Nicholas Beier

Nicholas Beier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on development and evaluation of new tailings dewatering and management strategies through simulation and subsequent physical testing in the laboratory and field. Through the Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility, he leads research to investigate the depositional and long-term geotechnical behavior of filtered whole tailings, chemically amended, and/or freeze-thaw dewatered fine tailings. Other research includes cold-regions engineering and its application to mining in northern climates and permafrost regions including control of acid mine drainage from waste-rock piles and behavior of frozen fine-grained tailings deposits.