Biography

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Education

  • University of California, Davis
    PhD student in Geotechnical Engineering (Sept, 2018–Present)
  • Technical University of Munich
    Student Exchange Program (Sept, 2017–April, 2018)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    Masters in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (July, 2016–July, 2018)
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala
    Bachelors in Civil Engineering (June, 2011– June, 2015)

Research Experience

  • Doctoral research (Advisor: Dr Alejandro Martinez)
    Fabric properties of granular materials during cyclic loading using Discrete Element Modelling (DEM)
  • DAAD Research Fellow (Advisor: Dr Roberto Cudmani, Dr G V Ramana)
    Stress-Strain-Volume change behaviour of Karlshruhe sand under monotonic loading using DEM
  • Graduate Research
    • Seepage and stress deformation analysis of a plastic cutoff under CFRD dam. (Advisor: Dr G V Ramana)
    • Shrinkage crack determination: by Image processing techniques. (Advisor: Dr Ayothiraman Ramanathan)
  • Undergraduate Research
    • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: slope stability of unsaturated slopes. (Advisor: Dr Vikas Pratap Singh)
    • Steam curing of Concrete and implications on the strength of concrete. (Advisor: Dr Shweta Goyal)

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Lab. Mechanics of Materials UCD, Winter 2019
  • Teaching Assistant, Intro. to Soil Mechanics IITD, Spring 2018
  • Teaching Assistant, Senior Research Fellowship Interns IITD, Summer 2017
  • Instructor, Geometry Vidya Teaching Project IITD, December 2016

Professional and Service Activities

  • Member, Academic Senate Committee for Distinguidhed Teaching Award, UCD (2018-2019)
  • Member, Orchard Park Redevelopment Committee, UCD (2018-2019)
  • Member, Graduate Student Association, UCD (2018-now)
  • Member, Teaching Assistant WellBeing Program, UCD (2018-2019)
  • Member, National Service Scheme, IITD (2017-2018)

Affiliations

  • Student Member, American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)
  • Member, Indian Geotechnical Society Delhi Chapter

Awards and Scholarships

  • Graduate Student Fellowship
    Doctoral research at University of California at Davis
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Master Sandwich Program (DAAD IIT-MSP)
    Master Thesis research at Technical University of Munich, Germany from September, 2017 to March, 2018
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Scholarship
    Scholarship for two years of Masters at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Internships and Consulting Projects

  • Seepage analysis of a deep excavation near a canal using 3D FEM
    Consulting Project
    Estimation of discharge from excavation sides and bottom using RS3D. Feasibilty study of provision of a cutoff wall around the excavation
  • Estimation of undrained shear strength under a failed approach embankment
    Consulting Project
    Slope Stability analysis of a failed embankment on an important National Highway in India using both Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element techniques. Probabilistic Slope Stability analysis to predict the likely values of undrained shear strength of foundation soil.
  • Ground improvement scheme for an Embankment and Pre/Post improvement Slope Stability Analysis
    Consulting Project
    Ground improvement in form of stone columns designed for an embankment over a soft clay deposit. Static/Pseudo-Static slope stability was carried out using SLIDE.
  • Liquefaction potential of soil under an Oil Refinery Tank
    Consulting Project
    Investigation of liquefaction susceptibility of a site under oil refinery tanks along with provision of ground improvement
  • CC-34 HCC-Samsung JV for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
    Six months Industrial training
    Complete experience of Precast Segments for Tunnel Boring Machines. Research on effect of steam curing on the strength of pre-casted segments

Technical Skills

  • Geotechnical Package: PLAXIS, GeoStudio, Rocscience Suite, FLAC, PFC
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation Package: MSExcel, Paraview, VisIt, SciDAVis, Origin
  • Programming Package: Python, C, C++, XML, MATLAB and FISH (FLAC/PFC)
  • Photo editing and processing: GIMP, ImageJ, Inkscape
  • SPH Package: ANSYS AutoDyn, DualSPHysics, SPHysics