Yida Zhang (张迤达), Ph.D.

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I do research in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, focusing on the fundamental behaviors of geomaterials under mechanical loading and multiphysical impacts. The long-term goal of our research team is to providing mechanistic-based bottom-up solutions to the emerging geomechanical challenges and infrastructural needs of our society. 


Academic Appointments

Research Interests


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Service and Affiliations

o   Numerical Modeling of Civil Rock Engineering Projects, with Seunghee Kim, ARMA 2018, Seattle, June 2018.

o   Multiscale geomechanics, with Jesse Hampton, ARMA 2019, New York, June 2019.

o   Numerical Modeling in Rock Mechanics focused on Civil Engineering Projects, with Xiaoyu Song, ARMA 2020, Golden, June 2020.

o   Special topics, with Michelle Lee Barry and Marco Salviato, EMI 2019, Caltech, June 2019.

o   Interdisciplinary track, with Shugang Wang, ARMA 2021, Houston, June 2021

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Geotechnical Engineering and Materials, NSF- Fluid Dynamics, NSF - Geophysics, NSF - Particulate & Multiphase Process, NSF - Major Research Instrumentation, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)- Basic Energy Sciences - Geosciences Program, American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF), Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC).

Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Geophysical Research Letters, Fuel, Géotechnique, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Computers and Geotechnics, Granular Matter, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Geotechnical Testing Journal, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Engineering Geology, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Mechanics Research Communications, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Open Geomechanics, Chemical Engineering Journal, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids.