Professor and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering

Student Awards

Student awards (supervised at the University of Ottawa)

Graduate students

  • 2015 – Derek Foran (MASc): CSCE Ottawa Chapter Award Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2014 – Marta de los Dolores Lopez Egea (MASc): 2014 Research Scholarship of the Canadian Dam Association (CDA)
  • 2014 – Marta de los Dolores Lopez Egea (MASc): 1st Prize – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2014 – Marta de los Dolores Lopez Egea (MASc): CSCE Ottawa Chapter Award Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2013 - Philippe St-Germain (MASc): Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Hydrotechnical Division Award for Best MASc Thesis in Water Resources in Canada; Thesis title: “Numerical modeling of tsunami-induced hydrodynamic forces on free-standing structures using the SPH method”
  • 2013 – Taofiq Al-Faesly (PhD): 1st Prize, Student Paper Competition, Coastal Engineering Specialty Conference, CSCE Annual Conference, Montreal
  • 2013 – Steffanie Piche (M.A.Sc): 3rd Prize, Student Paper Competition, Coastal Engineering Specialty Conference, CSCE Annual Conference, Montreal
  • 2013 - Philippe St-Germain (MASc): Nominated for Best MASc Thesis Award by the Examination Committee and Department of Civil Engineering. Thesis title: “Numerical modeling of tsunami-induced hydrodynamic forces on free-standing structures using the SPH method”
  • 2013 – Hossein Kerkah (MASc): CSCE Award – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2012 – Philippe St-Germain (MASc): Best Student Paper Award, International Conference of Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2012, Santander, Spain
  • 2012 – Mahmoud Al-Riffai (PhD): Student Achievement Award, Canadian Dam Association
  • 2012 – Dominic Bernard (MASc): 3rd Prize – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa
  • 2011 – Philippe St-Germain (MASc): Best Paper Presentation Award, Student Competition, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2011 – Seth Logan (MASc): Best Paper and Presentation Award, Student Competition, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference and CSCE Annual Conference, Ottawa
  • 2011 – Seth Logan (MASc): 1st Prize – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2011 – Julien Cousineau (MASc): 3rd Prize – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa
  • 2009 - Adam Auckland (MASc): Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)  Hydrotechnical Division Award for Best MASc Thesis in Water Resources in Canada; Thesis title: “Flow and hydraulic efficiency of vertical drop structures”
  • 2008 - Adam Auckland (MASc): Nominated for Best MASc Thesis Award by the Examination Committee and Department of Civil Engineering. Thesis title: “Flow and hydraulic efficiency of vertical drop structures”
  • 2008 - Younes Nouri (MASc): Nominated for Best MASc Thesis Award by the Examination Committee and Department of Civil Engineering; Thesis title: “The impact of hydraulic bores and debris on free standing structures”
  • 2008 – Scott Baker (MASc): 2nd Prize – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2007 – Xie Jinsong (MASc): 1st Prize – Research Poster Competition in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • 2007 – Soroush Sourourian (MASc): Nominated for Best MASc Thesis Award by the Examination Committee and Department of Civil Engineering; Thesis title: “Numerical model for wave and current-induced concentration of cohesive sediments”
  • 2006 – Martine Sequin (M.Eng.): Best Presentation Award – by Stantec Consulting Ltd (Environmental Infrastructure Division)

Undergraduate students

  • 2014 – Peras, St-Martin, Maisonneuve, Marcotte, St-Amour: 1st Prize, “Mike Shefflin” Ottawa Public Works Competition; Project: Design of a Tsunami–Resistant Shelter
  • 2013 – Dagenais, Mantle, Lendrum Beauchesne-Sevigny, Malyon, Viau: Best Technical Project Award, PEO Ottawa Chapter Student Project Competition; Project: Expansion of Port Morin, Costa Rica
  • 2010 – Choquette, Nesrallah, and Al-Ashwal; Best Environmentally Sustainable Project Award, PEO Ottawa Chapter Student Project Competition; Project: Design of an Offshore Wind Farm
  • 2008 – Ayman, Kudeih, Kovalciuk, and Nadege; Best Original Idea and Project Award, PEO Ottawa Chapter, Student Project Competition; Project: Design of an Underwater Restaurant
  • 2008 – Reid, Bahtia, Ouimet, and Dunstan; 2nd Prize, Ottawa Public Works Competition; Project: Design of Municipal Services for Mitch Owens Subdivision2005 – Wroblewski, Rich, Salah, and Al-Khatib; 1st Prize, Ottawa Public Works Competition; Project: Design of Hydraulic Works for Kef-Eddir Dam, Algeria
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