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Stephen Butt


B.Eng., M.Sc., PhD (Queen’s), P.Eng

I have a B.Eng. and an M.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland as well as a PhD from Queen’s University. From 1996 to 2006, I was at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada where I held various appointments including professor and mining program chair in the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering.

In 2006, I joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial where I am a professor of process engineering with an appointment to the Oil and Gas Engineering Group. Professionally, I am interested in contributing to the development and growth of the energy and mineral industries in Canada through teaching, research and industry collaboration. My research activities deal with geomechanics and the development of geophysical imaging technology for various applications in petroleum, mining and civil engineering. For example, these applications include innovative drilling, reservoir characterization, geotechnical subsurface investigations, structural health monitoring of concrete structures and sub-sea moorings.

I hold current or recent funding from NSERC, Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Innovation Fund, C-CORE and Conestoga Rover Associates, along with in-kind contributions from several mining, petroleum and technology development companies.

Graduate and post-doctoral positions are available working under my supervision or co-supervision in the area of advanced drilling techniques for highly qualified individuals with good academic achievement and relevant professional working experience. For further details, please forward enquiries to me in writing c/o the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, along with a summary of your academic and professional qualifications.