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Mahmoud Ahmed

BEng  Assiut University, Egypt, 2000
MEng Western Ontario, Canada, 2004
PhD, Civil Engineering Department, McGill University, 2016

Mahmoud completed his PhD in 2016. His research involved experimental investigation of soil-geosynthetid-structure interaction. He graduated from the Civil Engineering Department, Assiut University, Egypt in 2000 with honours degree followed by Masters degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2004.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mahmoud Hussein

BEng Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 2001
MEng Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 2004
PhD, Civil Engineering Department, McGill University, 2016

Mahmoud completed his PhD in 2016. His PhD research focused on the development of numerical modeling approaches to analyze complex soil-structure interaction problems. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. His Master dissertation titled "Evaluation of some elastic properties of granular soils". He worked as a part-time engineer in the area of structural and geotechnical engineering design. Mahmoud joined McGill's Geo-group in 2007 as a Visiting Researcher before becoming a full time PhD student in 2009.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nabil Nassor

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2015
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-Group, 2014

Nabil is presently completing his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and intends to pursue a MEng at McGill University upon completion of his undergraduate studies. He is currently conducting research to test the creep behavior of EPS Geofoam alongside members of the Geo-Group.

 

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Zakria Omeman

B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Nasser University, Libya, 1995
M.E.Sc.Structural Engineering, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2007
Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, June 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Geotechnical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2014

I am a lecturer at the civil engineering department at Al-Mergeb University in Libya since August 2013.  Recently, I spent most of 2014 working as a research associate in the Geo-group at McGill University working on a research project related to experimental modelling of underground structures. My research interest is in the area of soil-structure interaction using both physical and numerical modeling. Previous research projects in civil engineering include physical modelling of FRP-reinforced concrete short beams and numerical modelling of piled-raft foundations.

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Jumana Shahzadeh

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University 2014
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-Group 2013

Jumana is currently perusing her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and is expected to graduate in Winter 2014 with a minor in Construction Engineering and Project Management. She is currently spending the summer working as a summer research student where her research will focus on measuring contact pressure on buried structures backfilled with shredded tire aggregate.

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Viet Tran

BEng Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam, 2008
MEng Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam, 2010
PhD, Civil Engineering Department, McGill University, 2013

Viet completed his PhD in 2013. He developed a coupled finite-discrete element framework for soil-structure interaction problems. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam. He joined the McGill's Geo-Group in September, 2010.  His research is on numerical modeling including the Finite element method and the Discrete element method. Viet is developing a framework for the coupling of the finite and discrete element methods. He has been a visiting researcher at Rocscience Inc. in 2012. Viet has experience in modeling geotechnical engineering problems using different commercial analytical tools. He also has a great interest in programming (in C++ and Python).

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sherif Kamel

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2003
MEng American University in Cairo, 2007
PhD Civil Engineering Department, McGill University, 2012

Sherif completed his PhD at McGill University in 2012. His research project was related to investigating the effect of erosion voids on existing rigid pipes using experimental and numerical models. He is presently working as a geotechnical engineer at Journeaux Assoc. in Montreal

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mohamed Drissi Kamili


BEng Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2010
Engineer at Genipur 2010-2012
MEng Student, Civil Engnineering Department, Mcgill University, 2014

Mohamed completed his MEng at MCGill in 2014. His research investigated the creep behavior of EPS geofoam material. He received his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, Montréal, Canada. After his graduation, he worked for 2 years as a junior engineer at Genipur, a firm specialized in public utility infrastructure (water, sewers, environmental protection, and site development)..

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek

 

 

 

Derek Lu

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2012
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-group, 2013
MEng, Civil Engnineering Department, Mcgill University, 2014

Derek completed his MEng in 2014. His research investigated the use of recycled tires as a backfill material above buried structures. His interests in Civil Engineering include geotechnical engineering and fluid mechanics. He has worked as a summer undergraduate research assistant to study the effects of geotextiles and the induced trench method on buried pipes. .

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tianrui Zhu

BEng Civil Engineering, Shenyang Jianzhu University , 2014
MEng, Civil Engnineering Department, Mcgill University, 2016

Tianrui (Terry) completed his MEng in 2016. His research focused on modeling the response of buried structures backfilled with tire-derived aggregate (TDA)..

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek

 

 

 

Fabrice Donfack

BEng Civil Engineering, University Polytechnique de Montréal, 2013
MEng, Civil Engnineering Department, Mcgill University, 2016

Fabrice completed his MEng in 2016. His research focused on modeling the creep behavior of EPS geofoam material using three-dimensional finite element analysis.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheehan

 

 

 

 

Cheehan Leung

BEng Civil Engineering Department, McGill Universit, 2007.
MEng Civil Engineering Department, McGill University, 2010.

I am a McGill BEng 07 and MEng 09 McGill graduate.  Since 2010 I have been in New York City working at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers. I have been lucky to be able to have a variety of projects and experiences in the geotechnical engineering field.  These include working on support of excavation and settlement monitoring for the new 2nd Avenue subway line, plans for rock excavation by blasting and blast monitoring at the new World Trade Center in Manhattan as well as bridge pier caisson and mini-pile design at Amtrak bridges in Connecticut. My area of concentration has been geotechnical construction monitoring to prevent damage to nearby structures from settlement, ground loss, falling water levels or construction vibrations.  

