Kent Novakowski

Kent Novakowski

Associate Vice-Principal (Research) & Professor

Civil Engineering

Queen's University

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Kent Novakowski is a Professor of Civil Engineering, and Associate Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s University. Dr. Novakowski obtained his PhD in Hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo in 1992. He has specialised as one of only a few hydrogeologists across the globe with extensive experience in the hydrogeology of both crystalline and sedimentary fractured rock. Dr. Novakowski also conducts research in numerical and semi-analytical model development with application to heat and solute transport problems in fractured rock. His graduate students have come from a variety of backgrounds including civil engineering, geological engineering, and geology. He has supervised more than 45 graduate students, published more than 250 papers and abstracts, and acted as an Associate Editor for Water Resources ResearchJournal of Contaminant HydrologyGround Water, and the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, and the Engineering Institute of Canada. In 2013, he won the Engineering Excellence Medal given by Professional Engineers Ontario. See Research Interests for graduate student opportunities.

Kent is a collaborator on the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence.