Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Megan van Veen

M.A.Sc Candidate, Geological Engineering

Office: Geomechanics Lab/Miller 325
Email: 9vmjv@queensu.ca
Thesis Topic : Rockfall frequency/magnitude using remote sensing for hazard management along rail corridors
Supervisor: Dr. Jean Hutchinson, Dr. Matthew Lato (BGC Engineering)

Research Interests

Geohazards, LiDAR, remote sensing, slope stability, rock mechanics, transportation.

Brief Biography

Megan obtained a B.Sc in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University (2010-2014) with a focus on geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics. Following this, she worked as a research assistant during the summer of 2014 in the geomechanics group, under the supervision of Dr. Hutchinson. Megan began the M.A.Sc program in the fall of 2014 under the supervision of Dr. Hutchinson and the industrial supervision of Dr. Matthew Lato (BGC Engineering Inc.). Her research, part of the Canadian Railway Ground Hazards Research Program, focuses on the application of remote sensing techniques to characterization of rockfall hazards along railway corridors in Southern British Columbia.

Awards

NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Lato (BGC Engineering Inc.)

Klohn Crippen Berger Teaching Assistant Award in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Publications

van Veen, M. Hutchinson, D.J., Kromer, R., Lato, M., Gauthier, D., and Edwards, T. 2015. Frequency-magnitude of rockfall events for hazard analysis; a comparison of data from LiDAR scanning with traditional methods of reporting, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, Canada

Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., Gauthier, D., Kromer, R., Ondercin, M., van Veen, M., and Harrap, R. 2015. Applications of remote sensing techniques to managing slope instability risk, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, Canada


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