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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H. Kien Dang

BEng Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam, 2003
MEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2007
PhD Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2011

Kien Dang has been working at Rocscience Inc. since graduating from McGill in 2011 where he contributes to the development of a 3D finite element software package for geotechnical engineering applications. His research interests include: computational geomechanics, finite/discrete and combined finite-discrete element methods, tunnelling in rock and soft soil and constitutive modeling

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Miguel Nunes

 

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2005
MEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2008

Miguel Nunes finished his BEng and MEng at McGill University. His research project focused on investigating the effect of soil layering on the stresses developing in a tunnel lining installed in cohesive soils. Miguel is presently working as a geotechnical engineer at Golder Associates in Toronto.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ossama Saada

BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida.
MSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida.
PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2005
Post-Doctoral Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2006

Ossama Saada graduated with his PhD from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida in December of 2005 where he also obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science. His research involved the development of a numerical approach, with FEA, to solve for displacements, velocities and stresses of a bulk material based on a visco-plastic model and other non-linear plastic models. Ossama worked with Dr. Meguid in the Geotechnical group at McGill University in the summer of 2006. He worked with undergraduate and graduate students on correlation between physical modeling and numerical simulations and wrote research proposals and scientific articles for publishing. He currently works as an Advanced Engineering Analyst for the Schaeffler Group USA in Troy Michigan where he provides advanced technical support for the engineering team and conducts structural, kinematic and dynamic calculations/simulations on Schaeffler Group components and associated systems such as bearings and bearing systems.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe Mattar

BEng Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, 2005
MEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2007

Joe Graduated with MEng in geotechnical engineering from McGill University. His research project investigated the interaction between pile foundations and tunnels excavated in cohesive soils. He worked as a Civil Engineer at MMM consulting in Toronto from 2008 and 2011. Joe is not the Operations Manager at Bureau d'Etudes Rodolphe Mattar in Lebanon  

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisa

 

 

 

Elisa Gaetano

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2006
MEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2010

Elisa Obtained her MEng from McGill University in 2010. Her research project was related to the response of flexible pavement to local deterioration of the base layer. She is presently working as an engineer in the City of Westmount, Montreal area.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tatiana Tobar

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2005
MEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2009

Tatiana completed her MEng in geotechnical engineering at McGill in 2009. Her research focused on measuring the earth pressure distribution on cylindrical shafts. She is presently working as a geotechnical engineer for AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merouane Menaa

BEng Civil Engineering, University of Algiers, 1998
DEA   Soil mechanic, University Paris VI, Paris, 2000
Visiting Researcher, McGill Geo-group, 2006-2008
MEng Civil Engineering, ETS, Montreal, 2008

Employed by Dessau since 2008, I hold the position of project management engineer for various geotechnical studies. This position allows me to draft service proposals, to organize and supervise field investigation work on numerous construction sites. I also work on gathering and sampling data, providing geotechnical recommendations as well as drafting geotechnical studies reports. I have taken part in various infrastructure projects involving transportation, energy, industrial, institutional, and municipal fields. Lately, I've been involved in projects such as the reconstruction of Turcot freeway interchange in Montreal or the Southeast Stoney Trail construction in Calgary. I joined Dr. Meguid’s  geo-group for almost two years (2006 – 2008).  During my stay at McGill University as a guest student, I conducted, under the supervision of Dr. Meguid, a master research project related to the performance of surface structure subjected to subsurface soil erosion.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hubert Peloquin

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2012
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-group, 2012

Hubert completed his BEng in Civil Engineering at McGill University. He spent the summer of 2012 working as a summer research student with McGill Geo-group where he contributed to the ongoing experimental work related to soil-pipe interaction.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aiden

 

 

 

Aiden Brownlie

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2009
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-group, 2008

Aiden completed his BEng in Civil Engineering at McGill University. He spent the summer of 2012 working as a summer research student where he conducted research related to the inventory of Quebec infrastructure. He is presently working as Engineer In Training (EIT) at NCEES in New York.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Chow

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2008
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-group, 2008

Charlotte obtained her BEng degree from McGill in 2008 and she spent the summer of 2008 working as a summer research student with McGill Geo-group. She is presently working as a civil engineer for BP in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zach

 

 

 

 

Zach Veaner

BEng Civil Engineering, McGill University, 2007
Summer Research Student, McGill Geo-group, 2008

After graduating McGill a BEng 07, I worked as a Construction Inspector for Washington State DOT overseeing many projects such as the erection of a structural earth wall, drainage installation, and various other aspects requiring quantity measurements. Since 2008 I have been working as a Pavement Engineer at MassDOT, ensuring pavement maintenance and sustained usability for the entire state of Massachusetts. This includes roughness numbers collected though a bumper mounted laser system and condition information collected by windshield survey. I also conduct pavement design reviews for upcoming projects and run Quality Assurance tests once the roadways are paved.