Professor Jesse Hampton leads the Geomechanics and Damage Group (GeoD) at UW-Madison. GeoD studies both fundamental and applied topics in damage mechanics, nondestructive evaluation, geomechanics, and geophysics. The main objectives of GeoD are to address some of the fundamental issues of geological engineering as applied to geothermal, oil and gas, energy/waste/CO2 storage, and induced seismicity. This is accomplished through a multidisciplinary and multiscale approach where focus is given to studying the role and impact of physical properties and damage and their influence on material and structural behavior. Experimental, data science, remote sensing, and numerical investigation techniques are leveraged in these efforts.