Graduated in 2016

Cheng Zhu

China
Ph.D: Microstructure-enriched Modeling of Damage and Healing in Salt Rock with Application to Geological Storage

Aditya Bhatt

India
Ph.D: Geological removal of contaminants from stormwater using coupled flow theory

Kip Gray

USA
Ph.D: Enhanced sorptive amendments for contaminant removal from highway stormwater runoff

Salah Aldin Faroughi

Iran
Ph.D: Multiphase flows in porous media

Andres Peralta

Colombia
M.S.:Identification of Optimum Aggregate Gradation for Transportation Applications of Multiaxial Geogrids

Trevor Clark

USA
M.S.


Graduated in 2015

Alejandro Martinez

Mexico
Ph.D: Multi-Scale Studies of Particulate-Continuum Interface Systems Under Axial and Torsional Loading Conditions

Kami Mohammadi

Iran
Ph.D: Geometry and Stratigraphy Parameterization of Topography Effects: From the Infinite Wedge to 3D Convex Features

Shahrzad Roshankhah

Iran
Ph.D: Thermal Properties of Geomaterials With Relevance to Energy Geosystems

Marco Terzariol

Argentina
Ph.D: Laboratory and field characterization of hydrate bearing sediments - implications

Nicole Caruso

USA
M.S.

John Daly

USA
M.S.

Jonathan Stimmell

USA
M.S.

Tyler Wood

USA
M.S.

Leibin Xu

China
M.S.

Ye Yao

China
M.S.


Graduated in 2014

Junbong Jang

S. Korea
Ph.D: Gas-charged sediments: Phenomena and characterization

Sihyun Kim

S. Korea
Ph.D: Shear band and landslide dynamics in submerged and subaerial slopes

Nortey Yeboah

Ghana
Ph.D: Characterization and Productive Reuse of High Carbon Content Coal and Biomass Combustion Residuals from Energy Production

Efthymios Papadopoulos

Greece
Ph.D: Performance of unbound aggregate bases and implications for inverted base pavements

Song Hun Chong

S. Korea
Ph.D: The effect of subsurface mass loss on the response of shallow foundations

Hao Xu

China
Ph.D: Theoretical and Numerical Modeling of Anisotropic Damage in Rock for Energy Geomechanics

Randy Pettyjohn

U.S.
M.S.


Graduated in 2013

Hyunwook Cho

S. Korea
Ph.D: Characterization of the behavior of mixtures by wave based techniques

Seokho Jong

S. Korea
Ph.D: Topographic amplification of seismic motion including nonlinear response

Cameron Troxel

USA
M.S.


Sheng Dai

China
Ph.D: Natural Hydrate-Bearing Sediments: Physical Properties and Characterization Techniques


Graduated in 2012

Mesut Turel

Turkey
Ph.D: Soft computing based spatial analysis of earthquake triggered coherent landslides

Lindsay Ivey-Burden

USA - Virginia
Ph.D: Forecasting earthquake losses in port systems

Cesar Pasten

Chile
Ph.D: Geomaterials subjected to repetitive loading: implications on energy systems

Taeseo Ku

S. Korea
Ph.D: Geostatic stress state evaluation by directional shear wave velocities, with application towards geocharacterization

Seunghee Kim

S. Korea
Ph.D: CO2 Geological storage: Hydro-chemo-mechanically coupled phenomena and engineered injection

Minsu Cha

S. Korea
Ph.D: Mineral dissolution in sediments

Fengshou Zhang

China
Ph.D: Pattern formation in fluid injection into dense granular media

Meena Viswanath

India
M.S.

Aswathy Sivaram

India
M.S.


