Dr. M.T. Rayhani is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and the director of Geo-engineering Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University. His research areas include innovative foundation design, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, foundation design in permafrost, and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and he is the author of over 50 publications in different areas of geo-engineering. Dr. Rayhani is a member of CGS, OGG, ASCE, ISMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He has been involved in over 20 engineering projects around the world and has experience in foundation investigation and design, landfill barrier systems, embankment dams and slope stability.