Current Students

Phillipe Alves, PhD Student

My research focuses on the development and application of multiscale methods for the simulation of 3-D fracture propagation in ceramic matrix composites (CMC).

Amit Dhankhar, MS Student

I am studying the computational performance and stability of generalized finite element methods for 3-D fractures.

Travis Fillmore, MS Student

I am interested in novel solution algorithms able to non-intrusively combine classical and generalized finite element softwares.

Piyush Gupta, PhD Student

My research focuses on the modeling and simulation of propagation, interaction and coalescence of 3-D hydraulic fractures.

Haoyang Li, PhD Student

Research Topics: Generalized finite element method with global-local enrichments (GFEMgl) and Generalized FEMs linking dimensionally reduced models (DRMs) and 3-D thermo-elasticity equations.

 foto2_Nathan_Shauer    Nathan Shauer, PhD Student 

I plan to work on multiscale Generalized Finite Element Methods and high performance parallel computing for large scale simulations.

Julia Plews, PhD Student

I work on multiscale methods for highly localized and time-dependent thermo-plastic response of heterogeneous materials exposed to extreme environments. I am implementing these methods in high-performance parallel computers.

Former Students and Visitors

  • Luziana Reno (MS 2006)
  • Sergio Proença (Visiting Scholar 2008)
  • Dae-Jin Kim (PhD 2009)
  • Patrick O'Hara (MS 2007, PhD 2010)
  • Jeronymo Peixoto Pereira (MS 2004, PhD 2010)
  • Hasan Ozer (PhD 2011)
  • Aditya krishnan (MS 2012)
  • Felicio Barros (Visiting Scholar 2012-2013)
  • Jorge Garzon (MS 2009, PhD 2013)
  • Carlos Fernandes (Visiting Scholar 2013-2014)
  • Varun Gupta (MS 2010, PhD 2014)
  • Dr. Jongheon Kim (Post-Doc 2013-2015)

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