Ashly Cabas

Assistant Professor

Fitts-Woolard Hall 3175




Chunyang Ji

Topic: Seismic Attenuation; Non-ergodic Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis





Graduate Students

Nancy Ingabire Abayo; Ph.D. Student

Topic: Geomorphological Considerations in Lateral Spreading Estimations

Co-advisor: Dr. Brina Montoya




Cristina Lorenzo-Velasquez; Ph.D. Student

Topic: Seismic Hazard Assessment of Pipelines: Quantifying Site Effects on Spatially Variable Ground Motions




Kyunguk Na; Ph.D. Student

Topic: Dynamic Properties of Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP) Treated Soil

Co-advisor: Dr. Brina Montoya




Cassie Gann; Ph.D. Student 

Topic: Advanced Parameterization of Attenuation of Seismic Waves for Site Response Analysis





Undergraduate Student Research Supervision 

Zachary Militello; BS Student 

Topic: Characterization of Geophysical Parameters for the Atlantic and Coastal Plains





Lab Alumni 

Graduate Students

Dr. Chunyang Ji

Topic: Seismic Attenuation; Non-ergodic Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Currently a postdoc at NC State University/GFZ Center




Dr. Ishika Nawrin Chowdhury

Topic: Hazard-Consistent Ground Motions for Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Analysis

Currently at Lettis Consultants International



Maria E. Ramos Sepulveda

Topic: Site Effects on Ground Motion Directionality

Currently at UCLA (PhD student)




Dr. Sugandha Singh

Topic: Design Ground Motions compatible with High-frequency Energy Content in Low-to-Moderate Seismicity Regions [Co-advisor: Dr. Abhinav Gupta]

Currently, Assistant Professor at Jaypee University of Information Technology, India



Mona Doostmohammadibueini; MCE Student

Topic: Implications of Earthquake-Induced Lateral Spreading on Bridge Resilience

Co-advisor: Dr. Brina Montoya




Rajprabhu Thangappa;  MS Student

Topic: Scaling and spectral matching of ground motions

Co-advisor: Dr. Mervyn Kowlasky

Currently at NCSU (PhD student)


Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Nancy Ingabire-Abayo (2018-2019; currently a PhD student in Cabas’ research group)
  • Cassie Gann (2019; currently a PhD student in Cabas’ research group)
  • Cord Anthony (2019; currently a MSc student at NCSU)

Visiting Scholars

Daniela Paz Espinoza Pulgar 

Primary advisor: Dr. Gonzalo Motalva

Topic: Liquefaction Triggering in Subduction Zones

Currently at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile (MS student)


Past Team Gatherings

March 2022


Summer Virtual Meetings 2020


December 2019


August 2019


January 2019


July 2018


March 2018


December 2017