Athma R Bhandari
I work for the UT Geofluids Consortium at the Bureau of Economic Geology. 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, more specifically, laboratory study of deformation and flow in geomaterials (soils and rocks). 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