People

Group Leader

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

Researchers

   
Dr. Dayu Apoji
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Tunneling, AI-ML
Dr. Seunghyun Lee
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Disaster Resilience

Dr. Linqing Luo
Visiting Researcher
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor


Dr. Yuya Nakashima
Visiting Researcher
Subsurface material and modeling
Dr. Chien-Chih Wang
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Wireless Sensor, Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor

Dr. Bingyu Zhao
Visiting Researcher
City-scale modeling and simulations

Graduate Students

Bodhinanda Chandra
PhD Candidate
Comp. Mechanics, MPM

Kecheng Chen
PhD Candidate
Building Physical Modelling

Shih-Hung Chiu
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor


Chuao Dong
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor


Connor Geudeker
PhD Student
MPM

Joel Given
PhD Candidate
MPM

Tianyu Han
PhD Student
City-scale modeling and simulations, Disaster Resilience
Maksymilian Jasiak
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
Pengshun Li
PhD Student
City-scale modeling and simulations
Paola Lorusso
PhD Student
Wildfire and evacuation modeling

John W. Murphy
PhD Candidate
MPM, Erosion, Levees

Jaewon Saw
PhD Candidate
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
Lauren Talbot
PhD Student
MPM, Comp. Geomechanics
Michael Virtucio
PhD Candidate
Traffic simulation, Disaster Resilience
Yanglan Wang
PhD Student
Traffic simulation, Disaster Resilience
Tianchen Xu
PhD Candidate
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor, Soil-Pipeline Interaction
Jiahui Yang
PhD Student
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor
Yaobin Yang
PhD Candidate
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor, FEM

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
  3. Dr. Rounan Ou (2022) Fracture monitoring and dynamic traffic tracking using distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) technology
  4. Dr. Renjie Wu (2022) Resilience Analysis for Water Distribution Networks
  5. Dr. Peter Hubbard (2022) Monitoring Distributed, Dynamic Strain in Civil Infrastructure using Phase-Sensitive Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry

  6. Dr. Andrew Yeskoo (2022) Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Deep Foundation and Soil Vertical Strain Monitoring
  7. Dr. Zhenxiang Su (2022) Three-dimensional hydraulic fracturing simulation in heterogeneous materials using Lattice Element Method
  8. Dr. Dayu Apoji (2023) Developing AI Systems for EPB TBM Utilizing Sensing Data and Machine Learning

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
  6. Dr. Shyamini Kularathna, 6/18 – 9/21, Material Point Method
  7. Dr. Bingyu Zhao, 6/19 – 2/22, City-scale modeling and simulations
  8. Dr. Yong Liang, 1/20 – 1/23, Material Point Method
  9. Dr. Sumeet Sinha, 4/22 – 4/23, Distributed fiber optic sensing

  10. Dr. Saemi Chang, 5/22 – 5/23, Wildfire evacuation
  11. Dr. Won-jun C. , 8/22 – 8/23, Infrastructure sensing

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
  42. Jungdoung Yu (Korea University), 9/21-2/22
  43. Prof. Ryota Hashimoto (Hiroshima University), 6/22 – 3/22
  44. Yoko Ohta (Kobe University), 7/22 – 12/22
  45. Jun Kurima (Kyoto University), 1/23 – 3/23
  46. Qinglai Zhang (University of Cork), 1/22 – 8/23
  47. Saki Nonaka (Kajima Coorporation), 9/23 – 11/23