Sustainable Infrastructure and Geotechnical Laboratory (SIGLaB)

Maghoul Research Group - University of Manitoba

About Us

The Sustainable Infrastructure and Geotechnical Research Team, founded by Dr. Pooneh Maghoul, P.Eng. at the University of Manitoba, aims to develop innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions and strategies to enhance the structural and energy integrity of Geotechnical and Transportation Infrastructure and Subsurface Utilities.

Research Topics

Buried Infrastructure & Utilities

structural and thermal integrity of buried infrastructure and utilities in cold region; soil-pipeline interaction in landslide zones.

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

seismic site effect; dynamic soil-structure interaction; wave propagation in porous materials.

Non-Destructive Testing Development

wave propagation in porous materials; development of new non-destructive testing algorithms for geo-materials.

Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Change

deformation and stability of transportation and geotechnical infrastructure affected by global warming.

Renewable Geothermal Energy

piled energy geo-structures in cold region; d-Icing & snow melting of bridge decks and pavements by using thermal piles; behavior of concrete geothermal energy piles.

Energy Efficiency of Building

energy efficiency of basement structures in cold regions

Latest News

New Frontiers in Research Fund

Dr. Maghoul (Lab Lead) is awarded by Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat for the New Frontiers in Research Fund program. The rate of success in this competition was about 7%. This program will invest $250k to support an interdisciplinary, fast-breaking, and high-risk research on “Threat Assesment for Northern Civil Infrastructure Affected by Climate Change Using...

Collaborators & Sponsors

University of Manitoba
NSERC