Thomas M. Murray Structures Lab, Virginia Tech

I am a second year Ph.D. student in civil structural engineering at Virginia Tech. My research interests are large-scale and small-scale testing of steel structures and connections, vibrations, fatigue, fracture, loosening of nuts and bolts and finite element modeling. I want to pursue my dream of going into academia after my Ph.D.  I would also love to have some industry experience as well. I like meeting and talking to people from different backgrounds and cultures. It has been a great experience since I landed in the U.S. in 2015. It’s a learning curve since and I am looking forward to learning more in the future.

I am originally from the land of mystery and diversity, India. I came to Virginia Tech in 2015 after completing my undergraduate studies in India. I love Virginia Tech and I am proud to be a HOKIE. I am very passionate about my research and spend most of my daytime on weekdays doing that in the Thomas Murray Structural Engineering Laboratory. Except for that, I like to spend time with family and friends, play badminton and cook Indian food. I can also talk at length about Indian politics.