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Krishna Dhungana

Krishna Dhungana

Academic Information

Degree Program: Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Academic Focus: Geotechnical Engineering


Research Interests

Krishna Dhungana graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas Tech University in 2013. During his undergraduate years at Tech, he was the president of Texas Society of Professional Engineers Texas Tech Student Chapter, co-captain of ASCE Steel Bridge Design Team, member of engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, civil engineering honor society Chi Epsilon, Engineers without Borders and Tech Student Democrats. Krishna Dhungana is working on a Master of Science in civil engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering. He serves as a teaching assistant with the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, where he instructs laboratory classes in geotechnical engineering. He is also involved in MSE reinforcement corrosion research, where he is working with Drs. Jayawickrama, Seo and Bae in determining the impact of deicing salts on corrosion rates of MSE reinforcement. This research seeks to develop a comprehensive test protocol and assessment criteria that can be used to evaluate the complete range of MSE backfill materials, including coarse graded fill, to determine their corrosive potential and anticipated rates of corrosion under specified levels of exposure to deicing chemicals.