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Researchers


Xinyi Qian

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Jonathan D. Bray
  • Research:Discrete Element Modeling of Sand Production and Stress-Dependent Granular Material Response
  • Joel Given

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Deformation Modeling with Material Point Method (MPM)
  • Andrew Yeskoo

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Distributed Fiber Optic Monitoring and Advanced Data Analytics for Infrastructure Health Monitoring
  • Bodhinanda Chandra

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Development of Fluid-Soil-Structure Coupling Framework for Natural Disaster Simulations Using Particle Methods (Tentative)
  • Greg Lavrentiadis

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Norman Abrahamson
  • Research:Fault displacement model and non-ergodic ground motion model for California
  • Jhih-Rou Huang

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Dimitrios Zekkos
  • Research:Landslide Mobility Detection using Satellites and UAVs
  • Dayu Apoji

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Implementation of AI and ML on tunnel engineering and construction
  • Weibing Gong

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Dimitrios Zekkos
  • Research:Regional Multi-Scale Modeling of co-seismic landslides
  • Camilo Ignacio Pinilla Ramos

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Robert Kayen
  • Research:Seismic site effect and seismology
  • Zorana Mijic

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Jonathan D. Bray
  • Research:Ejecta-induced building settlement and cyclic response of silty soil
  • Peter Hubbard

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering
  • Tianchen Xu

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Gas Well Monitoring
  • Hasitha Wijesuriya

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Nicholas Sitar
  • Research:Reconstruction of Naturally Deposited Sands using X-Ray computed Tomography
  • Zhenxiang Su

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Three dimensional simulation of hydraulic fracturing in geo-materials using Lattice Element Method
  • Parker Blunts

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Dimitrios Zekkos
  • Research:Multi-scale characterization of weathering zones and slope stability
  • Brittany Russo

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
  • Research:Levee Health Monitoring
  • Tessa Williams

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Norman Abrahamson
  • Research:Displacement-Hazard Analysis of Earth Dams, Ground Motion Model for Induced Seismicity
  • Drew Gomberg

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Dimitrios Zekkos
  • Research:UAV-enabled Multi-Sensing for Resiliency Assessment of Geo-Infrastructure
  • Yuval Keissar

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Prof. Nicholas Sitar
  • Research:Granular mechanics governing rock avalanche runout
  • Chris Bain

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Jonathan Bray
  • Research:Regional to site-specific liquefaction triggering and lateral spreading evaluation procedures for application to an open source seismic risk assessment tool for natural gas infrastructure.
  • Franklin Olaya

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Jonathan Bray
  • Research:Liquefaction-induced deformations
  • Jongchan Kim

  • Researcher
  • Advisor: Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
  • Research:Liquefaction behavior of Gravelly Soils
  • JOHN MURPHY

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Erosion Modeling with the MPM
  • Ruonan Ou

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Prof. Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Fracture monitoring and dynamic traffic tracking using distributed fiber optic sensing technology
  • Renjie Wu

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Infrastructure System Resilience
  • Yong Liang

  • Researcher
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Material Point Method; shear band simulation; large-scale landslide study
  • Bingyu Zhao

  • Researcher
  • Advisor: Professor Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Transportation, evacuation, city-scale infrastructures
  • Yaobin Yang

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Kenichi Soga
  • Research:Fiber optics gas sensing
  • Bofei Xu

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
  • Research:Numerical Modeling in Gravel Liquefaction
  • Mirna Kassem

  • PhD Candidate
  • Advisor: Dimitrios Zekkos
  • Research:Landslides due to Precipitation
  • We thank the following gold sponsors for supporting our students:

    ENGEO ROCKRIDGE GEOTECHNICAL GEOSYNTEC