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Ian Donald Moore, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor, Civil Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Engineering, Queen’s University

The name of Ian Moore, PhD, P.Eng., is synonymous with excellence and innovation in the geotechnical, geosynthetics and soil-structure interaction communities, with the results of his work contributing to North American and international codes of practice.

Dr. Moore is well-known as the leading expert on buried infrastructure for municipal and highway applications in Canada and beyond. He has established his reputation in this area through the development of non-linear computer modeling and through carefully designed and executed experimental projects.

He has increasingly focused his research on assessing and managing the stability of deteriorating structures. Approximately 80 per cent of civil engineering construction in Canada involves repairing the basic infrastructure on which Canadians depend every day. Through practical experimental and computational research, Dr. Moore is studying new construction techniques and products that help engineers make better decisions on whether to repair or replace existing culvert and sewer systems, saving potentially millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.

Working with his colleagues and students at Queen’s University, Dr. Moore provides such unique technical services as tests on buried pipe and other infrastructure, load testing of shallow buried structures, and investigations of trenchless technologies, providing the world’s best and most credible data for these systems.

He also led the outstanding team of geoengineers and geoscientists in Kingston to form the GeoEngineering Centre, serving as the centre’s director since its inception in 2001. The centre brings together diverse faculty and graduate students at Queen’s and the Royal Military College, and is recognized as one of the world’s top-flight geoengineering research groups.