Rafat Siddique is the Senior Professor at the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology working since August 1994. He obtained his B.Sc. Engg. in Civil Engineering in year 1986 from national Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He obtained his ME in Structural Engineering in year 1988 from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He obtained his Ph.D from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in year 1993. He was engaged for his Post-doc research at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He has extensive teaching and research experience in structural Engineering of more than 30 years. He is rated amongst top 15 globally in his research area in Google Scholar with Google H-Factor of 40. He has more than 5400 citations in his name. He has guided ten completed Ph.D and presently supervising 3 pursuing Ph.D. Candidates. He has supervised more than 43 M.E. Dissertation. He has published four books and more than 210 papers in various journals and conferences of international reputes. He is the editor of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier) and associated editor of Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials (Taylor & Francis), and Journal of King Saud University (Engineering Sciences). He has been invited as guest lecturer and keynote speaker for more than 65 events organized in and outside India. He has attended more than 24 conference of international repute in and outside India. He has supervised eleven sponsored research and infrastructures projects and more than 80 consultancy projects. He has delivered more than ten expert lectures.