Team


 

Ashly Cabas

Assistant Professor

amcabasm@ncsu.edu

Fitts-Woolard Hall 3175

 

 

Postdocs

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