Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2021
  • M.Tech., Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2014
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

Dr. Sony specializes in damage diagnosis of civil infrastructure with a focus on buildings and bridges. His four years of industrial experience range from construction quality assessment to structural design, construction & retrofitting of buildings while mentoring junior engineers, managing sub-contractors, and engaging clients. Dr. Sony's technical capabilities span from a thorough knowledge of concrete materials, construction project management, technical analysis using data-driven methods, and employing machine-learning methods to solve complex structural engineering problems.

Dr. Sony provides state-of-the-art technical & strategic solutions for problems related to electric utility asset management, Infrastructure & Capital projects, Concrete and cement-based materials, Database management & data compliance for the infrastructure industry, Structural health monitoring and a wide variety of construction management issues.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Sony had on-site work experience as QA/QC engineer, structural engineer, and construction manager. Dr. Sony worked on a variety of projects ranging from construction quality management of sixty-story luxury residential apartments to the design & construction of rural bridges. He was also involved in bridge feasibility analysis and retrofitting of old office complexes. Dr. Sony was appointed as Teaching Assistant at Western University, Canada for multiple undergraduate & graduate courses namely, Transportation Engineering, Numerical Methods for Civil Engineering and Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design. Dr. Sony's doctoral research involved identifying, localizing, and predicting the extent of damage using limited vibration measurements. He produced seven top-tier journal articles and is frequently invited to review leading scientific work.