Bodhinanda Chandra

Bodhinanda Chandra
Ph.D. Student

Bodhinanda is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Prof. Kenichi Soga on computational geomechanics research. Before coming to Berkeley, he obtained his B.Eng in Civil Engineering from Kyushu University in Japan and M.Sc in Computational Mechanics from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. His research interests are mainly related to the multi-phase, multi-physics and multi-scale nature of hydrological and geomechanical hazards, including their modeling and numerical simulation using High-Performance Computing. He has been previously involved in research projects at different institutes and in various countries, including Japan, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Bodhinanda was an active developer of the Kratos-Multiphysics, an open-source software initiated by the International Center of Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). He was also a part of the Oskar-von-Miller Forum initiative and the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering during his time in Germany. Bodhinanda has received numerous academic and scholarship awards, including the SOFiSTiK Prize 2019, which was awarded for his master’s thesis with reference to numerical methods. In his free times, Bodhinanda enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography. He has visited more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and now America.

Research interests:
– Computational Mechanics    
– Fluid-Soil-Structure Interaction
– Natural Hazards Modeling and Simulation
– Particle Methods