Congratulations to 2018 O.H. Ammann Fellowship Recipient Jame Alexander
Friday, February 22, 2019
Meet Jame Alexander, S.M.ASCE, 2018 O.H. Ammann Research Scholarship Recipient:
Jame Alexander,is a Ph.D. student in Structural Engineering at the Civil Engineering Department of New Mexico State University, under the guidance of Dr. Tathagata Ray. Jame earned his master's degree in Structural Engineering from Karunya University, India and his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He worked as a Project Engineer in construction for four years in Qatar. His research focuses are passive control devices for earthquake and wind and have developed a device called "
adaptive self-centering device
." He has also participated in National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF-I-Corps) and has interacted with 117 practicing engineering and construction professionals. From this interaction, Jame gathered some current issues the civil engineering industry is facing. These include the reluctance of the community in performing nonlinear analyses due to knowledge-gap and reluctance in using energy dissipative systems due to concerns about their robustness and cost. In future, Jame will pursue his research under Dr. Ray to address these issues.
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