MSc

Maryam Saaly, MSc Student (2017 – Present)

Research Interests: Geothermal Energy Piles, Thermal Imbalance, Thermal Analysis, THM Modeling, Cold Regions.

Bio:In 2017 Maryam graduated from Amirkabir University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In the meantime, she was working on unsaturated soils as her Bachelor thesis. In 2017 Maryam joined Dr. Maghoul’s research group. Her research interests are Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Renewable Geothermal Energy, Thermal Energy Piles, Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Modeling for Saturated and Unsaturated Soils Anchoring Systems and Deep Foundations. Currently she is working on underground thermal imbalance due to application of thermal piles in cold regions. In the meantime, Maryam is working as a NSERC SERA (sustainable engineering in remote areas) trainee and she is working on renewable energies.

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Marziyeh Fathalikhani, PhD Student (2018 – Present)

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Bio: Marziyeh Fathalikhani is a doctoral candidate in Geotechnical Engineering with a focus on climate change at cold regions at the University of Manitoba. She received her M.Sc. degree in Geotechnical engineering from University of Tehran, after completing her B.Sc. degrees, in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.
During her master thesis, she worked on elastic-fragile model in unsaturated porous media. Her research interests in geotechnical engineering are in the areas of numerical modeling, porous media, soil constitutive models, geotechnical earthquake design, deep excavation stabilization and soil improvement methods.
She also has worked at different civil engineering companies during her education and also after. She is specialists at various methods of soil improvement and designing deep excavation stabilization using nailing and anchorage systems and Berliner walls.

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OrkhanGurbanli, MEng Student (2017 – Present)

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Bio: coming soon…

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Alumni

Alitking Anongphouth, MSc Student (2016 – 2018)

Research Interests: Geothermal Energy Piles, THM Modeling, Cold Regions.

Bio: coming soon…

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Hongwei Liu, MSc Student (2016 – 2018)

Research Interests: Geothermal Energy, Geothermal-Based Snow-Melting System for Bridge Decks, Buried Utilities, Insulation Design, Frost Heave Modeling, THM modeling in Freezing Soils.

Bio: Hongwei Liu is a Ph.D student in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Manitoba. His research interest is developing innovative techniques for Non-Destructive-Test in soil through wave propagation analysis and advance computational algorithms. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Geotechnical Engineering in 2018. His research areas included snow melting system using geothermal energy, frost heave modeling, coupled Thermo-Hydro model development and fully coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical model development. Research results have been submitted to several top journals and currently are under review.

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Kirill Bobko, MSc Student (2016 – 2018)

Research Interests: Energy Efficiency of Below-Grade Building Enclosure,  Insulation Design, Thermal Analysis.

Bio:Kirill Bobko was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia where obtained his first Master degree in Civil Engineering in 2013 at State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (NNGASU) with specialization in foundation design. After graduation continued to work as Civil Engineer in Thyssen Krupp Industrial Solutions (RUS) for almost three years. These years was a bright time full of memorable projects mostly associated with design of industrial units, steel frame analysis and design of various types of foundations. Working in TKIS (RUS) he learned professional practise and got first experience in geotechnical design. Later participated in half-year business trip in Germany collaborating within international team. During 2016-2018 was in M.Sc (Civil Eng.) program at University of Manitoba under supervision of Dr. Pooneh Maghoul where studied problems of heat transfer in soils. Research was focused on numerical modelling and analysis of energy performance of the building. Conducted a series of field work and lab tests evaluating thermal properties of soil. Kirill is a current student member of Canadian Geotechnical Society. At spare time prefers to travel with family.

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