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Craig Lake - Faculty

Dr. Lake obtained his PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 2000, under the supervision of Dr. R. Kerry Rowe. His area of research is geo-environmental engineering with a focus on containment barrier evaluations and design.  Prior to Dalhousie, he was employed with Jacques Whitford and Associates in their head office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

If you are a potential graduate student interested in applied research related to geo-environmental barrier systems such as GCLs and soil-cement barrier systems, please contact him directly at the address given below.

EDUCATION 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Geo-environmental/Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2001

Bachelor of Engineering with Distinction, Civil Engineering (Cooperative Program), Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1995

MAJOR HONOURS & AWARDS

Research            

Canadian Geotechnical Society Colloquium Recipient - 2011. This
colloquium award is acknowledgement of achievements of young (under 40) members of the society. Awarded annually since 1977, Dr. Lake is the first ever recipient from Atlantic Canada.

“Evaluation of an HDPE geomembrane after 14 years as a leachate lagoon liner” co-authored by R.K. Rowe and H.P. Sangam published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal was awarded two awards:

Honorable Mention for the 2004 R.M. Quigley Award for best paper in the   Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Honorable Mention for the 2004 Thomas C. Keefer Medal for best paper related to environmental/transportation/water resources, etc.

Paper “Diffusion of Sodium and Chloride Through Geosynthetic Clay Liners” co-authored with R.K. Rowe chosen as one of the three best articles published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes during 2000.

Teaching             

2004 Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

Administrative Service/Professional Practice

A.G. Stermac Award, 2009, Canadian Geotechnical Society. This award
is given to CGS members for outstanding service to the society at the local, national or international level.

Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) Young Engineer Award, 2006 

OTHER HONOURS & AWARDS

Invited panelist, 5th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Cardiff, Wales, June 2006.

Invited presenter, Workshop on the Use of GCLs for Waste Containment, XIIIth European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, August 29, 2003

Journal Publications

Goreham, V., Lake, C.B., and Yeut, P.K. 2011. Diffusion testing apparatus for evaluating tritium diffusion coefficients for cement-based S/S materials. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Accepted Nov. 7, 2011.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R. Gordon, R., Lake, C.B. 2011.  Modeling E.coli Fate and Transport in Treatment Wetlands using the Water Quality Analysis and Simulation Program, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A. Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 46(07):680-691.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R., Havard, P., and Lake, C.B. 2011.  Effects of Hydraulic Loading Rate and Filter Length on the Performance of Lateral Flow Sand Filters for On-site Wastewater Treatment, American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 16( 8)

Menzies, W.T., Fenton, G.A., Lake, C.B., and Griffiths, D.V. 2011. A method to assess risk reduction when utilizing GCLs with compacted soil liners, accepted by the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.48 (1):146-161.

Cleary, B.A., Jamieson, R.C., Gordon, R.J and Lake, C.B. 2010. Waste management of typical livestock mortalities in Canada: An overview of regulations and guidelines, Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal, Vol. 52(6): 6.11-6.18.

Cleary, B.A., Jamieson, R.C., Gordon, R.J and Lake, C.B. 2011. Waste
management of typical livestock mortalities in Canada: An overview of regulations and guidelines, submitted to Canadian Biosystems Journal, Accepted August 28, 2008.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Lake, C., and Hart, W. 2010. Performance of surface-flow domestic wastewater treatment wetlands. Wetlands. 30:795-804.

Mackie, A., Boilard, S.,  Walsh, M.E., and Lake, C.B. 2009. Cement kiln dust characterization study for potential reuse in acidic wastewater treatment, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 173(1-3), 283-291.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R., Gordon, R., Lake, C.B. Hart, W. 2009.  E. coli adsorption, sedimentation, and inactivation within rural wastewater treatment wetlands, Water Research, Vol. 43: 4370-4380.

Walsh, M., Gagnon, G.A. and Lake, C.B. 2008. Water treatment plant waste residuals: Achieving sustainable management practices; Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 7(1): 45-52.

Boutilier, L., Jamieson, R.C., Gordon, R.J. and Lake, C.B. 2008.  Transport of lithium tracer and e. coli in agricultural wastewater treatment wetlands, Water Quality Journal of Canada, Vol. 43 (2/3): 137-144.

