Brett Gunnink

Contact Information

bgunnink@ce.montana.edu
212 Roberts Hall
406-994-2272

Employment History

  • Professor and Department Head, Montana State University-Bozeman, Bozeman Montana, Department of Civil Engineering, Aug 2002- Present.
  • Associate Chair.  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri , Feb 1999-Aug 2002.
  • Associate Professor. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, Sep 1994-Aug 2002.
  • Doctoral Faculty.  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, Jan 1991-Aug 2002.
  • Assistant Professor.  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, Nov 1987-Aug 1994
  • Instructor/Research Associate.  Department of Civil & Construction Engineering , Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Aug 1986-Oct 1987.
  • Teaching/Research Assistant.  Department of Civil & Construction Engineering , Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Aug 1984-Jul 1986.
  • Research Assistant.  Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa , Aug 1981-Aug 1983. Geotechnical Engineer. W.G. Jaques Co., Des Moines, Iowa, Sep 1983-Jul 1984.

Publications

  • Najafi, M, G. Davis, and B. Gunnink, Stability Analysis of Road Crossings for Trenchless Technology,  Proceedings of No Dig International 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 31-April 2, 2003, 12 pages.
  • Najafi, M, B. W. Gunnink and G. Davis, Field Testing of Major Road Crossing Methods, Proceedings of ASCE 2003 Construction Research Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 19-21, 2003, 9 pages.
  • Najafi, M, and B.W. Gunnink, Ground Displacement Monitoring During Horizontal Directional Drilling & Other Trenchless Installations, Proceedings of ASCE Pipeline Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, August 6-8, 2002, CD-ROM, 5 pages.
  • Najafi, M, and Gunnink, B.W., Stability Analysis of Boreholes in Innovative Horizontal Directional drilling (HDD) Applications, Proceedings of 2002 Underground Construction Technology International Conference, Houston, Texas, January 15-17, 2002, CD-ROM, Article 47, 6 pages. 
  • Gunnink, B., and K.L. Sanford Bernhardt, “Writing, Critical Thinking and Engineering Curricula”,  Frontiers in Education 2002 Conference, Session F3H,  FIE Abstract 1386, November 6-9, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts.  
  • Gunnink, B.W., J. Kanunar*, and Z. Liang*, "Process for Forming Coal Compacts and Product Thereof," United States Letters Patent No. 6,375, 690, April 23, 2002.  
  • Najafi, M, and Gunnink, B.W., Stability Analysis of Boreholes in Innovative Horizontal Directional drilling (HDD) Applications, Proceedings of 2002 Underground Construction Technology International Conference, Houston, Texas, January 15-17, 2002, CD-ROM, Atricle 47, 6 pages.
  • Sanford Bernhardt, K.L., and B. Gunnink, “A Revised Civil Engineering Curriculum”, Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE, Albuquerque NM, June 24-27, 2001, CD-ROM, 11 pages.  
  • Gunnink, B.W., and Wei Li*, “Optimal Moisture for Rapid Compaction of Coal Logs for Freight Pipelines,” Powder Technology, September, 107: 273-281, 2000.  
  • Gunnink, B.W., “Measurement of the Pore Size Distribution of Geomaterials using Conductometric Phase Transition Porosimetry”, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering: Putting Research into Practice, ASCE, 665-676, 1999.
  • Gunnink, B.W., and W. Li*, "Rapidly Compacted Coal Logs for Pipelines: Binder and Pressure Effects", accepted for the 24th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, Clearwater, Florida, March 8-11, 1999, 841-850.  

Professional Activities and Service

Professional Societies and Registration

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Professional Engineer: Montana, License No. 15611PE; Missouri, License No. 24175 (inactive). 

Service to Profession

  • Reviewer, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, China, April, 2002.
  • Invited Speaker for Helical Anchor & Foundation Seminar sponsored by A.B. Chance Company, Centralia MO,  April 30-May 2, 2002, October 2-5, 2001, May 15-16, 1996.   
  • Reviewer, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 1999.
  • Served as peer reviewer for six refereed journal articles.  

Department, College, and University Committees

  • College – Budget Committee (Chair)
  • Department – Class Scheduling Committee  
  • Department - Transfer Student Advisor

Courses Taught

Number Name Credits Term Offered
CET 303  Hwy Technology 3 cr Spring 2003
EM 253 Mechanics of Materials 3 cr Fall 2002