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John Newhook

John Newhook


John Newhook is currently Professor, Department of Civil Resource Engineering, and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Infrastructure in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Engineering. He has served in various administrative roles at Dalhousie at the department, faculty and university-wide level, including Associate Vice-President Research from 2011 – 2016. Dr. Newhook earned a PhD in Structural Engineering from Dalhousie and a MASc and BEng from the former Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Dr. Newhook is active in a number of technical societies including the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (currently serving as Vice-President Technical Programs) and is a founding executive committee member of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), which includes leading experts from Canada, US, Europe, Asia and India. A registered engineer and consultant to the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, Dr. Newhook has served as Chair of the Buried Structures Technical Sub-Committee since 2012.