Anjali Mehrotra is a structural engineer whose research interests include earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, masonry structures, and the development of analytical and computational tools for modelling dynamic response of complex structural geometries.
She graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a certificate (minor) in Architecture and Engineering. Her undergraduate dissertation, which conducted a structural analysis of the dome of the Taj Mahal, was awarded the David W. Carmichael Prize in June 2013. After graduation, she worked as a structural intern with Arup and Thornton Tomasetti in their New York and Mumbai offices respectively.
She started her PhD in 2014 at the University of Cambridge, where she also worked as a part-time teaching assistant in the Department of Engineering and as an undergraduate supervisor for King’s College, Cambridge. Her doctoral research, completed in 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Matthew DeJong, focused on the development of a computational tool for the seismic collapse assessment of masonry structures.
Anjali started as a postdoctoral researcher a 10-month collaboration between the Block Research Group and Prof. Matthew DeJong's group at UC Berkeley. She was at the BRG from November 2018 to February 2019 and is now continuing the work in Berkeley.