Roorkee Research Centre
Roorkee Research Centre

Major Achievements of CSIR-CIMFR Regional Centre, Roorkee

Section 1: Geo-technical Engineering & Underground Space Utilisation Group

1.  R&D Achievements

  • Developed indigenous tunnelling technology for prediction of ground conditions
  • Application of rock mass classification for squeezing ground conditions
  • Rock mass damage assessment in tunnels due to blasting
  • Indigenously developed high temperature testing chamber 
  • Developed Site Selection Rating (SSR) for the Underground storage of oil and its products

2. Technological Solutions to Industry

  • Provided expertise for tunnel support design and evaluation
  • Tunnel feasibility study and complete package for the construction of underground structures
  • Specialized rock testing and rock slope stabilisation 
  • Blast vibration monitoring and controlled blasting techniques for tunnels & open excavations
  • MoUs signed with M/s. Indic Geo Resources Pvt. Ltd. (IGRL) and Chandan steel Ltd. for (i) Deep Seated Mining of Potash in Rajasthan as Import Substitute Fertilizer Mineral and (ii) Underground Mining of Non-Radioactive Rare Earth Elements Minerals in Rajasthan.

3. Dissemination of knowledge

  • Contribution in AcSIR Program of CBRI
  • Organised short-term course on underground engineering
  • Organised ‘Indorock 2011’ conference with IIT Roorkee

4. Publications

  • Published five books, 4 through Elsevier and 1 through Balkema
  • Two Doctoral degrees awarded recently from IIT Roorkee
  • CIMFR work on tunnelling technology found place in BIS codes
  • Editor TUST (Elsevier Journal), JRMTT
  • Published more than 100 papers in the area of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology in Journals and Conferences

5. ECF Generation

  • Consistently generating ECF of more than Rs. 1.0 crore per year for the last five years with five Group- IV Scientists

NameDesignationEmail & phonePhoto
Head of the Research Group
Dr. R. K. Goel

Chief Scientist & Head E-mail : rkgoel[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in,rkgoel15[at]hotmai[dot]com
Phone : +91-326-275998 / 271315 (O)
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Section 1: Geo-technical Engineering & Underground Space Utilisation Group
Dr. J. K. Mohnot

Chief Scientist E-mail : jkmohnot[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, jkmohnot[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : +91-332-283384 (O), 270014 (R), 09412929281 (M)
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Mr. Anil Swaroop

Sr. Principal Scientist E-mail : aswarup[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, anilsw[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : +91-9411111471 (M)
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Dr. R. D. Dwivedi

Principal Scientist E-mail : rddwivedi[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, rddwivedi[at]hotmail[dot]com
Phone : +91-9412929282 (M)
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Dr. Harsh Verma

Principal Scientist E-mail : drharshverma[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, drharsh77[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : +91-9412978538 (M)
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Mr. S N Sharma Sr. Technical Officer E-mail : sadanandsharma[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
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Sl. No.A brief description of Facilities/ Equipment/Tools/software with photos
Section 1: Geo-technical Engineering & Underground Space Utilisation Group
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