Dr. Dilip Barua is a coastal, marine and ocean engineering professional with more than 30 years of versatile work experience and research in North America and abroad. His work areas include coastal, estuarine and marine systems with experiences in modeling, coastal and ocean processes, sediment transport, marine terminal design with both static and dynamic analyses, berthing impacts and fender design, designs and design-load estimates, dredging assessment, vessel maneuvering analysis, navigation aid design, design scenario and uncertainty analysis, project management, and report and proposal writing. He has analyzed and modeled wave mechanics, tidal hydraulics, shore process dynamics, harbor dynamics, ship motion analysis, and storm surge and tsunami events. He was team-lead in several projects during his career bringing in collective approach to designs, planning and solutions with focus on innovative and thorough methods. In addition to developing his own methods and computation programs, he is versatile in numerous software including MIKE 21 modeling suite, OPTIMOOR and aNYMOOR.TERMSIM. He is well-conversant with professional manuals, design codes and rules of different professional and regulatory bodies.
He is affiliated with many professional institutions including Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Coasts, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI); International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) and International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). As Adjunct Professor of Ocean Engineering, he has taught Coastal Structures Engineering and Port and Harbor Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). In addition to writing numerous reports, Dr. Barua has authored more than 30 scientific papers published in journals and conference proceedings. He served as an external work-period reviewer of EIT members at APEGBC. He serves in ASCE/COPRI Coastal Modeling and Wetland Management Subcommittees.