Students Supervised

Ph.D. Students

Jie Gu: Computational Modeling of Geogrid Reinforced Soil Foundation and Geogrid Reinforced Base in Flexible Pavement; December 2011 (Co-advisor, Murad Abu-Farsakh).
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Louisiana Transportation Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Adam Lodygowski: Friction and Wear at Elevated Temperatures; May 2010. He received the 2010 Distinguished Dissertation Award at LSU for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland.

Ziad N. Taqieddin: Elastic-Plastic and Damage Modeling of Reinforced Concrete; August 2008.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan.

Amin H. Almasri: Dynamic Shear Bands in Metals under High Strain Rates; May 2008.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Cristian Druta: A Micromechanical Approach for Predicting the Complex Shear Modulus and Accumulated Shear Strain of Asphalt Mixtures from Binder and Mastics; August 2006 (Co-advisor, Linbing Wang).

Umit Cicekli: A Plasticity-Damage Model for Plain Concrete; August 2006.
Currently: Civil and Structural Engineer, AMEC Paragon, Houston, Texas.

Robert J. Dorgan: Modeling and Simulation of Coupled Plasticity-Damage Behavior of Materials with Microstructure Using the Gradient Theory; May 2006.
Currently: Research Engineer, Jacobs Sverdrup Engineering, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Farid H. Abed: Physically Based Multiscale Modeling of Viscoplasticity and Damage for Metals and Steel Alloys at Low and High Strain Rates and Temperatures: Theory, Computations and Applications; August 2005.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

Pawel B. Woelke: Computational Model for Elasto-Plastic and Damage Analysis of Plates and Shells; August 2005.
Currently: Research Engineer, Applied Science Division, Weidlinger Associates Inc., New York, New York.

Mustafa Ibrahim Alsaleh: Numerical Modeling for Strain Localization in Granular Materials Using Cosserat Theory Enhanced with Microfabric Properties; August 2004.
Currently: Senior Engineer, Technology and Solutions Division, Machine-Soil Interaction Research, Caterpillar Inc., Dunlap, Illinois.

Rashid Kamel Abu Al-Rub: Material Length Scales in Gradient-Dependent Plasticity / Damage and Size Effects: Theory and Computation; May 2004. He was awarded The 2004 Michael A. Clause distinguished Ph. D. graduate student award in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Chung Rak Song: Computational Approach for Determination of the Hydraulic Conductivity of Soils Using Continuous Intrusion Piezocone Penetration Test; December 1999 (Co-advisor, M. T. Tumay). He was awarded The 1999 Michael A. Clause distinguished Ph. D. graduate student award in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was a finalist in the University for the 1999 Distinguished Dissertation Award. Currently, Dr. Song is in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University.

Daekyu Kim: Numerical Simulation and Experimental Verification of Cone Penetration Rate and Anisotropy in Cohesive Soils; December 1999 (Co-advisor, M. T. Tumay).
Currently: Instructor, Department. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SangMyung University, CheonAhn, South Korea

Babur Deliktas: Damage Response of both Metal Matrix Composites and Functionally Graded Composite Materials at Elevated Temperature; August 1999.
Currently: Assistant Professor and Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey.

Murad Y. Abu-Farsakh: Computational Model for a Three – Dimensional Simulation of Shield Tunneling Process in Cohesive Soils; December 1997 (Co-Advisor: Dr. Mehmet T. Tumay), LSU.
Currently: Senior Researcher, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Rainer Echle: A Micro – Mechanical Fatigue Damage Model for Uni-Directional Metal Matrix Composites; May 1997, LSU.
Currently: Project Manager, Hilti GmbH Corporation, Kaufering, Gerrmany.

Ganesh Thiagarajan: A Cyclic Plasticity/Damage Model for Metal Matrix Composites; May 1996, LSU.
Currently: Professional in Residence, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Wei Huang: A Crystal Plasticity Model with Backstress Evolution; May 1996, LSU.
Currently: Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Bosch Braking Systems Corporation, South Bend, Indiana.

A. R. Venson: Experimental Macro and Microstructural Characterization of Damage for Metal Matrix Composites; December 1994, LSU.

Taehyo Park: Finite Element Analysis of Damage and Elastic-Plastic Behavior of Metal Matrix Composites; December 1994, LSU.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.

Srinivasan Sivakumar: A Non-Proportional Cyclic Plasticity Model for Metals with Ratchetting Effects; December 1993, LSU. Dissertation nominated by the College of Engineering at LSU for the “1993 LSU Distinguished Dissertation Award.”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

P. U. Kurup: Calibration Chamber Studies of Miniature Piezocone Penetration Tests in Cohesive Soil Specimens; May 1993 (Co-Advisor: Dr. Mehmet T. Tumay), LSU.
Currently: Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts. He was awarded the prestigious CAREER award of the National Science Foundation, 1999.

Taher Abu-Lebdeh: Plasticity-Damage Bounding Surface Model for Concrete under Cyclic-Triaxial Loading; December 1992, LSU.
Currently: Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University.

