Education Background

Geosystems Engineering Ph.D. - 2019 Georgia Institute of Technology
Computational Science Engineering M.S. - 2019 Georgia Institute of Technology
Tunnel and Underground Engineering M.S. - 2015 Tongji University
Civil Engineering B.S. - 2012 Southwest Jiaotong University


Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson Univeristy, 2021-Present
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2020-2021
Graduate Research Assistant Dpartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-2019


  • X. Shen, J. Ding, I. Lordkipanidze, C. Arson, J. Chester, F.M. Chester, 2021, Fabric evolution and crack propagation in salt during consolidation and cyclic compression tests, Acta Geotechnica, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-020-01117-1
  • J. Ding, F. M. Chester, J. S. Chester, X. Shen, C. Arson, 2021,  Changes in anelasticity and grain boundary processes with stress cycling in semi-brittle salt-rocks, Journal of Geophyscial Research: Solid Earth DOI: 10.1029/2020JB021261.
  • X. Shen, J. Ding, C. Arson, J. S. Chester, F. M. Chester, 2020, Micromechanical modeling for rate-dependent behavior of salt rock under cyclic loading, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, DOI: 10.1002/nag.3133.
  • X. Shen, C. Arson, J. Ding, F. M. Chester, J. S. Chester, 2020, Mechanisms of anisotropy in salt rock upon microcrack propagation, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-020-02096-1.
  • X. Shen, C. Arson, K. Ferrier, N. West, S. Dai, 2020, Mineral weathering and bedrock weakening: Modeling microscale bedrock damage under biotite weathering, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, DOI: 10.1029/2019JF005068.
  • X. Shen, C. Arson, 2019, Simulation of salt cavity healing based on a micro-macro model of pressure-solution, Petroleum Geoscience, DOI: 10.1144/petgeo2018-094.
  • X. Shen, C. Arson, 2019, An isotropic self-consistent homogenization scheme for chemo-mechanical healing driven by pressure solution in halite, International Journal of Solids and Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.11.010.



Office Phone Number: 315/268-6606

Office Location: 108 Rowley Lab

Clarkson Box Number: CU Box 5710