Professor Bruce William Melville

Biography

 

Professor Bruce Melville's academic career spans 25 years, prior to which he spent 6 years working for civil engineering consultants in NZ and overseas. He is an active researcher with an international reputation in the field of fluvial sediment transport. His expertise encompasses most aspects of water resources engineering, including hydraulic, river, environmental and hydro-electric engineering. He is Associate-Editor of the (ASCE) Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, has served on local and international research committees, and has been a member of many tribunals for water consent hearings.
 
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Engineers New Zealand and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He received the 2002 ASCE Hydraulic Structures Medal, in recognition of his contributions in the field. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) and received the R. J. Scott medal from RSNZ in 2007.
 

Qualifications

  • BE (1st Class Honours), The University of Auckland (1972)
  • PhD Civil Engineering, The University of Auckland (1975)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (2006)

Research | Current

 

  • Fluid mechanics
  • hydraulics and engineering hydrology
  • hydro-electric engineering
  • river engineering
  • sediment transport
  • water resources engineering
  • bridge scour.

 

Distinctions/Honours

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ (FRSNZ)
  • 2002 ASCE Hydraulic Structures Medal
  • R.J. Scott Medal from RSNZ, 2007
  • Dobson Supreme Technical Award, 2012

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

  • Distinguished Fellow, IPENZ (DistFIPENZ)
  • Member, MASCE
  • Member, MIAHR

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Primary location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
Level 11, Room 1106
20 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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