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Research Summary

My current research examines the influence of different grain characteristics on the range of deformations possible for an entire granular assemblage subject to boundary displacements. This involves repeating physical experiments with different grain arrangements to evaluate the repeatability of macroscopic results and comparing these experiments with numerical simulations that provide insight into the granular mechanisms that influence the macroscopic results. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in GeoSystems Engineering focusing on the deformation of granular materials with a particular focus on earthquake surface fault rupture. My passions outside of the office include rock climbing, mountain biking, volleyball, and basketball.

December 18, 2019