Dr Karthika Pillai has a PhD in Coastal Engineering and completed her Master`s in Construction Technology and Management wherein her research focussed on breakwater structures. She worked in the infrastructure development industry for three years prior to her PhD and she was involved in the preparation of tender documents, logistic plans and methods for the construction of major road and metro rail projects in India. Furthermore, she was engaged in teaching Civil Engineering prior to and during her PhD.
Her areas of strong expertise are wave structure interaction, physical model testing, development of prediction models and the study of climate change impacts.
Karthika is looking forward to her role at Charles Sturt University to give back to the society by sharing her technical, industrial and academic experience to foster a generation of engineers who are eager to serve the society.