I am currently a PhD. candidate in geological engineering in the University of Arizona. My major is Rock Mechanics and my research focuses on rock and rock mass strength criteria under polyaxial stress condition. I also work on shear behavior of rock discontinuities and I am interested in Fault Mechanics.
I have more than 5 years of experience in Geomechanics laboratories. During these years I have become familiar with a wide variety of experimental tests and have also designed 4 apparatuses to study the time dependent behavior of rocks and shear behavior of rock discontinuities. In addition, I am familiar with Finite Element Method (FEM) and Distinct Element Method (DEM). I have particular skill in the Particle Flow Code approach and coding in the PFC software.