PhD Candidate (2018 - Present)
University of Manitoba
Research Interests: Geothermal Energy, Geothermal-Based Snow-Melting System for Bridge Decks, Buried Utilities, Insulation Design, Frost Heave Modeling, THM modeling in Freezing Soils, NDT Methods, Wave Propagation in Porous Media, Programming, Constitutive Laws.
Bio: Hongwei Liu is a Ph.D student in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Manitoba. His research interest is developing innovative techniques for Non-Destructive-Test in soil through wave propagation analysis and advance computational algorithms. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Geotechnical Engineering in 2018. His research areas included snow melting system using geothermal energy, frost heave modeling, coupled Thermo-Hydro model development and fully coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical model development. Research results have been submitted to several top journals and currently are under review.