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Mounir Naili

Mounir Naili

Master Lecturer

Bharti School of Engineering


Mounir Naili is a full time faculty member at Laurentian University, (Sudbury, Ontario). Graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Technology and Sciences of Algiers in 1991, he received a Post-graduate diploma in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in 1998 from the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), Building Research Institute (BRI), Tsukuba, Japan, and a Magister (Master degree) in 2001 in Construction Engineering from the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Technology and Sciences of Algiers in 2001. He also received a PhD from Tsukuba University in 2006. He then joined the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) as a Post-doctoral researcher from 2006-2008, investigating the physical properties of the liquefied sand undergoing large deformations using the large 6m earthquake centrifuge.

Before joining the Laurentian university, Mounir was a permanent sessional lecturer at the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (Montreal) and a consultant to Thebar, Inc working mainly on Seismic requalification of the Electric Power Stations for Hydro-Quebec. Mounir was also a senior researcher and the Head of the Earthquake Engineering Department at the National Centre for Applied Research in Earthquake Engineering (Algiers, Algeria), an Arab and African leading institution in Earthquake Engineering field. His field of expertise lies mainly in Seismic Hazard Analysis, Ambient vibration survey and monitoring, Structural monitoring, Seismic vulnerability analysis of Existing Structures and Industrial Facilities, as well Seismic Risk Assessment and Soil liquefaction Assessment Undergoing large deformation.


1991- University of Sciences and Technology of Algiers (Algeria), B.Ing in Civil Engineering, with first class honour

1998- International Institue of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, (IISEE), Tsukuba, Japan, M.Eng

2001- University of Sciences and Technology of Algiers (Algeria), M.Sc in Civil Engineering

2006- University of Tsukuba, Ph.D in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Academic Appointments

2008-2012 : University of Mostaganem (Algeria) : Adjuct Professor

2014-2016 : Ecole de Technology Supérieur (Montreal) : Permanent sessional Lecturer

2016- Present : Master Lecturer


1- Seismik Risk Assessment (Seismic Hazard Analysis, Liquefaction Induced ground displacement, Seismic Vulberability of buildings, Structural facilities, and patrimonial buildings)

2- Seismic Monitoring of Structures.

3- Ambient Vibration Survey and Monitoring.

4- Geotechnical Eathquake Engineering ( Liquefaction induced lateral spreading, seismic slope stability Analysis, Soil Dyanamic Analysis, Shaking table and Soil Centrifuge testing)


1991 : Bulgarian Ministry of Education Scholarship to undertake Ph.D (declined)

1998 : Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to undertake M.Eng studies

2002 : Monbugakusho Scholarship (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) to undertake Ph.D studies

2006 : Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences ( JSPS) Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba (Japan)


ENGR 1006 FL : Méthodes de Communication en Génie (Hiver 2017)

ENGR 1006 EL : Engineering Communication (Winter 2017) 

ENGR 1007 FL : Graphiques et Dessin Techniques (Automne 2016-2017-2018-2019-2020)

ENGR 1056 FL : Mécanique Appliquée I (Automne 2016-2017-2018-2019-2020)

ENGR 1056 EL : Applied Mechanics I (SS 2018-2020)

ENGR 2026 FL : Ingénierie des Matériaux (Automne 2017-2018-2019)

ENGR 2026 EL : Engineering Materials (Fall 2018)

ENGR 2036 EL : Engineering Thermodynamics I (Fall 2020)

ENGR 2076 FL : Mécanique des Matériaux Automne (2017-2019-2020)

ENGR 2076 EL : Strength of Materials (SS 2018)

ENGR 2097 FL : Mécanique des Fluides Winter (2017-2019)

ENGR 2097 EL : Fluid Mechanics (Winter 2021)

ENGR 4117 FL : Ingénierie, Technologie et Société (Hiver 2019)

ENGR 4117 EL : Engineering, Technology and Society (Winter 2017-2018-2021)

ENGR 5156 EL : Research Methods (Fall 2018)


S.Y.Draidi, M. Naïli, D.Benouar (2020) « A Meshfree Particle Method for Liquefaction Induced Lateral Ground Displacement», Submitted to the International Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering, accepted with minor review.

M.Boukri et al, 2018 « Seismic vulnerability assessment at urban scale: Case of Algerian buildings», International journal of disaster risk reduction, Vol (31), pp 555-575.

H.Bechtoula, S.Kono, F.Watanabe, Y.Mehani, A.Kibboua, M.Naïli, (2015) « Performance of HSC columns under severe cyclic loading » Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol (13), pp 503-538

A. Kibboua, H. Bechtoula, Y. Mehani, M. Naïli, (2014) « Vulnerability assessment of reinforced concrete bridge structures in Algiers using scenarios earthquakes », Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol (14), pp 807-827

Mehani, Y, Bechtoula, H, Kibboua, A, Naïli, M, (2013) « Damage quantification of steel moment resisting frames using ductility parameters », KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 17(6), pp 1394-1402.

Mehani, Y, Bechtoula, H, Kibboua, A, Naïli, M, (2013) « Assessment of seismic fragility curves for existing RC-buildings in Algiers after the 2003Boumerdes earthquake » Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 46(6), 791-808.

A.Kibboua, M.Naili, D.Benouar and F.Kehila, 2011 “Analytical fragility curves for typical Algerian reinforced concrete bridge piers”. Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol 39, N°3 (2011) pp 411.425

M.Naili, T.Matsushima, Y.Yamada, 2005, “A 2D Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method for liquefaction induced lateral spreading analysis”. Journal of Applied Mechanics, JSCE, Vol. 8, pp 591-599.

M.Naili, D.Benouar, 2000, “Influence of attenuations models on seismic hazard assessment in Algiers (Capital of Algeria)” European Earthquake Engineering, Vol.14 (1), pp 40-47.

M.Naili, 1996, “Le séisme de Béni Chougrane du 18 Août 1994” Cahier Technique de l’Association Française de Génie Parasismique  No 12,  pp 25-42.

M.Naili, “Seismic hazard analysis of Algeria based on earthquake occurrence data”. Bulletin of individual studies at the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Vol.35, pp 167-178, ISSN 0074-6606