Category Archives: I.2 Graduate Research Assistants and Post Doctoral Associates

Andre P. Garcia

Education: Ph.D. Structural Engineering and Infrastructure Materials Research, Northwestern University, Expected Completion Date: 2014 S.M. Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008 – 2011 Thesis Title: Hierarchical and size dependent mechanical … Continue reading

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Dr. Roman Wendner, Research Associate

Dr. Roman Wendner graduated from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria, in 2006 (Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering), where he also received his PhD in 2009. In April 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Erwin … Continue reading

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Eric Domonell

MS Thesis: “Lattice Discrete Particle Modelling of Reinforced Concrete”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Expected Completion Date: December 2011. Eric Domonell is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While simultaneously fulfilling requirements towards both undergraduate and graduate … Continue reading

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Roozbeh Rezakhani

PhD Thesis – “Homogenization Algorithms for Discrete Models”, Northwestern University, Expected Completion Date: August 2013. MS Thesis – “Elastic plastic analysis of cracks by Extended Finite Element Method (X-FEM)”. Roozbeh earned his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from K. N. Toosi Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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Mohammed Al-Naggar

PhD Thesis – “Multiscale Modelling of Concrete for Dam Failure Analysis”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Expected Completion Date: August 2013. MS Thesis – “Optimal Control of Structures using Neural Networks”, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, April 2009. Mohammed Alnaggar earned his B.S. … Continue reading

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Jovanca Smith

PhD Thesis: ”TBD”, Northwestern University, Expected Completion Date: August 2014. MS Thesis: “Computational Modeling of Very High Strength Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites with Application to Projectile Penetration”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  August 2011. Jovanca Smith, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, graduated summa … Continue reading

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Daniel Horvath

MS Thesis: “Microplane Modeling of Concrete and Other Quasi-Brittle Materials”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, November 2009. Daniel Horvath obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2008, graduating Summa Cum Laude. As an undergraduate, … Continue reading

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Xinwei Zhou

PhD Thesis – “Continuous/Discrete Computational Modelling for the Multiscale Simulation of High Strain-Rate Behavior of Concrete”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Expected Completion Date: August 2012. MS Thesis – “Development of Concrete Constitutive Model on ABAQUS Platform and its Application to Elasto-plastic Dynamic … Continue reading

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Eric Dhal

MS Thesis – “Experimental Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of Concrete under Uniaxial and Multiaxial Stress States”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, November 2009. Eric Dahl graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic … Continue reading

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Miao Zhou

MS Thesis – “Spectral Particle Method (SPM) for Two-dimensional Cohesive Crack Propagation.” Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2007. Back to ABOUT US

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