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Dr Rohit Adhikari
Chadwick Building, Gower Street
United Kingdom
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  • Research Fellow
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

I am a structural engineer and a motivated researcher in the area of disaster resilient and sustainable built infrastructure. With a BEng and an MEng in Civil Engineering, I joined UCL for PhD in Structural Earthquake Engineering and obtained the doctoral degree in 2021. I currently work as a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Chair in ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Engineering (DRR-RE)’ at UCL and also as a Teaching Assistant.

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My research work has been mainly focused on school infrastructure because safer and resilient schools are fundamental in achieving the ‘Quality Educationfor All’, the fourth of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. My doctoral research developed a methodological framework for the data collection,classification of typologies and seismic vulnerability evaluation of school buildings and this research work has significantly contributed to the development of the Global Library of School Infrastructure (GLOSI) of the World Bank. Besides my PhD research, winning an EEFIT research grant from the Institution of Structural Engineers UK in 2018, I also carried out a research project that assessed the resilience of reconstruction and retrofitting in the aftermath of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. My current role is a Research Fellow with the UNESCO Chair in DRR-RE at UCL where I lead a collaborative research project that aims to develop a methodology to assess the structural safety as well as functional adequacy of school infrastructure, currently focusing on developing countries such as Nepal. Besides this, I am also engaged in the design and delivery capacity building activities (online course, training, workshop and seminar) as part of the UNESCO Chair activities.

Teaching Summary

At Kantipur Engineering College in Nepal, I taught several structural engineering modules from 2011 to 2013 and also wrote a teaching manual for ‘Theory of Structures II’ module. I have been teaching ‘Mathematical Modelling and Analysis,’ ‘Structural Mechanics’, ‘Engineering Challenge I’ and ‘Scenariosin Civil Engineering’ modules to BEng Civil students and ‘Structural Vulnerability and Resilience’ module to MSc Civil students at UCL. I have conducted hands-on training sessions on the use of SAP2000, SeismoStruct and Extreme Loadings for Structures® software. I have supervised projects of three BEng Civil students and dissertation of four MSc Civil students.

28-SEP-2021 Research Fellow Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
09-DEC-2019 Research Assistant Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2015   Master of Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology
  PhD Dr – Structural engineering UCL
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