Former Post-docs

Chanseok Jeong, PhD, 2011, University of Texas at Austin
Research Topics: Wave propagation, soil-structure interaction, inverse problems.
Current: Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Arun Prakash, PhD, 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Topics: Mixed time-integration, RKPM-FEM coupling.
Current: Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Former PhD Students

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Elnaz Esmaeilzadeh, PhD, 2016 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Reduced order modeling of soil-structure interaction problems (download)
Current: Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Ali Nojoumi, PhD, 2016 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Modeling the Coupled Cyclic Translational and Rotational Responses of Skew Bridge Abutment Backfills
Current: Applications Engineer at COMSOL Inc, Los Angeles CA.

Richard Gash, PhD, 2015 | ResearchGate
Thesis: On the Implementation and Applications of Discrete-Time Filters for Soil-Structure Interaction Substructure Analyses (download)
Current: Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Jaedal Jung, PhD, 2014 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Identification of arbitrarily shaped scatterers embedded in elastic heterogeneous media using dynamic XFEM
Current: Research Scientist at Teledyne Scientific & Imaging , Los Angeles, CA.

Massimiliano Repupilli, PhD, 2012 | LinkedIn
Thesis: A robust method for beam-to-beam contact problems based on a novel tunneling constraint
Current: Structural/CAE/Composites Engineer, AlphaSTAR Corporation, Long Beach, CA. 

Rani Harb, PhD, 2011 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Computational Modeling of the Mechanical Response of Open-Cell Foams: Finite Deformations and Ligament Plasticity
Current: Modeling Engineer at Good Year Tire  & Rubber Company, Akron, OH.

Roshanak Omrani, PhD, 2010 | LinkedIn
Thesis: System Identification of Torsionally Coupled Shear Buildings using Linear and Hysteretic Time Domain Data
Current: Project Scientist, UC Irvine, CA.

Payman Khalili-Tehrani, PhD, 2009 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Modeling and Analysis of Soil-Structure-Interaction in Bridge Support Structures
Current: Principal Engineer at SC Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA.

William Elmer VII, PhD, 2009 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Computational Methods for Simulation of Extreme Events on Concrete Structures
Current: Engineer at Defense Systems Analysis Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Can Alpdogan, PhD, 2008 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Refined Beam Theories for Inhomogeneous, Anisotropic Cylinders with Arbitrary Cross–sectional Shapes.
Current: R&D Manager, Structural Mechanics Team Manager at FİGES A.Ş., Istanbul, Turkey.

Jing Zhao-Stafsudd, PhD, 2007 | ResearchGate
Thesis: Seismic Signal Processing for Near-Field Source Localization.
Current: Group Leader at Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems, El Segundo, CA.

Chengwen Liu, PhD, 2006 | LinkedIn
Thesis: Semi-Analytical Methods for Analysis of Prismatic Structures with Piezoelectric Inclusions
Current: Supervising Engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sacramento, CA.

Chang-soon Rha, PhD, 2006
Thesis: Analytical Studies of Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Shaft/Columns Subject to Cyclic Lateral Loads
Current: Associate Professor, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea