Post-doctoral Fellow

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Graduate Research Assistants

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  • Peter Schaefferkoetter (08/2017-Present)
    • Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Science Program
    • Research topic: Strong form meshfree collocation method; material inelasticity; non-equilibrium solidification of alloy system; finite strain analysis.
    • M.S. (2019): Civil, Env. and Arch. Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
    • ExxonMobil Energy (2013-2017): Risers and Flowlines Engineer
    • B.S. (2013): Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Yichen Dong (08/2019-presnt)
    • M.S./Ph.D. student, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics Program

Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Student Achievements

  • Peter Schaefferkoetter (Ph.D., 08/2017-Present)
    • ​​was awarded Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NERIP) by the U.S. Department of Navy for his 10 weeks summer internship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 2018.
    • Ashkan Almasi (Ph.D., 01/2016-12/2019)
      • ​​was awarded the 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM2018) Travel Award by USACM in 2018.
      • was awarded the University of Colorado Graduate School Domestic Travel Grant in 2019.
    • Andrew Beel (B.S./M.S., 01/2015-05/2019) 
      • was awarded Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NERIP) by the U.S. Department of Navy for his 10 weeks summer internship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 2016-2018.
      • was awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2019.
      • was awarded Outstanding Graduate for Research (CEAE Dept.) in 2019.

    Visiting Scholars

    • Byoung-Il Kim (1year, 2022), Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Korea.
    • Jae-Hyuk Choi (1 year, 2021), Director/Auditor, Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea Goverment, Korea.
    • Hong-Hyun Kim (Spring 2 weeks, 2020), M.S. Student, School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
    • Tae-Yeon Kim (Summer 4 weeks, 2015), Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    Former Group Members

    • Sang-Il Park (Research associate, 12/2018-02/2022)
    • Ashkan Almasi (Ph.D., 01/2016-12/2019)
      • Ph.D. Thesis: Strong Form-Based Collocation Method and its Applications: Microstructure Evolution, Contact Mechanics, and Frictional Crack. [Link]
    • Andrew Beel (B.S./M.S., 01/2015-05/2019)
      • M.S. Thesis: Strong Form Meshfree Collocation Method for Higher Order and Nonlinear PDEs in Engineering Applications. [PDF]
    • Qianyu Fan (M.S., 09/2016-05/2017)
      • M.S. Report: The Influences of Model's Dimensions using Displacement-controlled Method and Load-controlled Method on Load-deflection Curves and Average Stress-strain Curves.
    • Khan-Chi Hoang (Research associate, 02/2015-01/2016)
    • Yao Fu (Research associate, 09/2013-03/2016)
    • Iman Asareh (Ph.D., 08/2011-08/2014: Univ. of South Carolina)
      • Ph.D. Thesis: Computations of the Dynamic Fracture of Plane Structures by the Extended Finite Element Method. [PDF]