Arthriya Suksuwan

 Arthriya Suksuwan
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Rice
College of Engineering
"Coming from Thailand, a small developing country, I have seen that good infrastructures play such an important role in increasing quality of life of people. Moreover, nowadays natural disaster has been occurring more often all around the world. Besides human lives that have been lost, many of the infrastructures have been damaged in different levels. Thus, I think USP is a big opportunity that I would be able to learn how to apply engineering skills and knowledge in order to prevent or minimize any damage as much as possible."


Civil Engineering



Research Interests

  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Sustainable Infrastructure

Academic Awards

  • College of Engineering Scholarship
  • Davis United World College Scholarship
  • Anderson Scholar of High Distinction


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Thai Student Association
  • United World Organization


  • Family Engineering Night (at a primary school)
  • Mentoring (at a middle school)
  • Dinner for Thai Flood Relief

Hobbies and Interests

  • Singing
  • Drawing
  • Badminton
  • Playing Chess

Research Description

Performance of the Structure under Seismic Conditions
" This research project will analyze the performance of the structure under seismic conditions by using a six degree-of-freedom shake table to simulate the earthquake. The goal is to design a scale model building that will be appropriate for dynamic testing as well as design shake table test that will be suitable for the model. First of all, basic model of the actual building model will be analyzed in order to predict the behavior of the scale model and the real structure undergoing seismic load. This basic model will allow us to validate more complex modeling. Also, the project will give me an opportunity to learn how to operate the shake table and gain more understanding of its mechanical process. It is hydraulics system that creates the translation as well as tilting motion. After the building model is constructed, there is an opportunity to learn about experimental process such as what type of sensors to use, where to place them, how to acquire data, and select the best way to process and present results. Moreover, under the same condition, various types of structures can be studied to see different responses from different structures such as skyscrapers, dams, and warehouses, etc. Different materials for the building will also give different performances under the same circumstance.