INTERNATIONAL BEST RESEARCHER for excellence in Structural Engineering

Dr. Padmaja Gokaraju received her PhD (CE) from JNTUH and MBA (HR) from OU, Hyderabad. She is a Chattered Engineer Fellow of Institute of Engineers India Ltd. She has over 35yrs of experience in the field of Steel Structures with Global Consultants and Steel Manufacturers. Her expertise is in design and detailing of steel structures including Pre-Engineered buildings, Transmission Line Towers, Light gauge steel structures etc., as per Indian and International standards. Her skills helped in successful execution of complex PEB projects over the last 23yrs in M/s Kirby Building Systems & Structures India Pvt. Ltd. Her research experience contributed to new product development using light gauge steel sections like Modular Buildings, Industrial Racking Systems, and many ongoing project related products. PhD Thesis: “Behaviour of Composite High-Density Polyurethane Foam Filled Aluminium and Light Gauge Steel Tubes” . Over 25 of her technical papers are published in International/National Journals and Conferences and gained attention from many International Institutions and research groups. Awards: ISSN-IIRA 2023 Award “International Best Researcher Award ” and ASTRA 2023 “Outstanding Researcher Award ”, for two of her paper publications in association with World Research Council and Times of Research “Outstanding Women Structural Engineer” from Indian Association of Structural Engineers-IAStructE-2022. She strongly believes in sustainability, giving back to society. She is a “Women in STEM” and encourages women leaders. As a passionate Civil Engineer, she plays an active role in mentoring new generation engineers..