Saran Bodda

Saran Bodda is a Research Faculty in the Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures (CNEFS). He received a Ph.D. major in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering and Mechanics emphasis), a Ph.D. minor in Statistics, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India.

Dr. Bodda’s research interests include uncertainty quantification using statistical approaches, risk-informed validation, probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) for external hazards, AI based approaches for structural health monitoring, development of advanced algorithms for PRA, Bayesian approaches to update probabilistic seismic hazard curves, and coupled analysis of primary-secondary systems.

Dr. Bodda is a member of two honor societies, Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon at NC State University. He is a recipient of the Paul Zia Graduate Fellowship Award for Structural Engineering from the department of CCEE at NC State University in 2019. His PhD work got him recognized as one of the three winners of the Shibata Early Career Award at SMiRT 25 Conference, 2019. Dr. Bodda has served as a Co-chair of the technical session on Risk Assessment at SMiRT 25 Conference, 2019. He also interned at Idaho National Laboratory in the summer of 2017.