Professor Emeritus in Civil Engineering
Encaenia Ceremony C, May 20, 2010
Throughout his 28 years as a professor of civil engineering at UNB, Arun Valsangkar has combined excellence in teaching, research, service and professional practise.
His research on soil structure interaction work has been published in more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles and he has presented at 53 conferences in 12 countries. He also designed UNB’s world-class geotechnical centrifuge, in collaboration with many of his former students.
A two-time UNB Merit Award recipient, Dr. Valsangkar has received two awards for excellence in teaching: the Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award and the Eric C. Garland Award. Some of his teaching success stems from his ability to bring into the classroom his vast experience as a senior consulting engineer on numerous national and international projects.
From 1990-95, Dr. Valsangkar served as the director of UNB’s geological engineering program. He has also supervised three PhD theses, 48 master’s students and 130 undergraduate senior reports.
Dr. Valsangkar is held in high regard by students, faculty members and practising engineers. He has served the university and the engineering profession with distinction, and has been recognized for his leadership and service by the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Geotechnical Society, and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.