I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego. I wish to dedicate my research efforts towards creating a better world through exploration and development of civil engineering infrastructure for supporting renewable and sustainable energy resources. 

My fundamental and applied research interests are: 
  • behavior of dense fluid-particulate systems; 
  • particle agglomerations
  • rock behavior of deep Geo-reservoirs; 
  • hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation in rock mass; 
  • re-fracturing and hydro-thermo-mechanical coupled processes in fractured rock mass; 
  • proppant flow and transport in Geo-reservoirs; 
  • induced seismicity and CO2 sequestration. 
I am actively involved in geotechnical engineering practice in Europe and USA. Through my 15 years consultancy experience, I gained expertize in deep excavation design in urban areas, design of retaining walls, soil nailing, soil improvement techniques, landslide remediation and shallow and deep foundation engineering.

I am interested in encouraging women from under-representative groups to join exciting world of science and engineering, please join my research team!


I am currently seeking for highly motivated graduate researcher to work on research "Multi-Physics Models for Proppant Placement in Energy Georeservoirs" funded by National Science Foundation.