Fields of expertise
I am a geomechanics researcher with interests in the mechanical behavior of the Earth's materials at conditions pertaining to the shallow Earth and upper mantle. In my studies, I employ laboratory geomechanics backed by x-ray methods, advanced constitutive modeling, and material theories to study failure patterns across scales spanning from the grain-scale up to the field-scale.
BiographyI currently serve as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Mechanical Engineering. I hold a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University, a joint Erasmus Mundus master's in Earthquake Engineering from the University of Grenoble-Alpes and the School of Advanced Studies-Pavia, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Damascus University.
|Ghassan Shahin, Anita Torabi, John Rudnicki, and Giuseppe Buscarnera
|The role of stratigraphy and loading history in generating complex compaction bands in idealized field‐scale settings
|Ghassan Shahin and Ran Hurley
|Micromechanics and Strain Localization in Sand in the Ductile Regime
|Ghassan Shahin, Eric Herbold, Stephen Hall, and Ryan Hurley
|Quantifying the hierarchy of structural and mechanical length scales in granular systems
|Ghassan Shahin, Ferdinando Marinelli, and Giuseppe Buscarnera
|Viscoplastic Interpretation of Localized Compaction Creep in Porous Rock
|Ghassan Shahin, Gioacchino Viggiani, and Giuseppe Buscarnera
|Simulating spatial heterogeneity through a CT-FE mapping scheme discloses boundary effects on emerging compaction bands