Department of Civil Engineering

Stephen Bruneau, Ph.D., P.Eng.


Associate Professor
Ocean Engineering, Wind Engineering and Energy Policy
Director of Industrial Outreach

EN3007, Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X5, Canada
Tel: (709) 864-2119, E-mail:



1997        Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ocean Engineering
1992        M.E.Sc., University of Western Ontario, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory
1989        P.Eng., Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador
1987        B.Eng., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Civil/Structural (co-op)

Positions Held

2006–Present        Memorial University of Newfoundland, Assistant Professor Civil Engineering
2002–2005            MAREX Inc. President, Partner
1998-2002              North Atlantic Pipeline Partners - Manager of Newfoundland Operations
1998-2002              Partner, ATLENTEC LTD, Director, RIGCO Ltd
      &                         C-CORE - Project Engineer, Ice Group
1994-97                   EauCanada Engineering – Sole Proprietorship consultancy during graduate studies
1994-95                   Cold Oceans Design Associates Limited (CODA), Project Engineer/Consultant
1989-92                   UWO Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, Research Engineer & Graduate Studies
1987-89                   Steelfab Ltd. / R.A. Parsons and Associates, Project Manager/Engineer
1982-87                   Employment/Activities - Co-op Engineering Program

Post Secondary Awards

  • ODF - Career Development Award for PhD Studies in Ocean Engineering.
  • C-CORE Fellowship Award for Graduate Engineering Studies.
  • UWO - Entrance Scholarship for Graduate Engineering Studies, 1989.
  • CSCE Achievement Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Engineering, 1987.
  • National Award Winning Essay - Engineering Studies, A Future for our Rivers.

Affliations and Interests (Past and Present)

  • Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • Scouts Canada – Scouter/Leader of MQP Scout Pack, Centennial Medal Winner
  • Volunteer, Duke of Edinburgh Awards Activities
  • Treasurer/Manager, Ada Barnes Group Home Limited
  • Elder and Clerk, St. David’s Presbyterian Church, St. John’s
  • Coach, MQP Senior Girls Basketball Team
  • St. John Ambulance First Aid and CPR certified 1-12K9M5
  • Publisher and Editor, 2004-present, ConnecTion, quarterly newsletter
  • Lecturer, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Adventure Tourism Division
  • Lecturer, Parks Canada Marine Interpretation Seminars
  • Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Cold Ocean Aquarium Inc.
  • Former Member, Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association
  • Former Member, Working Committee, Ocean Engineering Technology Cluster
  • Former Member, PERD, Ice Structure Interaction Committee ISIAC
  • Former Director, Rigco Canada Limited
  • Past Chair, St. David’s Church Board of Managers