People

Current Members

2018-
PhD
Mr Zhongzheng Wang, Transport Phenomena in Porous Media.
Co-supervisors: Dr. Kapil Chauhan, and Prof. Jean-Michel Pereira at ENPC France.
2018-
PhD
Mr Si Suo, Numerical modelling of multiphase interactions.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Weihua Li at University of Wollongong.
2018-
PhD
Mr Deheng Wei, Modelling granular media with non-spherical particles.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Itai Einav.
2017-
PhD
Ms Yongmei Zhang, Crystal grain dynamics under surface treatment for severe plastic deformation.
Co-supervisor: A/Prof. Gwénaëlle Proust.
2016-
PhD
Mr Noor Mohammad, A thermo-hydro-mechanical model of healing in soils.
Co-supervisor: Prof. Abbas El-Zein
2016-
PhD
Mr Zhang (Simon) Shi, The micromechanics of partially saturated soils.
Co-supervisor: Dr. Benjy Marks.
2016-
PhD
Mr Mojtaba Nazemi, The mechanics of degradation and healing in cemented granular materials.
Co-supervisor: Prof. David Airey.
2016-
MPhil
Mr Nanwangzi (Linkin) Wu, Numerical modelling of geothermal foundations.
Co-supervisor: A/Prof. Luming Shen.

 

 

Group photo in front of The Quadrangle at The University of Sydney, 31/03/2017. From left: Linkin Wu, Weijing Dai, Chongpu Zhai, Mojtaba Nazemi, Simon Shi, Simone Pupeschi, Marigrazia Moscardini, Yixiang Gan, Sharon Li, Yongmei Zhang, Yanyao Bao, Mingrui Dong, Noor Mohammad, and Guanzhe Cui.

Alumni

PostDoc
Dr. Dorian Hanaor (PostDoc, 2013-2015) at The University of Sydney.
Currently Faculty at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany.
PhD
2018Mr Weijing Dai (PhD, 2015-2018)
Thesis: Thermal Conduction in Granular Media: From Interface, Topology to Effective Property.
Co-supervisor: Dr. Dorian Hanaor.
2017Dr. Chongpu Zhai (PhD, 2014-2017)
Thesis: Stress-dependent Electrical Conduction in Granular Materials.
Co-supervisors: Dr. Dorian Hanaor and A/Prof Gwénaëlle Proust.
Currently PostDoc at Johns Hopkins University, USA.
MPhil
2018Mr. Guanzhe Cui (MPhil 2017-2018)
Thesis: Pore-scale Numerical Modelling of Gravity-driven Drainage in Porous Media with Disordered Microstructure.
Currently at Country Garden.
2018Mr. Yanyao Bao (MPhil 2016-2018)
Thesis: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulations for Dynamic Capillary Interactions.
Co-supervisor: A/Prof Luming Shen.
2017Ms. Shuoqi (Sharon) Li (MPhil, 2015-2017)
Thesis: The Distribution of Saturated Clusters in Wetted Granular Materials.
Co-supervisor: Dr. Dorian Hanaor.
Currently at EI Australia.
2016Ms. Yi Zhang (MPhil, 2014-2016)
Thesis: Static and Dynamic Behaviour of Inter-granular Liquid Bridges: Hysteresis of Contact Angle and Capillary Forces.
Co-supervisor: Dr. Dorian Hanaor.
Currently at Pells Sullivan Meynink (PSM), Australia.

 

Visitors

2017,
2015
Mr Simone Pupeschi (Oct-Dec 2015 and Jan-Apr 2017, PhD student, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
2017,
2015
Mrs Marigrazia Mascardiniare (Oct-Dec 2015 and Jan-Apr 2017, PhD student, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
2017,
2015
Mr Mingchao Liu (Jan-Jul 2015 and Jun-Dec 2017, PhD student, Tsinghua University)
2018,
2016
Mr Oleg Birkholz (Oct-Dec 2016 and Mar-Apr 2018, PhD student, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
2013Ms Julia Ott (May-Jul 2013, PhD student, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Collaborators

Prof. Jean-Michel Pereira, ENPC, France (web).

Prof. Changqing Chen, Tsinghua University, China.

Prof. Ratna Kumar Annabattula, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras, India (web).

Prof. Marc Kamlah, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Dr. Giang D Nguyen, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Emmanuel Flores-Johnson, CONACYT – Unidad de Materiales, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, México.