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CLMI Research Group

The research of our laboratory is supported by a group of talented and dedicated graduate and undergraduate students. We are always looking for highly-motivated students who are interested in computational modeling, damage and fracture of materials, and structural mechanics. Please contact Tim Truster directly and also consider open posting on the announcements page.


Current Team Members


Amirfarzad Behnam

Degree Program: Doctoral (Anticipated December 2022)
Previous Degrees

  • BS, Civil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), 2009
  • MS, Civil-Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Institute, Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC), Tehran, Iran, 2011
  • PhD, Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran, 2017
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2020


Ariful Hasan

Degree Program: Doctoral (Anticipated December 2023)
Previous Degrees

  • BS, Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2009
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 2020


Ibrahim Adediran

Degree Program: Master (Anticipated May 2023) and Doctoral (Anticipated May 2025)
Previous Degrees

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomos, Nigeria, 2014
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey, 2019


Debangshu Paul

Degree Program: Doctoral (Anticipated December 2025)
Previous Degrees

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2017
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013


Undergraduate Researchers

None at this time.