PhD student Eric Bryant successfully defended his PhD thesis and will join T-3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory
I am excited to announce that our PhD student Eric Bryant has successfully defended his dissertation "Capturing Evolving Size-Dependent Anisotropy from Brittle Fracture to Plasticity for Geological Materials" and will join Los Alamos National Laboratory as postdoc research associate. His primary appointment will be with the fluid dynamics and solid mechanics group of the Theoretical Division (T-3).
During his tenure in the Sun research group, Eric has been awarded the Presidential Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship. His PhD work focuses on modeling the size effect of evolving anisotropy of fracture and plastic deformation. Traditionally, one may introduce scaling law to incorporate how shear and tensile strengths depend on the size of the specimen. In his work, the main focus is also to investigate how does the rotation among the principal directions of the elastic strain, tensorial internal variables and stress tensor evolves across length scales and during the deformation process. He is the authors of 4 journal articles and one manuscript very close to completion. Among them, three of them published in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, and one in International Journal of Fracture as listed below.
Our postdoctoral Research Scientist Dr. Chuanqi Liu has received an offer to join the Chinese Academy of Sciences as an associate professor.
Our postdoctoral research scientist Chuanqi Liu has just received an offer from the Institute of Mechanics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is selected by the 100 talent program (pioneering project) of CAS and is offered the position as an associate professor. During his tenure with us, Chuanqi has been a productive member of our team and has published the following peer-reviewed articles:
I am happy to announce that our Ph.D. candidate @Kun WANG has accepted a postdoc position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His primary appointment will be with the fluid dynamics and solid mechanics group of the Theoretical Division (T-3). He is expected to begin his new position in the fall of 2019. Congratulations, Kun!
My PhD student SeonHong Na has accepted the offer to join McMaster University (Canada) as an assistant professor of civil engineering
It is my great pleasure to announce that my PhD student SeonHong Na has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor in the department of civil engineering at McMaster University in Canada. He will officially join McMaster in the spring of 2019. SeonHong joined our research group as PhD student in Fall 2014 after obtained his B.S. (2008) and M.S. (2010) in civil engineering from Seoul National University, Korea. Prior to joining Columbia, he worked as a civil engineer for two years (Kunhwa, Korea) and spent another two years in Coastal Development & Ocean Energy Division in Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) as a research scientist. SeonHong's research is currently funded by Army Research Office (frozen soil) and the DOE NEUP (crystalline rock) as well as the Fulbright Fellowship and has just recently graduated in July 2018. He is the 2nd PhD graduated from our group and the 3rd research group members who secured tenure-track position, following Yang Liu (Northeastern) and Jinhyun Choo (University of Hong Kong) since 2014. His published journal articles during the last 3+ years at Columbia are listed below.
Congratulations again, SeonHong!
Our postdoc research scientist Dr. Jinhyun Choo will join the University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in Spring 2018
It is my great pleasure to announce that our postdoc research scientist, Dr. Jinhyun Choo has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. Jinhyun joined our research group as a postdoctoral research scientist in Fall 2016 after finishing his PhD under the tutelage of Professor Ronaldo Borja at Stanford University. During his productive tenure at Columbia, we have submitted three journal articles with Jinhyun, of which one is accepted. He is the first author of the other two works on modeling brittle-ductile transition and on chemoporomechanics of brittle porous materials. Prior to Stanford and Columbia, he obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University, and worked at an engineering firm and a government funded research institute in Korea. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including a Fulbright Scholarship and a Charles H. Leavell Fellowship for research on sustainable built environment. For more information, please visit his website: http://jinhyunchoo.com/
His work with us are listed below.
PhD graduate Yang Liu joined Northeastern University as assistant professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
It is my great pleasure to announce that our former PhD student of the research group, Dr. Yang Liu has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Yang currently works as a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute For Soldier Nanotechnologies of MIT. She is the first PhD graduate of our research group. In 2015, she won the best paper competition among students from more than 100 minisymposia at USNCCM San Diego. She has published the following two journal articles during her tenure in our group.
Congratulations Yang for this wonderful accomplishment!
Recently graduated group member Yang Liu (pictured left) will start her Postdoctoral Associate Appointment in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT in November 2015. She will work with Professor Raul Radovitzky on high-performance computing, computational modeling and simulation of material fracturing.
Yang defended her PhD thesis entitled “Multiscale Modeling of Granular Materials” in August 2015 under the supervision of Professors WaiChing Sun and Jacob Fish in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University.
News about Computational Poromechanics lab at Columbia University.