Graduate Students

HRIDYESH R. TEWANI

Ph.D. Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2021 – Present)

M.Sc., Composites (Aeronautics), Imperial College London (2019)

B.E. (Hons.), Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, India (2017)

Research Interests – I am particularly interested in investigating the mechanisms by which composite/lightweight materials fail under impact loading. Another line of inquiry that I pursue involves building computational models to predict material behavior. My work is also focused on investigating the mechanics of origami-inspired composite structures with an aim to make them self-deployable. When I am not at work you can find me engaging one of four “stress unloading protocols” – photography, cooking, watching Formula One/European football.

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YUHAO LIU

Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering (2022 – Present)

M.S., Mechanics, Faculty of Vehicle Engineering and Mechanics of Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China (2022)

B.S., Nautical Science, Navigation College of Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China (2019)

Research Interests – My research interests include multi-scale modeling, experimental mechanics, composite materials, polymer physics, and computational material design. 

SHAOJIE ZHANG

Visiting Ph.D. Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2023 – Present)

Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University (2020 – Present)

B.S, Chemical Engineering and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing) (2020)

Research Interests – My research interest is on the durability of fiber-reinforced composites (FRP) in marine environments, attempting to figure out the multi-scale degradation mechanism of GFRP from material to structural scale employing novel methods