Ramla Qureshi, a Fulbright Scholar and PhD student in structural and earthquake engineering, is currently working on her thesis under the advisement of Professor Michel Bruneau. Qureshi's research is examining the effect of strong motion shaking on steel plate shear walls.
"I’m very lucky to be here, especially because I wanted to pursue structural and earthquake engineering and not just structures. The lab here in this area is showcased and it’s a hallmark. The faculty here are gurus in this field and it humbles me."
Qureshi is the founder of Women Engineers in Pakistan, a non-profit organization that aims to encourage female participation in engineering and bridge the STEM gender gap in Pakistan and beyond.
CSEE AT A GLANCE
Chair: Joseph Atkinson
Full-time Faculty: 33
• 788 Undergraduate
• 215 Graduate
• 35,000 square feet of teaching and research labs
• $5.5 million in annual research expenditures
Research areas in:
• bridge engineering
• computational engineering mechanics
• geomechanics, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
• environmental and water resources engineering
• structural and earthquake engineering
• transportation systems engineering