Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering applies earth sciences principles to engineering problems. Research interests include

  • landslides, debris flows, engineering geology, slope stability
  • groundwater hydrology, groundwater contamination and remediation, reactive transport modeling, environmental geochemistry
  • rock engineering, rock slopes, and tunneling

Other research areas include geotechnical engineering, environmental geology, engineering geology, economic geology, and applied geophysics. The specific fields of study may involve geomorphology and terrain analysis, groundwater hydrology, natural hazards, slope stability, petroleum and coal geology, coalbed methane, mineral prospecting and valuation, and other similar subjects.

 

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Ameli, Ali Numerical Analysis; Climate Changes and Impacts; Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs; Ground Water and Water Tables; Groundwater Ecohydrology; Hydro-geological Engineering; Watershed Management; Applied Hydro-geochemistry; Environmental Tracer; Groundwater-Surfacewater & land Interaction; Green Infrastructure
Beckie, Roger Ground hydrology, geotechnical engineering
Eberhardt, Erik landslides, rockslides, tunnelling, mining, rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering
Mayer, Ulrich hydrogeology; low-temperature geochemistry; groundwater contamination; groundwater remediation; mine waste management
McDougall, Scott Landslides, natural and man-made geological hazards, geohazards, rock avalanches, debris flows / floods, tailings dam breaches, shoreline erosion, landslide-generated waves