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Mr Chandrasekar Muthukameswaran

Structural Engineering Sector Coordinator

Phone : +264 61 207 2677
Office Location : New Engineering Building, E3/4/232

ORCID : 0000-0003-1425-3503


M. Eng in Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, India (1996)
B. Eng in Civil Engineering, ACCET, Karaikudi, M. K. University, India (1993)


Chandrasekar is a Structural Engineering Lecturer, Designer and Consultant who possess over 28 years of experience in both academia and civil engineering field of practice.  Having earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from renowned universities of South India, he started his career as practicing engineer.  After four years of experience in the field of practice as site engineer and design engineer, he served in academic institutions such as Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, India, Hawassa University and Debre-Berhan University in Ethiopia.  In Ethiopia, his contributions for curriculum development and research were recognized by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Works.  Being in the academy, he participated in structural design and consultancy activities of department’s consultancy wings, out of which, design and consultancy of Gedeo zone stadium at Dilla, Ethiopia and design review of two-span T-beam bridge across the river Genale, at the outskirts of Benza, Ethiopia are remarkable ones.  He possess handsome exposure to structural design codes of India, Ethiopia, Euro, British and presently, South Africa.

Brief Career Summary

  • 2020+ Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, FoE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2014-2019 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, FoT, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • 2012-2014 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, SoE, Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia  
  • 2004-2012 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, FoT, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
  • 1997-2004 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Adhiyamaan Col. Of Eng, Hosur, India
  • 1997 – Free-lance Structural Eng. Consultant
  • 1993-1996 Site Engineer, R.S. Constructions Planners and Builders, Chidambaram, India


Professional Affiliations 

  • Professional member (NASE220217P001) Namibian Society of Engineers, Windhoek
  • Associate member (EPA2022-1) Engineering Professions Association, Windhoek
  • Life member (LM 2151) Indian Society of Structural Engineers, India
  • Life member (M-166401-2) The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Life member (LM 26247) The Indian Society for Technical Education, India
  • Life member (IINDVM-L-056) Institute for Steel Development and Growth, India


Research Focus Areas

  • Adobe construction materials
  • Economic structural design solutions & design of special structures
  • Structural design of multistoried buildings
  • Concrete technology – polymer modified concretes


Subjects Currently Teaching


  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Structural Design of Steel and Timber
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design
  • Project Management
  • Structural Analysis
  • Theory of Structures
  • Engineering Mechanics


  • Advanced Design of Concrete Structures
  • Bridge Engineering


Community Development Activities

  • Structural Engineering consultation extended to practicing engineers who are former students of NUST
  • Participating in activities of professional bodies as member
  • Member - Red-cross, Ethiopia – Participated in various services activities of Red-cross Society, Ethiopia
  • Adopted a school in rural area near Hawassa and supported for educational aids and sport facilities for the children


Selected Publications 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Chandrasekar M. K. and Tariku Nigussie, Rebar wastage in building construction projects of Hawassa, Ethiopia. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, vol.9-2   282-287 (2018).
  • Chandrasekar M. K., Moltot Zewdie and Tariku Nigussie, Engineered practices of adobe masonry production in Ziway, Ethiopia. Zede Journal of Ethiopian Engineers and Architects, vol.37 13-25 (2019).


Conference presentations & invited talks

  • Chandrasekar M. K., Tariku Nigussie and Moltot Zewdie, Mechanical behavior of un-burnt mud blocks and bricks with natural additives. Proceedings of 38th annual research conference of Hawassa University, 145-165, (2017). (recognized by Ministry of Construction, Ethiopia).

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