Ian Fleming

     Ian Fleming  B.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

    Professor of Civil and Geological Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience:

    B.A.Sc., M.Eng.(Tor.), Ph.D.(West. Ont.) 

    Specialization: Geotechnical/Geo-environmental

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Fleming, I., Fleming, M., Headley, J. and Du, J. (2012). Surficial hydrocarbons in the Athabaska oilsands region, Alberta, Canada, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 26(2), 134-147.
    • Fleming, I. (2011). Indirect measurements of field-scale hydraulic conductivity of waste from two landfill sites, Waste Management, 31(12), 2455-2463.
    • Singh, M.K. and Fleming, I. (2011). Application of a Nonlinear Stress-Strain Model to Municipal Solid Waste., Geotechnique, 61(7), 533-547.
    • Fleming, I. (2011). A simple index value for waste mechanical behaviour, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 209, 218-223.
    • Singh, M.K., Sharma, J.S. and Fleming, I. (2009). A design chart for estimation of horizontal displacement in municipal landfills., Waste Management, 29(5), 1577-1587.
    • Gharabaghi, B., Singh, M.K., Inkratas, C., Fleming, I. and McBean, E. (2008). Comparison of Slope Stability at Two Brazillian Landfills., Waste Management, 28(9, 2008), 1509-1517.
    • Singh, M.K. and Fleming, I. (2008). Estimation of mechanical properties of MSW during degradation in a laboratory compression cell., ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 177(March 2008), 200-207.
    • Sharma, J.S., Fleming, I. and Jogi, M.B. (2007). Measurement of unsaturated soil-geomembrane interface shear-strength parameters., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44(1), 78-88.
    • Park, K. and Fleming, I. (2006). Large-scale column tests to evaluate performance of a geosynthetic capillary barrier., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, . (Submitted)
    • Fleming, I., Sharma, J.S. and Jogi, M.B. (2006). Shear strength of geomembrane-soil interface under unsaturated conditions., Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24(5), 274-284.
    • Ruiz, E., Fleming, I. and Putz, G. (2006). Passive treatment of municipal landfill leachate in a granular drainage layer, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 5(5), 417-427.
    • Park, K.D. and Fleming, I. (2006). Evaluation of a geosynthetic capillary barrier, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24, 64-71.
    • Fleming, I., Jogi, M. and Sharma, J. (2006). Shear strength of geomembrane-soil interface under unsaturated conditions, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24, 274-284.
    • Park, K. and Fleming, I. (2006). Evaluation of a geosynthetic capillary barrier., Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24(1), 64-71.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Singh, M.K. and Fleming, I. (2008). ESTIMATION OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MSW DURING DEGRADATION IN A LABORATORY COMPRESSION CELL, GeoCongress 2008, New Orleans, March 9-12, Paper No. 13554, (CD Rom).
    • Schmidt, P.M. and Fleming, I. (2007). EVALUATION OF CAPACITANCE PROBES FOR MOISTURE MONITORING IN MUNICIPAL LANDFILLS, Sardinia 2007 International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Oct 1-5, Paper No. 542, (CD Rom).
    • Singh, M.K., Fleming, I. and Sharma, J.S. (2007). Estimating mechanical properties of municipal solid waste using stochastic modelling., Sardinia 2007 International Waste management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Oct 1-5, Paper No. 537, (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Fleming, I., Fleming, M.A. and Sharma, J.S. (2011). Cyclic loading of waste for design of a wind turbine foundation on a landfill, 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 3-7 October, Paper No. 611, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Dewaele, P.J., Fleming, I. and Coulter, S. (2011). Waste excavation and screening for reclamation and re-engineering of a municipal landfill site., 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 3-7 October, Paper No. 473, (5 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Fleming, I. and Stevens, D. (2011). Landfill gas well performance under short-term and long-term testing., 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 3-7 October, Paper No. 591, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Fleming, I., Barone, F.S. and Dewaele, P.J. (2010). Case study: clogging of a geotextile/geopipe system in a landfill drainage application., 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics., Guarujá, Brazil, May 23-27, Paper No. 509, (CD Rom).
    • Fleming, I., Singh, M.K., Dewaele, P.J. and Barone, F.S. (2008). Case Study: Deformations of a steep slope excavated in a municipal solid waste landfill, Canadian Geotechnical Society, 61st CGC, September 2008, Paper No. 481, (CD Rom).
    • McPherson, A., Fleming, I., Headley, J. and Farrell, R. (2007). Monitoring Phytoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils in a Closed and Controlled Environment, Proceedings of the Ninth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 7-10, 2007, Paper No. 421.
    • Meier, A., Fleming, I., Barbour, S.L., Ayres, B. and Okane, M. (2006). Field scale trials of a geosynthetic capillary break, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, October 1-4, 2006, 160-165 (CD Rom). Available online at: http://www.x-cd.com/SeatoSkyOnline/S1/0160-165.pdf
