Mamadou Fall


Mamadou Fall
University Research Chair in Geotechnical Engineering for Net Zero Transitions and Chair – Department of Civil Engineering and Distinguished University Professor

Ph.D. (Freiberg, Germany) / PhD (Université de Freiberg, Allemagne)
Dipl. Eng (University of Dakar, Senegal) / Dipl. Ing. (Université de Dakar, Sénégal)

Room: CBY A016
Office: 613 562-5800 ext. 6558
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Dr. Fall is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering. He graduated from the Earth Science Institute at the University of Dakar with an Award of Excellence for best graduating engineer. He was awarded a PhD excellence scholarship for his PhD studies in geotechnical engineering at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (Germany).

Subsequently, he was granted a postdoctoral fellowship by the German Research Foundation and coordinated the German Research Chair of Environmental Geosciences and Geotechnics.

In 2006, Dr. Fall joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He has been leading several major research projects that are related to mine waste management, underground disposal of nuclear wastes, carbon sequestration and engineered landfill technology. Dr. Fall is currently supervising a large research team of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students (PhD and Masters). His team is performing leading edge research in the geotechnical and geoenvironmental fields in close collaboration with the industry, major federal and provincial governmental institutions, and international partners. Over the years, his research projects have received substantial funding from a number of agencies and private companies.

Dr. Fall is a member of several societies and has been involved in the organization of numerous workshops, seminars, and national and international conferences. He has been repeatedly invited as keynote speaker or lecturer, and regularly acts as a reviewer for scientific committees, peer review journals, and funding agencies.

Fields of Interest

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • MineFill Technology/Mine Waste Management
  • Underground Disposal of Nuclear Waste
  • Carbon Sequestration Technology
  • Coupled Processes in Porous Media and Application to Geotechnical Systems
  • Landslides/Slope Stability & GIS Applied to Geotechnical Hazards
  • Landfill/Solid Waste Management
  • Geotechnical Hazards Induced by Problem Grounds


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