Athma R Bhandari
I earned my Ph.D. in civil-geotechnical engineering from the University of Southampton, UK, M. Eng. in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and B. E. degree in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
My current research aims to advance our understanding of deformation and fluid flow behavior in sediments and rocks. I develop novel laboratory measurement techniques and interpretation methods.
Areas of Expertise
Experimental rock mechanics Geotechnical laboratory testing Measurement of porosity and permeability in gas and oil shales Digital-image-based deformation measurements Microstructure characterization of soils and rocks Constitutive and numerical modeling of soils and rocks
Current Research Programs & ProjectsUT Geofluids Research ( view )GOM²: Methane Hydrates at the University of Texas ( view )
Select Past Research
Mass Transport in Gas Shales
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