Students, Post-docs and Visitors

Post-doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

  • Dr. Evgeniya Dontsova, 2015-2016
  • Dr. Gianni Royer-Carfagni, University of Parma, 2015-2016
  • Dr. Alessia Monaco, University of Palermo, 2013
  • Dr. Annalisa Franco, University of Pisa, 2013
  • Dr. Marcin Bialas ,2009-2010 (now at Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr. Yuye Tang, 2008-2010 (now at Schlumberger)
  • Dr. Ramazan Kayacan, Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey), 2001-2002
  • Dr. Dov Sherman, Technion (Israel), 2000-2001
  • Dr. Hal Kahn, Case Western Reserve University, 1995-2002
  • Dr. Hannes Kessler, University of Dresden, 1994-1995
  • Dr. Qingyuan Meng, 1992-1993
  • Dr. Haian Luo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1989-1991 (R.I.P.)

Ph.D. Students

  • Livia Mello (2016-present), “Delayed Progressive Collapse of Structures”
  • Hanie Joodat (2015-present), “Modeling of Flow and Deformation in Porous Media with Double Porosity/Permeability”
  • Davide Giannuzzi, Ph.D. 2016, “Experimental and Computational Investigation of the Performance of the Braced Ductile Shear Panel” (now at Odeh Engineers, Inc., Providence, RI)
  • Igor Ostanin, Ph.D. 2014, “Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Materials with Distinct Element Method” (now at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia)
  • Minmao Liao, Ph.D. 2011, “Fracture Mechanics-Based Design Approach for Unbonded Concrete Overlay Pavements” (now Chongqing University, China)
  • Lucas Hale, Ph.D. 2011, “Hardening Mechanisms of Silicon Nanospheres: a Molecular Dynamics Study” (now Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Roberto Piccinin, Ph.D. 2010, “Effects of Compressive and Tensile Fields on the Load Carrying Capacity of Headed Anchors” (now Hilti Corporation)
  • Zhilei (Julie) Shen, Ph.D. 2010, “Tensile Mechanical Properties of Isolated Collagen Fibrils Obtained by Micro-Mechanical Systems Technology” (now Cleveland Clinic)
  • Li Chen, Ph.D. 2005, “A Bioinspired Micro-Composite” (now Manager MEMS Fabrication, CWRU)
  • Yuping Wang, Ph.D. 2003, Crack-Tip Parameters in Polycrystalline Plates with Compliant Grain Boundaries” (now Dassault Systemes)
  • Shekhar Kamat, Ph.D. 2000, “Toughening Mechanisms in Laminated Composites: A Biomimetic Study in Mollusk Shells” (now General Electric Corporation)
  • Ramazan Kayacan, Ph.D. 1997, “Structural Mechanics of Implant Supported Partial Dental Prostheses” (now Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
  • Alberto Romeo, Ph.D. 1995, On a Crack Tip Interacting with a Bimaterial Interface” (now CEO Intertecno S.p.A., Milan, Italy)
  • David Lewicki, Ph.D. 1995, “Analytical and Experimental Analysis of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Helicopter Gears” (now NASA Glenn Research Center)