The Director

Dr. Biao Li is an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Concordia University.  He obtained a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from China University of Geosciences Beijing and a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Calgary. His research expertise is in experimental and computational geomechanics, thermal-hydro-mechanical coupling, soil-structure interaction, and geophysics.


  • 2019-08-30: Student Yiwei and Nader completed their Master program. Congrats, Yiwei and Nader!
  • 2018-12-01: Student Mr. Sohail Akhtar completed his Master program and will continue to be my PhD student. Congrats, Sohail!
  • 2018-07-05: Student Mr. Sohail Akhtar was awarded the Port of Montreal Award in Transportation Studies for his excellence in the course and research work. Congrats, Sohail!
  •  2017-05-17: Dr. Li was awarded the KSRM scholarship Award during the 2017 YSRM Young scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics



Flow in dense clay and soft mudrock (Li et al. 2018)

Thermally induced tensile fracturing of shale 

(Li and Wong 2018)

Flow in fractures (Li et al. 2014)


Structural state of soft mudrocks (Li and Wong 2016)

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Thermal-hydro-mechanical analysis of wellbore responses under thermal recovery (Li et al. 2018)

Specially designed Lab tests at low and high temperature conditions 

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