Currently working as Junior Professor at the University of Stuttgart, sponsored by fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG (link to the article), and leading the department on Innovative strengthening methods using fastenings. Received Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Stuttgart. Previously worked as Scientific Officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai from 2004 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016, worked as the group leader and senior research engineer at the Institute of Construction Materials, University of Stuttgart. Authored more than 180 research papers including more than 60 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 355 (Anchorage) and ACI 408 (Bond) committees. Peer reviewer and guest editor for several international journals.