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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Brian Brenner

Professor of the Practice

Brian Brenner

Professor of the Practice

Phone 781-708-9858
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
structural engineering, concrete design, bridge analysis and design, structural analysis/design
Biography: 

As a professor of the practice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brian Brenner teaches classes in bridge engineering, concrete analysis and design, and introduction to engineering, and he participates in research projects evaluating long-term bridge performance issues. He is a Principal at Stantec.

Education: 
M.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1984
B.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1982
Research Interests: 

Brian Brenner's research interests include baseline modeling and protocol for incorporating structural health monitoring into the bridge design process, and developing three-dimensional finite element models of bridges.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2018: Teacher of the Year, Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2016: American Public Works Association, Project of the Year, Burns Bridge, Worcester MA
  • 2016: National Steel Bridge Alliance, Best Steel Bridge Design (medium span), Burns Bridge, Worcester MA
  • 2016: Teacher of the Year, Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2016: Keynote Speech Presentation, University of New Hampshire Technology Conference
  • 2011: Tisch Library Author's Talk Presentation on Civil Engineering
  • 2010: Keynote Speech Presentation, ASCE Ports Conference
  • 2009: Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2008: Henry and Madeline Fisher Award, Tufts School of Engineering
  • 2008: Keynote Speech Presentation, New Hampshire Engineer's Week
  • 2006: Judge, ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards
  • 2005: Richard T. Torrens Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2001: Clemens Herschel Award, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2000: President's Award, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1997: Award of Excellence (as Associate Editor of PB Network), Society of Technical Communication
  • 1996: Award of Excellence (as Associate Editor of PB Network), Society of Technical Communication
  • 1995: Award of Excellence (as Associate Editor of PB Network), Society of Technical Communication
  • 1993: Distinguished Civil Engineering Lecturer, University of Nevada at Reno
  • 1991: Young Engineer of the Year, Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers
  • 1991: Finalist, William Barclay Parsons Fellowship, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • 1990: Winner, William Barclay Parsons Fellowship, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Selected Professional Activities: 
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, MA Certificate 34336
  • Previously: Editor, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
  • Previously: Editor, ASCE Journal of Leadership in Management and Engineering
  • Previously: Chair, ASCE Committee on Performance of Structures during Construction (SEI)
  • Previously: Chair, ASCE EdAC-PAC Publications Committee
  • Previously: Chair, Structural Committee, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
  • Previously: Chair, Editorial Board, Journal of Civil Engineering Practice, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
  • Previously: Secretary and Chair, Newsletter Committee, Boston Society of Civil Engineers
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers
Chi Epsilon
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0010: Introduction to Civil Engineering
CEE-0025: Concrete Design
CEE-0094: Bridge History and Aesthetics
CEE-0125: Advanced Concrete Design
CEE-0129: Bridge Design and Rehabilitation
EN-0093: Bridge Design

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