• UC engineer Dr Brendon Bradley. Photo credit: The University of CanterburyUC engineer Dr Brendon Bradley. Photo credit: The University of Canterbury

Earthquake Engineering Academic is Young NZ Engineer of the Year finalist

An engineering academic at the University of Canterbury has reached the finals of the Young NZ Engineer of the Year competition that takes place tomorrow. Dr Brendon Bradley has been testing and researching the impact of earthquakes, including the analysis of earthquake-induced ground motions during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch.

At just 28, Dr Bradley is already an international research leader in several emerging fields of earthquake engineering, and has led the development of postgraduate research degrees in the subject.  He has won over NZ$2million in research grants in the last four years including a prestigious international grant from the US National Science Foundation and the Southern California Earthquake Centre.

In his research Dr Bradley has been testing the soil conditions beneath Christchurch, and provided expert consultant input in seismic hazard analysis and design ground motions mitigations for several high important projects in Canterbury, including the Christchurch Justice Precinct and the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital.

The Young NZ Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony will take place tomorrow night on the 28th November.

If you would like to find out more about studying engineering at the University of Canterbury, contact Study Options.  There are a number of scholarships available to UK students who would like to study a Bachelors of Engineering at the University of Canterbury, find out more here.

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5th December 2014 update

We are pleased to announce that Dr Brendon Bradley won!

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