Rabin Maharjan

Rabin Maharjan, Ph.D. Student

Rabin is currently in his third and last year as a Ph.D. student at Marquette. He earned his Engineering B.S. degree at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. He graduated with his M.S. in 2010 from Marquette and continued with his doctoral studies here at Marquette. This past April, Rabin received the Research Assistant Honors Award. This is given to the most outstanding research assistant in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Rabin became interested in engineering during his childhood when the importance of proper education, development of science, and technology influenced him. As he continued through school in Nepal, civil engineering became more interesting to him, especially during his undergraduate career.

Rabin studies microcantilever sensors, steel structures, reinforced concrete structures, and bridge structures as a doctoral student. For his disseration, he primarily focuses on studying the dynamic interaction between a fluid and vibrating solid (a "microcantilever beam"). This research is partially funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF). After graduation, Rabin would like to work in a structural engineering firm and use his knowledge from Marquette to design safe, economic, and modern structures.

September 2012


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