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Principal Investigator

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Sriramya Duddukuri Nair (Ramya)

Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Faculty Fellow 

Email: sn599@cornell.edu

Dr. Nair is a material scientist focusing on development and characterization of novel cementitious materials. Prior to joining CEE, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), investigating the micro-mechanical response of alternate cementitious materials. Previously, she was a Research Associate in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin and worked on improving zonal isolation of oil and gas wells and for decommissioning and permanent abandonment of wells. Dr. Nair received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and developed a novel set-on-demand concrete based on the principles of magneto-rheology. Her master’s degree is from the University of California, Davis and her undergraduate degree is from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Dr. Nair originally hails from Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad in India. She is an active member of American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Ceramics Society.

Graduate Students

Swati Gupta

Pursuing Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Co-Advisor: Prof. Greg McLaskey

M.S., Structural Engineering, Columbia University, 2021

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Melon University, 2012

Project: Mesoscale Modeling

Lyn Zemberekci

Pursuing Ph.D. in Civil Engineering 

M.Sc., Materials Science, Sabanci University, 2020

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Ozyegin University, 2018

Project: Alternate Cementitious Materials 

 

Undergraduate Students

Sophia Bergen

Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar

Pursuing B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Class of 2023

Project: Alternate Cementitious Materials for Geothermal Wells

 

Joseph Friedman

Pursuing B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023

Project: Alternate Cementitious Materials for Geothermal Wells

 

Harshitha Goggineni

Pursuing B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2022

Project: Durability

 

Maiwand Mohmand

Pursuing B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023

Transferred from Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA

Project: 3D Printing

 

Hudson Scanni

Pursuing B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023

Project: Alternate Cementitious Materials for Geothermal Wells

 

Ryan Schanta

Hunter R Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar

Pursuing B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023

Project: Magnetorheology

 

Sriya Vuppalapati

Pursuing B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023

Project: Rheology of Cementitious Materials

 

Alumni

Eshana Kolli

B.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University 2019

M.Eng., Structural Mechanics and Materials, Cornell University 2020

Project: 3D printing

 

Phil Soltys

B.Sc., Stevens Institute of Technology, 2020

M.Eng in Structural Mechanics and Materials, Cornell University 2021

Project: Durability 

Misha Dimmick

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Class of 2021

Project: 3D Printing