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Mohamed A. Meguid

Associate Professor
PEng, PhD

BSc (Azhar, Cairo, Egypt)
MSc (Western Ontario, Canada)
PhD (Western Ontario, Canada)
Postdoctoral Fellow (Queen's, Canada)



Professor Meguid completed his PhD degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario under the co-supervision of Professors Kerry Rowe and K.Y. Lo. His doctoral research in the area of 3D modelling of underground tunnels received the “Best Graduate Thesis Award” in 2002 from the Canadian Tunneling Association. He worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC where he conducted 3D modelling of a hazardous waste landfill in Ontario. He then spent one year in the industry before accepting an Assistant Professor position at McGill University in 2004.

Professor Meguid’s research can be broadly categorized into three primary areas of specialization (i) geosynthetic engineering, (ii) sustainable subsurface infrastructures, (iii) multi-scale modeling of granular material in contact with solid structures.

Professor Meguid has an international reputation in sustainable design of buried lifeline systems. He is currently a member of the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill University and has been invited to join the Trenchless Engineering International Research Advisory Committee since 2011. Professor Meguid has served as an expert reviewer for major tunneling projects in Canada.

Since joining McGill, Professor Meguid’s teaching activities have been largely in geotechnical engineering and numerical modeling in geomechanics. In 2010, he received the Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering. He was also nominated by the Department for the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.


Research interests

  • Sustainable Infrastructures
  • Railway geomechanics
  • Micromechanical behavior of granular soils
  • Soil liquefaction and geo-hazard mitigation


  • Winner of Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for outstanding teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University (2010)
  • Nominated for the Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, McGill University (2006)
  • Best Professor's Award, CEUS, McGill University (2006)
  • Best Professor's Award, CEUS, McGill University (2005)
  • Industrial Research Fellowship, NSERC-IRF (2004)
  • Queen's PDF Fellowship (2003)
  • Best Graduate Thesis Award, Canadian Tunnelling Association (2002)
  • L.G. Soderman Award for excellence in Geomechanics research, The University of Western Ontario (2002)
  • NSERC Industrial Research Fellowship (2002)
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, PGSA and PGSB (1996-2000)
  • Milos Novak Memorial Award, Geotechnical Research Centre, The University of Western Ontario (1996)

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