• 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)

    Dr. Maghoul Research Team

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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

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

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Buried Infrastructure & Utilities

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

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Non-Destructive Testing Development

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

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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.

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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

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

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Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Energy efficiency of basement structures in cold regions

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Conferences in 2020

Selected Publications

Thermo-mechanical performance of a proposed geothermal energy pile system in cold regions,

Saaly M., Maghoul P.*, Hollaender H.

Analytical modeling of contact mechanics of helical gear tooth by considering surface roughness effects,

Hodaei M., Rabbani V., Bahari A., Maghoul P.*, Farhagn K., Wu N.

Three-dimensional viscoelastodynamic solver for dispersion and soil responses analysis in seismic non-destructive testing,

Liu H., Maghoul P.*, Shalaby A., Bahari A., Moradi F.