Welcome to geomechanics and geotechnical engineering lab, 

Our group uses micromechanics, micro-scale imaging videography, fundamental theories, and numerical simulations involving coupling between the Discrete Element Method and computational fluid dynamics (DEM-CFD) to better understand coupled processes, for example hydro-thermo-mechanical coupled processes in rock and particle-fluid multiphysics, flow and transport in geomechanics or muflow mixture particle-air-water composition at the relevant constituent scale.

Topics include: 

  • Post-wildfire mudflows
  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) and hydrocarbon georeservoirs   
  • CO2 storage and sequestration
  • Earth retaining structures