Research is the foundation of CATT’s presence at the University of Waterloo. Meet the team of passionate individuals that are dedicated to advancing the industry with their innovative research!  

Mark Knight

Mark Knight

P.Eng, Associate Professor, Director of Center for Advancement of Trenchless Technology (CATT)


Mark Knight is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Executive Director for the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies at the University of Waterloo.

He specializes in buried pipeline soil structure interaction, buried municipal water and waste water pipeline condition assessment, repair, renovation and construction using trenchless technologies. Professor Knight is the developer of the System Dynamics Financially Sustainable Buried Infrastructure Asset Management tool, BoreAid, PPI- BoreAid, PPI-PACE and CIPP CALC.