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Marcial Gonzalez Marcial Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Email: marcial-gonzalez@purdue.edu
FacultyPostdoctoral ScholarsGraduate StudentsUndergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Yasasvi Bommireddy
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2015
ME 597 Project: Packing of granular systems

Spring 2016 - ... (on hiatus since Summer 2020)
Thesis:
Abhishek Paul
Ph.D. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2017
ME 597 Project: Granular micromechanics of shells

Spring 2018 - ...
Thesis: Continuum modeling techniques for flow of biomass feedstock through a compression screw feeder

Awards: Best presentation at the Fall 2019 Annual AIChE Meeting; Winner of the 2021 Student Video Competition hosted by the Granular Materials Technical Committee (GMTC) of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)
Muhammad Shahin
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2021 - ...
Thesis:
Sunidhi Bachawala
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2020 - ...
Thesis: Lubricant feeder and tablet press integration in continuous pharmaceutical tableting process
Shumaiya Ferdoush
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2020 - ...
Thesis: A mechanistic reduced order model (ROM) of pharmaceutical tablet dissolution for design, optimization, and control of manufacturing processes
Abhinav Ramkumar
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2021 - ...
Thesis:

Awards: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (DoD NDSEG) Fellowship (2022-2025)
Sameer Kamath
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2021 - ...
Thesis:
Elizabeth Foesch
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2021 - ...
Thesis:
Caleb Overstreet
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2021 - ...
Thesis:
Titiksha Singh
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2022 - ...
Thesis:
Visitors
Abhay Kumar
Ph.D. Student
Rubber Technology Centre
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Spring 2022 - Fall 2022
Frederik Doerr
Ph.D. Student
CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
Fall 2017
Alumni
Caroline Baker
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2014 - Spring 2021
Thesis: Particle mechanics approach to modeling impact and wave propagation in bonded particulate systems

Awards: Purdue Ross Fellowship (Fall 2014-Spring 2015) ; Purdue Lambert Fellowship (Spring 2018-Fall 2018)

First position (since Spring 2019): Assistant Professor of Engineering, Anderson University
Muhammad Shahin
M.S. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2020 - Sprin 2021
Thesis: Contact laws for large deformation unconfined and confined compression of spherical plastic particles with power-law hardening

First position: PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University
Pedro Martins
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Spring 2017 - Spring 2021
Thesis: Particle mechanics approach to modeling disintegration of confined granular systems due to hydration and swelling

First position: Sr. Applications Engineer at COMSOL
Ankit Agarwal
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2014 - Summer 2020
Thesis: Particle mechanics and continuum approaches to modeling permanent deformations in confined particulate systems

Awards: Purdue Andrews Fellowship (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)

First position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Purdue University
Nathan Gasteyer
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2018 - Summer 2020
Thesis: Modeling biomass transport in a compression screw feeder

Awards: Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

First position: Northrop Grumman
Ashwini Khandelwal
M.S. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
ME 597 Project: Modeling and optimization of polyolefin elastomers (POE) handling

First position: Engineer at Cummins
Yu Liu
Ph.D. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Summer 2016 - Fall 2018
Thesis: Modeling granular material mixing and segregation using a finite element method and advection-diffusion-segregation multi-scale model

Awards: Purdue Bilsland Fellowship (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

First position: Research Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company
Vikas Yettella
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Vikas Tomar)
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017
Thesis: Experimental characterization of micro-crystalline cellulose particles with a micro-compression tester
Kiran Balakrishnan
M.S. Student
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Spring 2014
ME 597 Project: Microstructure evolution during compaction of confined granular systems
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