University of Manitoba

Dr. Pooneh Maghoul, P. Eng.

Assistant Professor - Department of Civil Engineering


Office: E1-432
Mail: Department of Civil Engineering
University of Manitoba
Room E1- 432 (EITC), 15 Gillson street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V6
Phone: (204) 474-8475


Dr. Pooneh Maghoul is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. She received her M.Sc. in Soil and Rock Mechanics (2007) and her Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering (2010) at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (Paris Institute of Technology) in France. She received postdoctoral fellowships from NSERC-Hydro-Quebec Industrial Research Chair at Laval University (2010-2012) in Canada. Before joining the University of Manitoba, Dr. Maghoul worked as a project manager in Geotechnical Engineering (2013-2014) in Montreal. She also worked as a sessional lecturer at Polytechnique of Montreal and Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Engineering school of the University of Quebec in Montreal).

Dr. Maghoul's main scientific research interests are in analytical and numerical modeling of the multiphase porous media under thermal, quasi-static and dynamic loadings, using a coupled FEM/BEM technique. A few of the vast set of applications in this regard include multiphase transfer of heat, moisture (water and vapor) and air in porous media, cold regions engineering, CO2 sequestration modeling, study of the combined effects of topography and sediments on the amplification of seismic movements etc. She has published several research papers in leading journals and international conference proceedings.

Dr. Maghoul was nominated for several best Ph.D. awards in France. She is a registered professional engineer (P. Eng.) in the province of Quebec and served as the secretary (2013-2014) and the program director (2014-2015) at the Canadian Geotechnical Society - Western Quebec Section.