Duncan McGeehan joined Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) as a Senior Associate Engineer I in January 2022. Before joining PEC, Duncan spent three years working as a structural engineering consultant. Duncan specialized in finite element modeling of non-traditional structures and structures subjected to irregular loading which required more detailed analysis. Duncan worked on a variety of projects for commercial clients and government agencies in the science and defense industry as well as the nuclear energy industry. Duncan also developed internal software tools to assist engineers with the structural analysis and design of concrete structures.
Duncan received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as a Master’s degree with an emphasis on Structural Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). In his Master’s program, Duncan’s research focused on high-cycle fatigue testing of a novel steel connection. The research included, cyclic fatigue testing, nonlinear Finite Element (FE) modeling, Digital Image Correlation (DIC), residual stress measurements, and the development of a high-cycle fatigue testing monitoring protocol.
Duncan is proficient with computational tools (Python) and applied statistics as well as a variety of analysis tools (ANSYS, Abaqus, NASTRAN, OpenSees). Duncan will be supporting PEC and our clients on applied research and machine learning efforts.
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Structural Engineering) | University of New Hampshire | 2018
BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering) | University of New Hampshire | 2017
Kundan Goswami joined Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) as a Senior Associate Engineer I in March 2021. Before joining PEC, Kundan had a one-year stint in protective design involving public and private infrastructure projects. With in-depth expertise in probabilistic modeling and high-fidelity Finite Element (FE) simulations, Kundan’s prior work focused on the blast and impact hazard assessment, risk modeling of complex structures, and development of cost-effective strategies for blast/impact risk mitigation. Additionally, Kundan assisted in the preparation of technical proposals for national and international projects.
Kundan received his doctoral degree from the University at Buffalo (UB). At UB, Kundan’s research involved uncertainty quantification, risk assessment, nonlinear FE simulation, and design of control systems. Using the Importance Sampling scheme and Hierarchical Clustering technique, Kundan has developed an efficient numerical algorithm for the execution of Optimization Under Uncertainty (OUU). Combining the OUU algorithm with nonlinear dynamic FE simulations, Kundan has proposed a risk-based design methodology for stochastic structures and protective systems subjected to random loads. Kundan’s research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several international conferences. With a keen interest in seismic engineering, Kundan served as the Vice President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) student chapter at UB.
Kundan’s skill set include various computational tools (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Mathcad) and a range of high-fidelity analysis tools (e.g., OpenSees, LS-DYNA, SAP2000, blastFoam, ProSAir). Kundan will be supporting PEC and our clients on both applied research and design efforts.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Computational & Applied Mechanics) | University at Buffalo | 2020
MTech in Civil Engineering (Structures) | Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur | 2011
BE in Civil Engineering | Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur (formerly BE College) | 2009
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