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Civil Engineering’s John Brigham named Professor of the Year by ASCE Pittsburgh Chapter

PITTSBURGH (February 4, 2016) … John Brigham, PhD, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, was selected as the 2015 Professor of the Year by the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award will be presented during the organization’s E-Week Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 20.  

“This outstanding recognition by our peers is a testament to John’s commitment and leadership in engineering education,” noted Radisav Vidic, PhD, P.E., the William Kepler Whiteford Professor and Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “John is well respected by his students and is dedicated to their success as future civil engineers.”

More about Dr. Brigham
John Brigham received a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 2003, and a MS and PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Dr. Brigham recently served as Director of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section from 2012-2015.

As a member of the structural engineering and mechanics faculty within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Brigham teaches courses on structural analysis and computer methods. As principal investigator of the Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics Group, Dr. Brigham and his research team investigate fundamental concepts in mechanics and computation spanning a broad range of applications, from assessing service life of civil, marine, or aircraft structures to diagnosing physiological changes in biological structures. For more information on his research visit http://www.pitt.edu/~brigham/.


Pictured above from left: The Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics Group with John Grove, Scott Overacker, Matt Grasinger, Rob Zupan, Mo Ahmadpoor, John Brigham, and Jing Xu (seated)

Author: Paul Kovach

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