Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Picture of  Donna Beneteau

Donna Beneteau BSc, MSc, P.Eng. Assistant Professor, Academic Programming Appointment, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Canadian mining history, Mine backfill, Mining education, Rock mechanical properties, Seismicity


Picture of  Mohamed Boulfiza

Mohamed Boulfiza B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Bridges, Cement-based materials , Computational mechanics, Constitutive modeling, Corrosion of reinforcing steels, Damage mechanics, Durability of construction materials, Fiber reinforced composites, Fiber reinforced polymers, Service life/performance prediction of reinforced concrete structures


Picture of  Won Jae Chang

Won Jae Chang BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Bioremediation, Contaminated site assessment and remediation, Freezing contaminated soils, Hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria, Microbial community characterization, Petroleum hydrocarbons


Picture of  Amin  Elshorbagy

Amin Elshorbagy BSc, MSc, PhD, P. Eng. Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Climate change impacts, Decision analysis, Floods, Machine learning, Prairie hydrology, System dynamics, Water-energy-food nexus, Water resource management, Watershed hydrology


Picture of  Dave Elwood

Dave Elwood BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Assistant Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Geotechnical, In-situ testing, Saturated/unsaturated soil mechanics, Soft ground tunneling


Picture of  Lisa Feldman

Lisa Feldman B.A.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng., F.ACI, F.CSCE Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Bond and development of reinforcement, Bridge engineering, Code calibration, Large-scale testing, Reinforced concrete, Reinforced masonry, Service life prediction, Structural engineering, Structural evaluation, Structural rehabilitation


Picture of  Grant Ferguson

Grant Ferguson BSc, PhD, P.Geo., Eng.L. Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Engineering geology, Geothermal energy, Groundwater modeling, Heat transport in porous media, Hydrogeochemistry, Hydrogeology


Picture of  Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming BSc, PhD, M.Eng., P.Eng. Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Geosynthetics, Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, Landfill engineering, Waste strength and stability


Picture of  Terrance (Terry) Fonstad

Terrance (Terry) Fonstad B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Ag., FEC, FGC(Hon) Associate Dean Research and Partnerships & Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Biogas production from anaerobic digestion and gasification, Environmental protection, Geoenvironmental engineering, Hydrology, Ion exchange in reactive groundwater transport, Waste utilization


Picture of  Sarah Gauthier

Sarah Gauthier B.Sc., B.E., M.Eng., P.Eng. Assistant Professor, Academic Programming Appointment, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Decolonizing and indigenizing engineering education, Engineering education


Picture of  Christopher Hawkes

Christopher Hawkes BSc, PhD, P.Geo., P.Eng. Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Caprock integrity, Geological storage of CO2, Geomechanical site characterization, Hydraulic fracturing, Petroleum geomechanics, Reservoir mechanics, Wellbore stability


Picture of  Warren Helgason

Warren Helgason Ph.D., P.Eng. Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Atmospheric boundary layer processes, Energy and mass transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, Irrigation


Picture of  Kerry Mazurek

Kerry Mazurek BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Drownproofing of hydraulic structures, Environmental fluid mechanics, Erodibility testing, Erosion and scour in cohesive soils, Fluid mechanics, Hydraulic design of water treatment plant reservoirs or clearwells, Scour below hydraulic structures


Picture of  Dena McMartin

Dena McMartin PhD, P.Eng., FEC Associate Provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment, Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental


Picture of  Kerry McPhedran

Kerry McPhedran MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Saskatchewan Centennial Enhancement Chair, Associate Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Indigenous water and environmental related projects, Municipal and environmental engineering, Municipal wastewater, Partitioning to organic matter, Recreational water quality, Stormwater runoff


Picture of  Douglas  Milne

Douglas Milne BSc, MSc, PhD, D.I.C., P.Geo., P.Eng. Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Empirical mine design, Ground control, Joint roughness, Rock mass classification, Rock mechanics, Rock stability, Rock support, Underground stability


Picture of  Simon Michael Papalexiou

Simon Michael Papalexiou Assistant Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Analysis of climate model projections, Big data and global analyses of hydroclimatic extremes, Development of statistical tools to quantify uncertainty and improve predictions, Stochastic modeling in water resources and hydroclimatology, Time series analysis


Picture of  Jian Peng

Jian Peng MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Adsorption, Bioremediation, Environmental modelling, Eutrophication, Gas transfer, Water/ wastewater treatment


Picture of  Emanuele Sacchi

Emanuele Sacchi BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Assistant Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Analysis of surrogate safety measures, Evaluation of road engineering safety countermeasures, Highway geometric design, Speed management studies, Statistical methods in highway safety analysis


Picture of  Brad Schmid

Brad Schmid MBA, P. Eng. Assistant Professor, Academic Programming Appointment, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Engineering economics, Geo-environmental Engineering, Groundwater flow and contaminant transport, Mine waste management, Project management


Picture of  Laura Smith

Laura Smith BSc, MSc, PhD Assistant Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Aquitard hydrogeology and characterization, Engineering geology, Hydrogeochemistry, In situ testing


Picture of  Haithem Soliman

Haithem Soliman PhD, E.I.T. Assistant Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Pavement maintenance / rehabilitation, Pavement management, Pavement materials, Pavement performance and safety


Picture of  Bruce Sparling

Bruce Sparling PhD, P.Eng., FCSSE Associate Dean Academic, Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental, Engineering Student Centre

Research Area(s): Life cycle performance of bridges, Structural dynamics, Structural health monitoring, Structural masonry, Telecommunication structures


Picture of Leon Wegner

Leon Wegner B.E., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. Department Head & Professor, Civil, Geological and Environmental

Research Area(s): Fibre-reinforced concrete, Mechanics of composite materials, Structural health monitoring


Picture of  Andrew Ireson

Andrew Ireson MSc, PhD Associate Professor, Cross Appointment, School of Environment and Sustainability 70%, Civil, Geological and Environmental 30%

Research Area(s): Groundwater modelling, Groundwater resource management, Groundwater quality, Hydrological change in northern latitudes, Integrated hydrological-epidemiological research, Integrated hydrological data improvements, Modelling flow and transport in the hydrological cycle, Sustainable development of natural resources, Water resource engineering


Picture of  Saman Razavi

Saman Razavi BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng. Associate Professor, Cross Appointment, School of Environment and Sustainability 70%, Civil, Geological and Environmental 30%

Research Area(s): Climate change and impacts on hydrology and water resources, Environmental and water resources systems analysis, Hydrologic modelling, Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, Single and multiple-objective optimization