Congratulations to Jiaxi Zhang! He successfully defended his thesis entitled, “Developing a Crack Propagation Model in the Metallic Materials from Self-Consistent Coupled Atomistic-Continuum Model” on Friday June 9th, 2017. Members of his thesis committee included, Prof. Somnath Ghosh, his thesis advisor, Prof. Benjamin Schafer, Prof. Lori Graham-Brady, Prof. Jaafar El-Awady and Prof. Mark Robbins.
Jiaxi has been a member of Prof. Ghosh’s Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL), since 2010 at Ohio State University. He later moved to Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Ghosh in 2011 to pursue his PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering. He is the final member of the Ohio State University students that follow Prof. Ghosh to Johns Hopkins University, to complete his doctoral degree, following his colleagues, Coleman Alleman, Jiahao Cheng and Shu Guo. We wish him all the best!