Civil Engineer and international student from India, Raghavendra Vasudeva Upadhyaya, also known as Rag, has always dreamt of making this world a better place to live in. He shares what he enjoys most about being a PhD student, the transition from a student life into a full-time academic, the support he has received from CQUniversity, including project funding and international travel, the platform to collaborate with experienced industry and gaining international exposure.
Being a Civil Engineer I've always dreamt of making this world a better place to live in.
Hi I'm Raghavendra Vasudeva Upadhyaya best known as Rag. Before coming into Australia I worked in a multinational company for one year. I chose CQUniversity because it has an interest towards a futuristic scope, they also have a state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Also CQUniversity has a supercomputer which is a high performance computing simulation device and it can reduce the amount of work which I do for a month into a few hours.
CQUniversity also provides me a great platform to collaborate with experienced industry workers as well as some research focused academic experts, which is very important to me because that towards me the international exposure helps me to get the encouragement that I need to complete my PhD in the greatest possible level.
At CQUniversity we really focus on translational research that has direct benefits for stakeholders in industry in the community. This makes a research experience very rewarding for both the students and also these stakeholders.
My research focus is to sustainably rehabilitate the damaged concrete structures subjected to higher level of damage because of the natural calamities, reinforce them to gain the original building strength. What I enjoy most about being a PhD student is the transition from a student life into a responsible full-time academic which makes me work harder and gives me the confidence in exploring my area of expertise. We have a very friendly passionate and very experienced a research team here who have helped me all along my PhD journey and also helped me in indulging in sustainable social innovation.
CQUniversity acknowledges your talent and offers a wide range of scholarships in order to take your expertise to the highest possible standard. I was very happy to receive a scholarship from CQUniversity but I also love the fact that CQUniversity offers individual support for every research candidate in terms of project funding as well as international travel support.
CQUniversity we actually provide a deal of support to our research students compared to other Australian universities
these funds can be used to support the research activities and also to travel to proof conferences to present the results of their research. My advice to the future students is try to enjoy the process of being an engineer Engineering is a vast growing field which is rapidly developing its branches it is going to be having a wide range of opportunities in the near future.
I look forward to you joining our research community here at CQUniversity