Research Team

Dr. Peter Kirkwood

Postdoctoral Research Associate

PhD from University of Cambridge, UK

Research Topic: Evaluation and Mitigation of Urban Liquefaction

E-mail: Peter.Kirkwood@Colorado.edu


Juan Carlos Tiznado Aitken

PhD Student (Dual PHD with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Research Topic: Performance-Based Design of Compacted Stone Columns in Embankments Founded on Liquefiable Deposits.


Zachary Bullock

PhD Student

Research Topic: Performance-Based Evaluation of Liquefaction Effects on Buildings and its Mitigation with Prefabricated Vertical Drains.


Jenny Ramírez Calderón

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Different Liquefaction Remediation Strategies on the Performance of Potentially Inelastic Structures in Isolation and in Dense Urban Settings.


Balaji Paramsivam

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Centrifuge Modeling of the Influence of Drainage, Reinforcement, and Innovative Gravel-Rubber Panel Walls on the Performance of Inelastic Structures.


Mahir A. Badanagki

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Influence of Densified Granular Columns on the Seismic Performance of Level and Gently Sloped Liquefiable Sites.


 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Ms. Daniarely Loma Jasso (Summer 2017)

Ms. Isabel McLeod (Summer 2017)

Ms. Samantha Guillies (Sept. 2016 to May 2017)

Mr. Luciano De Oliveira Souza (November 2015 to Sept. 2016)

Mr. Leonardo Soligo Gomes (November 2015 to Sept. 2016)

Mr. Matthew Egeler (Sept. 2015 to May 2016)

Ms. Rebecca Scheetz (August 2014 to May 2016)

Mr. Tiago De Oliveira Almeida (Summer 2014)

The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program

Ms. Lianne Brito (Summer 2016)

Ms. Jalila Elfejji (Summer 2014)

Mr. Frias Miguel (Summer 2013)

Mr. Christian G. Hernandez Negron (Summer 2012)


PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS/POST-DOCS/RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Dr. Juan Carlos Olarte Guarin, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2017 (Dissertation topic: Influence of ground densification with drainage control on the performance of shallow-founded structures)

Dr. Zana Karimi, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2016 (Dissertation topic: A Numerical and experimental study of seismic soil-structure interaction on liquefiable ground)

Dr. Ashkaan Hushmand, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2016 (Dissertation topic: Seismic response of water reservoir structures, a centrifuge experimental study)

Dr. Kenneth Gillis, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 (Dissertation topic: Seismic response of shallow underground structures in dense urban environments)

Mr. Raniero Beber under the bi-lateral agreement between the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Trento in Italy, 2016-17 (Thesis topic: Site Response in Liquefiable Layered Deposits Considering Spatial Variability in Hydraulic Conductivity)

Mr. Jacopo Zannin under the bi-lateral agreement between the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Trento in Italy, 2015-16 (Thesis topic: Centrifuge Modeling of Site Response on Liquefiable Ground)

Ms. Christina Jones, MS in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 (Thesis topic: Seismic response of temporary braced excavations near tall buildings)

Mr. David Provost, MS in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 (Thesis topic: Dynamic properties of Nevada Sand under sinusoidal and irregular cyclic loading)

Mr. Cyrus Hoda, MS in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 (Report topic: State of knowledge and practice in liquefaction remediation)

Mr. Kenneth Gillis, MS in Geotechnical Engineering, 2013 (Thesis topic: Dynamic calibration of tactile sensors for measurement of soil pressures in centrifuge)

Mr. Devon McLay, MS in Geotechnical Engineering, 2013 (Thesis topic: Performance of a buried reservoir structure under earthquake loading)

Dr. Zana Karimi, Post-doctoral Scholar, 2016-2017

Dr. Derya Deniz, Post-doctoral Scholar, 2014-2015

Dr. Min Zhang, Research Associate and Centrifuge Engineer, 2012-2015

Dr. Majid Ghayoomi, Research Associate, 2011-2012

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