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CEE Associate Professor John Brigham elected as fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute

John Brigham, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, has spent years establishing an esteemed reputation in the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). 

Brigham’s hard work is being recognized with his election as a fellow of the organization. 

“It really is one of the biggest honors — if not the biggest honor — I have received in my professional career,” Brigham said. “The nomination alone was incredibly meaningful as it came from a group of the most world-renowned and respected researchers in my field of computational mechanics.” 

Brigham added that it’s an exceptional feeling to have his colleagues declare that he’s achieved a distinguished record of research and service in the engineering mechanics community. 

As a fellow, Brigham is regarded as a leader of the EMI and is expected to contribute to its mission, associated journal (Journal of Engineering Mechanics), and both national and international conferences. 

Brigham, whose research is primarily in computational methods for inverse problems in mechanics, first engaged with the EMI by attending conferences and presenting and organizing mini-symposiums on a vast range of engineering mechanics-related research. He then became a chair for many of the organization’s committees, contributed and supported the review process for the EMI’s journal, and chaired an international conference for the institute in 2021. 

The EMI is part of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the leading publisher for civil engineering research and continuing education. The organization represents more than 150,000 civil engineers in 177 countries.