Bodhinanda Chandra

The SRG in the 6th Annual GeoSymposium

The 6th GeoSystems Engineering Annual Research Symposium was held on Friday, November 18th, 2022. Ph.D. Candidate, Bodhinanda (Nanda) Chandra, of the Soga Research Group, presented his work in a keynote lecture. Nanda showed his research on MPM with the title: “Improving accuracy and efficiency in material point method (MPM) for both single and multi-phase continua”. Besides Nanda, another fourteen members of the Soga Research Group… Read More »The SRG in the 6th Annual GeoSymposium

Measuring Temperature with Fiber Optic Cables – the SRG’s recent work in Massachusetts

The SRG’s recent work in fiber optic installation and measurement is featured in an article posted by The Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET). Members of the SRG, Yaobin and Sumeet, attached a fiber optic cable to the pipes in each borehole to measure temperature. This measured data results in a more accurate understanding of the conductivity of the bedrock to help inform Eversource’s design (Eversource is a business &… Read More »Measuring Temperature with Fiber Optic Cables – the SRG’s recent work in Massachusetts

Article in GeoStrata’s August/September 2022 issue

Prof. Kenichi Soga recently wrote an article in ASCE GeoStrata magazine entitled “Whole Life Sensing for In-service Performance and Life Extension”. The article discusses the importance of monitoring in the long-term resiliency of infrastructure systems and its current challenges. Read more on GeoStrata online page.

John presented to the ESMIC in Bogota, Colombia

John was a speaker at The VI Congreso Internacional de Ingenieria (6th International Congress of Engineering) at the Escuela Militar de Cadetes (ESMIC) General José María Córdova. ESMIC is the military academy of the Colombian Army. The conference was held on 7 October 2022 on the ESMIC campus in Bogota, Colombia. His presentation title was “Modelling Suffusion Internal Erosion with the MPM”. In the presentation,… Read More »John presented to the ESMIC in Bogota, Colombia

Dayu presented at international conferences

Presentation at 4ICITG Singapore Dayu was a speaker at The 4th International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering (4ICITG). The conference was held on 4-5 August 2022 in Singapore. His presentation title was “Estimating Tunneling-Induced Ground Movements from EPBM Data using Machine Learning”.    In this work, he used machine learning to connect ground monitoring data to TBM operation data and produce a real-time prediction system… Read More »Dayu presented at international conferences

Visiting an EPBM site in Singapore

Soga Research Group was invited by our industry research collaborator, Enzan Koubou Co. Ltd., to visit their project sites in Singapore. Dayu, a Ph.D. candidate in the group, went to Singapore in the first week of August to visit an EPBM site in the ITBT Changi project, and a Slurry TBM site in the DTSS project. This visit is intended to explore potential research collaboration… Read More »Visiting an EPBM site in Singapore

SRG in MPM Workshop 2022

Dr. Yong Liang (Postdoctoral researcher), Bodhinanda Chandra (PhD candidate), and Joel Given (PhD student) recently traveled to the University of Texas, Austin to represent Prof. Kenichi Soga’s Computational Geomechanics research team at this year’s Material Point Method (MPM) Workshop. The workshop provides an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss ongoing work related to theoretical and computational developments in the MPM. Additionally, researchers can showcase… Read More »SRG in MPM Workshop 2022

U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics June 2022

Bodhinanda Chandra (PhD candidate) and Joel Given (PhD student) recently traveled to the University of Texas, Austin to represent Prof. Kenichi Soga’s Computational Geomechanics research team at the 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM).  This conference featured 5 days of exciting presentations that fall under the very broad umbrella of theoretical, computational, and experimental mechanics. Over 60 mini-symposia occurred with groups… Read More »U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics June 2022

PhD Graduation Commencement 2022

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, we celebrated our first in-person Ph.D. graduation commencement within the Berkeley College of Engineering. Prof. Kenichi Soga hooded 7 Ph.D. graduates that he advised (or co-advised). Here are some pictures of the celebrations yesterday together with the graduates’ families and friends. The SRG extended families SRG Ph.D. graduates 2020-2022: (from left to right) Ezra Tjung, Ruonan Ou, Renjie Wu, John… Read More »PhD Graduation Commencement 2022