Professor and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering

Scholarly Activities

External

Journal Editorship

  • (2013–Present) Editorial Board Member – Journal of Waterways, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE
  • (2010–Present) Editorial Board Member – Maritime Engineering, ICE, UK
  • (2009–Present) Editorial Board Member – Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, CSCE-NRC, Canada
  • (2005 – present) Editorial Board Member – Coastal Engineering Journal, JSCE, World Scientific
  • (2009 – present) Editorial Board Member – Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, Canada
  • (2010 – present) Advisory Panel Member – Maritime Engineering, ICE, UK
  • (2009) Co-Editor of the Special Issue on “Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean”, Marine Geodesy, Taylor-Francis
  • (2009) Editor of the Special Issue on “Paleo-tsunamis”, Natural Hazards, Springer-Verlag
  • (2011) Co-Editor of the Special Issue on “Tsunami Risk and Impacts on Coastlines”, Natural Hazards, Springer-Verlag

Invited Lectures/Courses

  • (2015) Invited Conference:Tsunami Hydrodynamic Loading – Engineering Lessons from the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami Japan”, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2015
  • (2015) Graduate Course: “Wave Hydrodynamics”, Department of Civil Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan, April 2015
  • (2015) Invited Lectures: (1) “State-of-the-Art Tsunami Design Guidelines” and (2) “Lessons Learned from Three Tsunami Forensic
  • (2014) Graduate Course: “Coastal Engineering and Coastal Hazards”, Department of Civil Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • (2014) Graduate Course: “Prevention and Mitigation of Natural and Man-Induced Hazards and Disasters in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering – Engineering Lessons”, College of Water Resources and Hydropower, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • (2014) Lecture: “Field Flow and Sediment Measurements in Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick”, Workshop on Acoustic Tomography and its Applications, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
  • (2013) Expert LectureImpact of Tsunamis on Structures – Lessons Learned from 3 Tsunami Forensic Investigations and State-of-the Art Tsunami Design Guidelines”, Pacem in Maribus XXXIV, International Forum on Sustainable Development of the Ocean, Bangkok, Thailand
  • (2013) LectureTsunami Impact on Structures – Lessons from Post-Tsunami Surveys and Physical and Numerical Modeling of Extreme Hydrodynamic Forces”, CANDU Owners Group Inc. External Hazards Workshop, Toronto, Canada
  • (2013) LectureField Investigations and Numerical Modeling of a Highly Dynamic Inlet in Shippagan, New Brunswick”, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • (2013) Graduate Course: “Coastal Engineering and Coastal Hazards”, Department of Civil Engineering, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
  • (2012) Keynote LectureField Survey of the tsunami impact and loading on structures – Engineering Lessons of the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami“, 4th Int. Conf. on Protection of Structures against Hazards, Singapore
  • (2012) Keynote LectureEngineering Lessons from the April 2010 Tohoku Tsunami”, Japan’s Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami –Lessons Learnt Symposium, York University, Toronto
  • (2011) Invited LectureField investigations and experimental and numerical modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on structures”, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI), Nanjing, China
  • (2011) National Lecture Tour (NLT) of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE): “Engineering Lessons from the April 2010 Tohoku Tsunami”. Second best NLT in terms of attendance the history of CSCE.
  • (2011) Invited LectureField investigations and experimental and numerical modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on structures”, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • (2011) Invited graduate course: “Dam Engineering – Risk and Safety Analysis” Graduate Course, Faculty of Hydrotechnical Engineering, Technical University of Iasi, Romania, June 2011.
  • (2010) Invited graduate course: “Coastal Engineering” Graduate Course, Department of Civil Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, December 2010.
  • (2010) Invited graduate course:Tsunamis: generation, propagation and effects on coastal infrastructure”, Graduate Course, Institute of Hydraulics, University of Cantabria, Sandander, Spain, May 15 – June 6.
  • (2009) Invited graduate courseInternational graduate course on coastal engineering”, Graduate Intensive Course, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan, December 1–24
  • (2009) Invited LectureEffects And quantification of tsunami loading On infrastructure – An Experimental numerical and analytical study”, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • (2009) Invited LectureNatural ocean hazards and coastal inundation – A Review”, Murty, T. and Nistor, I., ASCE-ICE-CSCE Triennial Conference: Coastal Engineering – Futures Challenges and Risks, St. John’s, NF, Canada
  • (2009) Invited LectureDam failure modelling and risk assessment, International Conference on Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources of Iraq, Sulaimanyah, Iraq
  • (2007) Invited LectureImpact of Hydrodynamic Forces on Structures”, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
  • (2006) Invited LectureSome physical oceanographic processes in the behavior of the 26th December 2004 tsunami”, 15th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Division of IAHR and Int. Symposium on Maritime Hydraulics, Nistor, I., Murty, T.S., Nirupama, N. and Jinsong, X., Chennai, India
  • (2006) Invited LectureEngineering lessons learned during reconnaissance in Thailand and Indonesia – December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunamis”, International Workshop on Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Management, Ottawa
  • (2005) Invited LectureThe Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004 – Effects and Consequences”, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Quinte Chapter
  • (2005) Invited LectureThe December 26 Indian Ocean tsunami – Engineering Significance and Lessons Learned”, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Ottawa Chapter
  • (2005) 3 Invited Lectures on “Dam Engineering – Design and Safety” within the postgraduate course of “Natural Hazards and Hydrotechnical Infrastructure”, Technical University of Iasi, Romania
  • (2004) Keynote Speaker International Symposium of Coastal Engineering, National University of Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Conference organization and session chairing

