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Sanchez Castilla, Marcelo Javier Professor


My research group effort focuses on advanced geomechanics, considering engineering problems involving mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, geochemical, and biological couplings. Problems in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics are generally strongly coupled with mutual interactions between different physics. Specific challenges include: the design of nuclear waste disposal, modeling the THMC behavior of gas hydrate sediments, the design of energy piles (and other forms of energy exchange with the ground), understanding the degradation of geomaterials due to climate change (including desiccation cracks), advancing the design of geological CO2 sequestration, improving our scientific understanding of hydraulic fracturing, and assisting energy production from existing and new sources.

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  • Professor