GRC News & Events - 2020
Dr. M. Hesham El Naggar, Top Scholar Award
The award acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western. Dr. El Naggar is a recognized world leader in the areas of dynamics of piles and foundations; soil-structure interaction; design and construction of deep foundations and soil dynamics; and geotechnical earthquake engineering.
Dr. Clare Robinson, Faculty Scholar Award
Dr. Clare Robinson was selected for faculty scholar. She was recognized for her significant achievements in teaching of research. The recipients are considered all-around scholars and will hold the title for two years.
Clare Robinson is the principal investigator on the Scholars Network for Building Disaster Resilient Communities project, a recently funded partnership between Western and Cuban institutions on physical and social resiliency around natural disaster management.
Taryn Fournie, PhD Candidate
PhD candidate Taryn Fournie (supervised by Dr. Jason Gerhard) wins 3MT top prize. She is researching the ability to extract metals and nutrients from sewage sludge, which can be repurposed for agriculture or new products.
Research Fortifies Soil Against Potential Disasters
Graduate student Hamed Behzadipour holds a sample of biocemented tailings.
Dr. Abouzar Sadrekarimi and his students have created a bio-cement that improves the structural integrity of the ground we walk - and build - upon.