Former GIV Engineering staffer Matthew Brand receives a National Science Foundation fellowship

Former GIV Engineering staff member Matthew Brand has received a National Science Foundation fellowship for his research on bridge failure.  As described on UVM’s website:  “While much research has been done on the best way to design new bridges from succumbing to erosion of rock and sediment around the bridge’s piers, little exists to find an affordable solution for existing bridges at risk. Brand’s research, advised by engineering Profs. Mandar Dewoolkar and Donna Rizzo, aims to find a less expensive, safer and quicker retrofit for vulnerable bridges compared to current methods.” 2,000 recipients were chosen from 16,500 candidates across the U.S.