Our team member and PhD student SeonHong Na has sucessfully defended his PhD thesis which entitled "Multiscale thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupling effects for fluid-infiltrating dual-porosity crystalline rock: theory, implementation, and validation" is examined by the committee consisted of Professor Hoe Ling (CEEM), Professor Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou (CEEM), Professor Greard Ateshian (ME), Dr. Moo Lee & Dr. Hongkyu Yoon (Sandia National Laboratories). We thank all the committee members for their insightful questions, comments and time.
SeonHong Na joined the research group in 9/2014. His thesis focuses on the computational mechanics of geological media in extreme environments. His work is supported by ARO, DOE, Columbia and Fulbright Fellowship. During his study at Columbia, SeonHong has won numerous awards, including two Teaching Assistance Excellence Awards, the Mindlin Scholarship, Dongju Lee Memorial Award, and the 2nd place from the ASCE EMI Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior poster competition, among others. His achievement and contribution to our research group are exemplified in the thesis and the published papers, which are listed below.
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