Professor Rayhani is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and the director of Geoengineering Research Group at Carleton University. His research areas include innovative foundation design, soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design, and foundation design in permafrost. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Eng. 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, ASCE, ISSMFE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He has been involved in many engineering projects around the world.