I am a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Davis. Currently, I teach courses in the fields of Structual and Geotechnical engineering, with a focus on the fundamental mechanics. As an educator, I am excited to train engineers working to tackle pressing global issues of climate change, water scarcity, infrastructure development, and sustainable energy. My pedagogical research interests include the implementation of data analysis and visualization in engineering curricula for the current data-driven world, and the intersection of global learning goals with engineering education.
I got my PhD at UC Davis in Geotchincal Engineering where I was part of the Granular Materials Lab. My research focus lies in the quantification of micro-scale behavior of granular soils using novel experimental methodologies and particle-based multi-physics numerical simulations. My core research interests includes granular material mechanics, fundamental soil mechanics, biogeotechnics, and computational geotechnics. Currently, I am working on understanding the monotonic and cyclic behavior of well-graded coarse-grained soils and the effect of the soil fabric on liquefaction risk assessment. Additionally, I am working on the Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) of soil treated with Microbial-Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP).
Before UC Davis, I got my Master’s in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. At IIT-Delhi, I was part of numerous research and consulting projects, mostly on ground improvement, sustainability, and geo-environmental engineering. For my master’s thesis research, I worked on Discrete Element Modelling at Zentrum Geotechnik of Technical University of Munich for seven months under the DAAD scholarship.
Ph.D. Student in Geotechnical Engg., 2018 - 2023
University of California, Davis
Mtech in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engg., 2018
Indian Institure of Technology, Delhi
Btech in Civil Engineering, 2015