May Thu Nwe Nwe


About May Thu

I am originally from Myanmar (Burma) in South East Asia. I grew up in a small town called Hinthada, about four-hour drive away from the city of Yangon, Myanmar. I came to the United States in Fall 2009 for undergraduate studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. That was my first time in the United States, and my first time experiencing the snow! I majored in civil engineering and economics at Bucknell. After graduating from Bucknell, I came to Hopkins in Fall 2014 to continue graduate studies in civil engineering (structures). My research interest is to discover and implement computerized optimization algorithms that can produce efficient designs of macro-scale structures such as high-rise buildings.

Research Interests

Topology Optimization; Structural Designs; High-Rise Buildings


PhD, Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2014 - Present)
B.S., Civil Engineering, Bucknell University (2009 - 2014)

Teaching/Work Experience

Research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, Bucknell University (May 2012 – May 2014)
Research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University (August 2014 – Present)
Structures Intern, AECOM, Philadelphia (May 2015 – August 2015)
Teaching Assistant, Statics and Mechanics of Materials, Civil Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University (August 2015 – December 2015)


May Thu Nwe Nwe

Title: Ph.D. Student

Department: Civil Engineering

Email: mnwenwe1 (at) jhu .edu

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