Lake, C.B., Cardenas, G., Goreham, V. and Gagnon, G.A  2007.  Aluminium migration through a geosynthetic clay liner, Geosynthetics International, Vol. 14, No. 4: 201-210.

Carignan, M.P., Lake, C.B., and Menzies, T. 2007. Assessment of two thermally treated drill mud wastes for landfill containment applications, Waste Management and Research, Vol. 25(5): 394-401.

Carignan, M.P. and Lake, C.B. and 2007. An assessment of volatile organic sorption to two thermally treated drill mud wastes, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 44(5):592-602.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. 2005. A Comparative Assessment of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Sorption To GCL Bentonites, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 23(4), 323-347.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K.  2005.  The 14-Year Performance of a Compacted Clay Liner Used as Part of a Composite Liner System for a Leachate Lagoon.  Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol 23(6):657-658.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K.  2004.  Volatile Organic Compound Diffusion and Sorption Coefficients for a Needlepunched GCL.  Geosynthetics International (Special Issue on GCLs), Vol. 11(4), 257-272.

Rowe, R.K., Sangam, H.P. and Lake, C.B.  2003. Evaluation of an HDPE geomembrane after 14 years as a leachate lagoon liner.  Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol 40 (3):536-550.

Rowe, R.K., Lake, C.B. and Petrov, R.J. 2000. Apparatus and procedures for assessing inorganic diffusion coefficients through geosynthetic clay liners.  ASTM geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol 23(2):206-214.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. 2000a. Swelling of needlepunched, thermal locked GCLs.  Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol 18:77-101.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. 2000b. Diffusion of sodium and chloride through geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol 18:103-131.

Books/Proceedings

C.B. Lake and Hills, C.D 2010. International Stabilization/Solidification Technology Forum Proceedings, Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2010. ISBN978-0-7703-0026-5.

Refereed Book Chapter

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K.  2009. Contaminant transport through GCL-based liner systems in: Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Waster Containment, edited by A. Bouazza and J.J. Bowders, CRC Press, 254pp.

Rowe, R.K. and Lake, C.B.  2000. Geosynthetic clay liners for municipal solid waste landfills. pp 395-406 in: Environmental Mineralogy: Microbial Interactions, Anthropogenic Influences, Contaminated Land and Waste Management, J.D. Cotter-Howells, L.S. Campbell, E. Valsami-Jones and M. Batchelder, editors. Mineralogical Society Series 9. Mineralogical Society, London.

Refereed Conference Papers

Jamshidi, R.J. and Lake, C.B. 2011. Physical performance of cement based solidified/stabilized silty sand soil under cycles of freezing/thawing, submitted to 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE), the 64th Canadian Geotechnical Conference (CGC), August 21, 2010.

Cleary, B.A. and Lake, C.B. 2011. Comparing measured hydraulic conductivities of a geotextile polymer coated GCL utilizing three different permeameter types, accepted, August 2010, GeoFrontiers 2011, GeoInstitute, Austin Texas.

Goreham, V., Lake, C.B. and Yuet, P.K. 2010. Laboratory diffusion testing of monolithic cement-based S/S materials, International Stabilization/Solidification Technology Forum Proceedings, Cape Breton Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2010.

Lake, C.B., Cleary, B.A., Gordon, R., and Jamieson, R. 2008. GCL Compatibility With Livestock Mortality Leachate, Geoamericas 2008, 1st Pan American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition, Cancun, Mexico.

Lake, C.B., Balcombe, G., and Austin, T. 2007. A contaminant migration equivalency assessment for the Queens Municipality Waste Management facility in Nova Scotia, Canada, Proceedings of Geosynthetics 2007, Washington DC.

Lake, C.B., Cardenas, G. and Gagnon, G.A 2005. Aluminium migration through a geosynthetic clay liner, Proceedings of North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) Conference, Las Vegas NV. (note: this paper was expanded in scope for journal submission to GI, 2006)

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. 1999. The role of contaminant transport in two different geomembrane/geosynthetic clay liner composite liner designs.  Proceeding of Geosynthetics '99.  pp. 661-670.

