Research Interests

My current and upcoming research projects involve fundamental and applied research related to different phenomena in multiphase porous media (geo- and bio-materials), field monitoring, and lab work:

Fundamental Research

  • Multiphase Porous Mechanics
    • Unsaturated and Saturated Soils
    • Wave Propagation
    • Frost Heave and Freezing and Thawing Modeling
    • Bone Modeling & Ultrasound (Osteoporosis)
  • Multiphase Transfer of Heat, Moisture (water and vapor) and Air (Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Behavior) in Saturated and Unsaturated Soils
  • Constitutive Laws
    • Elaso-Thermo-ViscoPlastic Modeling (creep)

Applied Research

  • Energy Geotechnics
    • Analysis and Design of Energy Piles
    • Snow Melting and De-Icing of Bridge Decks
  • Nuclear Waste Disposal (THMC Modeling)
  • Seismic Site Effects
  • Cold Regions Engineering
    • Structural and Thermal Integrity of Buried Infrastructure
    • Field Monitoring
  • Soil – Pipeline Interaction

If you are interested in any aforementioned research topic or collaborating on a new research proposal, please contact me at