The School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment focuses on innovative responses to existing and emerging community, commercial and industrial challenges. This is done through strong research, nationally-recognized courses, industry-responsive postgraduate and executive education, and seamless industry engagement. Our research aims to drive environmentally-conscious industry development and productivity gains in the fields of building, construction and transport. The School invests heavily in research activities by funding research student scholarships and international conference attendance, as well as offering study opportunities for staff, support for publications, and aid in securing external funding. Research in our school is carried out within the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Construction and Project Management, Property and Planning. The School offers unique combination of courses providing a learning environment that mirrors the emerging multidisciplinary trends and developments of industry and is also responsive to changes in the needs of students and graduates. The result is high quality, innovative, streamlined, relevant, flexible and exciting courses. Students learn from experienced lecturers and professors. Our teaching staff work within multidisciplinary research teams at the cutting edge of science and engineering, and collaborate closely with industry and business.
A dynamic engineer ready to face the real-world challenges in the field of civil and structural fire engineering for the betterment of the community. After completion of my BE degree I started my carrier as a civil engineer in the residential sector in Chennai, India. This motivated me to pursue a ME degree. I then worked in different positions and my career continued as a structural engineer for a leading substation and power plant design consultancy in Chennai, India. After three years of industrial experience I developed an interest in research in the field of steel structures and started my research at QUT as a PhD researcher. Currently I am investigating the fire performance of double stud steel frame wall systems under the supervision of Prof Mahen Mahendran. This research includes full scale fire testing and numerical modelling.
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