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R. K. Rowe Graduated students (1991 to present)

Ph.D.

Mylleville B.L.J., 1, 2, 3, Ph.D., 1991, Journal Papers: 2, Book Chapter: 1, Conference Papers: 7
Associate and Office Manager, Golder Associates, Vancouver
Thesis: Behaviour of heavily reinforced embankments on soft foundations
Publication: Rowe, R.K. and Mylleville, B.L.J. (1993). "The stability of embankments reinforced with steel," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 30(5): 768-780.

Ho, S.K. 4, Ph.D., 1993, Journal Papers: 4, Conference Papers: 2
Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Technical College, Hong Kong
Thesis: A numerical investigation into the behaviour of reinforced soil walls
Publication: Ho, S.K. and Rowe, R.K. (1994). "Predicted behaviour of two centrifugally modelled soil walls," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 120(10): 1845-1873

Gnanendran, C.T. 5, Ph.D., 1993, Journal Papers: 4, Conference Papers: 3
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
Thesis: Observed and calculated behaviour of a geotextile reinforced embankment on a soft compressible soil
Publication: Rowe, R.K., Gnanendran, C.T., Landva, A.O. and Valsangkar, A.J. (1995)
"Construction and performance of a full scale geotextile reinforced test embankment Sackville, New Brunswick," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 32(3): 512-534

Nadarajah , P., Ph.D., 1994, Journal Papers: 4, Conference Papers: 4
Senior Design Engineer (Geotechnical & Tunneling), Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Thesis: Applications for modelling in landfill design
Publication: Rowe, R.K. and Nadarajah, P. (1993). "Evaluation of the hydraulic conductivity of aquitards," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 30 (5): 781-800.

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Badv, K., Ph.D., 1995, Journal Papers: 5, Conference Papers: 1
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Urmia University, Iran
Thesis: Diffusive and advective transport in saturated and unsaturated soils in saturated and unsaturated soils
Publication: Rowe, R.K. and Badv, K. (1996). "Advective-diffusive contaminant migration in unsaturated sand and gravel," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 122(12): 965-975.

Hinchberger, S.D., Ph.D., 1996, Journal Papers: 4 Conference Papers: 1
Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, ON
Thesis: The behaviour of reinforced and unreinforced embankments on rate sensitive clayey foundations
Publication: Rowe, R.K. and Hinchberger, S.D. (1998). "The significance of rate effects in modelling the Sackville test embankment," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 35(3): 500-516

Fleming, I.R. 6, 7 & 8, Ph.D., 1999, Journal Papers: 3, Conference Papers: 9
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Saskatchewan.
Thesis: Biogeochemical processes and clogging of landfill leachate collection systems
Publication: Fleming, I.R., Rowe, R.K. and Cullimore, D.R. (1999). "Field observations of clogging in a landfill leachate collection system," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 36(4): 685-707.

Brachman, R.W. 9, Ph.D., 1999, Journal Papers: 5, Book Chapter: 1, Conference Papers: 4
Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Thesis: Mechanical performance of landfill collection pipes (co-supervised with I.D. Moore)
Publication: Brachman, R.W.I., Moore, I.D., and Rowe, R.K. (1999) “The Design of a Laboratory Facility for Evaluating the Structural Response of Small Diameter Buried Pipes”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37(2):281-295.

Dittrich, P., Ph.D., 2000, Journal Papers: 1, Conference Papers: 3
Associate, Golder Associates, Mississauga.
Thesis: Slope behaviour during excavation of the Sarnia approach to the St. Clair tunnel
Publication: Dittrich, J.P., Becker D.E. Rowe, R.K., and Lo, K.Y. (2000) “Analysis of the 1890’s Excavation of the Sarnia Approach to the St. Clair River Tunnel”, Proceedings of the 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, October, 2: 759-768.

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Lake, C.B. 13, 14, Ph.D., 2000, Journal Papers: 7, Book Chapter: 1, Conference Papers: 7
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Thesis: Contaminant transport through geosynthetic clay liners and a composite liner system
Publication: Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2000). “Diffusion of Sodium and Chloride Through Geosynthetic Clay Liners” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 18(2):102-132.

