My main research interests are in computational plasticity, geotechnical analysis, contact mechanics, soil-machine interaction, and the analysis of problems involving unsteady plastic flow. A major focal point of my work over the coming years is to advance the understanding of how soils are moved and shaped through interaction with man-made objects and machinery. An overarching goal is to develop rigorous, mechanics-based models for predicting soil deformation and the corresponding force requirements or reactions. See also Media and Links and Publications.
For a more complete description of my research interests, please visit the Hambleton Research Group website.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching introductory and advanced courses in geomechanics, solid mechanics, and numerical methods, including:
Download A Brief Teaching Statement and find up-to-date information on courses and outreach at the Hambleton Research Group website.