    • Meier, A., Fleming, I., Barbour, S., Ayres, B. and OKane, M. (2006). Field Scale Trials of a Geosynthetic Capillary Break., 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Oct 1-4, (CD Rom).
    • Singh, M.K., Sharma, J. and Fleming, I. (2006). Estimation of Elastic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste Using Stochastic Modelling, 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Oct 1-4, (CD Rom).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Fleming, I., Ruiz, E.F., Putz, G.J. and Singh, M.K. (2005). Passive Treatment of MSW Leachate in a Modified Drainage System, Sardinia 2005 Tenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy, October 3-7.
    • Fleming, I., Jogi, M.B. and Sharma, J.S. (2005). Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soil-Geomembrane Interfaces, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, September 18-21.
    • Dewaele, P.J., Fleming, I. and Ciardullo, L. (2005). Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology at the Brock West Landfill, Ontario, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, September 18-21.
    • Singh, M.K., Fleming, I. and Dewaele, P.J. (2005). Slope Stability Analysis of Brock West Landfill, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, September 18-21.
    • Osicki, R.S. and Fleming, I. (2005). Chemical Compatibility Screening of Bentonite-Based Barrier Materials With High pH Industrial Wastewater, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, September 18-21.
    Keynote Conference Presentation
    • Park, K.D. and Fleming, I. (Keynote) (2005). One-Dimensional Column Testing for Evaluation of a Geosynthetic Capillary Break, 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Sasklatoon, Canada, September 18-21.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Fleming, I. (Invited) (2008). A SIMPLE INDEX VALUE FOR WASTE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR, GeoCongress 2008. GeoInstitute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, New Orleans, Mar 10-13, 2008, 5.
    • Fleming, I. (Invited) (2008). Shear strength of geomembrane-soil interface under unsaturated conditions., GeoAmericas - International Geosunthetics Society, Cancun, Mexico, March 3-5, 2008.
    • Fleming, I. (Invited) (2008). Clogging of Leachate Collection Systems in Municipal Landfills and the Potential for Intrinsic Passive Treatment of Leachate, 1st Middle European Conference on Landfill Technology, Budapest, Feb 6-7, 2008, 8.
    Plenary Lecture/Talk
    • Fleming, I., Stevens, D. and Schmidt, P.M. (Plenary) (2008). Demonstration Project: Retrofitting Rapid Stabilization and Enhanced Gas Generation and Production for a Dry Landfill in a Semi-Arid Climate, 1st Middle European Conmference on Landfill Technology, Budapest, Hungary, March 6-7, 2008, 7.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Sustainable landfill with passive leachate biofilter, Sask MoE and Communities of Tomorrow, Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Waste mechanics study for wind turbine foundations on landfill, Saskatoon Light & Power, Contract.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of methane potential of landfilled waste, SALT Canada Inc., Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Field scale evaluation of innovations in landfill engineering, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Hydrocarbon degradation and mobility in oilsands waste, Canadian Oilsands Network for R & D (CNRL, IOL, Shell, Suncor, Syncrude, Petro-Total), Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Methane potential of post-processing waste, Golder Associates, Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Waste mechanics study for wind turbine foundations on landfill, Saskatoon Light & Power, Contract.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in the subsurface, NSERC, CRD (applied).
    • Principal Investigator, Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in the subsurface, TransGas Limited and Stantec Consulting Ltd., Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of retrofitting rapid stabilization and gas collection in older landfills, City of Saskatoon, Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Field scale evaluation of innovations in landfill engineering, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Hydrocarbon Mobility in Oilsands Tailings, Suncor Energy, Industry Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Hydrocarbons in the root zone, CONRAD (Canadian Oilsands Network for R & D), INdustry Contract.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of retrofitting rapid stabilization and gas collection in older landfills, City of Saskatoon, Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Field scale evaluation of innovations in landfill engineering, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Hydrocarbon Mobility in Oilsands Tailings, Suncor Energy, Industry Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Hydrocarbons in the root zone, CONRAD (Canadian Oilsands Network for R & D), INdustry Contract.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • CE416.3 - Geotechnical Engineering Practice
    • CE851 - Applications in Geoenvironmental engineering
    • CE853.3 - Geosynthetics

