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Dr Bhavna Sharma

Dr Bhavna Sharma

A former a Senior Research Associate in the Natural Materials and Structures group in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

In mid-2015, she joined the University of Bath as a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering


Biography:

Dr Bhavna Sharma joined the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath as a Lecturer in 2015. Prior to joining the Department, she was a Senior Research Associate in the Natural Materials and Structures group in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.

Bhavna is interested in the use of sustainable construction materials in design and engineering. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate and develop natural materials, such as bamboo, for structural use. Areas of research include structural and small scale experimental testing, modelling and design.

Through a multi-scale approach, her research forms the basis for non-conventional materials to be utilised and accepted in design and engineering practice. She holds degrees in Structural engineering (Ph.D. 2010, M.S. 2006), Architectural History (M.A. 2003) and Architecture (B.S. 2001). 

Keywords

  • the intersection of sustainable design, engineering, and development
  • the use of natural materials for construction, specifically structural and engineered bamboo
  • architecture and structural engineering