Rowe, R.K., Hsuan, Y.G., Lake, C.B., Sangam, P. and Usher, S. 1998. Evaluation of a composite (geomembrane/clay) liner for a lagoon after 14 years of use.  Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, March, Vol. 1, pp. 191-196, Industrial Fabrics Association International, St. Paul MN.

Non-Refereed Contributions

Full Conference Papers

Menzies, T., Fenton, G.A., and Lake, C.B. 2009. The role of correlation length on probability of failure for clay liner systems, Proceedings of the 62 nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mackie, A., Walsh, M.E., Lake, C.B and Dickson, C. 2009.  Characteristics of Cement Kiln Dust and Preliminary Assessment of Capacity to Neutralize Acidic Wastewaters, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference, St. John's Newfoundland, May 27-30, 2009.

Dickson, C., Wilk, C., and Lake, C.B. 2008. Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization: Remediation Technology With A Focus On Sustainable Development, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Quebec City, QC, June 10-13, 2008.

Goreham, V., Lake, C.B., Yuet, P.K., Dickson, C., Wilk, C. 2008.  Laboratory Contaminant Migration Assessment of Soil Cement Mixtures, Proceedings of the 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Mortula, M., Gibbons, M.K., Lake, C., and Gagnon, G.A. 2007. The reuse of alum residual for wastewater treatment: effect on aluminum leachability. IWA Specialist Conference on Wastewater Biosolids Sustainability: Technical, Managerial, and Public Synergy, Moncton, New Brunswick, June 24-27.

Lake, C.B., Goreham, V., Stea, R.R., and Demont, G. 2007.  Geotechnical characteristics of a Nova Scotia glacio-lacustrine deposit, Proceedings of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Menzies, W.T., Fenton, G.A., Lake, C.B., and Griffiths, D.V. 2007.  Methods to assess risk reduction when utilizing GCLs with compacted soil liners, Proceedings of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Moore, J.G., Mitchell, J., MacNeill, S.G., Sutherland, W., and Lake, C.B. 2007. Dynamic compaction of a loose rockfill for the Dartmouth wastewater treatment plant, Proceedings of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Cleary, B., Lake, C.B., Gordon, R., and Jamieson, R. 2006. A geosynthetic clay liner pilot project for on-farm livestock burial, Proceedings of the 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Stea, R., Demont, G. and Lake C.B. 2005. Glacial lakes in Nova Scotia and their economic legacy of clay, Nature's Resources Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, available online.

Lake, C.B. and Carignan, M.P. 2005. Benzene sorption to a thermally treated drill mud waste, Proceedings of the 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Lake, C.B., MacNeill, S.G., and Rowe, R.K., 2004. A GCL equivalency assessment for a proposed municipal solid waste landfill. Proceedings of the 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, Session 3D:7-14.

Lake, C.B., Carignan, M.P., Monk, D., and Yuet, P.K. 2004. A preliminary value-added assessment of a thermally treated drill mud waste. Proceedings of the 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, session 1D:38-44.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. 2002. Migration of leachate constituents through geosynthetic clay liners by diffusion.  Proceedings of International Symposium on Clay Geosynthetic Barriers, Nuremberg, Germany, pp. 177-186.

Rowe, R.K. and Lake, C.B. 1999. Geosynthetic clay liner research and design applications. Proceedings of 7th International Landfill Symposium. S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, October,  III, pp. 181-188.

Lake, C.B., Rowe, R.K., Petrov, R.J., von Maubeuge, K. and Stewart, D. 1998. The use of geosynthetic clay liners to retard the migration of contaminants.  Third International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisboa, Portugal. Vol. 1, pp. 29-34.

Rowe, R.K., Petrov, R.J., Lake, C., von Maubeuge, K., Stewart, D. 1997. Compatibility testing and diffusion testing through GCLs.  Proceedings of 6th International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Calgliari, Italy, October, Vol. 3, pp. 301- 310.

Rowe, R.K., Petrov, R.J., Lake, C., von Maubeuge, K., Stewart, D. 1997. Implications of diffusion of chloride through geosynthetic clay liners.  Geoenvironment'97, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 295-300..