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Supervision of Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

  • Post-Doctoral Researchers
    • Dr. Beatrice Pomaro. Post-Doc (funded by the Padova University, Italy). Feb. to Jul. 2014.
    • Marcin Zielinski Post-Doc (funded by the EC via Marie Curie IIF Fellowship), RISMAC Project, Jun. 2011 to Jul. 2013.
    • Dr. Henghui Fan. Post-Doc funded Ministry of Education of the P.R. China. From Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011.
    • Manoel Porfirio, Post-Doc (funded by the EC via Marie Curie IIF Fellowship), MADUS “Modeling Anisotropy and Destructuration in Unsaturated Soils”, Nov. 2007 to May 2009. Supervision performed at Strathclyde University
  • Ph.D. Students
    • Xuerui Gai. Project title: “Thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical coupled models for hydrate-bearing sediments in marine and permafrost settings”. Chair. Sep. 2013 to present.
    • Dong Wang. Project title: “Rails on Shrink Swell Soils: Problems and Possible Solutions”. Chair. Jan. 2013 to present.
    • Mohsen Mahdavi. Project title: “Numerical modeling of creep behavior of soil nails in high plasticity clays”. Chair. Sep. 2012 to present.
    • Gang Bi. Project title: “Behavior of soil nail, walls in high plasticity clays”. Co-Chair. Sep. 2012 to present.
    • Leonardo Cabral. Project title: “Coupled hydro-mechanical fault reactivation analysis incorporating evidence theory for uncertainty quantification”. Chair at TAMU. Aug. 2012 to present.
    • Sewon Kim. Project title: “Effect of intense drying in soils”. Chair. Sep. 2011 to present.
    • Mohammad Aghahadi. Project title: “MSE retaining wall: an experimental and numerical study”. Co-Chair. Jan. 2011 to present.
    • Ajay Shastri. Project title: “Advanced coupled analyses in porous media”. Chair. Jan. 2011 to May 2014. Defended Marc.6th 2014. Completed.
    • Ghassan Akrouch. Project title: “Energy piles in cooling dominated climates”. Co-Chair. Sep. 2011 to May 2014. Defended Feb.13th 2014. Completed.
    • Alvis Antique, PhD student. Project title: “Effect of dissection cracks on hydro-mechanical properties of soils”. Chair. Jun. 2007 to Jul. 2013. Completed.
    • Thi Minh Hue Le. Project title: “Risk management of slope instability”. Sponsored by JRI. Thesis supervised jointly with Dr Gallipoli. Jul. 2008 to Dec. 2011. Completed. Co-Chair. Glasgow University, UK.
    • Marti Lloret. Project title: “Numerical Modeling of Coupled Behavior in Unsaturated Soils’. Sponsored by SYNERGY scholarships. Thesis supervised jointly with Professor Simon Wheeler (Glasgow University). Co-Chair. Oct. 2006 to Jun. 2011. Completed.
    • Gráinne El Mountassir (maiden name McCloskey). Project title: “Geotechnical stability of flood embankments in Indonesia”. Chair. Oct 2006 to Jan 2011. Completed
  • MSc. Students
    • Duaa Aljeznawi. Project title: “Experimental and numerical studies associated with desiccation cracks in soils”. Chair.
    • Fernando Aponte. Project title: “Coupled Analyses Involving Low Permeability Clays”. Completed.
    • Lakshman K Dontha. Project title: “Uncertainty Quantification in Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Problems”. Co-chair. Completed.
    • Siddharth Khandelwal. Project title: “Effect of Desiccation Cracks on Earth Embankments”. Co-chair. Completed.

Collaborators (in alphabetical order)

  • J. Guadalupe Arguello (Sandia National Laboratories, US).
  • James Bean (Sandia National Laboratories, US).
  • Arson Chloé (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US).
  • J.Abraham Díaz-Rodríguez (Universidad Nacional de Mexico, UNAM, Mexico).
  • Ana Maria Fernandez (CIEMAT, Madrid).
  • Prof. Antonio Gens (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona, Spain).
  • Dr. Leonardo Guimarães (Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil).
  • Prof, Alberto Ledesma (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona, Spain).
  • Prof. Antonio Lloret (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona, Spain).
  • Dr. Osvaldo Manzoli (São Paulo State University, UNESP, Brazil).
  • Prof. Sebastia Olivella (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona, Spain).
  • Enrique Romero-Morales (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, UPC, Barcelona, Spain).
  • J.Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US).
  • Maria Victoria Villar (CIEMAT, Spain).
  • Dr. Marcin Zielinski (Strathclyde University).
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