Beneficial Experience from Teaching and Education to Research and Development

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.37B039   PDF   HTML     7,214 Downloads   8,572 Views   Citations


Teaching and Education (T&E) constitute the most important activity in knowledge transfer from generation to generation. This can explain why government organizations consider the training of highly qualified personnel as one of the most important criteria in the selection of research and development (R&D) grant applications. A university professor should thus not only play the role of researcher, but also that of teacher. T&E and R&D combine to form an inseparable relationship for university professors. By shooting for excellence in T&E, we could get a new perception of a familiar field or initiate a brand new field altogether, which would in turn enhance our research. The quest for excellence in R&D leads to deeper and better understanding of materials taught, and progress in R&D enriches our T&E endeavors. Here, the author shares a beneficial experience from T&E to R&D.

Share and Cite:

Li, L. (2012) Beneficial Experience from Teaching and Education to Research and Development. Creative Education, 3, 148-153. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.37B039.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] NSERC, Discovery Grants Information Centre. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2011.
[2] “论语: The Analects of Confucius”.
[3] Holtz R.D., and Kovacs, W.D. An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1981, translated into French by J. Lafleur and printed in 2008, Presses Internationales Polytechnique.
[4] ASTM, “Designation: D 5084–03; Standard test methods for measurement of hydraulic conductivity of saturated porous materials using a flexible wall permeameter”, ASTM International, 2003.
[5] Li, L., Aubertin, M., Belem, T., “Formulation of a three dimensional analytical solution to evaluate stress in backfilled vertical narrow openings”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 42, No. 6, 2005, pp. 1705-1717.
[6] Li, L., Aubertin, M., “An improved analytical solution to estimate the stress state in sub-vertical backfilled stopes”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 45, No. 10, 2008, pp. 1487-1496.
[7] Li, L., Aubertin, M., “A numerical investigation of the stress state in inclined backfilled stopes”, ASCE Int. J. Geomech., Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009, pp. 52-62.
[8] Li, L., Aubertin, M., “An analytical solution for the nonlinear distribution of effective and total stresses in vertical backfilled stopes”, Geomech. Geoeng., Vol. 5, No. 4, 2010, pp. 237-245.
[9] Li, L., Aubertin, M., “Limit equilibrium analysis for the design of backfilled stope barricades made of waste rock”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 48, No. 11, 2011, pp. 1713-1728.
[10] El Mkadmi, N., Aubertin, M., Li, L., “The effect of transient drainage on the stress state in backfilled mine stopes”, Proceedings of Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference, University of Toronto, 2011, Paper No. 1139.
[11] El Mkadmi, N., Aubertin M., Li, L., “Numerical analysis of the early response of paste backfill in a vertical stope”, Mines without borders, CIM, 2011, pp. 68-78.
[12] Fahey, M., Helinski, M., Fourie, A., “Consolidation in accreting sediments: Gibson’s solution applied to backfilling of mine stopes”, Géotech., Vol. 60, No. 11, 2010, pp.877-882.
[13] Helinski, M., Fahey, M., Fourie, A., “Numerical Modeling of cemented mine backfill deposition”, J. Geotech. Geoenv. Eng., Vol. 133, No. 10, 2007, pp. 1308–1319.
[14] Singh, S., Sivakugan, N., “Time dependant settlements in hydraulic fills”, Int. J. Geotech. Eng., Vol. 2, 2008, pp. 293-302.
[15] Imai, G., “Development of a new consolidation test procedure using seepage force”, Soils and Foundations, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1979, pp. 45-60.
[16] Imai, G. “Experimental studies on sedimentation mechanism and sediment formation of clay materials”, Soils and Foundations,Vol. 21, No. 1, 1981, pp. 7-20.
[17] Berilgen, S.A., Berilgen, M.M., Ozaydin, I.K., "Compression and permeability relationships in high water content clays", Applied Clay Science, Vol. 31, No. 3-4, 2006, pp. 249-261.
[18] Carrier III, W.D., Bromwell, L.C., Somogyi, F., “Design capacity of slurried mineral waste ponds”, J. Geotech. Eng., Vol. 109, No. 5, 1983, pp. 699-716.
[19] Vick, S.G. Planning, Design and Analysis of Tailings Dams, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1983.
[20] Aubertin, M., Bussiere, B., Chapuis, R.P., “Hydraulic conductivity of homogenized tailings from hard rock mines”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 33, 1996, pp. 470-482.
[21] Bussière, B. “Colloquium 2004: Hydro-geotechnical properties of hard rock tailings from metal mines and emerging geo-environmental disposal approaches”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 44, No. 9, 2007, pp. 1019–1052.
[22] Wickland, B.E., Wilson, G.W., “Self-weight consolidation of mixtures of mine waste rock and tailings”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 42, 2005, pp. 327-339.
[23] Wickland, B.E., Wilson, G.W., Wijewickreme, D., “Hydraulic conductivty and consolidation response of mixtures of mine waste rock and tailings”, Can. Geotech. J., Vol. 47, 2010, pp. 472-485.
[24] Ou, X., Yang, J., Yin, X., Liao, Y., “Experimental study on mechanism for self-weight consolidation of the red mud tailings placed in the karsts”, Appl. Mech. Mater., Vol. 90-93, 2011, pp. 3102-3107.
[25] Madhyannapu, R.S., Madhav, M.R., Puppala, A.J., Ghosh, A., “Compressibility and collapsibility characteristics of sedimented fly ash beds”, J. Mater. Civ. Eng., Vol. 20, No. 6, 2008, pp. 401–409.
[26] Li, L., Alvarez, I.C., Aubertin, J.D., “Evolution of physical and hydraulic properties of a slurried deposition due to self-weight consolidation: Experiments and interpretation”, Int. J. Geotech. Eng., (accepted, July 2012).

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.