Li, A.L. 12, Ph.D., 2000, Journal Papers: 6, Conference Papers: 6
Project Engineer, AMEC, Toronto
Thesis: The time dependent behaviour of reinforced embankments on soft foundations
Publication: Li, A.L. and Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Some design considerations for embankments on rate sensitive soils" ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128(11):885-897.

Hrapovic, L., Ph.D., 2001, Journal Papers: 3, Conference Papers: 4
Research Associate, University of Toronto
Thesis: Laboratory Study of Intrinsic Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants in Compacted Clayey Soil
Publication: Rowe, R.K., Hrapovic, L., Kosaric, N. and Cullimore, D.R. (1997). "Anaerobic degradation of dichloromethane diffusing through clay," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 123(12): 1085-1095

Sangam, H.P. 13, 14, Ph.D., 2001, Journal Papers: 6, Conference Papers: 8
Project Engineer, SNC_Lavalin, Toronto
Thesis: Performance of HDPE Geomembrane Liners in Landfill Applications
Publication: Sangam, H.P. and Rowe, R.K (2001) “Migration of dilute aqueous organic pollutants through HDPE geomembranes”, Geotextiles and Geomembrane, 19(6): 329-357.

Skinner, G., Ph.D., 2002, Journal Papers: 4, Conference Papers: 2
Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates, Calgary
Thesis: Reinforced walls on yielding foundations
Publication: Rowe, R.K and Skinner, G.D (2001) “Numerical analysis of geosynthetic reinforced retaining wall constructed on a layered soil foundation” Geotextiles and Geomembranes , 19(7):387-412.

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Abdel-Meguid, M., Ph.D., 2002, Journal Papers: 3, Conference Papers: 2
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Thesis: Selected 3-D Aspects of Tunnelling (Co-supervised with K.Y. Lo, UWO)10
Publication: Abdel-Meguid, M.A., Rowe, R.K., and Lo, K.L. (2002) “3-D effects of surface construction over existing subway tunnels”, International Journal of Geomechanics, 2 (4): 447-469.

Van Gulck, J., Ph.D., 2002, Journal Papers: 6, Book Chapter: 1, Conference Papers: 8
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Thesis: Biodegradation and clogging in gravel size material11
Publication: Van Gulck, J.F., Rowe, R.K., Rittmann, B.E. and Cooke, A.J. (2003) “Predicting biogeochemical calcium precipitation in landfill leachate collection systems” Biodegradation, 14: 331-346.

Iryo, T., Ph.D., 2003 Journal Papers: 5
Project Engineer, SNC Lavalin, Toronto
Thesis: Hydraulic performance of geosynthetics in soil structures
Publication: Iryo, T. and Rowe, R.K. (2003) “On the hydraulic behaviour of unsaturated nonwoven geotextiles”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 21 (6):381-404.

Southen, J., Ph.D., 2005, Journal Papers: 4, Conference Papers: 4
Post Doctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Thesis:Thermally driven moisture movement within and beneath geosynthetic clay liners
Publication: Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) “Laboratory investigation of GCL desiccation in a composite liner subjected to thermal gradients”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(7): 925-935.

Cooke, A. J., Ph.D., 2007  Journal Papers:  6 Conference Papers: 1
Senior Engineer, Gartner Lee Ltd.
Thesis: Modelling the clogging of landfill leachate collection systems  
Publication:  Cooke, A.J., Rowe, R.K. and Rittmann, B.E. (2005). “Modelling species fate and porous media effects for landfill leachate flow,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42 (4):1116-1132.

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McIsaac, R., Ph.D., 2007  Journal Papers:  5  Conference Papers: 3
Thesis: An experimental investigation of clogging in landfill leachate collection systems  
Publication: McIsaac, R. and Rowe, R.K. (2006). “Effect of filter/separators on the clogging of leachate collection Systems,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43(7): 674-693.

Kalinovich, I. Ph.D., 2008  Journal Papers:  3 Conference Papers: 4
Thesis: Geotextile and Granular Filters for the Remediation of Arctic PCB Contaminated Soils (Co-supervised with A. Rutter and J. Poland)
Publication: Kalinovich, I.,  Rutter, A., Rowe, R.K., McWatters, R., and Poland, J.S. (2008) “The application of geotextile and granular filters for PCB remediation,” Geosynthetics International, 15(3):  173-183.

