Michel Bruneau

University at Buffalo

Dr. Michel Bruneau, Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo, is recognized nationally and internationally for the impact of his research contributions to the design and behavior of steel structures subjected to extreme events, and in particular earthquakes. He has authored over 500 technical publications, including over 150 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals.  Notably, he is the lead author of the textbook "Ductile Design of Steel Structures," used worldwide by structural engineers. Dr. Bruneau has received several national awards and recognition for his work, and has been inducted as fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.  He is also an ASCE Fellow, and a member of various AISC and CSA committees developing design specifications for bridges and buildings. In 2019, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. He has conducted numerous reconnaissance visits to disaster-stricken areas and has served as Director of the MCEER research center.  He has also participated in various expert peer review panels, project advisory committees, and special project design teams.