Research and expertise
I am a Civil Engineer with specialisation in geotechnical engineering.
My research expertise focuses on developing a novel hydro-geomechanical model for rainfall-induced shallow landslides. This involves coupling of water balance model with a mechanical model to reflect the hydrological processes that drive the changes in effective stress at critical depths to develop spatially distributed assessments of landslide-triggering processes.
Current research activity
- Hydro-geomechanical modelling for rainfall-induced landslides in the North-West of Rwanda
I am a PhD student at Loughborough University doing a research project on slope stability.
I worked in academia for 7 years before joining Loughborough University: I completed a BSc in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Mining Engineering. I recently completed an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering with distinction from the University of Exeter, and I worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Rwanda (contributing to the teaching of the following modules: Soil Mechanics, Rock Mechanics, Tunnel Design Engineering, Project Management, Introduction to Mining, Surface and Underground Mining Engineering).
I have contributed to research projects addressing geotechnical issues, mainly slope stability in the mining industry, and participated in various geotechnical investigations and designs for both the construction and mining industries.
- Institute of Engineers of Rwanda (IER)
- Member of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA)
- Member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
- Member of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRMRE)
- Commonwealth Scholarship Commission award: Fully funded PhD scholarship, 2022
- Chevening award: Fully funded masters scholarship, 2019