About Brad

Brad was formerly a postdoctoral associate and graduate researcher at Cornell University where he designed and implemented full-scale experiments employing smart infrastructure techniques to characterize the response of various hazard-resilient lifeline systems to large ground deformation. His research at the Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility coupled physical testing and numerical simulations of soil-structure interaction under extreme loading conditions imposed by earthquake-induced liquefaction and landslides as well as construction-related deformation such as tunneling and deep excavation.

He has served on international field reconnaissance teams in New Zealand and Japan to document infrastructure performance and lifeline system response to natural disasters. He holds degrees in Geotechnical, Structural, and Civil Engineering from Cornell University and Virginia Tech.


Postdoctoral Associate Cornell University, Jan 2016 to Sept 2017

Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University, December 2015

Major: Geotechnical Engineering

Minors: Structural Engineering, Transportation Systems Engineering

Committee: Thomas D. O’Rourke (chair), Harry E. Stewart, Anthony R. Ingraffea

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical) Cornell University, May 2013

M.Eng. Structural Engineering Cornell University, May 2011

B. S. Civil and Environmental Engineering Virginia Tech, May 2010