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Professor Michael Bruen

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Michael Bruen

Professor
School of Civil Engineering
01 716 7378
University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering

BIO

Initially taught on the International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme at UCG and then worked at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Coodinator of their International Water Resources Engineering Programme, funded by Ireland's Bilateral Aid Programme. Returned to UCG after 5 years and then moved to UCD. Became Director of the M.Eng.Sc. (Water Engineering) Programme and later Director of the Centre for Water Resources Research. Has undertaken a number of short term assignments for various International agencies, including WMO, UNESCO, WMO, CEFIGRE, IUCN. Was Associate Dean of Engineering from 2011 to 2014. Member of the Irish Committee for UNESCO IHP. Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology and on Editorial Board of Hydrology Research and Open Hydrology Journal. Was Chairman of Scientific Committee of International Conferences, IWA DIPCON (Diffuse Pollution and Basin Management) (2003); IWAWorld Congress on Water Climate and Energy (2011) and Dooge Nash Symposium (2013). Appointed interim Principal of UCD College of Engineering and Architecture and Dean of Engineering in Jan 2019

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Research Demonstrator
    University College, Dublin, Civil Engineering Department, Ireland1 Jan 1975 - 1 Jan 1977
  • Lecturer (part-time),
    Bolton Street, Dublin., College of Technology, Ireland1 Jan 1977 - 1 Jan 1979
  • Temporary Junior Lecturer
    University College, Dublin, Department of Civil Engineering, Ireland1 Jan 1979 - 1 Jan 1981
  • Contract Lecturer
    University College, Galway, Department of Engineering Hydrology, Ireland1 Jan 1981 - 1 Jan 1985
  • Project leader / Course Co-ordinator
    Department of Foreign Affairs / UCG, Ireland1 Jan 1985 - 1 Jan 1990
  • Contract lecturer
    University College, Galway., Department of Engineering Hydrology, Ireland1 Apr 1991 - 1 Oct 1992
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Civil Engineering, Ireland1 Jan 1998
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Hydrology
    University College Dublin, Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2007 - 31 Dec 2012
  • Professor of Environmental Hydrology
    University College Dublin, Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2013
  • interim College Principal Engineering & Architecture
    University College Dublin, College of Engineering and Architecture, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
  • Dean of Engineering
    University College Dublin, College of Engineering and Architecture, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Course Director
    UNESCOJan 1991 - Apr 1991
  • Director
    Centre for Water Resources Research1 Jan 1996

DEGREES

  • BE
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • AFIMA
    -
  • FIMA
    -

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Ireland
    Engineers Ireland31 May 2019