Computational Geomechanics Group
Current work is on:
parallel and sequential systems
- Probabilistic elasto-plasticity and stochastic elastic-plastic finite element methods
- Coupled, porous solid - fluid systems modeling and simulation and
application to liquefaction modeling, simulation and analysis
- Dynamic Earthquake-Soil-Structure interaction modeling, simulation and analysis
Publications, Lecture Notes, Library/Program Sources, APIs, ...
Recent presentations (LaTeX sources and PDFs)
and all other publications
are available (follow links).
A set of lecture notes (an early version, DRAFT) on Computational Geomechanics are available
It is noted that a more extensive set of (still DRAFT) lecture notes are available for local use only.
The first 35 pages (a table of content) of current version of lecture notes can be found
Citations of Computational Geomechanics Group work in
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Random (almost) computational research
related to Computational Geomechanics Research and Education.
Bibliography collected over years on different subjects:
Program sources are available, please
email me for further instructions on how to obtain them.
UCD CompGeoMech libraries
Application Programming Interface (API) is available too.
Check out earthquake risk forecasting at
Members of the Computational Geomechanics Research Group
Dr. Boris Jeremić, Professor,
Dr. Nima Tafazzoli, Postdoctoral Researcher
Mr. James Putnam, PhD student,
Mr. Babak Kamrani,
Mr. YouChen Chao, PhD student,
- Mr. Jose A. Abell M. , PhD student,
Mr. Kohei Watanabe, Visiting Scholar, Shimizu Corporation, Japan.
Mr. Benjamin Aldridge, MS student,
Mr. Justin Anderson, MS student,
Mr. Chang-Gyun Jeong, MS 2013, current: research engineer, UCD.
Dr. Federico Pisaṇ, PhD Politecnico di Milano, 2011, current:
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dr. Mario Martinelli , PhD Sapienza Università di Roma, 2011, current:
University of Pavia, Italy.
Ms. Panagiota Tasiopoulou, MS 2011, current: PhD student (at the National Technical University of Athens)
- Mr. Yiorgos Perikleous, MS 2011.
- Ms. Chara Prassa, MS 2011.
Dr. Alisa Neeman , PhD September 2009 (co-advised with Prof. Pang, UCSC), current:
Staff member, Center for Computational Research, University of Buffalo (SUNY).
Dr. Kallol Sett,
PhD, September 2007, current: Assistant Professor, University of Akron, Akron Ohio.
- Dr. Mahdi
Taiebat, PhD September 2008, current: Assistant Professor, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Guanzhou Jie, PhD, February 2007, current: Wells Fargo Corporation, New York, NY
Dr. Zhao Cheng ,
PhD, December 2006, current: 3D team lead developer, Itasca Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Dr. Matthias Preisig, MS April 2005, PhD EPF Lausanne, November 2008.
Dr. Ingrid Hotz, post-Doctoral Associate (Collaboration with Professors Hamann,
Joy, and Hagen (IDAV)),
Dr. Feng Xiong, Post-doctoral Research Fellow.
Dr. Zhaohui Yang, PhD, Sept. 2002, Associate Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Mr. Jose Ugalde, MS, (co-advised with Prof. Kutter)
Mr. Amit Verma, MS student (discontinued),
Mr. Zhuo George Hu, MS, March 2006,
Mr. Horacio Tapia, MS 2006,
Mr. Qing Liu, MS July 2005.
Ms. Ritu Jain, MS, March 2004.
Ms. Jinxiu Liao, MS, Sept. 2003.
Ms. Xiaoyan Wu, MS, Sept. 2002.
Mr. Tiejun Li , MS, June 2001.
Mr. WaiChing Sun, undergraduate research student.
Mr. Kevin Murakoshi, undergraduate research student,
Mr. Ian Tucker, undergraduate research student,
Mr. Rafael Siero, undergraduate research student,
Mr. Nathan Borgo, undergraduate research student,
Mr. Benjamin Aldridge, undergraduate research student,
Parallel Computer Team
Motivated, knowledgable students who wish to expand their expertise in
computational modeling and simulations and work on developing new
computational methods, implementations and tools and using those numerical
tools to address theoretical and practical problems are
actively recruited to join the Computatinal Geomechanics Group.
Interested students are invited to 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.
All the correspondence (admission, funding, ranking questions) should be
directed to our Student Affairs Officer, Ms. Brooke Noonan (email@example.com).
Short or long term visiting students as well as post-doctoral researchers are only considered based on recommendations by