GradGuide

To Prospective Students:

Welcome to the Sustainable Infrastructure and Geomechanical Research Lab (SIGLab)! 

We are always looking for high potential, ambitious, hard-working, and creative talents with a fresh and inquisitive mind to join our lab. Our mentoring strategy is to help our students develop a growth mindset. We would like to graduate our students with a leadership and project management mindset.

We provide you with a psychologically safe and enjoyable learning environment and help you develop not only the hard skills that you need to acquire to complete your research projects but also the soft skills to lead a project. In our lab, we regularly practice discipline, punctuality, professional attitude, and mutual respect.

We expect you to work hard and independently, develop ideas, be  collaborative, attend the meetings, and participate in lab activities.

Our research program at the SIGLab requires a strong background in geomechanics, advanced modeling, numerical and analytical techniques, data analysis, physics-based modeling, development of unconventional experimental laboratory setups, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The subject areas strongly favor candidates with a degree in civil (geotechnical or structural) engineering, and mechanical engineering.

In most of my research projects, you would need to do numerical development in laboratory-owned programs (Fortran, Matlab, Mathematica) or implement new subroutines in computational software such as COMSOL, ABAQUS, and FLAC. Please contact me if you have these competencies.

According to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0/4.5 (B) or equivalent in your last 60 credit hours of study is required: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/569.html

Faculty of Graduate Studies provides some scholarship and bursary opportunities for graduate students. I encourage you to apply for these funding and awards:
http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/index.html

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and full contact information for two references to me at pooneh.maghoul@umanitoba.ca.

NSERC: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/Grants-Subs/Develop-Developper_eng.asp