Dr. Brandon Ross receives $500,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program.

May 4, 2016

Hurricanes blow the roofs off buildings and earthquakes shake them to piles of rubble, but nature’s wrath pales in comparison to the biggest threat that structures face. Ross wants to make buildings more adaptable so that fewer face the wrecking ball before their time. His ideas for doing so have won him one of the nation’s top awards for early-career researchers.

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