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.

Office: E2-2343A
Email: maknight@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x36919


PhD Candidate 

Kay is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Knight.

He bagged a Master’s degree from the University of Waterloo in 2017, developed valuable skills while working on an effective QA/QC protocol for the novel made-in-Canada Tomahawk SystemTM. His PhD research thesis is focused on developing a new design method that can be used for pressure pipe liners. This work also aims to establish the long-term performance of current lining systems via appropriate testing and numerical modelling.

Kay’s special enthusiasm, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in pipe renovation systems drives his unique passion to add value to the trenchless technology industry. His long-term research goals are centered on validating the use of diverse cool technologies within civil engineering field to improve the structural conditions of subsurface utilities.

Office: E2-2352B
Email: femkay1@gmail.com