Meet the DeeP MeLT

DeeP MeLT: Damage Poro-Mechanics Lab Team

Dr. Chloé Arson (CV)

Fabric-enriched Continuum Damage and Healing Mechanics

  • 2016-present: Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (geosystems group).
  • 2012-2016: Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (geosystems group).
  • 2009-2012: Assistant Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Research group: geotechnical engineering.
  • 2006-2009: Research Assistant at CERMES, geotechnical group of Navier Laboratory, at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France). Ph.D. in Geomechanics.
  • 2002-2006: Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC, France) in Civil Engineering and in Soil and Rock Mechanics.
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    Mr. Koochul Ji (CV)

    Numerical modeling of the mechanical integrity of damaged concrete repaired by epoxy injection

  • Fall 2016 - present: Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosystems Group
  • 2015 - Summer 2016: M.Sc. student, Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosystems Group
  • 2008-2014: Undergraduate engineering student at Kyungpook National University (South Korea)
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    Mr. Wencheng Jin (CV)

    Numerical modeling of multi-scale fracture propagation and network formation

  • 2014-present: Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosystems Group
  • 2011-2014: Master of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics, Sichuan University (China)
  • 2007-2011: Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics, Sichuan University (China)
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    Mr. L. Fernando Patino Ramirez

    Optimization and adaptation of flow network topology for geological storage and urban infrastructure

  • 2016-present: Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosystems Group
  • 2014-2016: Master of Sciences, University de los Andes (Columbia)
  • 2010-2014: Bachelor of Sciences, University de los Andes (Columbia)
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    Mr. Xianda Shen (CV)

    Microstructure-enriched modeling of chemo-hydro-mechanical damage and healing in salt

  • 2015-present: Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosystems Group
  • 2012-2015: Master Degree in Engineering at Tongji University, China
  • 2008-2012: Bachelor Degree in Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University, China
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    Mr. Pei Wang (CV)

    Energy-based modeling of particle crushing in confined granular media

  • 2014-present: Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosystems Group
  • 2011-2014: Master of Science, Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University (China)
  • 2007-2011: Bachelor of Engineering, Highway Engineering, Chang’an University (China)
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    Past Members

    DeeP MeLT Alumni

  • Mr. Yude Chen, M.Sc. 2012-2014: Numerical simulation of fracture pattern formation. Geotechnical engineer, Golder Associates (2014 - present)
  • Dr. Hao Xu, Ph.D. 2010-2014: Theoretical and numerical modeling of anisotropic damage in rocks for energy geomechanics. Post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University (Spring 2015). Post-doctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Spring 2015 - present).
  • Dr. Dr. Cheng Zhu, Ph.D. 2012-2016: Microstructure-based modeling of damage and healing in salt rock with application to geological storage. Post-doctoral fellow at the Bureau of Economic Geology at UT Austin (Fall 2016 - present).
  • Past Visiting Scholars

  • Ms. Lisanne Douma, Nov. 2014 - Feb. 2015: Role of grain specific surface in granular salt healing driven by pressure solution. M.Sc. University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) under Prof. C.J. Spiers' supervision, Spring 2015. Ph.D. Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands), 2015-present.
  • Ms. Madeline Fleury, May-July 2015: Microstructure-enriched damage and healing poromechanical model of stiffness and permeability. M.Sc. Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (France).
  • Mr. Nicolas Henry, May-July 2014: Microstructure-enriched model of permeability for rocks subjected to mechanical and chemical damage. M.Sc. Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (France).
  • Mr. Romain Jeanneret, February 2016 – August 2016: Mechanical model of dentin coupling stiffness to microstructure evolution: microstructure characterization, homogenization, experimental calibration and validation, numerical assessment. M.Sc. from Ecole Centrale de Paris (France), Mechanical Engineering (expected graduation: Fall 2017
  • Mr. Erwan Le Bivic, Feb.-Aug. 2015: Self-consistent method for modeling dentin stiffness properties. M.Sc. Ecole Centrale de Paris (France).
  • Ms. Solenn Le Pense, Oct - Nov. 2012: Thermodynamically consistent model of damage and plasticity for unsaturated clayey rocks. Ph.D. Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech under Prof. A. Pouya's supervision, Spring 2013. Post-doctoral fellow at Herriot Watt University (Scotland), 2013-present.
  • Dr. Jia Lin, September 2016: Parametric study of the topology of root systems for soil reinforcement. Visiting professor from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), Civil Engineering
  • Mr. Julien Roze, May-July 2015: Microstructure-enriched damage poromechanical model of stiffness and permeability for rocks subjected to mechanical and chemical damage. M.Sc. Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (France).
  • Dr. Barbara Switala, March 2016: Optimization of the topology of root systems for soil reinforcement and vegetated slope stability. Ph.D. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), under Prof. W. Wu's supervision, Spring 2016.