Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
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Location: 212 Roberts Hall

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Brett Gunnink

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Brett Gunnink

Dean of Engineering
Brett Gunnink

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

CET 303  Hwy Technology 3 cr Spring 2003
EM 253 Mechanics of Materials 3 cr Fall 2002