Group

Post-doctoral researchers

JIBRIL B. COULIBALY

Dr. Jibril B. Coulibaly is a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University and a qualified scholar in Mechanics and Civil Engineering of the French National Council of Universities. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanics from the University of Grenoble-Alpes, France and a dual M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the French National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon. His research interests span the mechanics of deformable structures, as well as soft and granular matter with an emphasis on both theoretical and computational problems. His most active area of interest focuses on scientific computing of multiphysical problems using particulate techniques. Dr. Coulibaly is the author of several peer-reviewed publications addressing non-linear engineering mechanics problems. He contributed to national projects in natural hazards mitigation for which he led the development of the Generock simulation software for flexible rockfall barriers. He is also involved in outreach programs for underrepresented communities in STEM.

Ph.D. students

ANDONY LANDIVAR MACIAS

Andony Landivar Macias is a Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering (Geomechanics) at Northwestern University. He obtained his B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and his M.Sc. in Geomechanics from Stanford University. His research areas of interest are geomechanics and engineering mechanics in a context of engineered materials. Andony is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and in UIUC he was an Edmund James Scholar. He has been recipient of multiple awards and fellowships in UIUC and Stanford University for excellent academic achievement.

YIZE PAN

Yize Pan is a Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering (Geomechanics) at Northwestern University. He obtained a double master’s degrees in Geotechnics from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and Northwestern University in Evanston, USA, while his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Zhejiang University. He has been recipient of multiple awards and fellowships in Zhejiang University for excellent academic achievement.

MASTER STUDENTS

STHEPHANE HARTMANN

Mr. Stéphane Hartmann is currently doing his master thesis at Northwestern University on energy geostructures. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he is continuing his education path with a master’s degree in geotechnics. His areas of interest are geomechanics and hydrological mechanics in the context of energy production and storage applications.

MATTHIAS WOJNAROWICZ

Mr. Matthias Wojnarowicz is currently doing his master thesis at Northwestern University on energy geostructures. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he is continuing his education path with a master’s degree in geotechnics. His areas of interest are geomechanics and structural mechanics in the context of energy production and storage applications.

NICOLAS RICHARD

Mr. Nicolas Richard will be doing his master thesis at Northwestern University on energy geostructures from February 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), he then worked for a year abroad (France, South-Africa) to gain experience before continuing his education path with a master’s degree in geotechnics at EPFL. His areas of interest are geomechanics and computational science in the context of energy production including analytical descriptions of thermo-mechanical behaviour.

THOMAS WÜTHRICH 

Mr. Thomas Wüthrich will be doing his master thesis at Northwestern University on energy geostructures from February 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he is continuing his education path with a master’s degree in geotechnics. His areas of interest are geomechanics and structural mechanics in the context of energy production and storage applications.

MANLU ZHANG 

Mme. Manlu Zhang is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Northwestern University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Exploration Technology and Engineering at Hefei University of Technology, China. She has been recipient of several awards and scholarships in Hefei University of Technology. Her area of interest is energy geostructures.

BACHELOR STUDENTS

MANAN SHAH 

Mr. Manan Shah is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He is interested in aerospace systems, and has been involved with NUSTARS, the rocketry club at Northwestern. He is looking to gain an understanding of geotechnics and energy over this summer.