Brad is a postdoc at Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a member of the Geotechnical Lifelines group.  He designs and implements full-scale experiments employing smart infrastructure techniques to characterize the response of various hazard-resilient pipeline systems to large ground deformation at the Geotechnical Lifelines Large-Scale Testing Facility. His work couples 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 a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering and Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Cornell University as well as a bachelors degree from Virginia Tech.