Rimal, S., Ph.D., 2008  Journal Papers:  5 Conference Papers: 4
Thesis: Aging of HDPE geomembranes used  to contain landfill leachate or hydrocarbon spills
Publication: Rowe, R.K. and Rimal, S. (2008). “Depletion of antioxidants from an HDPE geomembrane in a composite liner”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering,134(1):68-78.

Islam, Z. Ph.D., 2009  Journal Papers:  5 Conference Papers: 4
Thesis: Long-term performance of HDPE geomembranes as landfill liners
Publication: Rowe, R.K, Islam, M.Z., and Hsuan, Y.G. (2008). “Leachate chemical composition effects on OIT depletion in HDPE geomembranes,” Geosynthetics International, 15(2): 136-151.

Lange, K., Ph.D., 2009 Journal Papers:  4 Conference Papers: 4
Thesis: Investigation into the attenuation of metals in GCLs intended for mine waste containment (Co-supervised with H. Jamieson)                      
Publication: Lange, K., Rowe, R. K. & Jamieson, H. (2007). Metal retention in geosynthetic clay liners following permeation by different mining solutions, Geosynthetics International, 14(3), 178-187

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M.E.Sc.

San, K.W.E., M.E.Sc. 1991, Journal Papers: 2, Conference Papers: 1
Senior Engineer, Gartner Lee Ltd., Markham
Thesis: Stochastic considerations in contaminant migration studies
Publication: San, K.W.E. and Rowe, R.K. (1993). "Effect of sand lenses on groundwater flow and contaminant migration," International Journal for Analytical and Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, 17(4): 217-242.

Hrapovic, L., M.E.Sc. 1994, Journal Papers: 2, Conference Papers: 4
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Thesis: Diffusion of DCM & chloride through an HDPE
Publication: Rowe, R.K., Hrapovic, L. and Kosaric, N. (1995). "Diffusion of chloride and dichloromethane through an HDPE geomembrane," Geosynthetics International, 2(3): 507-536.

Fraser, M., M.E.Sc. 1994 Journal Papers: 1, Book Chapter: 1, Conference Papers: 4
President, GAEA Technologies Ltd., Toronto
Modelling the impact resulting from failure of engineered systems in landfillsfrom failure of engineered systems
Publication: Rowe, R.K. and Fraser, M.J. (1996). "Waste disposal facility site selection and design considerations," Geosciences Canada, 23(1):1-8.

Petrov, R., MBA, M.E.Sc. 1995, Journal Papers: 4, Conference Papers: 2
National Marketing Manager and Senior Engineer, Trow Associates, Brampton
Thesis: Swelling and compatibility characteristics of a geosynthetic clay liners
Publication: Petrov, R.J. and Rowe, R.K. (1997). "Geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) - chemical compatibility by hydraulic conductivity testing and factors impacting its performance", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 34(6): 863-885.

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Cooke, A.J. 6, M.E.Sc. 1997, Journal Papers: 3, Conference Papers: 5
Ph.D. Student UWO
Thesis: Modelling of clogging in columns permeated by synthetic leachate
Publication: Cooke, A.J., Rowe, R.K., Rittmann, B.E. and Fleming, I.R. (1999). "Modelling biochemically driven mineral precipitation in anerobic biofilms," Water Science & Technology, 39(7): 57-64.

MacKay, P.J., M.E.Sc. 1998, Journal Papers: 1, Conference Papers: 1
Project Engineer: Environmental Management Solutions (EMS)Inc., Nepean.
Thesis: Oxygen diffusion through clay covers (Co-supervised with E.K. Yanful)
Publication: MacKay, P.C., Yanful, E.K., Rowe, R.K. and Badv, K. (1999). "A new apparatus for measuring oxygen diffusion and water retention in soils," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 21(4): 289-296.

Armstrong, M.D., 6, M.E.Sc. 1998, Journal Papers: 2, Conference Papers: 8
Project Engineer, Acres International, Oakville
Thesis: Laboratory program to study clogging in a leachate collection systems
Publication: Rowe, R.K., Armstrong, M.D. and Cullimore, D.R. (2000). “Mass Loading and the Rate of Clogging due to Municipal Solid Waste Leachate” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37(2):355-370.

