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“My family has a lot of civil engineers”

Growing up, Thiagarajan was exposed to the world of civil engineering through his father and his uncles. While this introduction certainly helped spark his interest in the field, it wasn’t until working on his master’s degree that he realized he wanted to be part of academia. “I decided that if I wanted to be in academia, I had to work as a practitioner,” he recalls.

A Bump in the Road

Ganesh Thiagarajan
Assistant Professor, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
UM Kansas City

By Tanya Sneddon