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Ning Guo

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B.Eng. (Tsinghua University, Beijing), Ph.D. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Website:Visit my research website

Prof. Guo’s mailbox is located in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Previous teaching assignments

  • ECOR1101 Mechanics I
  • CIVE3208 Geotechnical Mechanics I
  • CIVE4918 Design Group
  • CIVE5800 Computational Geomechanics

Research and Application

Computational geomechanics; multiscale modelling; multiphysics modelling; to develop theoretical and numerical models for accurate modelling of porous and granular materials, and related engineering design and applications

Research Experience and Interest

  • Multiscale modeling, coupled finite/discrete element method
    Strain localization in various 2D/3D boundary value problems
    Earthquake soil dynamics, soil-structure interaction
  • Multiphysics modeling, coupled hydro-mechanical system
    Liquefaction, hydraulic fracturing, soil internal erosion/piping
    Oil & gas transportation in deformable porous media
  • Micromechanics of granular media, discrete element method
    Fabric anisotropies under mechanical loading
    Interparticle contact and pore space topology
    Particle shape morphology
  • Continuum geomechanics and geotechnics
    Advanced constitutive modeling
    Advanced numerical schemes
  • Statistics and physics of dense granular flow
    Temporal and spatial fluctuations and correlations
    Complex system characterization


  • SENG Ph.D. Fellowship, School of Engineering, HKUST – 2013
  • JASSO Scholarship, Japan Student Services Organization, Japan – 2012
  • AGS Scholarship, Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists, HK – 2010

Selected Activities

Member, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering