Athma R BhandariResearch Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
I work for the UT Geofluids Consortium. 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 main research interests lie in experimental geomechanics. I examine the underlying mechanics of observed macro-scale behavior of geomaterials. In my current research, I measure shale permeability under reservoir pore and confining pressure conditions. It aims to predict porosity and permeability behavior in shales through the production life cycle.
Current Research Programs & Projects
Mass transport in gas shales