Semnani Research Group


Our group is broadly interested in computational mechanics for modeling of heterogeneous materials such as rocks, soils, cementitious materials, and composites. We are particularly interested in combining experiments, mechanics, computational methods, and statistical and machine learning techniques to address critical problems in the infrastructure and the built environment. For this purpose, we develop multi-scale and multi-physics models to link the microstructure and macroscopic behavior of heterogeneous materials. Some of the applications of our work include carbon sequestration, hydrocarbon recovery, geothermal energy production, and advanced infrastructure materials and systems.

The overall framework of our research is shown below.


  • We currently have funded PhD positions for Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021.

Research Overview