Professor and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering

About me

Dr. Ioan NISTOR is a Professor of Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Coastal Science and Engineering Association. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and an Associate Editor for the Coastal Engineering Journal (JSCE-Japan), the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CSCE), and the Maritime Engineering Journal (ICE-UK).

Dr. Nistor studies hazards associated with extreme hydrodynamic loading on infrastructure (wave forces on infrastructures, rapid floods effects, dam failure phenomena, etc.) and conducts also research on various hydraulic structures (hydropower, dams, coastal and municipal works) as well as on sediment transport in estuarine and coastal areas. He is currently a voting member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Tsunami Loads and Effects committee. Dr. Nistor is the author and/or co-author of more than 130 journal, as well as national and international conference papers, and has also co-authored one book, 16 book chapters, and more than 34 preliminary or final design reports.

Dr. Ioan Nistor is the winner of several research and teaching awards: 2010 Excellence in Education Award of the University of Ottawa; 2010 Award of the Tsunami International Society; 2009 “John V. Marsh” Teaching Award of the Faculty of Engineering; 2005 Ontario Ministry for Infrastructure Renewal. Dr. Nistor was also recognized for Outstanding Teaching by the University of Ottawa direct peer review of teaching in 2009.

Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sidney J. Harris
American journalist and teacher

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