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GeoEngineering Seminar Schedule

Winter 2018

the schedule will be updated as information becomes available...

Our seminars are sponsored by Golder logo
Date Time Presenter/Subject Location
Weds, Jan 17th 4:30 – 5:30 pm Darrin Johnson (Golder Associates), "The Past, Present and Future of Tailings Engineering" ELL324
Weds, Jan 24th 4:30 – 5:30 pm   ELL324
Mon, Jan 29th 4:30 – 5:30 pm Prof. Eduardo Alonso (Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, UPC) "Highly compacted bentonite for nuclear waste isolation" MC B201
Weds, Feb 7th 4:30 – 5:30 pm GeoEng Centre Research Presentations

Scott Coombs (Queen's) "Collisional granular flows"

Ray Kennedy (Queen's) "Physical modelling of retrogressive sensitive clay landslides"

Liam Steers (Queen's) "Static liquefaction of granular slopes"

Eric Pannese (Queen's) "Fibre optic sensing of railway transition zones"
Tues, Feb 13th 4:30 – 5:30 pm Prof. David Chapman (University of Birmingham, UK), "From squashed tunnels to trenching" ELL324
Weds, Feb 21st   No seminar — Reading Week  
Weds, Feb 28th 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Vanessa Di Battista (Queen's)
"GCLs and Antarctica: Effects of Subgrade on Hydration and Desiccation"

Ioannis Vazaios (Queen's)
"Modelling of hard rock excavations under high stresses to assess rock bursting"

Ahmed Abdel Razek (Queen's)
"Role of interface transmissivity and hydraulic conductivity in limiting contaminant migration trhough composite liners"

Weds, Mar 7th 5:30pm Canadian Geotechnical Society Annual Michael Bozozuk Student Forum Carleton University
Weds, Mar 14th 4:30 – 5:30 pm Dr Yutaka Sawada (Kobe University)
"Dynamic behaviour of GCL core zone earth dams"
Weds, Mar 21st 4:30 – 5:30 pm Mei Chong & Eden Almog (Arup)
Progression and lessons learned in Geo
Weds, Mar 28th 4:30 – 5:30 pm Prof. Bruce Jamieson (University of Calgary / Snowline Associates) " Assessing, mapping and mitigating snow avalanche risk" ELL324
Weds, Apr 4th 4:30 – 5:30 pm Prof. Michel Louge (Cornell University, USA) "How can one predict capillary hysteresis?" ELL324

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