John Foster

Associate Professor

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Email: jfoster@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-6972
Office: CPE 3.108

Research Areas:
Computational Mechanics
Solids, Structures and Materials

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University University

Research Interests:

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Solids

Before joining the UT PGE faculty in August of 2014, Dr. Foster was most recently a faculty member at UTSA and prior to that was a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories where he worked for seven years. His research interests are in experimental and computational geomechanics and multi-scale modeling with applications to well completions, lost circulation, hydraulic fracturing, and anomalous flow in porous media. Additionally, he has interest in fundamental theoretical advancement of the peridynamic theory of solid mechanics.

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