Graduate Profile - Xue Zhang

PhD (Civil Surveying & Environmental Engineering)

Thesis Title: DFEM and its Applications to Large Deformation Problems in Geomechanics

International gaduate research student - Xue Zhang 

Prior to joining the geotechnical research group at the University of Newcastle in Australia, Xue Zhang obtained his bachelors degree in Engineering Mechanics and masters degree in Solid Mechanics from Dalian University of Technology, China. 

His masters thesis directed by Professor Xikui Li has been recognised as an excellent thesis for a masters degree of Liaoning Province.

Xue Zhang is now in the third year of his PhD study under the supervision of Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft and Professor Daichao Sheng. His research focuses on developing robust numerical approaches for the analysis of large deformation problems in geotechnical engineering.

In 2012, Xue Zhang, was the recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Postgraduate Research Prize for the Civil Engineering category. Xue received a $1000 cash prize and certificate. Entrants to the annual competition were required to submit a poster based on their research and answer questions from judges. Each category was judged by a minimum of two Faculty academics on the basis of originality and innovation, technical and intellectual difficulty, scope, depth, degree of contribution and overall presentation.