  • Co-Chair, CoastLab16, 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Coastal Engineering, IAHR, Ottawa, Canada, May 10-13, 2016 http://www.coastlab2016.com/
  • Member, Scientific Committee and Session Moderator, Coastal Structure and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference, COPRI-ASCE, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, September 9-11, 2015 http://www.copricoastalconference.org/
  • Session Chair – COPRI Symposium Long Waves and Relevant Extremes, 36th IAHR World Congress, Hague, Netherlands, June 28-July 3, 2015 http://www.iahr2015.info/
  • Session Chair– Session B1 – Wave-Structure Interaction) for International Conference of Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014, Seoul, Korea, June 15-20, 2014 http://icce2014.com/
  • Session Organizer and Chair – Extreme Hydrodynamic Forces on Structures Session, 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China, September 8-13, 2013 http://www.iahr2013.org/
  • National Chair, 4th Canadian Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Engineering Specialty Conference, Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, Montreal, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2013 http://csce2013.ca/home
  • Session Organizer – Tsunami Session, ISOPE Conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 17-23, 2012 http://www.isope.org/conferences/conferences.htm
  • Chair, Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, Ottawa, Canada, June 14-17, 2011 http://www.csce.ca/2011/annual
  • Session Organizer and Chair – Tsunami Session, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, June 26-July 1, 2011 http://www.iahr2011.org/
  • Session Chair– Session C7 – Wave-Structure Interaction, International Conference of Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2010, Shanghai, China, June 30-July 5, 2010 https://icce-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/icce/index.php/icce/issue/view/154
  • CSCE Co-Chair and Reviewer Track D1 “Advances in Understanding, Modeling and Forecasting Waves”, 33rd IAHR World Congress, Vancouver, Canada, August 9-14, 2009 http://www.iahr.org/
  • Chair, Sponsorship Committee, 19th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 9-14, 2009 http://content.asce.org/conferences/iahr09/
  • Member, Organizing Committee, ASCE-ICE-CSCE Triennial Conference “Coastal Engineering – Future Challenges and Risk”, St. John’s, Canada, July 1-2, 2009 http://www.acec.ca/source/2009/April/TriennialConf%20Program2009.pdf
  • Session Chair (four sessions) and Session Convener (of 5 sessions), Canadian Coastal Zone Conference, CZC 2008, Vancouver, Canada, May 23-29, 2008 http://www.czca-azcc.org/html/conferences/main.html
  • Member, Organizing Committee and Session Chair, 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, (CAEE), Ottawa, Canada, June 26-29, 2007 http://www.caee.uottawa.ca/
  • Secretary and Symposium Organizer, International Workshop on Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Management, Ottawa, Canada, June 2006
  • Session Chair – Session No. II-4H “Disaster Mitigation”, and Student Competition Jury Member, Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, Calgary, Canada, May 23-26, 2006 http://csce.ca/publications/past-conferences/
  • Session Chair – Session No. 6, Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, Toronto, Canada, September 2005 http://csce.ca/publications/past-conferences/
  • Committees (executive positions only)

  • (2014-present) Chair, Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • (2011-2014) Vice-Chair, Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • (2011-present) Vice-Chair, Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
  • (2011-present) Voting Member, ASCE7 Tsunami Loads and Effects Committee (ASCE)
  • (2008 – 2012) Chair, Hydrotechnical Division, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).
  • (2007 – present) Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Coastal Science and Engineering Association (CC-SEA)
  • (2006 – 2008) Secretary of the Executive Council, Hydrotechnical Division, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Reviewer for

  • Journal of Waterways, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ASCE)
  • Maritime Engineering, ICE, UK
  • Coastal Engineering Journal (World Scientific)
  • Natural Hazards (Springer)
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (NRC-CSCE)
  • Coastal Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Great Lakes Research
  • Journal of Ocean Technology
  • Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE)
  • Science of Tsunami Hazards (Tsunami International Society, USA)
  • Marine Geodesy (Taylor and Francis)
  • NSERC, Canada

Internal

Committees and administrative activities at University of Ottawa

  • 2010-present        Vice-Dean Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2010-present        Exemptions and Admissions Committee, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS)
  • 2005-2009            Faculty Development Fund Committee Member
  • 2008-2010            Associate Vice-Dean Research and Development, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2005-2010            Member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2006-2010            Faculty Ambassador, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2005-2010            Department Teaching Personnel Committee (DTPC)
  • 2007-2008            APUO Representative for the Faculty of Engineering
  • 2005-2007            Research and Ethics Board Committee of University of Ottawa Member
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