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


Dr. Zana Karimi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

PhD from University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Research Topic: Performance-Based Evaluation of Liquefaction Effects on Buildings


Zachary Bullock

PhD Student

Research Topic: Performance-Based Evaluation of Liquefaction Effects on Buildings in Dense Urban Environments


Juan Carlos Olarte Guarin

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Centrifuge Modeling of the Influence of Ground Densification on the Performance of Nonlinear Structures


Jenny Ramírez Calderón

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Numerical Modeling of the Influence of Liquefaction Remediation Strategies on the Performance of Nonlinear Structures


Balaji Paramsivam

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Centrifuge Modeling of the Influence of Drainage and Reinforcement on the Performance of Nonlinear Structures


Mahir A. Badanagki

PhD Student

Doctoral Research Topic: Response of Ottawa Sand under Sinusoidal and Irregular Dynamic Loading


CURRENT MS STUDENTS

Mr. Raniero Beber under the bi-lateral agreement between the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Trento in Italy (Expected May 2017)

Mr. Sobhan Bhattacharya, University of Colorado Boulder (Expected May 2017)


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Mr. Luciano De Oliveira Souza (since November 2015)

Mr. Leonardo Soligo Gomes (since November 2015)

Mr. Matthew Egeler (Since August 2015)

Ms. Rebecca Scheetz (Since August 2014)

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. Zana Karimi, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 (Dissertation topic: A Numerical and experimental study of seismic soil-structure interaction on liquefiable ground)

Dr. Ashkaan Hushmand, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 (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. Jacopo Zannin under the bi-lateral agreement between the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Trento in Italy (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. 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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