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Our research addresses the fundamental challenges in understanding the behavior of geomaterials (soils and rocks) and construction materials and the structures made of them at different time- and length- scales by designing and conducting highly detailed and controlled experiments. The goal of our research is to understand the behavior of materials and develop more effective and efficient solutions to problems in geoengineering.


Our research utilizes novel mechanical-geophysical-optical methods to observe what is happening inside the materials with the aim of understanding the multi-scale physical processes within them such as crack initiation, crack development, crack network coalescence, contact area evolution, slip, and failure.

Our research interests focus on rock mechanics, geophysics, tunnels and underground construction, non-destructive evaluation methods, construction materials, and statistical analysis in geotechnical engineering

Research Interests

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