063-1069. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2011.11.065. (link )

Verma, C. S. and V. M. Chariar. 2012. Study of some mechanical propertes of bamboo laminae. International Journal of Metallurgical & Materials Science and Engineering 2(2):26-37. (link )

Verma, C. S., V. M. Chariar and R. Purohit. 2012. Cleavage analysis of bamboo: A natural composite. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications 2(2):1265-1268. (link )

Verma, C. S., V. M. Chariar and R. Purohit. 2012. Macro mechanical analysis of bamboo lamina. International Journal of Chemical & Petrochemical Technology 2(2):1-11. (link )

Verma, C. S., V. M. Chariar and R. Purohit. 2012. Tensile strength analysis of bamboo and layered laminate bamboo composites. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications 2(2):1253-1264. (link )

2009

Malhotra, C., V. M. Chariar and L. K. Das. 2009. User centred design model (G2C2G) for rural e-governance projects. International Journal of Electronic Governance 2(4):378-401. (link )

Books

2011

Chariar, V. M. and E. S. Ramesh Sakthivel. 2011. Ecological Sanitation : Practitioner’s Handbook. Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. (link )

2010

Chariar, V. M. and E. S. Ramesh Sakthivel. 2010. Waterless Urinals : A Resource Book. Indian Institute of Technology Dehli/The Vigyan Vijay Foundation. India. (link )