Geomaterial Testing Laboratory

The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia
What the facility does

Materials science and engineering.

Areas of expertise

Dr. Siddiqua’s research group works on waste containment systems and sustainability in geotechnics. The group investigates the behaviour of various geomaterials, their strength properties, the controlling mechanism over material performance, the new experimental techniques and their significance over parameter evaluation.

Research services

Material characterization

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Education
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Mining, minerals and metals

Specialized lab


Geomaterial Testing Laboratory

Triaxial automated system (Saturated)


Triaxial automated system (Unsaturated)