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Anjali Mehrotra

Anjali Mehrotra

Supervisor: Dr Matt DeJong

University of Cambridge
Engineering Department
Office INO-27
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Office Phone: +44 01223 332693


Anjali is a PhD Candidate in Engineering under the supervision of Dr Matthew DeJong. Her research focusses on numerical tools for the seismic assessment of masonry structures. Her research is funded by the Cambridge Trust in conjunction with the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust. She graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with the Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

Research Interests

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Rocking dynamics
  • Masonry structures
  • Analytical and numerical modelling tools


Supervisor (King's College): Part 1A Structural Mechanics


  • Part 1A: Structural Design
  • Part 1A: Dimensional Analysis (Structures)
  • Part 1B: Integrated Coursework
  • Part 1B: Plastic Collapse Lab (S1)
  • Module 3D3: Concrete Lab 

Key Publications

Journal Papers:

Mehrotra A, DeJong MJ (2018). The influence of interface geometry, stiffness and crushing on the dynamic response of masonry collapse mechanisms, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47, 2661-2681 (doi: 10.1002/eqe.3103).

Mehrotra A, DeJong MJ (2018). A CAD-interfaced dynamics-based tool for analysis of masonry collapse mechanisms, Engineering Structures, 172, 833-849 (doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.06.053).

Mehrotra A, DeJong MJ (2017). The performance of slender monuments during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Earthquake Spectra, 33(S1), S321-S343 (doi: 10.1193/120616EQS223M).

Mehrotra A, Glisic B (2015). Deconstructing the Dome: A Structural Analysis of the Taj Mahal, Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures, 56(4), 269-284.

Mehrotra A, Glisic B (2014). Reconstruction of the appearance and structural system of Trajan’s Bridge, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 16(1), 65-72 (doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2014.01.005).

Conference Papers:

Mehrotra A, DeJong MJ (2018). A methodology to account for crushing effects during out-of-plane collapse of masonry, 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2018), Cusco, Peru.

Mehrotra A, DeJong MJ (2017). A modelling tool for dynamic analysis of masonry collapse mechanisms, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE), Santiago, Chile.

Van Mele T, Mehrotra A, Mendez Echenagucia T, Frick U, Ochsendorf J, DeJong MJ, Block P (2016). Form finding and structural analysis of a freeform stone vault, IASS Annual Symposium 2016, Tokyo, Japan. 

Mehrotra A, DeJong MJ (2016). Analysis of historical monuments damaged by the 2015 Nepal earthquake, 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2016), Leuven, Belgium (doi: 10.1201/9781315616995-219).

Mehrotra A, Arede A, DeJong MJ (2015). Discrete element modelling of a post-tensioned masonry arch, 15th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Prague, Czech Republic (doi: 10.4203/ccp.108.49).