Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Athma R Bhandari

Athma R Bhandari
Research Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: athma.bhandari@utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 0462
Office: JGB 5.328
Mailcode: C9000
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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I earned my Ph.D. (Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) from University of Southampton, M. Eng degree in Civil Engineering (Applied and Rock Mechanics) from the University of Tokyo, and B. E. degree in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

My research aims to advance our understanding of deformation and fluid flow behavior in porous media. I develop novel laboratory measurement techniques and experimental methodologies. In my current research, I measure mudrocks (shales) porosity and permeability under reservoir pore and confining pressure conditions to predict their behavior through production life cycle and help inform optimal production strategies for shale reservoirs.

Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

The Effective Stress Law for Permeability During Pore Pressure and Confining Pressure Cycling of Shale

SUTUR 2: Multi - faceted study of water cut in the Permian Wolfcamp in the Delaware Basin, West Texas


Select Past Research

Mass Transport in Gas Shales