Rizwan Younis is the founder of Building Better Infrastructure and Trenchless Institute. Previously, Dr. Younis served as Technical Director at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies and managed the largest trenchless technology professional education and training program in Canada.
Dr. Younis has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure management, pipeline condition assessment, pilot projects with new technologies, infrastructure finance, and trenchless rehabilitation and installation of underground pipelines.
Before joining academia, Dr. Younis worked as a consultant on the design and construction of large-scale civil infrastructure projects in the water and highway sectors. Furthermore, he has extensive knowledge and experience in developing tender documents and carrying out bid evaluations and contract awards for World Bank and Asian Development Bank-sponsored traditional and collaborative infrastructure development projects.
Dr. Younis graduated with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and a BMath Honours (Systems Management) from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.