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Welcome to the Geotechnical Research Group at McGill University. The group consists of graduate students, research fellows, technical and academic staff who are engaged in research and teaching in geotechnical engineering. Our research focuses on the development of new experimental and numerical techniques to investigate the behavior of different geo-systems including railway embankments, reinforced soils, buried pipes and underground tunnels. Advanced numerical modeling techniques, including coupled finite-discrete element, are currently being used to study problems related to railway geomechanics, such as ballast behaviour and sand effects on railway tracks.

The research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Le Fonds de recherche du Québec- Nature et technologies (FQRNT) in addition to support from several industrial partners.

Thank you for visiting the geo-group website

Mohamed Meguid

Group Leader


Research Sponsors:


Rocscience PlastifabSoilvision



In collaboration with Prof. J-P Giroud, Prof. Meguid will deliver a short course titled "Introduction to Geotechnical Design using Geosynthetics" at the GeoMEast 2018 Conference that will be held in Giza, Egypt in November 2018.


Prof. Meguid delivered a Keynote Lecture related to "Soil behavior under seismic loading" at the Eleventh International Geological Conference organized by the Saudi Society of Geosciences, Riyadh, May 2015.


Prof. Meguid delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "Recent developments in numerical modeling of composite soil systems with geogrid inclusions" at the International Workshop on Advanced Composites for Engineering Applications organized by the German University in Cairo, May 2014.


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