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-Velazquez; Ph.D. Student

Topic: Seismic Hazard Assessment of Lifelines: 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 Regional Site Amplification Analyses





Jungmin Lee; Ph.D. Student 

Topic: Rapid Post-Earthquake Seismic Hazard Analysis incorporating the Effects of Local Soil Conditions


David Barba; Ph.D. Student 


Melanie Dickson; M.S. Student 


Undergraduate Research Supervision 

Zachary Militello; BS Student 

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





Ariana Paul; BS Student and NC State Park Scholar





Andres Aguilar-Alvarez; BS Student


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)
  • Tristan Miller
  • Daniela Paz Espinosa Pulgar (Currently a MS student at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)

Past Team Gatherings

March 2022


Summer Virtual Meetings 2020


December 2019


August 2019


January 2019


July 2018


March 2018


December 2017