Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr. P S Lakshmi Priya

 
STR 303, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai – TN 600036, India
lakshmipriya@iitm.ac.in  +91-44-22574319
Dr. P S Lakshmi Priya  Dr P. S. Lakshmi Priya is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Civil Engg at IIT Madras. She earned her B. Tech. Degree in civil engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. She obtained her MS in Civil (Structural) Engg from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She worked for four years as a structural design engineer at Walter P. Moore and Associates in Houston, Texas and acquired the license of Professional Engineer from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Following that, she earned her PhD in Structural Engg from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and continued as a post-doctoral fellow for a year. She was professionally associated with ASCE, ACI, SEAoT, AISC and SSRC. Her research focusses on the stability of steel structures and structural fire engineering. She joined IIT Madras as a visiting assistant professor in March 2017 and was later employed as an assistant professor in July 2017. At IIT Madras, she has taught stability of structures, structural fire engineering and structural analysis. Her team of MTech, MS and PhD students work in both experimental and finite element modelling covering a broad range of areas encompassing both stability of steel structures and structural fire engineering.  

Earned Degrees

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, 2012 – 2015
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Dissertation title: Flexural resistance of longitudinally stiffened plate girders (Guide: Prof. Donald W. White)


M.S. in Structural Engineering, 2006 – 2008
The University of Texas, Austin, USA
Dissertation title: Parametric study of insulating materials for the effect of fire on structures (Guide: Prof. Michael Engelhardt)


B. Tech. in Civil Engineering, 2002 – 2006
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Dissertation title:


Awards and Honours

Vinnakota Award , Runnerup (Second Best Paper)Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) Conference, April 2016

Vinnakota Award , Runnerup (Second Best Paper)Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) Conference, March 2015

Second Place in the zone in the design category and nationwide best report, Big Beam Contest, July 2007

NCERT Scholarship, NCERT Board, June 2000

Research Areas

 Stability of Steel Structures
 Structural Fire Engineering

Professional Experiences

 July 2017 – Present : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
 March 2017 – July 2017 : Visiting Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
 December 2015 – February 2017 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
 August 2012 – December 2015 : Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
 June 2008 – June 2012 : Engineer – Bridge / Civil Engineer, Walter P Moore , Houston, Texas Area, USA
 May 2007 – August 2007 : Graduate Intern, Walter P Moore, Austin, Texas Area, USA

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