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Dr. Leslie Brunell

ASSOCIATE TEACHING PROFESSOR
Building: Rocco
Room: 306
Phone: 201.216.5337
Fax: 201.216.8739
Email: lbrunell@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Water Resources / Civil Engineering
Education
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, 1996. Stevens Institute of Technology Dissertation: Application of Non-Point Source Models to Predict Surface Water Quality Resulting From Golf Course Management Practices. Advisor: Dr. Dimitris Dermatas
  • M.E. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1990 Stevens Institute of Technology
  • B.E. Civil Engineering, 1986 Stevens Institute of Technology
General Information
Professional Registration Professional Engineer - New Jersey
Experience

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Lecturer in Civil Engineering (2001 - present): Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
  • Director of the Graduate Water Resources Program (2001 - present). Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Graduate Certificate Programs with a concentration in Water Resources Engineering. Civil Engineering Senior Design Coordinator (1998 - present): Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
  • Distinguished Service Assistant Professor (1999 - 2001). Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
  • Adjunct Professor (1996 - 1999). Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Consulting Engineer (1989 - present) Medina Consultants, P.C. Hackettstown, New Jersey

  • Designed the drainage for several sections of the proposed New Jersey Transit Light Rail Line in Hudson County, New Jersey. Including site investigation and associated environmental permits. Developed the site plan and associated drainage for the Hamilton Train Station in Hamilton Township, New Jersey
  • Developed the individual septic system designs and lot grading plans for a 45 lot single-family residential development in Montville, New Jersey. Designed the storm drainage for several residential developments in New Jersey, including detention/retention basins, analysis of existing and proposed conditions, as well as meeting New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requirements and filing for necessary state and local permits. Prepared the hydrologic and hydraulic calculations of several sites for the application of NJDEP Stream Encroachment Permits and net fill requirements. Also involved in reviewing site plans for municipal planning boards

 

  • Project Engineer (1988 - 1989). Buck, Seifert and Jost Paramus, New Jersey. Developed the site plans for residential and industrial complexes. Prepared and submitted the required documentation for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stream encroachment, sanitary sewer extensions, wetlands and other related permits

 

  • Civil Engineer - Water Resources Division (1986 - 1988). The RBA Group. Morristown, New Jersey. Engineered diverse projects including storm drainage design for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, shoreline protections and flood control plans for the Army Corps of Engineers. Developed a countywide stormwater management plan for the Debois Creek and Manalapan Brook Watersheds. Engineered several site plans and various New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Permits
Professional Societies
  • American Water Resources Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Educators
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. L.B. Brunell. (Jul 2002). "Surface and Ground Water Issues Exposed in Project Based Learning.", Presented at the American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference.
  2. R. Meyer, D. Dermatas and L. Brunell. (Jun 1996). "Application of Non-Point Source Models to Predict Surface Water Quality Resulting From Golf Course Management Practices", Presented at the Water Environment Federation Specialty Conference "Watershed 1996".
  3. L.N. Reddi and L. Brunell. (Oct 1991). "A Hierarchy of Models to Asses Surface and Groundwater Impacts Due to Agricultural Pollutants", Presented at the FOCUS Conference on Eastern Regional Ground Water Issues.
Courses
  • CE 342 Fluid Mechanics
  • CE 304 Water Resources Engineering
  • CE 381 Civil Engineering Measurements Lab
  • CE 423 Engineering Design VII
  • CE 424 Engineering Design VIII