Ananth Ramaswamy: Nonlinear Inelastic Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures with Emphasis on Shear and Torsion; May 1992 (Co-Advisor: Dr. Fariborz Barzegar), LSU.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Mehrdad Foroozesh: Finite Strain Plasticity Analysis for Metal Forming Processes; December 1989, LSU.
Currently: Principal, Enterprise Technical Architecture (ETA) Advisory Practice, Sprint, New Orleans, Louisiana. Paper: The Making of A Successful Enterprise Technical Architecture.

P. I. Kattan: An Anisotropic Finite Plasticity Model for Continuum Damage Mechanics; December 1989, LSU. Dissertation is one of two nominations by the College of Engineering at LSU for the “1989 LSU Distinguished Dissertation Award.”
Currently: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan.

L. N. Mohammad: Constitutive Equations for Large Deformation, Rate Dependent Plasticity for Metal Alloys; May 1989, LSU.
Currently: Associate Professor, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

P. D. Kiousis: Large Strain Theory as Applied to Penetration Mechanism in Soils; August 1985 (Co. Advisor: Dr. Mehmet T. Tumay), LSU. Dissertation nominated by the Civil Engineering Department at LSU for the “1985 LSU Distinguished Dissertation Award.”
Currently: Associate Professor, Division of Engineering, Civil Specialty, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

M.S. Students

Gael Souci: Laboratory Characterization of Geogrid-Reinforced Unbound Granular Material for Use in Flexible Pavement Structures; December 2009, (Co-Advisor: Dr. Murad Abu-Farsakh), LSU.

Gerald Pekmezi: Nonlocal Gradient-Dependent Modeling of Plasticity with Anisotropic Hardening; December 2008, LSU.

Paul J. Kocke: Impact Damage between the Collision of a Vessel and Protective Fender Systems; May 2008, LSU.

Cayan Oznel: A Gradient Formulation for a Physically Based Multiscale-Viscoplastic Model for BCC and FCC Metals; August 2007, LSU.

Ziad N. Taqieddin: Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials Using Fabric Tensors; May 2005, LSU.

Umit Cicekli: Computational Model for Heat Transfer in the Human Eye using the Finite Element Method; May 2003, LSU.

Nigel Clarke: Finite Element Modeling of Intrinsic Stresses in Ceramic Nanocomposite Coatings; December 2002, LSU.

Marcio C. Araujo: Non-linear Kinematic Hardening Model for Multiaxial Cyclic Plasticity; August 2002, LSU.

Carol Johnson: Damage Effects in Concrete Reinforced with Carbon Fibers; August 1998, LSU.

I. N. Basuroychowdhury: Cyclic Plasticity Model for Metals with Bounding Surface; December 1996, LSU.

Babur Deliktas: Damage in Metal Matrix Composite Using the Generalized Cells Model; May 1996, LSU.

P. D. Panera: A Theory for Composite Plates with Rotatory Inertia, Transverse Shear, and Normal Strain Effects; December 1989, LSU.

A. R. Venson: Analysis of Curved Beams with Radial Strain Effects; August 1989, LSU.

Mehrdad Foroozesh: An Anisotropic Distortional Yield Model; August 1988, LSU.
G. M. Ghaddar: Constitutive Modelling of Metals Subjected to Finite Elasto-Plastic Strains; August 1988, LSU.
Currently: Consultant Engineer, Saudi Arabia.

P. I. Kattan: Refined Theory of Plates on Elastic Foundation; December 1986, LSU.

R. W. Pecquet, Jr.: Finite Elements Based Upon a Refined Theory of Plates; December 1985, LSU.
Currently: Senior Engineer, Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems, Denver, Colorado.

A. A. Poe: A Finite Element Method for Elasto-Plastic Contact Problems with Large Deformations; May 1985, LSU.
Currently: Senior Engineer, SVERDRUP Technology, Huntsville, Alabama.

Wei-Kang Chi: Series Solution for Thick Rectangular Plates; December 1984, LSU.

Shahnam Navaee: Plane-Strain Contact Problem for an Elasto-Plastic Body with a Rigid Cylindrical Inclusion; May 1983, LSU.
Currently: Associate Professor, Engineering Studies Program, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.

L. N. Mohammad: Steady State Inviscid Flow Around Semi-Infinite Axi-Symmetric Bodies; August 1982 (Co. Advisor: Dr. Yalcin Acar), LSU.

N. E. Buckner: Large Elasto-Plastic Deformations of Axi-Symmetric Solids; May 1982, LSU.
Currently: Lead Civil/Structural Engineer, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Houston, Texas.

Shahram Sarkani: A Refined Theory for Isotropic Plates with Large Deflections; December 1981, LSU.
Currently: Professor and Chairman, Department of Civil, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

S. H. Hammad: Application of Modified Reissner Theory to Sandwich Plates; May 1980, UPM.

A. A. Khojah: Approximate Techniques Towards Solutions of Reissner Plates; May 1979, UPM.