Department of Civil Engineering

Carlos Bazan, B.Sc., MBA, M.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.


Engineering Chair in Entrepreneurship
Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Computational Science

EN3032, Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X5, Canada
Tel: (709) 864-8943, E-mail:


Dr. Bazan is currently Assistant Professor and Engineering Chair in Entrepreneurship with the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science at Memorial University. His research work lies at the intersection of academia, innovation and entrepreneurship; it is concerned with turning academic research outcomes into successful businesses, e.g., via translational research & development. Outside of academia, Dr. Bazan has extensive C-level management experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit business worlds. He worked as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors for many years in both California and Paraguay. Dr. Bazan is also a serial entrepreneur and has started or helped start several businesses in a wide range of industries.


2009        Ph.D., Computational Science, San Diego State University & Claremont Graduate University, San Diego, CA
2003        M.Sc., Business Administration, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1991          M.Sc., Numerical Methods, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
1989         MBA, Catholic University of Asuncion & INCAE Business School, Asuncion, Paraguay
1987         B.Sc., Civil Engineering,Catholic University of Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay

Work Experience

2017 – Present        Assistant Professor & Engineering Chair in Entrepreneurship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
2013 – 2017             Project Manager, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
2008 – 2013            Adjunct Professor & Research Scientist, San Diego State University & Rees-Stealy Research Foundation Laboratory, San Diego, CA
2004 – Present       Lead Consultant, San Diego, CA
2002 – 2006           Chief Financial Officer & Member of the Board of Directors, Pangea Foundation, San Diego, CA
1997 – 2001             Member of the Board of Directors, Texaco Paraguay DPSA, Asuncion, Paraguay
1993 – 2001             Lecturer & Researcher, Catholic University of Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay
1987 – 2001             Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer & Member of the Board of Directors, Solpar DPSA/Grupo Beta SA, Asuncion, Paraguay
1987 – 2001             Lead Consultant, Carlos Bazan Consulting, Asuncion, Paraguay