Shayan Sheikhi Narani, who is currently pursuing a PhD in civil engineering at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, was recently awarded a SRK Canada Graduate Scholarship for the 2021/22 academic year. The scholarship is intended to encourage and support post-graduate studies in fields related to the mining industry. Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievement, industry experience, and the area of research.
Narani is supervised by Associate Professor Sumi Siddiqua in the School of Engineering’s CFI-funded Advanced Geomaterials Testing lab where they undertake research related to the reuse of industry by-products, carbon capture and storage, climate change mitigation, energy pipelines, chemical stabilization of road subgrade materials, soil nano-particles, and soil-water chemistry.
Recently, he and Dr. Siddiqua published research related to fiber-reinforced soil where they analyzed the resiliency of soil reinforcement (using waste tire products) to improve engineering properties of soils prior to construction. The article was published this month in the Journal Measurement.
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