Vice Dean (Graduate Studies and Recruitment)
Dr. Green completed his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Engineering at Queen's in 1987, then won a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete his Ph.D. at Cambridge, UK in 1991. He joined the Civil Engineering department at Queen’s as a postdoctoral fellow in 1991, a Queen’s National Scholar in 1993, and became a full Professor in 2001. He has held several administrative positions including Acting Associate Dean (Academic) (2013), and as Associate Head (2009-13, 2015-18), and Acting Head (2000, 2014-15) in Civil Engineering. Dr. Green believes in the importance of multi-disciplinary approaches to engineering and is cross appointed to both the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Faculty of Education.
In research, he has studied the dynamics of bridge-vehicle interaction extensively and is a leader in applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials to concrete structures. Dr. Green is currently leading the innovative NSERC CREATE program, “Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas (SERA)” which facilitates research and cultural competency on renewable energy and sustainable building projects for Indigenous communities. Dr. Green is well-known for his research on durability applications of FRPs in cold regions, strengthening beams with prestressed FRP sheets, and the fire resistance of concrete structures. This research led to the world’s first post-tensioning tendon replacement application with FRP (Toronto, December 2007), and the first field application in North America for strengthening bridges with prestressed FRP sheets (Winnipeg, Manitoba in October 2003).
Dr. Green has won the Professional Engineers Ontario Medal for Research and Development (2013) and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000). He is a Fellow of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. Dr. Green has active international research collaborations in Hong Kong, Turkey, France, and the UK. In 2013-14 he was at the University of Edinburgh as Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Distinguished Visiting Fellow and as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor. In 2012, he won the Queen’s Employment Equity Award. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers.
Dr. Green is a member of the Mohawks of Bay of Quinte and was recently co-chair of Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force. He is a member of the Circle of Advisors for the Aboriginal Access to Engineering initiative in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He has previously served as co-chair of Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University and as chair of the First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI).