Saranthip Koh (née Rattanaserikiat)

About Saranthip

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 am now pursuing Ph.D. degree at Johns Hopkins University in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural optimization. My current 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, Constructability, Large-scale Structures, Structural Designs.

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2014 - Present)
M.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2011 – 2014)
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (summa cum laude), University of Massachusetts Amherst (2007 – 2011)

Papers & Publications

Journal Papers

  • Amini A., Arwade S.R., Clouston P.L., Rattanaserikiat S. “Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of the Mesostructure of Parallel Strand Lumber.” J. Mater. Civ. Eng. 27(6), 2014.

Conference Papers

  • Amini A., Arwade S.R., Clouston P.L., Rattanaserikiat S. “Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of the Mesostructure of Parallel Strand Lumber.” J. Mater. Civ. Eng. 27(6), 2014.

Presentations/Conferences

  • Koh S., Guest J.K. “Topology optimization of structures considering constructability costs” Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI) 2016, May 22–25, 2016, Nashville, TN.
  • Rattanaserikiat S., Zhu M., Guest J.K. “Topology Optimization of truss and frame structures considering constructability costs” 11th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-11), June 7-12, 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rattanaserikiat S., Guest J.K. “Design of deployable structures using topology optimization” 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-10), May 19-24, 2013, Orlando, FL.
  • Amini A., Arwade S.R., Clouston P.L., Rattanaserikiat S. “Characterization and probabilistic modeling of three dimensional voids in Parallel Strand Lumber.” ASCE-EMI Eng. Mechanics Conference, June 2011, Boston, MA.

Teaching/Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University (Fall 2011 – Present)
Teaching Assistant, Advanced Structural Analysis, Johns Hopkins University (Fall 2015, Fall 2014)
Teaching Assistant, Solid Mechanics and Theory of Structures, Johns Hopkins University (Spring 2012)
Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst (Summer 2010 – Summer 2011)

 

Saranthip Koh (née Rattanaserikiat)

Title: Ph.D. Candidate

Department: Civil Engineering

Email: srattan1 (at) jhu . edu

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