Raushan studied at Nazarbayev University and did a master’s degree at Columbia University in New York, US. My major is Civil Engineering with a focus on Structural Engineering. After graduation in December 2019, I started working in the industry and quickly realized that I prefer academia more. I conducted research on nonlinear materials during my undergrad and continued it in my graduate studies. I’ve joined the ISSAI Team in May 2020 and have had a chance to participate in the Speaking Faces project using Thermo cameras. Now, I conduct my own research on structural design optimization; I started with a simple column to extrapolate it to a building.