PhD Student (Southeast University), Visiting Scholar
Office: 418 Davis Hall
Xiang is a postdoc researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who was a visiting student at the University of Cambridge and graduated from Dalian University of Technology in China. His doctoral work focused on the constitutive modeling and the coupled thermos-hydro-chemo-mechanical (THCM) finite element simulation. He proposed a thermodynamics-based constitutive model for methane hydrate-bearing soils (MHBS) and developed a coupled THCM model using COMSOL to predict the deformation and stress distribution of MHBS layer due to gas production from hydrate. He was engaged in many key projections in China and had experiences of the earthquake-induced liquefaction analysis of high rock-fill dam. His current research interests include the application of THCM model in geo-mechanical problems and the numerical modeling of the freezing-thawing process in frozen soils.