Piyush Khairnar, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
M. Arch, Illinois Institute of Technology
B. Arch, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Dr. Piyush Khairnar is an Instructor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University. He earned a doctorate in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago with a focus on technologies of the built environment. His doctoral research titled -” Efficiency of Carbon Fiber Composite Structural Systems for Tall Buildings: A Parametric Simulation-Based Framework for Finite Element Analysis” explores carbon fiber composites as an alternative structural material for tall buildings. Dr. Khairnar's research utilizes parametric computer tools to simulate structural systems for finite element analysis providing data-driven solutions resulting in efficient system design. He is currently working on the circular design potential of advanced composite materials to investigate the viability of material application within the building industry.
His research expertise includes advanced composite materials, structural analysis, computational design methodologies, tall building design, and performance-based design.
Before joining Texas Tech University Dr. Khairnar worked as an AEC industry professional bridging the interdisciplinary boundaries between architecture and structural engineering. He has worked on multiple large-scale projects that include institutional, residential, and infrastructure use.