Welcome to the Damage Poromechanics Laboratory.

Our research involves...

  • Damage and healing modeling in rock and cement-based materials
  • Multi-scale modeling of Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical processes in porous and granular media
  • ...with most applications in Energy Geotechnics: nuclear waste disposals, carbon dioxide sequestration, high-pressure gas storage, hydraulic fracturing, geothermal systems


    • Sept. 16-17, 2015: Kick-off meeting of the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, Phoenix, AZ
    • Sept. 28-30, 2015: ALERT Geomaterials workshop, France
    • Oct. 25-28, 2015: NAE FOEE symposium, CA
    • More


    • September 2015 - Dr. Arson talks about fracking on NPR
    • September 2015 - Dr. Arson presents fracking to Middle School Students
    • August 2015 - Welcome to Xianda, new Ph.D.student
    • More