Currently working as Associate Professor at Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana, USA. From January 2017 – September 2021, worked as Junior Professor at the University of Stuttgart, sponsored by fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (link to the article), and led the department on Innovative strengthening methods using fastenings. Worked as the Head, Department of Fire Safety, Materials Testing Institute, University of Stuttgart, Germany from March 2020 until December 2020, as group leader and senior research engineer at the Institute of Construction Materials, University of Stuttgart, Germany from May 2013 – December 2016 and as Scientific Officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India from September 2004 to April 2013. Received Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Stuttgart. Authored more than 240 research papers including more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Serving as the technical secretary for the fib TG 2.9 (Fastenings) committee and as a member of the fib TG 2.5 (Bond), ACI 216 (Fire), ACI 349 (Nuclear structures), ACI 355 (Anchorage), and ACI 408 (Bond) committees. Peer reviewer and guest editor for several international journals.