Our group does research in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, focusing on the fundamental behaviors of geomaterials under mechanical loading and multiphysical impacts. The long-term goal of our research team is to providing mechanistic-based bottom-up solutions to the emerging geomechanical challenges and infrastructural needs of our society. Please explore our site for recent news, publications, and presentations.
PI: Yida Zhang (张迤达)
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Civil and Environmental Eng. B.S., 2010
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Civil and Environmental Eng. M.S., 2012
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Civil and Environmental Eng. Ph.D., 2016
2016-Current: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Eng., Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO.
2012-2016: Doctoral Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Constitutive modeling of geomaterials (soil, rock) interacting with environmental factors (adsorption, dissolution, elevated temperature)
Poromechanics considering surface effect
Micromechanics of granular materials
Numerical modeling in geotechnical engineering and energy geotechnics