Bennett, P.J., 6, M.Sc. 1998, Journal Papers: 1, Conference Papers: 2
Project Scientist, Conor Pacific Environmental Technologies, Mississauga
Thesis: The stable isotope characterization of carbon and water cycling in municipal solid waste landfills (Co-supervised with F. Longstaffe)
Publication: Bennett, P.J., Longstaffe, F.J. and Rowe, R.K. (2000). "The stability of dolomite in landfill leachate collection systems" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37(2):371-378.

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Tognon, A.R.M., M.E.Sc. 1999, Journal Papers: 2, Conference Papers: 1
Project Engineer, Foster Wheeler Environmental, Boston, U.S.A.
Thesis: Laboratory testing of geosynthetics used in landfill barrier systems (co-supervised with I.D. Moore)
Publication: Tognon, A.R.M., Rowe, R.K., and Brachman, R.W.I. (1999) Evaluation of side wall friction for a buried pipe testing facility" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 17(4):193-212.

Sholte, J.W., M.E.Sc. 1999, Journal Papers: 3, Conference Papers: 1
Senior Engineer, Golder Associates, Vancouver
Thesis: The complex permittivity of compacted Halton Till (co-supervised with J.Q. Shang)
Publication: Shang, J.Q., Rowe, R.K., Umana, J.A. and Sholte, J.W. (1999). "A complex permittivity measurement system for undisturbed/compacted soils," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 22(2): 165-174.

Xie, Y., M.E.Sc. 1999, Journal Papers: 2, Conference Papers: 2
Program Analyst, Ontario Research Center for Computer Algebra
Thesis: Complex permittivity of contaminated clays (co-supervised with J.Q. Shang)
Publication: Rowe, R.K., Shang, J.Q., and Xie, Y. (2001) “Complex permittivity measurement system for detecting soil contamination”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38(3): 498-506.

Krol, M., M.E.Sc. 2000, Journal Papers: 1, Conference Papers: 1
Project Engineer, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Norwood, MA
Thesis: Trichloroethylene Diffusion in Soil-Bentonite Slurry Walls using cut-off walls
Publication: Krol, M.M. and Rowe, R.K (2003) “Diffusion of TCE through soil-bentonite slurry walls”, Soil and Sediment Contamination (in press).

Millward, S.C., M.E.Sc. 2000, Journal Papers: 2, Conference Papers: 2
Senior Engineer, Golder Associates, London
Thesis: Diffusion through composite liners and underlying unsaturated soil
Publication: Cooke, A.J., Rowe, R.K., Rittmann, B.E., Van Gulck, J. and Millward, S. (2001) "Biofilm growth and mineral precipitation in synthetic leachate columns" ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 127(10): 849-856.

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Orsini, C., M.E.Sc. 2001, Journal Papers: 1, Conference Papers: 3
Project Engineer, Golder Associates, Mississauga.
Thesis: Selected Factors Affecting the Performance of Bentonite Liners.
Publication: Rowe, R.K., and Orsini, C. (2003) “Effect of GCL and subgrade type on internal erosion in GCLs” Geotextiles and Geomembrane, 21 (1): 1-24.

Josic, L., M.E.Sc. 2002, Journal Papers: 1 Conference Papers: 1
Project Engineer, AMEC, Toronto
Thesis: Complex Permittivity of Water and Soil Contaminated by Heavy Metals and Organic Compounds (Co-supervised with J.Q. Shang, UWO)
Publication: Shang, J.Q., Ding, W., Rowe, R.K. and Josic, L. (2004) “Detecting heavy metal contamination in soil using complex permittivity and artificial neural networks”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41(6):1054-1067.

Hurst, P. M.Sc. (Eng) 2005 Journal Papers: 3 Conference Papers: 4
Project Engineer, Golder Associates, Ottawa
Thesis: Performance of GCLs exposed to Jet fuel A-1 between +20 and -20oC
Publication: Rowe, R.K., Hurst, P. and Mukunoki, T. (2005) “Permeating Partially Hydrated GCLs with Jet Fuel at Temperatures from -20°C and 20°C”, Geosynthetics International.

Babcock, D. M.Sc. (Eng) 2005
Project Engineer, Golder Associates, London
Thesis: An evaluation of model parameters for clogging of coarse drainage material and tire shreds in landfill LCS.

