Address

Room E1- 432 (EITC), 15 Gillson Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V6

Contact Information

Call: +1 (204) 474-8725

Email: Pooneh.Maghoul@umanitoba.ca

Pooneh Maghoul

Founder and Lead, Sustainable Infrastructure and Geomechanical Laboratory (SIGLab)
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
Chair of the Education Committee, Board of Directors, Canadian Geotechnical Society
Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Canadian Permafrost Association

Research Interests: Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Multiphase Porous Media, Fundamental Behaviors of Geomaterials, Computational Mechanics, Multiscale Modeling, Wave Analysis, Geohazards (landslide, earthquake, and climate change), Northern Infrastructure, Permafrost, Renewable Geothermal Energy, Non-Destructive-Testing Techniques, Soil-Structure Interaction, Bio-Inspired Solutions Toward Sustainable and Smart Geotechnics


Education

  1. 12/2010 – 12/2012

    Post-Doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering

    Université Laval, Quebec-City, QC
  2. 10/2007 – 11/2010

    PhD in Geotechnical Engineering

    Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France
  3. 09/2006 – 06/2007

    MSc in Soil and Rock Mechanics and Environmental Geomechanics

    Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France
  4. 09/2002 – 06/2006

    BSc in Civil Engineering

    University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  5. 1995-2002

    National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents

    Iran

Work Experience

  1. 04/2020-Present
    Associate Professor (Tenure-Track, awarded early promotion)
    The University of Manitoba
  2. 07/2015-03/2020
    Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
    The University of Manitoba, Department of Civil Engineering, Winnipeg (MB), Canada
  3. 2018-2020
    Director of R&D
    Hybrixcel Inc., Toronto, ON
  4. 2016-2017
    Maternity Leave
  5. 01/2017-
    Adjunct Professor
    The University of Manitoba, Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, Winnipeg (MB), Canada
  6. 09/2017-
    Researcher
    Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), University of Waterloo, Waterloo (ON), Canada
  7. 2014-2015
    Lecturer
    École de Technologie Supérieure, Département de Génie de la Construction, Montreal (QC), Canada
  8. 2014
    Lecturer
    École Polytechnique, Département des Génies Civil, Géologique et des Mines, Montreal (QC), Canada
  9. 2013-2014
    Geotechnical Project Manager
    ABS Group Inc., Montreal, QC
  10. 2010-2012
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Université Laval, NSERC-Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair, Quebec-City (QC), Canada
  11. 2006-2010
    Graduate Research Assistant
    École des Ponts ParisTech, Navier Laboratory, Paris, France
  12. 2005-2006
    Junior Civil Engineer
    Sakoo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2020
    2019 Best Paper Award
    Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2020
    Selected | NSERC-NSF Workshops on Inclusive and Intersectional Research and Analysis in Engineering and Computer Science
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • 2019
    New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration Competition (Inaugurial)
    Canada Research Coordinating Committee (One of the Only 3 Projects Awarded in Civil Engineering)
  • 2019
    ENI Foundation: Invited nomination for international ENI Award for The Energy Frontiers Prize
    Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • 2019-2020
    Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
    Mitacs
  • 2019
    Best Paper Award
    International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (GEOMATE 2019), Tokyo, Japan
  • 2018
    Excellent Paper Award
    International Conference on Medical and Biosciences, Montreal (QC), Canada
  • 2010-2012
    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    NSERC-Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair, Université Laval, Quebec City (QC), Canada
  • 2012
    PhD Thesis Award (Finalist)
    Le Monde de la Recherche Universitaire (Le Monde magazine), Paris, France
  • 2011
    PhD Thesis Award (Finalist)
    ParisTech, Paris, France
  • 2011
    PhD Thesis Award (Finalist)
    Université du Conseil General, Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • 2011
    PhD Thesis Award (Finalist)
    Université Paris-Est, Paris, France
  • 2011
    PhD Thesis Award (Finalist)
    École des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France
  • 2007-2010
    Research Scholarship (Allocation de Recherche)
    École des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France
  • 2006-2007
    International Student Scholarship
    Ministère Français des Affaires Etrangères, EGIDE, Paris, France
  • 2004
    International Student Bridge Design Competition (1st position)
    The University of British Colombia, Okanagan, Canada
  • 2002
    Ranked Top 0.1% in the National University Entrance Examination (Mathematics & Physics)
    The University of Tehran (Admitted), Iran
  • 1995-2002
    Among the top 1% of applicants admitted through a Nationwide Entrance Examination
    National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (Admitted), Iran