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Carter Hulcher

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ESB 6111-D

Teaching Assistant Professor/Academic Advisor - Fundamentals of Engineering Program


  • Ph.D.  Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2019
  • M.S.  Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2014
  • B.S.  Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2012
  • B.S.  Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2012
  • B.S.  Engineering, Elon University, Elon, NC, 2009

Awards and Achievements

Excellence in Teaching Award, WVU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2016-2017, 2017-2018)

Selected Publications

  • Hulcher, C. and Siriwardane, H.: Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing and Analysis of Microseismic Data at the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) Site, In Progress (Under Preparation).
  • Siriwardane, H. and Hulcher, C.: Vertical Extent of Hydraulic Fractures in the Marcellus Shale, In Progress (Under Preparation).
  • Siriwardane, H., Gondle, R., Hulcher, C., and Bromhal, G.: Extent of Fracture Growth and Fluid Migration in the Overburden due to Hydraulic Fracturing of Shales, In Progress (Under Preparation).
  • Myshakin, E., Siriwardane, H., Hulcher, C., Lindner, E., Sams, N., King, S., and McKoy, M.: Numerical simulations of vertical growth of hydraulic fractures and brine migration in geological formations above the Marcellus shale, J. Nat. Gas Sci. Eng., 27, 531–544, 2015.

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Problem Solving
  • Matlab

Special Interests

student success and retention

Research Interests

  • Geomechanics, energy-related engineering sciences (such as hydraulic fracturing, reservoir engineering, microseismicity, numerical methods, and advanced rock mechanics)
  • Engineering education

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Education