SUNY Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering , University at Buffalo
Director, Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) (2018-2020) (SEESL)
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Former Director (2003-2008) and Deputy Director (1998-2003) of MCEER
- B. Sc. Civil Engineering, Université Laval, Québec, 1983
- M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1984
- Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1987 (With specialization in Earthquake Resistant Design).
- Practical experience gained working for the design offices of Morrison Hershfield Limited, North York, Ontario, and Buckland and Taylor Ltd, North Vancouver, B.C.
- Regularly providing consulting services to the industry.
Welcome to my web page. Feel free to browse
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, 130 Ketter Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 14260.
Email: bruneau A*T buffalo.edu (syntax shown is in "address munging" mode, to defeat the email-address harvesters of spammers. Replace A*T by @ in actual email address)
Want to talk to the human version:
Phone: (716) 645-3398 (Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering)
(but then again, I have voice mail...)
Fax: (716) 645-3733 (Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering)
Fifteen minutes of fame...
I have no future as an actor... but, strangely, I am on YouTube!
- EIS Council Webinar/Panel, 2023-03-02, "Human Continuity: Do We Still Have a Chance?"
- TRT World News, 2023-03-03, "Türkiye launches project to protect the country against natural disasters"
- TRT World News, 2023-02-17, "What lessons can Turkish Authorities take from this disaster?"
- TRT World News, 2023-02-14, "Can buildings be designed to withstand earthquakes?"
- TRT World News, 2023-02-07, "On the M7.8 Turkey of February 6, 2023"
Buffalo WIVB 4, 2023, "University at Buffalo earthquake expert discusses 3.8 magnitude quake"
or Buffalo WGRZ 2, 2023, "UB engineer discusses earthquake in WNY"
or Rochester WROC 8, 2023 "Earthquake engineer discusses 3.8 magnitude earthquake that shook WNY"
or Erie WICU, 2023 "Earthquake Aftermath Near Buffalo, New York"
(and probably others...)
- FOX 4 Now, 2022, "Engineers Are Studying Damage Left Behind From Hurricane Ian"
- ASCE Distinguished Members, "Class of 2022"
- Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering, 2021, "Perspectives on Structural Engineering Resilience"
- The Institution of Structural Engineering (IStructE) Webinar, 2021, " Plain Vanilla and Other Flavors of Steel Plate Shear Walls"
- WGRZ - On Masonry Building Collapse July 2021
- UB University Advancement, 2019 (starting at time 2:30): What Does It Mean To Be Bold?
- Global Resilience Research Network Summit, Freiburg, Germany, 2018, "Challenges on the road to engineering resilience"
- AISC 2020 Steel Table Talk: Educators
- AISC 2020 Special Recognition
- NASCC 2019, as part of a tag-team presentation on SpeedCore
- Decouverte (Radio Canada), 2013, starting at time 31:30 presentation on One World Trade Center Construction (you will need to understand french and have a VPN to connect from Canada for this one)
As a voice actor only, hiding behind my slides:
- NASCC 2016, as part of another team presentation on SpeedCore
- NASCC 2014, as part of team presenting on perforated steel plate shear walls
- NASCC 2014, on Seismic Behavior of Concrete-Filled Steel Sandwich Walls
- AISC 2012 Higgins Lecture: Steel Plate Shear Walls (SPSW), TEBF, CFST, SF, and other short stories
- NPR Academic Minute, 2023-03-07 Can positives come out of a disaster?
- AISC 2012 AISC Podcast series: Steel Profiles
Finding MCEER Legacy Web-Pages
As a former MCEER Director, I sometimes receive enquiries from individuals searching for material that used to be posted on the MCEER website. That rich and diverse content was used and referenced by many educators, researchers, and practitioners from various disciplines, who have expressed disappointment at the loss of these valuable resources. I have not been involved in the management of MCEER since 2008, and am therefore not involved in matters related to the current website content. However, I am pleased to report that most of the MCEER legacy web-pages can be found on the following website: “Internet Archive – WayBack Machine”.
This website takes snapshots of various websites throughout the years, and it is fortunate that a fair amount of MCEER's former website has been archived there, periodically since 1998. Click on a year to view a calendar of days when the site has been archived in that given year. Click on a specific highlighted day to bring up what the website looked like at that particular point in time (at least, most of it apparently).
NOTE: To Students Emailing their cv's
Most professors nowadays receive countless unsollicited emails from individuals who would like to participate in their research activities, either as interns, graduate students, post-doctoral students, or visiting professors. Feel free to forward such information, but note that, due to time constraints and the high volume of correspondence received, I am generally unable to acknowledge reception and/or reply to these letters (even if you email it to me three dozen times, which is aggravating). Given that admission to our graduate program is on a competitive basis, all applications being reviewed by a departmental committee, it is recommended that prospective graduate students follow the directives of the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (see http://www.civil.buffalo.edu/grad_adm.shtml ).