Dr. Rashid Bashir of Lassonde Department of Civil Engineering is looking for talented students and a post-doctoral fellow to join his team to investigate how the increased rainfall due to climate change affects highway embankment stability.
Dr. Bashir has been awarded $100K by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) under the 2018 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program. His team will utilize historical climate data from weather stations and future climate data from global climate models to undertake the project entitled “Effect of Climate Change on Embankment Stability”.
Dr. Bashir has expertise in unsaturated soil mechanics in various operations in North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Since starting his academic appointment, Dr. Bashir has primarily focused on climate change, unsaturated soil mechanics, and soil-atmospheric modelling. You can find out more about his research here.