Current students

Ying-Chuan Chen
Ying-Chuan Chen

 

My name is Ying-Chuan Chen. I graduated from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. I joined UT in the fall of 2013 and my research advisor is Dr. Manuel. My research topic is related to the reliability of high-mast illumination poles under wind-induced vibrations.
Heedong Goh
Heedong Goh

 

My name is Heedong Goh. I received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea. I joined MUSE in the fall of 2012 for a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Kallivokas. My research involves the design of structures for seismic isolation using ideas from metamaterials, cloaking and band gaps. I'm also working on time reversal concepts for energy focusing and the inverse medium problem for damage detection and/or erosion in dams.
Anshul Goyal
Anshul Goyal

 

I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati with a major in Civil Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Engineering. I joined UT in fall 2014 and my advisor is Prof. Lance Manuel. My current research focuses on generating environmental contours using Inverse First-Order Reliability Methods. Besides research, I like cooking and reading Indian history and politics.
Pranav M Karve
Pranav M Karve

 

Please visit Pranav's webpage to learn more about him.
Sedef Kocakaplan
Sedef Kocakaplan

 

My name is Sedef Kocakaplan. I received my Master's degree in Earthquake Engineering from Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Erdal Safak. We developed two methods to identify and calibrate analytical models of multi-story buildings from their vibration records. I joined UT Austin in Spring 2015 for a PhD degree and my research advisor is Dr. Manuel.
Seungbum Koo
Seungbum Koo

 

My name is Seungbum Koo. I graduated Seoul National University in South Korea with B.S. and completed M.S. in structural engineering from UC Berkeley. I joined in UT in the fall of 2010 and my research advisor is Dr. Kallivokas. My current research topic is the application of time-reversal concept for focusing wave energy in a subsurface formation.
Jinsong Liu
Jinsong Liu

 

My name is Jinsong Liu. I graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a B.S. degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. I joined UT in the fall of 2013 and my research advisor is Dr. Lance Manuel. My current research topic is related to the modeling and simulation of a floating offshore wind turbine.
Nan-You Lu
Nan-You Lu

 

My name is Nan-You Lu. I graduated from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan with a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering. I joined UT in the fall of 2014 and my research advisor is Dr. Manuel. My research topic is related to the modeling and simulation of thunderstom microbursts and their effects on wind turbines.
Hamidreza Mashayekh
Hamidreza Mashayekh

 

My name is Hamidreza Mashayekh. I graduated from University of Tehran in Iran with B.S. and completed my M.S. in Geotechnical engineering from KNTU of Iran. I joined in UT in the fall of 2010 and my research advisor is Dr.Kallivokas. My current research topic is the response of soils with different mechanical properties to moving dynamic load recorded by moving sensors.
Jae Sang Moon
Jae Sang Moon

 

My name is Jae Sang Moon. I got my B.S. and M.S. degrees at Seoul National University in South Korea. My topic for my M.S. thesis was reliability-based design optimization of vibration control. I joined the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2010 and my research advisor is Dr. Manuel. My current research involves the simulation of wakes in wind farms and their effects on wind turbine loads and energy capture. My hobbies are playing tennis and pingpong and dancing
Cuong T. Nguyen
Cuong T. Nguyen

 

Please visit Cuong's webpage to learn more about him.
Babak Poursartip
Babak Poursartip

 

I obtained my Master's degree in Structural Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) under the supervision of Dr. Lotfi. My research was dynamic analysis of concrete dams in time domain. Four years of experience in oil industry and also in dam and hydropower industry taught me that a master’s degree is not enough. Hence, I joined the MUSE lab, an ideal place for civil engineers who like numerical analysis. I am doing my PhD with professor Kallivokas and working on wave propagation in soil. In particular, we are interested in the effect of topography on the amplification of seismic motion. Besides studying hard, I enjoy beautiful nature of Texas, many fantastic classical music concerts, and, of course, sport facilities at the university. Please visit my website.
Edwin Thomas
Edwin Thomas

 

I graduated from the University of Pune (India) with a B.Eng. degree in Civil Engineering. I then worked as a Construction Engineer with a firm in India for 2.5 years. I joined UT in the Spring of 2014 and my research advisor is Dr. Lance Manuel. I am currently working on modeling and analysis of offshore wind turbines.
Janaki Vamaraju
Janaki Vamaraju

 

My name is Janaki Vamaraju. I graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India with a B.E in Civil Engineering and M.Sc in Mathematics. I joined UT in Fall 2013 and my research advisor is Dr Kallivokas. My current research topic is related to 2D imaging of soil domain using SASW, MASW and full waveform inversion methods. Besides research I enjoy trying different cuisines, dancing and reading literature on Indian and western philosophy.
Jiaqi Wang
Jiaqi Wang

 

My name is Jiaqi Wang. I obtained my B.Eng. degree in Ocean Engineering from Tianjin University in China. I joined the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2014 and my M.S. thesis advisor is Dr. Manuel. My current research is related to extreme loads on a wave energy device.

Graduates

Joeny Bui
Joeny Bui

 

MS graduate
Erica Bush
Erica Bush

 

MS graduate, August 2009
Kaitlyn Cheesebro
Kaitlyn Cheesebro

 

MS graduate
Hossein Fadaifard
Hossein Fadaifard

 

PhD graduate
Arash Fathi
Arash Fathi

 

PhD graduate
Chanseok Jeong
Chanseok Jeong

 

PhD graduate
Jun Won Kang
Jun Won Kang

 

PhD graduate
Eungsoo Kim
Eungsoo Kim

 

PhD graduate
Wooyoung Kim
Wooyoung Kim

 

MS graduate
Sezgin Kucukcoban
Sezgin Kucukcoban

 

PhD graduate
Eric Heumann
Eric Heumann

 

MS graduate
Hieu Huy Nguyen
Hieu Huy Nguyen

 

PhD graduate
Pasca Patta
Pasca Patta

 

PhD graduate
Phanisri P. Pratapa
Phanisri P. Pratapa

 

MS graduate
Alan Roberts
Alan Roberts

 

MS graduate
Watsamon Sahasakkul
Watsamon Sahasakkul

 

MS graduate
Eric Sammarco
Eric L. Sammarco

 

PhD graduate
Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni

 

MS graduate
Abhinav Sultania
Abhinav Sultania

 

MS graduate, August 2010
Punchet Thammarak
Punchet Thammarak

 

PhD graduate
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