People

Group Leader

   
SogaKenichi-crop Prof. Kenichi Soga
The Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering
Chancellor’s Professor
Bakar Fellow
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers

   
Dr. Ryota Hashimoto
Visiting Researcher
(Hiroshima University, Japan)
MPM
Dr. Shyamini Kularathna
Post-Doctoral Researcher
MPM

Dr. Yong Liang 
Post-Doctoral Researcher
MPM, Fracture Mech.

Dr. Linqing Luo
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
Dr. Chien-Chih Wang
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Wireless Sensor, Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
Dr. Bingyu Zhao
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Traffic Simulation, Wildfire Evacuation

Graduate Students

Dayu Apoji
PhD Candidate
Tunneling, AI-ML

Bodhinanda Chandra
PhD Student
Comp. Mechanics, MPM
Kecheng Chen
PhD Student
Building Physical Modelling
Joel Given
PhD Student
MPM
Peter Hubbard
PhD Candidate
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
John W. Murphy
PhD Candidate
MPM, Erosion, Levees
Ruonan Ou
PhD Candidate
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
Zhenxiang Su
PhD Candidate
LEM, Geothermal
Michael Virtucio
PhD Student
Traffic simulation, Disaster Resilience
Renjie Wu
PhD Candidate
Infrastruct. Resilience

Tianchen Xu
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor, Soil-Pipeline Interaction

Yaobin Yang
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor, FEM
Andrew Yeskoo
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor,
Geotechnical Instrumentation
   

Past Members

   

Lab Graduates:

  1. Dr. Ezra Yoanes Setiasabda (Tjung) (2020) – Material Point Method for large deformation modeling in geomechanics using isoparametric elements 
  2. Dr. Millard McElwee (2021) – Towards resilience with simulations for accessing recovery of critical infrastructure systems from natural hazard damage

Post-doctoral Researchers:

  1. Dr. Tzu-Hsuan Lin, 10/16-9/17, Wireless Sensor Network
  2. Dr. James Fern, 3/17-8/18, Landslide simulation using Material Point Method
  3. Dr. Amr Ewais, 3/17-2/19, Distributed fiber optics sensing, Graphene
  4. Dr. Jinho Park, 9/17 – 12/19, Geophysics for tunnel monitoring
  5. Dr. Xiang Sun, 9/17 – 11/20, Gas hydrate modeling, thermo-hydro modeling

Visiting Researchers:

  1. Guido Andreotti (University of Pavia), 9/16-12/16
  2. Tian You (Tsinghua University), 2/16 – 2/17
  3. Xiaorong Xu (Tsinghua University), 11/16-11/17
  4. Prof. Xinnan Gao (Nanjing Agricultural University), 2/17-1/18
  5. Mo Li (Jilin University), 8/17 – 2/18
  6. Xingyue Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 9/17-2/18
  7. Nicola Cardella (Università Politecnica delle Marche), 9/17-3/18
  8. Alberto Annichini (Politecnico di Torino), 1/18 – 5/18
  9. Silvio Sordo (Politecnico di Torino), 1/18 – 5/18
  10. Hao Luo (University of Cambridge), 12/16 – 10/18
  11. Yang Xu (Harbin Institute of Technology), 11/17 – 11/18
  12. Prof. Jin Luo (China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)), 11/17 – 11/18
  13. Chengcheng Zhang (Nanjing University), 1/18 – 12/18
  14. Miki Komatsu (Kobe University), 9/17 – 2/19
  15. Vanessa Di Murro (University of Cambridge), 3/18 – 3/19
  16. Prof. M. Azizul Moqsud (Yamaguchi University), 4/18 – 3/19
  17. Prof. Tissa Illangasekare (Colorado School of Mines), 2/19 – 5/19
  18. Prof. Zheng Hao (Hokkaido University), (2/19 – 5/19)
  19. Prof. Zijun Cao (Wuhan University), 6/18 – 6/19
  20. Chiara Ecosse (Politecnico di Torino), 1/19 – 6/19
  21. Tsubasa Sasaki (University of Cambridge), 12/16 – 8/19
  22. Hansini Mallikarachchi (University of Cambridge), 10/17 – 9/19
  23. Zhuofu Tao (Tsinghua University), 9/18 – 9/19
  24. Tianran Han (Southeast University), 11/18 – 10/19
  25. Prof. Honghui Wang (Chengdu Univ of Technology), 12/18 – 11/19
  26. Hidehiko Sekiya (Tokyo City University), 9/19 – 11/19
  27. Kazuhiro Mukai (Takenaka Corporation), 2/18 – 12/19
  28. Yuji Fujita (Enzan Kobou Co.), 1/19 – 12/19
  29. Prof. ZhiQiang Chen (University of Missouri Kansas City), 8/19 – 12/19
  30. Federica Mevoli (University of Bath), 8/19 – 12/19
  31. Weijian Liang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 08/19 – 02/20
  32. Prof. Ken Kamrin (MIT), 1/20 – 5/20 
  33. Yanglan Wang (Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute), 11/19 – 7/20
  34. Paola Lorusso (Politecnico di Torino), 1/20 – 7/20
  35. Zhichao Zhang (Chongqing University), 10/19 – 9/20
  36. Mengyan Jiang (Tsinghua University), 10/19 – 10/20
  37. Tianchi Zhao (Tongji University), 12/18 – 12/20
  38. Bingbing Chen (Dalian University of Technology), 1/20 – 12/20
  39. Hayato Nonaka (Kajima Corporation), 2/19-2/21
  40. Miguel Molinos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), 3/21-8/21
  41. Hiroshi Kogi (Shimizu Corporation), 8/19-5/20, 2/21-8/21