Siemens
Greg Siemens, Ph.D., E.I.T.
Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Royal Military College of Canada
13 General Crerar
Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canada
Office: Sawyer Building, Room 2305
Telephone:
1 (613) 541-6000 ext 6396
Fax:
1 (613) 541-6218
Email: greg.siemens@rmc.ca
Website:

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba
    Courses completed at the University of Manitoba and University of Alberta
    Advisor: Dr. James A. Blatz, P.Eng. - Oct 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba - 2003


AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Canadian Geotechnical Society
    Graduate Student Presentation Competition - 2006
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 
    Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral - 2004 – 2007
  • Petro-Canada Resources Fellowship in Engineering - 2004
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 
    Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Masters - 2003
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 
    Postgraduate Scholarship – Masters - 2003 – 2005
  • Neil Burgess Memorial Scholarship - 2003
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 
    Undergraduate Research Award - 2002

Refereed Journals

Siemens, G.A. and Blatz, J.A. (2006) “The Influence of Boundary Conditions on the Hydraulic-Mechanical Behaviour of an Unsaturated Shrink / Swell Soil” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. In Preparation.

Siemens, G.A., Blatz, J.A., and Ruth, D.G. (2006) “A Capillary Tube Model for Transient Two-Phase Flow Through Swelling Soil” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Submitted.

Siemens, G.A. and Blatz, J.A. (2006) “A hydraulic conductivity apparatus for deformable materials” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Submitted.

Siemens, G.A. and Blatz, J.A. (2006) “A triaxial apparatus for applying liquid infiltration with controlled boundary conditions and internal suction measurement” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Submitted.

Blatz, J.A., Anderson, D.E.S. and Siemens, G.A. (2006) “Evaluation of the transitional inelastic behaviour of unsaturated clay-sand mixtures” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Accepted Tentatively.

Key Note Papers / Invited Lectures

Blatz, J.A., Anderson D.E.S., Graham J. and Siemens G.A. (2003) “Evaluation of Yielding in Unsaturated Clays Using an Automated Triaxial Apparatus with Controlled Suction” Invited Lecture Paper International Conference From Experimental Methods Towards Numerical Modeling of Unsaturated Soils, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany, September 2003. 285-300.

Non-Refereed Conferences Papers

Siemens, G.A. and Blatz, J.A. (2006) “Examination of swelling soil structure following liquid infiltration under controlled boundary conditions” 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, BC. 1-4 October 2006.

Siemens, G.A., Blatz, J.A. and Priyanto, D.G. (2006) “Results of long-term infiltration tests on an unsaturated swelling clay” Geotechnical Special Publication No. 147: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Carefree, Arizona, 2-6 April 2006, 1:939-950.

Priyanto, D.G., Blatz J.A. and Siemens, G.A. (2006) “Evaluation of Two Constitutive Models to Simulate Behavior during Constant Volume Infiltration on a Swelling Clay Soil” Geotechnical Special Publication No. 147: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Carefree, Arizona, 2-6 April 2006, 1: 985-996.

Priyanto, D.G., Blatz, J.A. and Siemens, G.A. (2005) “Comparison of Two Constitutive Models to Simulate the Behaviour of Unsaturated Swelling Clay” 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 19-21 September 2005.

Siemens, G.A. and Blatz, J.A. (2005) “Soil suction measurement using the Xeritron Sensor in two different types of infiltration tests on a swelling soil” International Symposium Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, Trento, Italy. 27-29 June 2005, 23-26.

Siemens, G.A. (2004) “Importance of stress path control in soils testing” 1st Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference (cYGEGC), Quebec City, Quebec. 27-30 October 2004.

Siemens, G.A., Blatz, J.A., Kjartanson, B. and Priyanto, D.G. (2004) “Numerical modeling of a container emplacement concept in a deep geological environment” 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec, Quebec. 24-26 October 2004, Session 6F, 1-8.

Priyanto, D.G., Siemens, G.A., Blatz, J.A. and Graham, J. (2004) “The Parameter Evaluation Method (PEM) of Elastic-Plastic Model Properties for Unsaturated High-Plastic Clay” 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec, Quebec. 24-26 October 2004, Session 6E, 9-16.

Siemens, G.A., Ferreira, N.J., Blatz, J.A. and Graham, J. (2002) “Digital imaging and the internet: using current technologies to connect the field to the office” 2nd Canadian Specialty Conference on Computers in Geotechnique. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 134-141.

PROFESSIONAL

CURRENT COMMITTEE / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Canadian Young Geotechnical Engineers and Geoscientists Conference 2007b (cYGEGC 2007)
    Organizing Committee - Treasurer 
    2006 – Present
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society
    Local Committee Executive (Kingston Region) – Vice-Chair, 2006 – Present
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society
    Education Committee, 2004 – Present


MEMBERSHIPS

  • Student Member
    Canadian Geotechnical Society, 2002 – Present
  • Member
    Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba, 2003 – Present
  • Associate Member
    Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, 2006 – Present
  • Associate Member
    American Society of Civil Engineers, 2006 – Present
  • Member International Geosynthetics Society, 2006 – Present
  • Student Member
    North American Geosynthetics Society, 2004 – Present