Research group


Current Graduate Students

Xiangming Sun

Research topic: Sharp and diffuse interface approaches for localized corrosive dissolution

Expected graduation: June 2020

 Gourab Ghosh

Research topic: Stabilized finite element formulation of fracture propagation using cohesive interface elements

Expected graduation: June 2020

 Vignesh Kumar Devendiran

Research topic: Modeling hydromechanical fracture and shear failure in ice shelves and glaciers using continuum damage mechanics

Expected graduation: June 2021

Past Postdoctoral Scholars


Pranav Karve

Research topic: Finite element modeling of pressure and shear wave propagation in soft tissues

Appointment: September 2016 – August 2017

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Past Graduate Students

Anup Aryal (graduated: July 2014)

M. S. Thesis Title: A coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian extended finite element formulation for moving interface problems and damage transport in hyperelastic media

Employer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers, New York


Stephen Jimenez (graduated: Dec 2017)

Ph. D. Dissertation Title: Damage Mechanics Approaches for Sharp and Diffuse Fracture Propagation: Application to Ice Sheet Fracture and Composite Delamination

Expected graduation: December 2017

Employer: Corvid Technologies, Greensboro, NC

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