Graduated in 2011

Joan Larrahondo-Cruz

Colombia
Ph.D: Carbonate diagenesis and chemical weathering in the Southeastern United States: some implications on geotechnical behavior

Andrew R. Fuggle

South Africa
Ph.D: Geomaterial gradation influences on interface shear behavior

Tanay Karademir

Turkey
Ph.D: Elevated temperature effects on interface shear behavior

Ba-Te Ba-Te

China
Ph.D: Engineering behavior of fine-grained soils modified with a controlled organic phase

Nicolas Espinoza

Argentina
Ph.D: Carbon geological storage - underlying phenomena and implications

Robert Hurt

USA - Georgia
Ph.D: Toughness-dominated hydraulic fractures in cohesionless particulate materials

Gence Genc

Turkey
Ph.D: Serpentinization-assisted deformation processes and characterization of hydrothermal fluxes at mid-ocean ridges

Jaewon Jong

S. Korea
Ph.D: Gas production from hydrate-bearing sediments


Graduated in 2010

Douglas Cortes

Colombia
Ph.D: Inverted base pavement structures

Ye Lu

China
Ph.D: Reconstruction, characterization, modeling and visualization of inherent and induced digital sand microstructures

Varun Varun

India
Ph.D: A non-linear dynamic macroelement for soil structure interaction analyses of piles in liquefiable sites

Wei Li

China
Ph.D

Xiayou Song

China
M.S.


Graduated in 2009

Hosung Shin

S. Korea
Ph.D: Development of discontinuities in granular media

Catherine McGillivray

USA - Kentucky
Ph.D: Lubrication mechanisms and their influence on interface strength during installation of subsurface pipes

Ross Cutts

USA - Georgia
M.S.

Alexandros Kalos

Greece
M.S.

Harshad Phadnis

India
M.S.


Graduated in 2008

Cem Ozan

Turkey
Ph.D: Mechanical modeling of brain and breast tissue

Pierre Ramondenc

France
Ph.D: Effect of seismicity and diking on hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges

Nathan Rumsey

USA
M.S.

Weslie Ross

Panama
M.S.

Pilar Soler Arnal

Spain
Senior thesis


Graduated in 2007

Jose Alfredo Fernandez

Guatemala
Ph.D: Numerical Simulation of Earthquake Ground Motions in the Upper Mississippi Embayment

Joo Yong Lee

S. Korea
Ph.D: Hydrate-bearing sediments: formation and geophysical properties

Alexander McGillivray

USA - Florida
Ph.D: Enhanced Integration of Shear Wave Velocity Profiling in Direct-Push Site Characterization Systems

Veronica Rebata Landa

Peru
Ph.D: Microbial Activity in Sediments: Effects on Soil Behavior

Chan-Sheng Chun

China
M.S.

Robert Chad Rogers

USA
M.S.

Tahiru Mawia

Ghana
M.S.

Emily Corsale

USA
M.S.

Sean Dalton

USA
M.S.

Matthew Evans

USA
M.S.


Graduated in 2006

Fikret Atalay

USA - Florida
M.S.

Ahmed Bayoumi

Egypt
Ph.D.: "New laboratory test procedure for the enhanced calibration of constitutive models"

DuHwan Kim

Korea
Ph.D.: " Multi-Scale assessment of geotextile-geomembrane interaction"

Guillermo Narsilio

Argentina
Ph.D.: "Spatial variability and terminal density - Implications in soil behavior"

Kimberlie Staheli

USA - Washington
Ph.D.: "Jacking force prediction: An interface friction approach based on pipe surface roughness"


Graduated in 2005

Amr Elhakim

Egypt
Ph.D.: "Evaluation of shallow foundation displacements using soil small-strain stiffness"

Matt Evans

USA - Virginia
Ph.D.: "Microscale physical and numerical investigations of shear banding in granular soils"

Greg Hebeler

USA - Massachusetts
Ph.D.: "Multi-scale behavior at geomaterial interfaces"

Pei-Lin Hou

Taiwan
M.S.

Hyunki Kim

Korea
Ph.D.: "Spatial variability in soils: stiffness and strength"

Tianfei Liao

China
Ph.D.: "Post processing of CPT data to assess seismic ground hazards, with application to the New Madrid Seismic Zone"

Ana Isabel Martin

Cuba
M.S.: "Hydrate bearing sediments-thermal conductivity "

Bade Sozer

Turkey
Ph.D.: "Two-dimensional characterization of topographies of geomaterial particles and surfaces"

Will Tate

USA - Georgia
M.S.

Sheng-Te Tsai

Taiwan
M.S.

Joey Wood

USA - Georgia
M.S.

