Bipul C. Hawlader

B.Sc. Eng. (BUET), M.Eng. (AIT), PhD (Yokohama National), P.Eng.

  • Professor & Research Chair in Seafloor Mechanics
Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-8945
Em: bipul[at]
Office: EN3014
Personal website

  • Geotechnical Engineering
Research interests

Geotechnical engineering; Large-scale landslides and run-out; Onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines; Pile foundations; Riser-seabed-water interaction; Large deformation behaviour of soil; Numerical analysis; Centrifuge modelling; Laboratory testing

Personal profile

Dr. Hawlader received his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1992, master's in geotechnical engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand in 1995 and PhD in geotechnical engineering from Yokohama National University in Japan in 1998. He worked as a research associate at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. From 2002 to 2006, he worked at C-CORE as a senior research engineer on geotechnical issues related to onshore and offshore oil and gas development. Moving into consultancy, Dr. Hawlader worked as a senior geotechnical engineer with AMEC Earth and Environmental in Calgary for three years mainly on oil sands development projects. He joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland as an associate professor in 2009 and promoted to full professor in 2016. He was appointed as Research Chair in Seafloor Mechanics in 2016.

Research highlights

Dr. Hawlader has made significant contributions to research in the areas of numerical modeling, soil–structure interaction, centrifuge modeling and laboratory testing. He developed a strong research team in geotechnical engineering at Memorial University. He also collaborates with a number of researchers in different parts of the world.


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