Geotechnical Centre

J. Don Scott, PhD, PEng

Professor Emeritus, Geotechnical
6-370 ICE
Phone: 780-492-2636
E-mail: jdscott@ualberta.ca

Research Interests

  • geotechnical engineering, resource geomechanics, geosynthetics, oil sands tailings treatment and disposal

Current Technical Activities

  • Consultant for consulting engineering firms, resource industries and public agencies on a variety of geotechnical engineering projects

Honours and Awards

  • Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada (2010)
  • 25 Years of Excellence Award, NSERC (2004)
  • Syncrude/ASTech Oil Sands Research Prize, Alberta Science and Technology (1998)
  • Salute to Excellence Performance Award, City of Edmonton (1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2008)
  • Research Excellence in Civil Engineering Award, Imperial Oil Ltd. (1990)
  • New Initiatives Project Award, University of Alberta (1985)
  • Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA) Research Chair in Oil Sands (1980-85)
  • Service Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society (1978)
  • Cross-Canada Lecturer, Canadian Geotechnical Society (1977)
  • Tricolour Award, Queen's University (1953-54)