Bruneau named Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow

Bruneau receives CAE Fellowship honor

CAE President Douglas Ruth (left) and CSEE Professor Michel Bruneau (Jordan P. Wiens, photographer)

By Peter Murphy

Published June 29, 2017

“Professor Bruneau earns the distinguished honor of Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow. This distinction signifies a well-deserved honor based on his contributions to structural and earthquake engineering. Michel has and continues to be one of the most influential researchers in structural and earthquake engineering. We are proud of his contributions and this distinction.”
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Michel Bruneau, a professor in UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering received his third major award of 2017, when he was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Bruneau is regularly recognized by national and international organizations and has received numerous honors for his research contributions. Over the course of his career, Bruneau has contributed to the development of codes and standards, bridge engineering and structural and earthquake engineering. He is an author or co-author on over 500 technical publications and is one of the most cited researchers in structural engineering.

According to his CAE Fellow induction notice, “His work has defined disaster resilience in a manner that has since driven research in this field, and he is lead author of a textbook that is the reference for the seismic design of steel structures. He led the development of the world’s most versatile earthquake engineering testing facility.”

“Professor Bruneau earns the distinguished honor of Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow,” said Joseph Atkinson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, “this distinction signifies a well-deserved honor based on his contributions to structural and earthquake engineering. Michel has and continues to be one of the most influential researchers in structural and earthquake engineering. We are proud of his contributions and this distinction.”

Bruneau is recognized, nationally and internationally, for the impact of his innovative research contributions to the design of steel structures subjected to earthquakes and blasts, and for his significant contributions to design codes and standards. He has authored over 500 technical publications and is one of the most cited researchers in structural engineering. His work has defined disaster resilience in a manner that has since driven research in this field, and he is lead author of a textbook that is the reference for the seismic design of steel structures. He led the development of the world’s most versatile earthquake engineering testing facility.

Bruneau was born in Quebec City, Canada, and studied as an undergraduate student at the Université Laval, Québec in 1983. He received his PhD in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. He joined UB in 1998

Bruneau and other new Fellows were honored at the CAE’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Symposium in Ottawa, Ontario on June 26.

About the Canadian Academy of Engineering

The CAE was established in 1987 as an independent, self-governing and non-profit organizations. It is a national institution comprised of Canada’s most distinguished and accomplished engineers. It is through this institution, that Canada’s most experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Members of the CAE are nominated and elected by peers to honorary Fellowships based on their achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

Learn more about the CAE here