Joel Given

Joel Given

PhD Student

Joel is currently a PhD student at UC Berkeley within Professor Kenichi Soga’s computational geomechanics research group as well as the GeoSystem group. As a member of the GeoSystem group, Joel earned his MSc in Civil Engineering in 2020. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Joel earned his BSc in Civil Engineering in 2019 from Widener University in Chester, PA.

Research Interests:

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Material Point Method (MPM)
  • Soil Constitutive Models