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  • 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, Dr. Jason T. DeJong, Dr. Katerina Ziotopoulou)
    Soil Fabric and Well-Graded Soils
  • Doctoral research (Advisor: Dr Alejandro Martinez, Dr. Jason T. DeJong)
  • 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

  • Instructor of Record: ECI 175 Geotechincal Earthquake Engineering, Fall 2022
  • Teaching Assistant: ECI 3 Introduction to Civil Engineering, Fall 2021, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Winner
  • Teaching Assistant, ENG 171L Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Spring 2021
  • Instructor, Python Programming Short Course, 2019-2022
  • Teaching Assistant, ENG 104L Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, Spring 2018, Winter 2019
  • 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, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, UC Davis (2022-2023)
  • Fellow, Global Education for All (GE4A), UC Davis (2020-2022)
  • Outreach Coordinator, Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS), UC Davis (2020-2021)
  • Field Trip Coordinator, Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS), UC Davis (2019-2020)
  • Webmaster, Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS), UC Davis (2019-2021)
  • Member, Black, Indigenous and People Of Color (BIPOC) society UC Davis (2020-)
  • Member, Academic Senate Committee for Distinguidhed Teaching Award, UC Davis (2018-2019)
  • Member, Orchard Park Redevelopment Committee, UC Davis (2018-2019)
  • Member, Graduate Student Association, UC Davis (2018-now)
  • Member, Teaching Assistant WellBeing Program, UC Davis (2018-2019)
  • Member, National Service Scheme, IITD (2017-2018)


  • Engineer‑in‑Training (EIT) License, California, No. 175556
  • Student Member, American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)
  • Member, Indian Geotechnical Society Delhi Chapter

Awards and Scholarships

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (Campus‑Wide) Graduate Studies UC Davis for ECI 03 Fall 2021
  • Best Teaching Assistant Award College of Engineering UC Davis
  • Geosyntec Fellowship Department of Civil Engineering UC Davis
  • Graduate Student Travel Award ICSMGE 2022
  • CEE Travel Fellowship Department of Civil Engineering UC Davis
  • Fugro West Graduate Scholarship Department of Civil Engineering UC Davis
  • Nominated for Excellence in Graduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion College of Engineering UC Davis
  • 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

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