Email: jeremic @ ucdavis.edu ; bjeremic @ lbl.gov
Lecture Notes available for download
Nonlinear Finite Elements:
Modeling and Simulation of
Earthquakes, Soils, Structures and
Static and dynamic, deterministic and probabilistic modeling and simulation of
inelastic solids and structures.
Current work is on a number of theoretical and computational topics,
related to development of
the Finite Element Interpreter (FEI).
(alternate URL at EDU domain),
is one prominent FEI application that is developed and used to investigate:
- Statics and dynamics of soil,
statics and dynamics of rock,
statics and dynamics of structures,
statics of soil structure systems and
dynamics of earthquake-soil-structure interaction systems
- Parallel and sequential, high performance computational modeling systems
- Probabilistic elasto-plasticity and stochastic elastic-plastic finite
Focus is on the development and
use of methods that reduce Kolmogorov complexity and modeling uncertainty.
In other words, focus is on development and use of methods that
rather than fit.
- Fall 2019: Sabbatical
- Winter 2020: Sabbatical
- Spring 2020: Sabbatical
Recent presentations (LaTeX sources and PDFs)
and all other publications
are available (follow links).
Bibliography collected over years on different subjects:
Books in my office library.
Check out earthquake risk forecasting at
Members and collaborators
of the Jeremić
Computational Mechanics Research Group
Dr. Boris Jeremić, Professor, UCD and LBNL
Dr. Gunes Babagiray, PostDoc, UCD,
Mr. Han Yang, PhD candidate, UCD,
Mr. Hexiang Wang, PhD candidate, UCD,
Mr. Yusheng Yang, visiting PhD student, Tongji University and UCD,
Graduate Recruiting and Visitors
We are actively recruiting students
to work on further development and use of the
Real-ESSI Simulator System.
Long term funding for students is available through a number of funded
PhD level students are preferred, however MS students are also considered
if they plan to follow their MS with a PhD.
It would be very beneficial if potential students have a good knowledge and a
strong interest in two or more of the following areas:
A very important attribute of a potential student is a strong willingness
and capability to master some of the above topics. Of course, we will provide
significant help, guidance and expertise in that endeavor.
Finite element method, including static and dynamic, elastic and elastic-plastic,
single or two phase, coupled/saturated and unsaturated materials
Deterministic and probabilistic mechanics
Parallel, high performance computing, including dynamic computational load balancing,
template metaprograms, etc.
Programming languages, including development of Domain Specific Languages,
for example our own FEI, and advanced development and use of C++, C,
Interested students are invited to do two things:
Apply to our graduate program through a UCD web site. A completed
graduate student application helps us assess academic standing and
research potential of prospective graduate students. The process is
highly competitive and this is the only way of getting on the list of
potential candidates for admission and possible funding.
Send me a personal
email, discussing qualification and ideas, with a
In other words, I am more than willing to read and respond to your
emails, however (!), I need to be able to see your email in an ocean of emails.
Correspondence regarding admissions, ranking questions, etc. should be
directed to our Graduate Program Coordinator, Ms. Lauren Worrell
Short or long term visits by researchers, students and post-doctoral fellows are
only considered based on recommendations by our collaborators and colleagues.