People

S. A. Galindo-Torres S. A. Galindo-Torres

Associate Professor

Graduated from the National University of Colombia (School of Physics) in 2003 (2006) with a bachelor's (master's) degree; in 2010, received a PhD in computational physics from the National University of Colombia. Then he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has been a senior researcher and lecturer in applied mathematics at the University of Queensland from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the Advance Queensland Fellowship by the Queensland Government of Australia, the only fellowship granted in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering for that year. In 2017, he joined the University of Liverpool as a Senior Lecturer and as an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. Starting in early 2019, he joined Westlake as an Associate Professor in the area of Environmental and Resources Engineering.



 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

luoyuleiMs Yulei LUO

In 2017, I got the Master degree at Coventry University. After that I join the group as an administrative staff. My major both on Accounting and Media. Besides, I am also an intermediate accountant, rookie production designer, gamer and a keyboardist in the life.

 

 

 

RESEARCHERS

Dr. Teng MAN

I am currently a research fellow in Prof. Galindo-Torres’ research group at Westlake University working on problems related to the mechanics and physics of granular-fluid systems and its application in soil mechanics and pavement engineering. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in the United States in 2019, and both master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Jilin University in China.


 

Dr. Pei ZHANG

Mr Pei Zhang received his PhD in Hydraulic Engineering from Hohai University in 2017. He was a joint PhD student during 2015-2017 at the University of Queensland, Australia. Then he works as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland. In 2020, he joined Westlake University as a research scientist. His research mainly focuses on developing and applying numerical models for Multi-scale multi-physics modelling for complex geoenvironmental problems. His models include: Discrete Element Method (DEM) for particle motions, Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) for flows, Material Point Method (MPM) for soil (solid) Mechanics problems, Random Walking Method (RWM) for solute (heat) transports. These models are also combined together to solve complex processes in Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.


 

 

PHD STUDENTS

Songkai REN

Mr Songkai REN

I graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a major in civil engineering. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental science and engineering in Prof. Sergio's group. My research focuses on unsaturated soil properties, modelling of granular media and interaction with the fluid. My prior research is slope stability at Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science. Outside of the laboratory, I enjoy travelling, hiking, cooking and reading.

 

Zhuan GE

Mr Zhuan GE

I received my B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Sichuan University and my M.S. from Northeastern University in Engineering Thermophysics. I am currently pursuing my PHD in Environmental Engineering in Dr. Torres’ group. My research focuses on multi-physics interaction in different scales and phases through both discrete and continuum frameworks. In my spare time, I love fitness, playing soccer and cooking.

 

Yifeng ZHAO

Mr Yifeng ZHAO

I received my B.S. from Beijing University of Technology, China. Currently I am pursing my Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Westlake University. My general research interest is the AI application in the Geomechanics field. During my free time I enjoy live music, cooking, coding and travelling.

 

 

Mario

Mr Mario Trujillo

I am from Colombia. I graduated from the Universidad Surcolombiana as an Agricultural Engineer in 2012. After that, I obtained a master's degree in Hydrosystems at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 2016 in Bogotá. Currently, I am studying for my PhD degree at the same university. As a part of my PhD, I have been doing two internships supervised by professor Sergio Andres Galindo Torres; the first one at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, and the second one at the Westlake Univesity, China. I am interested in researching numerical methods and modelling of soil-water interaction processes. Besides research activities, I like to appreciate the nature and visual arts (renaissance one of my favourite), as well as enjoy bike rides as a sport.