Graduate Students

The following students are pursuing funded research through the Center for Underground.

Doctorate

Maryam Alahmar

Topic: Bio-cementation in Fractured Sedimentary Rocks.
2017-present 
Advisor: M. Gutierrez

 

Ben Appleby

Topic: Hydrodynamic interactions of suspensions in non-Newtonian fluids. 
2019-present
Advisor: J. Samaniuk

Awais Butt

Topic: Bio-cementation in Fractured Sedimentary Rocks.
2017-present 
Advisor: A. Hedayat

 

Akash Chaurasia

Topic: Modeling Rock-Support Interaction in Excavations

Advisor: G. Walton

Erick Cruz

Topic: Tunnel Instability in Rocks as a Bifurcation Problem.
2019-Present 
Advisor: M. Gutierrez

Prasoon Garg

Topic: Numerical Simulation of Fracture Initiation and Growth.
2018-Present 
Advisor: A. Hedayat

Justin Hall

Topic: Cyclic behavior of cohesive silts.
2015-present 
Advisor: M. Mooney

Ammad Khan

Topic: Characterization of Geopolymerized Tailings.
2019-present 
Advisor: A. Hedayat

Sandeep Khetwal

Topic: Developing Resilience Model for Road Tunnels Under Operation.
2017-present 
Advisors: M. Gutierrez and S. Pei

Ashton Krajnovich

Topic: Adaptive Geological Modeling.
2017-present 
Advisors: M. Gutierrez and W. Zhou

Hui Lu

Topic: Bio-cementation in Fractured Sedimentary Rocks.
2017-present 
Advisor: M. Gutierrez

 

Linan Lui

Topic: Tunneling-Induced Ground Subsidence.
2019-present 
Advisors: M. Gutierrez and W. Zhou

Ali Nazem

Topic: Investigation of Soil-Foam Mixing and Segregation using a Novel Laboratory-Scaled Pressurized Chamber.
2014-present 
Advisor: M. Mooney

Sharmin Sarna

Topic: Machine Learning for TBM Excavations in Rocks.
2019-present 
Advisors: M. Gutierrez and M. Mooney

Isabella West

Topic: Bonded Block Modeling of Rock and Rockmass Damage and Deformation.

Advisor: G. Walton

Sana Zafar

Topic: Multi-Modal Monitoring of Damage in Prismatic Rock.
2019-present 
Advisor: A. Hedayat

Masters