The graduate program in geomechanics at the University of Minnesota focuses on the applications of scientific principles and engineering techniques to the study of soil, rock, and subsurface fluids.
The research of the geomechanics group focuses on the development and use of continuum and discrete theories to model physical phenomena such as material plasticity and fracturing, wave propagation, and fluid transport. Faculty research also focuses on engineering problems related to identification of soils, rocks, groundwater flows, and handling of bulk materials.
Graduate enrollment in the group includes approximately 20 students. The majority of the full-time students are in the Ph.D. program.
- Randal J. Barnes 1
- Steven L. Crouch (Emeritus)
- Peter A. Cundall (Adjunct)
- Emmanuel Detournay
- Andrew Drescher (Emeritus)
- Charles Fairhurst (Emeritus)
- Stefano Gonella
- Bojan B. Guzina
- Joseph F. Labuz
- Sonia Mogilevskaya (Research)
- Otto D. L. Strack 1
Faculty with Related Research Interests
1 See also Water Resources Engineering
2 See also Transportation Engineering