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Durham University

Department of Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor John Brigham, BE MS PhD

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Professor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42513
Room number: E377 (Higginson)

(email at john.brigham@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

John Brigham received a BE in civil engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 2003, and a MS and PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Following his PhD he joined the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor, and was later promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. John joined the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University as an Associate Professor in Applied Mechanics in 2016 and was promoted to a Chair in the Department in 2019.

Research

John’s research is focused on fundamental concepts in mechanics and computation, which span a broad range of applications, from assessing service life of civil, marine, or aircraft structures to diagnosing physiological changes in biological structures. His particular interests include developing accurate and efficient computational methods for the representation of multiphysics and multiscale systems, solution strategies for inverse problems associated with non-destructive and non-invasive testing, and numerical modelling of biological systems.

Focusing on computational mechanics and inverse problems, John’s research group, the Computational Diagnostics and Inverse Mechanics Group, is actively involved in a number of diverse projects, including kinematic analysis of the heart for improved diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, novel design concepts and optimal design strategies for smart material morphing structures, and efficient and accurate quantitative nondestructive evaluation algorithms.

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Inverse Problems
  • Multi-physics Modelling
  • Non-destructive Evaluation
  • PDE-Constrained Optimisation
  • Reduced-Order Modelling
  • Shape Analysis

Supervises

Selected Publications

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Conference Paper

  • Xu, Jing, Simon, Marc A, Wong, Timothy C & Brigham, John C (2019), A Clinically Applicable Strategy for Estimation of In Vivo Ventricular Wall Elasticity, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering – CMBE2019 6th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering. Sendai City, Japan.
  • Desmond, Eleanor L, Xu, Jing, Wong, Timothy C, Simon, Marc S, Giani, Stefano & Brigham, John C (2019), Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension by Shape Analysis of the Human Right Ventricle: Robustness and Preliminary Association with Clinical Outcomes, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational & Mathematical Biomedical Engineering CMBE19 6th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering. Sendai City, Japan.
  • Zupan, Robert J, Clifford, Dale T, Beblo, Richard V & Brigham, John C (2019), Development and Evaluation of a Prototype Shape Memory Polymer Shape-Changing Building Surface Tile, Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute. Pasadena, CA.
  • Banyay, Gregory A & Brigham, John C (2019), Surrogate Modeling and Global Sensitivity Analysis towards Efficient Simulation of Nuclear Reactor Stochastic Dynamics, Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute. Pasadena, CA.

Journal Article

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