Saranthip Koh (née Rattanaserikiat)

Structural Engineer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago


Greetings! My name is Saranthip Rattanaserikiat and I am originally from Thailand. I grew up in the city of Bangkok until the age of 14 when I came to the United States in 2002. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor in Engineering Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) in 2011.

I then pursued my Ph.D. degree at Johns Hopkins University in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural optimization. My research interests are in the designing of deploying structures using structural optimization and the topology optimization of discrete structures (e.g. trusses and frames) considering costs as well as constructability.

In my spare time, I enjoy teaching ballroom dancing as well as competing in collegiate ballroom dancing competitions, traveling, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Research Interests

Structural Engineering
Structural Optimization
Topology Optimization
Deploying Structures
Large-scale Structures
Structural Designs


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2017)
M.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2014)
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)

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