Group

Kiseok Kim

Ph.D. Student
Project: Effect of CO2 injection on poromechanical properties of rock

Previous Degrees:
2017: M.S. Civil Engineering, Korea University, South Korea
2015: B.S. Civil Engineering, Korea University, South Korea

               kiseokk2@illinois.edu

 

 

Nikita Bondarenko

Ph.D. Student
Project: Induced seismicity in Illinois Basin

Previous Degrees:
2019: M.S. Geophysics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
2017: B.S. Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

               nikitab3@illinois.edu

 

 

Hyunbin Kim

Ph.D. Student
Project: Unsaturated behavior of shales in energy geotechnics

Previous Degrees:
2019: M.S. Geotechnical Engineering, Dankook University, South Korea
2017: B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dankook University, South Korea

               hyunbin3@illinois.edu

 

 

Ekaterina Barteneva

Ph.D. Student
Project: Physics-enhanced modeling of subsurface processes

Previous Degrees:
2019: M.S. Physics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
2017: B.S. Physics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

               eb15@illinois.edu

 

Patrick Kundzicz

Undergraduate Researcher
Project: Microscale characterization of rock properties

               pkundz2@illinois.edu

 

 

 

ALUMNI

 Ali Tarokh

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Project: Measurements of THM rock properties at pore and core scale
Previous Degrees:
2016: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
2012: M.S. Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
2009: B.S. Mining Engineering, University of Tehran

Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

 

 Gabriel Mishaan

2019: M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thesis: Novel techniques for fracture monitoring in crystalline rock

Previous Degrees:
2017: B.S. Civil Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Current position: Staff Engineer, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Yi Zhong

2019: M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thesis: Assessment of rock fracture initiation using acoustic emission

Previous Degrees:
2018: B.S. Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Current position: Ph.D. Student, Arizona State University

 

 

Jose V. Renjifo Ciocca

2020: M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thesis: Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of glacial tills in shallow geothermal systems

Previous Degrees:
2017: B.S. Civil Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Current position: Staff Engineer, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, New York City, NY

 

MS Projects

Auzin Farnia, Educational materials on sustainable energy                                                                         2021-2022

Jason Kadowaki, Rock characterization for CarbonSAFE project                                                                           2019

Grant Wu, Permeability-porosity relationship in rock                                                                                              2018

Undergraduate Projects

Bethany LockhartImproving recycling and composting facilities at UIUC                                                           2020

Auzin FarniaPresenting geotechnical engineering principles with video vignettes                                           2020

Michael Stumpf, Change in rock bulk and solid properties during CO2 storage                                                  2019

Mark Cerabona, Undrained behavior of Mt Simon sandstone                                                                                2019

Bangzheng Rao, Detecting micro-cracks in rock with acoustic emission                                                               2019

Yi Zhong, Semi-linear failure surface for porous rock                                                                                                2018

Angelika Szczerba, Effect of shales’ pore structure on their flow properties                                                         2018

Matthew Sun, Monitoring of propagating hydraulic fractures                                                                                  2017

Ian Robert Lin, Linking waste production to energy use in the U.S.                                                                         2017