Dr. Mamadou Fall

Dr. Mamadou Fall is a Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa (Canada), the Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Vice President Technical of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. He graduated from the Earth Science Institute at the University of Dakar (Senegal) and was awarded a PhD excellence scholarship for his PhD studies in Germany. Subsequently, he was granted a postdoctoral fellowship by the German Research Foundation and coordinated the German Research Chair of Environmental Geosciences and Geotechnics.

Prof. Fall and his team are 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. He has been leading several major research projects that are related to geotechnical hazards and risks, mine waste management, underground disposal of nuclear wastes, problem grounds and coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in geosystems. He is currently supervising a large research team of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students (PhD and Master).

Over the years, his research programs have obtained substantial funding from a number of agencies and private companies, and findings of his research group have been used and implemented by the industry, key federal and national agencies, and numerous institutions or organizations worldwide. These research findings and impacts have been recognized by several awards and distinctions as well as have been broadcasted by national and international televisions. Prof. Fall is included in the World’s Top 2% Scientists list, published by Stanford University in 2021.


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