Ruiting Wu

China
Ph.D.: "Mechanisms of hydraulic fracturing"

Xuan Yang

China
Ph.D.: "Three-dimensional characterization of inherent and induced sand microstructure"

Sungsoo Yoon

Korea
Ph.D.: "Array-based measurements of surface wave dispersion and attenuation"

Tae Sup Yun

Korea
Ph.D.: "Mechanical and thermal study of hydrate bearing sediments "



Graduated in 2004

Hong Chang

China
Ph.D.: "Hydraulic fracturing in particulate materials"

Gaurav Chawla

India
MS

Bo Gao

China
Ph.D.: "A GIS-enabled multi-year pavement rehabilitation needs analysis system"

Mehmet Iscimen

Turkey
M.S.: "Shearing behavior of curved interfaces"

Young-Jong Sim

Korea
Ph.D.: "Mechanics of complex hydraulic fractures in the earth's crust"



Graduated in 2003

Jose Alvarellos

Venezuela
Ph.D.: "Fundamental studies of capillary forces in porous media"

Jake Dodds

USA - Utah
M.S.: "Particle geometry - relevance in soil behavior "

Vasileios Drosos

Greece
M.S.: "Synthesis of earthquake ground motions for the New Madrid seismic zone"

Jong-Sub Lee

Korea
Ph.D.: "High resolution geophysical techniques for small-scale soil model testing"

Jiewu Meng

China
Ph.D.: "The influence of loading frequency on dynamic soil properties"

Catalina Orozco

Colombia
Ph.D.:"Inversion method for spectral analysis of surface waves (SASW)"

Angelica Palomino

USA - Texas
Ph.D.: "Fabric formation and control in fine-grained materials"

Maria Robert

Puerto Rico
MS

Roya Rostamian

USA - Georgia
MS

Scott Trott

USA - Georgia
MS


Graduated in 2002

Scott Deaton

USA - Kentucky
Ph.D.: "An integrated digital system for earthquake damage reconnaissance"

Prateek Goel

India
M.S.: "Integrated system for subsurface exploration data collection and borehole log generation"

Jennifer Knapp

USA - Kansas
M.S.: "Geology-based site coefficients for the Upper Mississippi Embayment"

Julio Valdes

Panama
Ph.D.: "Fines migration and formation damage - microscale studies"

Chien-Tai Yang (Edison)

Taiwan
Ph.D.: "Boundary condition and inherent stratigraphic effects on microstructure evolution in sand"



Graduated in 2001

Rajesh Chanpura

India
Ph.D.: "Fault reactivation as a result of reservoir depletion"

Gye-Chun Cho

Korea
Ph.D.: "Unsaturated soil stiffness and post-liquefaction shear strength"

Jason DeJong

USA - California
Ph.D.: "Investigation of particulate-continuum interface through multi-friction sleeve penetrometer"

Maria Guimaraes

Argentina
Ph.D.: "Crushed stone fines and ion removal from clay slurries - fundamental studies"

Daimia Gunning

USA - Florida
MS

Salome Romero

USA - New Jersey
Ph.D.: "Ground motion amplification of soils in the upper Mississippi Embayment"

Denis Saussus

Belgium
Ph.D.: "Probabilistic distributions of ultimate axial pile resistance using epistemic and aleatory uncertainties"

Jeff Smith

USA - Georgia
MS

Yu-Hsing Wang

Taiwan
Ph.D.: "Attenuation in soils and non-linear dynamic effects"


Graduated in 2000

Chien-Chang Chen (Jimmy)

Taiwan
Ph.D.: "Shear induced evolution of structure in water-deposited sand specimens"

Chris Corrigan

Panama
MS

Bill Diesing

USA
MS

Paulo Hemsi

Brazil
MS

Lee Johnson

USA - Utah
MS

Daniel Landers

Peru
MS

Sena Okudzeto

Ghana
MS

Jin-Yong Park

Korea
Ph.D.: "A critical assessment of moist tamping and its effect on the initial and evolving structure of dilatant triaxial specimens"

Rodrigo Valencia

Colombia
MS

Kathryn Wehrle

USA - Michigan
M.S.: "Drained shear strength characteristics of an argillaceous residuum from weathered mudstone"

Thomas J. Casey

USA (IL)
MS: "Development of an Electrically-Driven Automatic Downhole Seismic Source"

Tim Wyatt

USA
PhD