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Supervision of Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

  • Post-Doctoral Researchers
    1. Dr. Jianxin Sun. Funded by Ministry of Education of the P.R. China. Jan. 2017 to Jan. 2018.
    2. Dr. Beatrice Pomaro. Funded by the Padova University, Italy. Feb. 2014 to Jul. 2014.
    3. Dr. Marcin Zielinski. Funded by the EC via Marie Curie IIF Fellowship, RISMAC Project, Jun. 2011 to Jul. 2013.
    4. Dr. Henghui Fan. Funded Ministry of Education of the P.R. China. Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011.
    5. Dr. Manoel Porfirio. Funded by the EC via Marie Curie IIF Fellowship), MADUS “Modeling Anisotropy and Destructuration in Unsaturated Soils”, Nov. 2007 to May 2009. Strathclyde University.
  • Ph.D. Students
    Supervisions at Texas A&M University
    1. Heber Fabri. Project title: “Numerical Modeling of Gas Migration Phenomena through Barriers Materials”. Chair. Aug. 2019 to present. Estimated graduation: Dec. 2022.
    2. Yichi Du. Project title: “Numerical Modeling of Drying cracks under actual environmental conditions”. Chair. Jan. 2019 to present. Estimated graduation: May. 2022.
    3. Muhammad Ali. Project title: “Experimental Study on Gas Migration through Barriers Materials”. Chair. Jan. 2019 to present. Estimated graduation: May. 2022.
    4. Yue Chen. Project title: “Experimental Study of Shrink-Swell Soils Subjected to Climatic Actions”. Chair. Set. 2017 to present. Estimated graduation: Aug. 2020
    5. Bohan Zhou. Project title: “Behavior of Soils Subjected to Freeze-Thaw Cycles: An Experimental and Numerical Study”. Chair. Jan. 2017 to present. Estimated graduation: Jul 2020.
    6. Xi Luo. Project title: “Modeling of natural expansive clays”. Chair. Aug. 2015 to present. Estimated graduation: Feb. 2020.
    7. Seokhyung Lee. Project title: “Detection of drying cracks in soils”. Chair. Aug. 2014 to present. Estimated graduation: Feb. 2020.
    8. JuYoung Lee. Project title: “Behavior of frozen soils subjected to freeze/thaw cycles”. Chair. Aug. 2014 to present . Estimated graduation: Dec. 2020.
    9. Sewon Kim. Project title: “Effect of intense drying in soils”. Chair. Sep. 2014 to present. Estimated graduation: May. 2020.
    10. Michel Maedo. Project title: “Coupled THM modeling of discontinuities in geomaterials”. Chair. Aug. 2015 to present . Graduation date: Aug. 2019.
    11. Jumanah Hajjat. Project title: “Hydromechanical behavior of unsaturated soils near saturation”. Chair. Completed . Graduation date: Jul. 2018.
    12. Mehdi Teymouri. Project title: “Constitutive Modeling of Gas Hydrates Sediments” Chair. Completed. Graduation date: May. 2018.
    13. Xuerui Gai. Project title: “Thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical coupled models for hydrate-bearing sediments in marine and permafrost settings”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: Jan. 2018.
    14. Dong Wang. Project title: “Rails on Shrink Swell Soils: Problems and Possible Solutions”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: Dec. 2016.
    15. Mohsen Mahdavi. Project title: “Numerical modeling of creep behavior of soil nails in high plasticity clays”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: Aug. 2015.
    16. Gang Bi. Project title: “Behavior of soil nail, walls in high plasticity clays”. Co-Chair. Completed Graduation: Jul. 2015.
    17. Leonardo Cabral. Project title: “Coupled hydro-mechanical fault reactivation analysis incorporating evidence theory for uncertainty quantification”. Chair at TAMU. Completed. Graduation: Jul. 2015
    18. Mohammad Aghahadi. Project title: “MSE retaining wall: an experimental and numerical study”. Co-Chair. Completed. Graduation: Dec. 2014
    19. Ajay Shastri. Project title: “Advanced coupled analyses in porous media”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date Aug. 2014.
    20. Ghassan Akrouch. Project title: “Energy piles in cooling dominated climates”. Co-Chair. Completed. Graduation: May 2014.
    Supervisions at Strathclyde University, UK
    1. Alvis Antique. Project title: “Effect of dissection cracks on hydro-mechanical properties of soils”. Co-Chair. Jun. 2007 to Jul. 2013. Completed.
    2. Thi Minh Hue Le. Project title: “Risk management of slope instability”. Sponsored by JRI. Co-Chair. Jul. 2008 to Dec. 2011. Completed.
    3. Marti Lloret. Project title: “Numerical Modeling of Coupled Behavior in Unsaturated Soils’. Sponsored by SYNERGY scholarships. Co-Chair. Oct. 2006 to Jun. 2011. Completed.
    4. Gráinne El Mountassir (maiden name McCloskey). Project title: “Geotechnical stability of flood embankments in Indonesia”. Chair. Oct 2006 to Jan 2011. Completed.
  • MSc. Students
    Supervisions at Texas A&M University
    1. Zihao Shang: Project title: “Experimental and Numerical Study on Unsaturated Frozen Soils”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: Aug. 2019.
    2. Yichi Du. Project title: “Numerical Modeling of Drying cracks under actual environmental conditions”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: Dec. 2018.
    3. Bohan Zhou. Project title: “Experimental and Numerical Study of Frozen Soils”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: Jul. 2016
    4. Abhijith Chandr Kamath Project title: “Experimental and Numerical Study of Soil Nail Walls in High Plasticity Soils”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date May 2016.
    5. Duaa Aljeznawi. Project title: “Experimental and numerical studies associated with desiccation cracks in soils”. Chair. Completed. Graduation date: May 2015.
    6. Fernando Aponte. Project title: “Coupled Analyses Involving Low Permeability Clays”. Chair Completed. Graduation date: Dec. 2013.
    7. Lakshman K Dontha. Project title: “Uncertainty Quantification in Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Problems”. Co-chair. Completed. Graduation date: May 2012
    8. Siddharth Khandelwal. Project title: “Effect of Desiccation Cracks on Earth Embankments”. Co-chair. Completed. Graduation date: May 2011.
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