• Sustainable Infrastructure and Geomechanical Research Lab (SIGLab)

    Dr. Maghoul Research Team

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  • New Frontiers in Research Fund Award (Exploration Stream)

    Congratulations to the Faculty of Engineering team, led by Dr. Pooneh Maghoul: their research on assessing threats to critical northern infrastructure due to climate change by applying an AI-based Geomechanical model was awarded an Exploration Grant from the NFRF

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  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Geomechanical Research Lab (SIGLab)

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About SIGLab

The Sustainable Infrastructure and Geomechanical Research Lab (SIGLab), founded by Dr. Pooneh Maghoul, P.Eng. at the University of Manitoba, develops cutting-edge R&D programs related to infrastructure which is resilient to climate change and extreme environments on Earth and in Space (Space Construction Engineering), natural- and human-induced hazards, permafrost engineering, monitoring, non-destructive testing, risk assessment, geothermal energy and geotechnical earthquake engineering and ground vibration.

News and Events

Website Announcement

Sustainable Infrastructure and Geotechnical Laboratory (SIGLab) website started on June 2018. The contents will be uploaded in a few weeks. Thank you for your patience.

M.Sc. Thesis Defense – Hongwei Liu

“Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering with Applications in Cold Regions” Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. Location: E1-270 EITC Examining Committee: Dr. Eric Bibeau, ...

Fuzhou University Summer Visit Program

A group of civil engineering undergrad students from Fuzhou University have come to the University of Manitoba as a summer visit program. Their schedule included ...

PhD Thesis Proposal – Mohammad Hodaei

“Role of Acoustics in Osteoporosis Prediction” Date: Friday, 17 August 2018 – 2:00 p.m. Location: E2-304 EITC Bldg., Ft. Garry Campus Examining Committee: Dr. P. ...

M.Sc. Thesis Defense – Kirill Bobko

“Energy Efficiency of Below-Grade Envelope of the Stanley-Pauley Engineering Building in Winnipeg” Date: Monday, August 27, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. Location: E1-270 EITC Examining Committee: ...

Climate Resiliency of the Infrastructure

Geomechanics of Permafrost; Northern Infrastructure; Climate Warming; Threat Assessment; Remote Sensing & AI

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Planetary Geotechnics

Regolith-Rover-Structure Interaction; Sustainable Construction; Seismic Geophysics; Granular Mechanics; Impact & Moonquake

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Non-Destructive Testing Development

Wave Propagation in Porous Materials; Ultrasonic NDT; Seismic NDT; Bone Characterization (Biomedical Application)

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Renewable Geothermal Energy

Energy Piles; Energy Geo-Structures; Soil-Structure Interaction; De-Icing & Snow Melting; Permafrost Stabilization; Thermosyphon

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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Seismic Site Effect; Slope Stability; Construction-Induced Ground Vibration; Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

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Buried Infrastructure & Utilities

Structural and Thermal Integrity of Buried Infrastructure; Soil-Pipeline Interaction; Constitutive Models; Natural Hazards

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Conferences in 2020

Selected Publications

Laboratory-scale characterization of saturated soil samples through ultrasonic techniques

Liu H., Maghoul P.*, Shalaby A.

An overview of the acoustic studies of bone-like porous materials, and the effect of transverse acoustic waves,

Hodaei M., Maghoul P.*, Popplewell N.

Numerical analysis of pipeline response to landslides: a case study,

Katebi M., Maghoul P.*, Blatz J.

Thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling of frost heave using the theory of poroelasticity in frost-susceptible soils in double-barrel culvert sites,

Liu H., Maghoul P.*, Shalaby A.

Performance analysis of a proposed geothermal pile system for heating and cooling energy demand for a building in cold regions,

Saaly M., Maghoul P.*, Kavgic M., Polyzois D.

Feasibility study of snow melting system using geothermal energy heat pumps in Canada,

Liu H., Maghoul P.*, Bahari A., Kavgic M.