ATLANTA, Ga. — Alok Jha, Ph.D., recently joined Geosyntec subsidiary MMI Engineering as an Associate in the Oakland, Ca., office. Alok specializes in probabilistic risk and reliability analysis applied to engineering problems. He brings in a broad range of skills from technical to product development to managerial to marketing and execution.
Alok has 10 years of experience in nonlinear strength and reliability analysis as well as the dynamic and probabilistic fatigue analysis of offshore platforms. As part of this experience, he has conducted astochastic risk analysis of offshore platforms for hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico as well as a reliability, operational availability analysis of the U.S. Navy Mobile Offshore Base. In addition, Alok has knowledge in casualty risk analyses from earthquakes and man-made disasters along with earthquake risk analysis at national and regional levels for residential, commercial, and industrial portfolios for the insurance industry.
He joins MMI after a nine-year work span in the risk management consulting industry where his work focused on risk analysis (methodology and product development) of commercial and industrial facilities for a range of natural and man-made hazards, for use by the insurance underwriters.
Alok has co-authored 10 peer-reviewed scientific publications and reports on topics ranging from offshore structural engineering to natural disaster risk assessment. His most recent project with MMI is an assessment of the comparative reliability of offshore wind turbines. Alok has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He received an undergraduate degree, also in civil engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India.