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Dr. John Brigham joins American Society of Civil Engineers Pittsburgh Chapter Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH  (April 23, 2012) …  John Brigham, PhD , assistant professor of structural engineering and mechanics at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, was named a Director of the  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pittsburgh Section  for the 2012-2015 term by the Section's Board of Directors. 

"This is truly an honor and I thank the Board of Directors for appointing me," Dr. Brigham said. "I hope to build an even stronger bond between the ASCE Pittsburgh Chapter, Pittsburgh-area educators, and the next generation of Pittsburgh professional civil engineers."

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders, building a better quality of life. The Pittsburgh Section of ASCE has nearly 1600 members and represents engineering and construction interests for communities throughout western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Brigham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. As a member of the Structural Engineering and Mechanics group within the CEE Department Dr. Brigham teaches courses on structural analysis and computer methods in civil engineering. 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. He received a BE 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.