Kent Novakowski

Associate Vice-Principal (Research) / Professor of Civil Engineering

PhD, LEL, PGeo, FCSCE, FEIC

VPR Executive Team

Civil Engineering

Engineering and Applied Science

For scheduling please contact Jennifer Miller


On August 1, 2018, Dr. Kent Novakowski joined the research portfolio as the Associate Vice-Principal (Research).

Dr. Kent Novakowski, Professor and the Head of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is an expert in hydrogeology and groundwater engineering. Before coming to Queen’s in 2000, Dr. Novakowski led the Groundwater Contamination Project at the National Water Research Institute in Burlington, and has since played an important role in the development of water.

With a focus on University’s research mission, Dr. Novakowski works with the faculties, faculty members and the broader research community to enhance capacity for research and innovation across a wide variety of disciplines.