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Siva Sivathayalan

Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degrees:B.Sc. Engineering (Peradeniya), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia), P.Eng.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 5802
Office:3450 (Mackenzie)

Prof. Sivathayalan’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Teaching Assignment 2021-2022

  • CIVE 4301 Foundation Engineering
  • CIVE 5505 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Previous Teaching Assignments

  • ECOR 1101 Mechanics I
  • CIVE 2101 Mechanics II
  • CIVE 3208 Geotechnical Mechanics
  • CIVE 4208 Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVE 4301 Foundation Engineering
  • CIVE 4907 Engineering Project
  • ENVE 4907 Engineering Project
  • CIVE 4918 Design Project
  • CIVE 5300 Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • CIVE 5505 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • CIVE 5801 Special Topic in Geotechnical Engineering

Research Interests

Static and dynamic behaviour of soils, liquefaction, laboratory testing, constitutive relations, and geosynthetics

Honours and Awards

  • 2010 Stermac Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 2001 ASTM Award for Outstanding Article on the Practice of Geotechnical Testing.

Selected Publications