Benedict Nosazemen Egbon enrolled as a PhD student in September 2018. As part of his overall research, he is investigating the utility of transversely-placed shear connectors in masonry wallets to assess their influence on effective stiffness, ultimate capacity, and deformation/drifting capacity. Along with finite element analysis to be carried out on the experimental configuration(s), the outcome of his research will bolster the database of knowledge pertaining to this application.
Benedict obtained a BEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2011, and became a Lecturer Assistant in the same department from 2014 to 2017. During those years, he worked as a structural design assistant with engineering consulting companies from 2011 to 2014, while executing the design and supervision of the construction of various civil engineering infrastructures, such as buildings and bridges. He also obtained his MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2016 (2015-2016)