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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
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 - ...
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Shumaiya Ferdoush
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2020 - ...
Thesis:
Abhinav Ramkumar
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2021 - ...
Thesis:
Sameer Kamath
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2021 - ...
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Elizabeth Foesch
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2021 - ...
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Caleb Overstreet
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2021 - ...
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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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