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

Email: marcial-gonzalez@purdue.edu
FacultyPostdoctoral ScholarsGraduate StudentsUndergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Caroline Baker
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2014 - ...
Thesis:
Particle mechanics approach to modeling failure and wave propagation in confined particulate systems
Awards:
Purdue Ross Fellowship (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
Purdue Lambert Fellowship (Spring 2018-Fall 2018)
Ankit Agarwal
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2014 - ...
Thesis:
Particle mechanics and continuum approaches to modeling permanent deformations in confined particulate systems
Awards:
Purdue Andrews Fellowship (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)
Yasasvi Bommireddy
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2015
ME 597 Project: Packing of granular systems

Spring 2016 - ...
Thesis:
Pedro Martins
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Spring 2017 - ...
Thesis:
Abhishek Paul
Ph.D. Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2017
ME 597 Project: Granular micromechanics of shells

Spring 2018 - ...
Thesis:
Nathan Gasteyer
M.S. Student (co-advised with Prof. Carl Wassgren)
School of Mechanical Engineering
Fall 2018
Thesis:
Awards:
Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
Visitors
Frederik Doerr
Ph.D. Student
CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
Fall 2017
Alumni
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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