Computational Rock Mechanics

My main research activity involves development of numerical methods and their application to analyze rock deformation and fracturing, aka computational rock mechanics. This journey started during my PhD degree at the Geomechanics Group at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada back in 2007. I finished my PhD in early 2012. Read my thesis here or follow the rest of my publications on my ResearchGate or Google Scholar profiles.

Experimental Rock Mechanics

I researched the micro-mechanical behaviour of rock samples be means of laboratory testing during my PhD. This involved standard rock mechanics laboratory testing, Micro-CT X-Ray scanning, and micro-mechanical testing. More details are available in my PhD thesis.


An integral component of my research is programming or development. I’ve developed or contributed to the development of various open-source and commercial software, including Y-Geo and Y-GUI during my PhD and Irazu during my adventures at Geomechanica. I love coding. My favourite programming language is Python.

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