Talk on “bridge, tunnel and civil infrastructure design and construction in the UK and Spain,” by Eng. Sakthy Selvakumaran

Ms Sakthy is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has been named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Europe, and on a list of 30 under 30 for Manufacturing & Engineering by the UK Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
In this talk, Ms Sakthy will deliver a talk on bridge, tunnel and civil infrastructure design and construction in the UK and Spain and will share her views on career path for engineering students.
Sakthy graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters in Engineering in 2010 and has since worked as a civil and structural engineer in design consultancy and contracting applications across multiple roles, continents and cultures (including Spain, Peru and the UK). Significant projects include the design and construction of ExCeL Bridge as part of Crossrail (London), the design, inspection, and assessment of various rail and highway bridges and tunnels, and work on earthquake resistant housing and landslide mitigation measures. In 2013 she joined Laing O’Rourke as an Innovation Engineer, working on developing new design solutions and technologies to change the way infrastructure is designed, constructed and maintained. She re-joined Cambridge in 2015 to undertake a PhD in Engineering, researching risk and resilience of infrastructure through remote measurement and monitoring of assets using radar satellites, and is a supervisor for undergraduate 1A Structures.