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GENG840 GeoEngineering Seminar Course Schedule

Our seminar series is made possible with support from:

Aecom
“AECOM is pleased to be sponsoring the Queen’s University seminar series.  AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With more than 40,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments.”

Winter 2009

(still under construction, will be updated once details are final)

Date Time Presenter/Subject Location
Thur, Jan 8 4-5 pm Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Dept of Civil and Environmental Eng., Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, "Mechanical Properties of MSW under Static and Cyclic Loading".
Jeffrey 118
Jan 14 4-5 pm No seminar MacCorry D214
Fri, Jan 23 11-12:30pm David Woeller, ConeTec, "Emergency Response to a Field Crisis" Jeffrey 234
Jan 28 4-5 pm

Student presentations
1. Azadeh Hoor

2. Fady Abdel-Aal

MacCorry D214
Feb 4 4-5 pm

Student presentations
1. Bing Quan Huang

2. Tamer Elshimi

MacCorry D214
Feb 11 4-5 pm Claudio Andrade, Klohn-Crippen-Berger Ltd., Vancouver, "Water Quality Impact Assessment Strategies in Mining" MacCorry D214
Feb 18   No seminar  
Feb 25 4-5 pm Pete Quinn, Queen's University, "A New Model for Large Landslides in Sensitive Clay Using a Fracture Mechanics Approach MacCorry D214
Mar 4

4:30 pm reception

5 pm presentations

32nd Annual Student Forum


  1. Kasgin Khaheshi Banab (PhD candidate), Carleton University, "Microzonation studies and site response analysis for the city of Ottawa"
  2. Jacqueline Cormier (MSc candidate), University of Ottawa, "Laboratory studies of near surface permafrost conditions of fine grained soils"
  3. Bing Quan Huang (PhD candidate), Royal Mililtary College of Canada, "Limit States Design Calibration of Pullouit for Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls"
  4. Rebecca McWatters, (PhD candidate), Queen's University, "Diffusive Transport of VOCs through Conventional Barrier Systems and Novel Co-Extruded Geomembranes"
Ellis 327
Fri, Mar 13 10 am Dr. Harry Poulos, Sydney University, Australia, Pile Behaviour – Consequences of Geological and Construction Imperfections Biosciences 1102
Mar 18 4-5 pm



MacCorry D214
Thur, Mar 26 4-5 pm Kent Bannister, Manitoba Hydro, "Settlement of Dykes on Permafrost…30 Years of Performance" MacDonald 003
Apr 1 4-5 pm

Student presentations
1. Amr Ewais
2. Yan Yu
3. Kazi Rahman

MacCorry D214
Apr 8 4-5 pm Mohammad Rayhani, Post Doctoral Fellow, Queen's University, "Physical and Numerical Modeling of seismic Soil-Structure Interaction" MacCorry D214
Apr 15 4-5 pm   MacCorry D214

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