Professor and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering

Academic Honours

Awards

  • 2014 Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Waterways, Ports, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the paper “Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics Numerical Modeling of Structures Impacted by Tsunami Bores” St-Germain, P., Nistor, I., Townsend, R., and Shibayama, T., (2014) 140(1), 10.1061/(asce)ww.1943-5460.0000225, 66-81
  • 2013 Certificate of Appreciation, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) – National Chair of the 4th Canadian Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Engineering Specialty Conference, CSCE Montreal
  • 2013 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Waterways, Ports, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2013 Certificate of Appreciation, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) – National Chair of the 4th Canadian Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Engineering Specialty Conference, CSCE Montreal
  • 2011 Certificate of Appreciation, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) for organizing and chairing the 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference
  • 2010 Tsunami International Society Award (Hawaii, USA) for “Outstanding and Original Contributions to Tsunami Research”
  • 2010 Excellence in Education Prize of the University of Ottawa
  • 2010 “Outstanding Teaching” University of Ottawa Peer-reviewed Evaluation
  • 2009 “John V. Marsh” Award for Excellence in Teaching of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • 2004 – 2011 Received nine (9) Commendation Letters from the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for a perfect score (100% “excellent” and “very good”) in my teaching evaluations for nine out of a total of eighteen undergraduate and graduate courses taught at the University of Ottawa since 2004
  • 2007 “Leonardo” Grand Prix de Génie-Conseil Québécois” – Montréal (Quebec Great Prize of Consulting Engineering, Montreal) – Principal design engineer: “Restoration of Contaminated Sediments – Clark Island”, TECSULT-AECOM, Montréal, Canada
  • 2005 Award of Excellence of the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Canadian Civil Engineering Conference (CSCE). Award presented for paper at First Infrastructure Technologies, Management and Policy Speciality Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • 1997 Excellent Presentation Award, 52nd Annual Conf. of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 Excellent Presentation Award, 51st Annual Conf. of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Nagoya, Japan

Nominations

  • 2013 International Award of the Japan Society of Civil Engineering (JSCE)
  • 2011 University of Ottawa Teaching Award
  • 2009 Young Researcher Award, University of Ottawa (Runner-up)
  • 2008 Young Researcher Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa (Runner-up)
  • 2007 Ontario Early Researcher Award
  • 2007 Young Researcher Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa

Scholarships/Fellowships

  • 2015 Research Fellowship, Laboratoire de constructions hydrauliques (LCH), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2014 Visiting Professor Fellowship (award by Kajima Foundation), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014 Visiting Professor Fellowship, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2014 Visiting Professor Fellowship, College of Water Resources and Hydropower, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • 2013 Visiting Professor Fellowship, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2010 Visiting Professor Fellowship, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010 Visiting Professor Fellowship (Ministry of Education of Spain), University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
  • 2000-2001 AUF (Agence Universitaire Francophone) Postdoctoral Scholarship, University of Moncton, Edmunston Campus, New Brunswick, Canada (supervisor: Prof. J. Barbalata)
  • 2000 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Foundation) Postdoctoral Scholarship, Institute for Hydrotechnical Constructions and Water Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (supervisor: Prof. Hocine Oumeraci)
  • 2000 NATO Postdoctoral Scholarship, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece (supervisor: Prof. Yannis Krestenitis)
  • 1999 SOCRATES Visiting Professor Scholarship, Department of Organic Synthesis and Environmental Engineering, Université du Littoral, France
  • 1999 TEMPUS Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy (supervisor: Prof. Andrea Capodaglio)
  • 1995-1998 MONBUSHO (Ministry of Education of Japan) Doctoral Fellowship, Yokohama National University, Japan (Academic supervisor: Prof. Tomoya Shibayama)
  • 1986-1991 “Bursa de Merit” (Meritus Scholarship), Faculty of Hydrotechnical Engineering, Technical University of Iasi, Romania, for best overall GPA in the Faculty – Rank 1 out of approximately 350 students throughout all five years of the program
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