    2010-2011

    • CE468.3 - Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • CE851.3 - Geoenviro Eng 2 Applications
    • ENVE201.3 - Principles of Enviro Eng
    • GEOE218.3 - Intro Engineering Geology

    2009-2010

    • CE416.3 - Geotechnical Eng Practice
    • CE468.3 - Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • CE851.3 - Geoenviro Eng 2 Applications
    • GEOE218.3 - Intro Engineering Geology

    2008-2009

    • CE295.3 - Project 1
    • CE468.3 - Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • CE495.6 - Capstone Design Project
    • CE851.3 - Geoenviro Eng 2 Applications
    • CE853.3 - Geosynthetics
    • GEOE218.3 - Intro Engineering Geology

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Development of in-situ bioreactor for passive treatment of leachate from municipal solid waste landfills.
    • Hydrocarbon mobility from oilsands tailings
    • Hydrocarbons in the root zone
    • Strength & deformations in landfilled municipal solid waste, including performance of shallow foundations on waste

    2010-2011

    • Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the subsurface
    • Development of in-situ bioreactor for passive treatment of leachate from municipal solid waste landfills.
    • Hydrocarbon mobility from oilsands tailings
    • Hydrocarbons in the root zone
    • Strength & deformations in landfilled municipal solid waste, including performance of shallow foundations on waste

    2009-2010

    • Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the subsurface
    • Development of geosynthetic capillary barrier
    • Evolution of strength of municipal solid waste
    • Hydrocarbon mobility from oilsands tailings
    • Hydrocarbons in the root zone
    • Optimizing biological process in landfill sites: includes a) retrofitting of gas collection in arid prairie landfills and b) development of in-situ bioreactor for passive treatment of leachate from municipal solid waste landfills.

    2008-2009

    • Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the subsurface
    • Development of geosynthetic capillary barrier
    • Evolution of strength of municipal solid waste
    • Hydrocarbon mobility from oilsands tailings
    • Hydrocarbons in the root zone
    • Optimizing biological process in landfill sites: includes a) retrofitting of gas collection in arid prairie landfills and b) development of in-situ bioreactor for passive treatment of leachate from municipal solid waste landfills.

    2007-2008

    • Development of geosynthetic capillary barrier
    • Evolution of strength of municipal solid waste
    • Hydrocarbon mobility from oilsands tailings
    • Hydrocarbons in the root zone
    • Optimizing biological process in landfill sites: includes a) retrofitting of gas collection in arid prairie landfills and b) development of in-situ bioreactor for passive treatment of leachate from municipal solid waste landfills.