Lindsay, H. M.Sc. (Eng) 2005 Conference Papers: 1
Project Engineer, AMEC, Toronto
Thesis: Permeation of hydrocarbons through HDPE and f-HDPE Geomembranes
Publication : Lindsay, H. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) “Diffusion of hydrocarbons from HDPE and f- HDPE geomembranes”, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon CD ROM, 7p.

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Paudyn, K. M.Sc. (Eng) 2006
Research Associate, ASU, Kingston
Thesis: Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated  Soils in the Canadian Arctic with Landfarming and Barrier Investigations.

M.Eng.

Markle, J., M.Eng. 1993, Journal Paper: 1, Conference Papers: 0
PhD Student, University of Western Ontario
Thesis: Hydraulic response of fractured systems
Publication: Markle, J.M., Rowe, R.K. and Novakowski, K.S. (1995). "A model for the constant-head pumping test conducted in vertically fractured media," International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 457-474.


1. In 1990 the paper "Some considerations in the design of geosynthetic reinforced embankments on clayey foundations" by B.L.J. Mylleville and R.K. Rowe. Proceedings of 3rd Canadian Symposium on Geotextiles, Kitchener, 1988, pp. 29-33 was awarded the International Geotextile Society "Special Recognition" for an outstanding contribution to the "fundamental understanding of the behaviour of geosynthetic reinforced embankments.

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2. In 1991 the paper "On the design of reinforced embankments on soft brittle clays." By Mylleville, B.L.J. and Rowe, R.K. (1991). Proceedings of Geosynthetics 91, Vol. 1, Atlanta, February, pp. 395-408 was awarded the North American Geosynthetics Society Grand Award., Atlanta, Georgia.

3. 1997: Canadian Geotechnical Society: Honourable Mention (Runner up for Best Paper prize) for the paper: “A geogrid reinforced embankment on peat over organic silt: a case history” by R.K. Rowe & B.L.J. Mylleville, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 106-122.

4. In 1993 the paper "Finite element analyses of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls," by Ho. S.K. and Rowe, R.K. (1993). Proceedings of Geosynthetics '93, Vancouver, pp. 203-216. Was recognised as a Finalist in North American Geosynthetic Society Award of Excellence Vancouver, April.

5. 1996: Canadian Geotechnical Society: Honourable Mention for R. M. Quigley Award for the paper: "Construction and performance of a full scale geotextile reinforced test embankment - Sackville, New Brunswick" by R. Kerry Rowe, C.J. Gnanendran, A. Landva and A. Valsangkar, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 512-534.

6. Part of the team awarded the 1999 Ontario Ministry of Environment Award of Excellence for Research and Development for the Multidisciplinary Research Project "Clogging of Leachate Collection Systems".

7. 2000: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering: Honourable mention for Keefer Medal for the paper "Field observations of clogging in a landfill leachate collection system," by " I.R. Fleming, R. Kerry Rowe and D.R. Cullimore, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 36(4): 685-707.

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8. 2000: Canadian Geotechnical Society: Honourable Mention for R.M. Quigly Award for a paper "Field observations of clogging in a landfill leachate collection system," by " I.R. Fleming, R. Kerry Rowe and D.R. Cullimore, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 36(4): 685-707.

9. 2002: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering: Honourable Mention for Casmir Gzowski Medal for the paper "The performance of a laboratory facility for evaluating the structural response of small-diameter buried pipes," by " R.W.I. Brachman, I.D. Moore and R.K. Rowe, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38(2):260-275.

10. 2002: Awarded First Prize in the Tunnelling Association of Canada 2001-2002 Thesis Competition.

11. 2003: Awarded First Prize in the Canadian Geotechnical Society Graduate Student Paper Competition.

12. 2004: International Geosynthetics Society Award and Gold Medal.

13. 2004: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering: Honourable Mention for Thomas C. Keefer Medal for the paper “Evaluation of an HDPE geomembrane after 14 years

14. 2004: Canadian Geotechnical Society: Honourable Mention (Runner up for R.M. Quigley Best Paper Award) for the paper “Evaluation of an HDPE geomembrane after 14 years as a leachate lagoon liner” co-authored by R.K. Rowe, H.P. Sangam and C.B. Lake.

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