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.

EDI Statement:

It is important to mention that McGill University and the geo-group recruit students on the basis of merit and are strongly committed to advance equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within their community and in research. We recognize that EDI policies and practices strengthen the research community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Thank you for visiting the geo-group website

Mohamed Meguid

Group Leader

Research Sponsors:

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News

- Funded by NSERC Alliance grant in partnership with Titan Environmental Containment Ltd., the Geo-group is currently investigating the design of railway embankments in Canadian cold climate (09/2021).

- Funded by NSERC Alliance grant in partnership with Titan Environmental Containment Ltd., the Geo-group is currently investigating the use of geosynthetics to enhance the performance of reinforced structures in Canadian cold climate (05/2021).

- In collaboration with Prof. J-P Giroud, Prof. Meguid deliverd a short course titled "Introduction to Geotechnical Design using Geosynthetics" at the GeoMEast 2018 Conference that took place 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.

 

 
   
 

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