Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Director for Structural, Pavement, and Geotechnical Engineering

  • Innovative applications for structural design and materials
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation of highway transportation structures
  • Asset management of bridges and other transportation structures
  • Condition assessment of structures and structural elements
  • Service life prediction of structural elements
  • Corrosion assessment, mitigation, and prevention for reinforced concrete structures

Awards and Fellowships

2014            Transportation Research Board - Soil Mechanics Section 2014 Best Paper
                      Award, Washington, DC.

2014            Transportation Research Board - Design and Construction Group’s (DCG)
                      Practice-Ready Paper Award Certificate, Washington, DC.

2012             Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI), Farmington Hills, MI.

2011             Horizon Award for Outstanding Productivity and Achievement, Virginia Center
                      for Transportation Innovation and Research, Charlottesville, VA.

2007             Jack Dillard Paper Award, Virginia Transportation Research Council, 
                      Charlottesville, VA.

2007             Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and
                      Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
                      Blacksburg, VA.

2003             Horizon Award for Outstanding Productivity and Achievement, Virginia
                      Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, VA.

1997-2001   National Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeship in Civil
                      Infrasctructure Systems at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 
                      Blacksburg, VA.

1994             Employee of the Year, Washington Branch, Law Engineering and Environmental
                      Services, Chantilly, VA.  

1987             Marshall Hahn Engineering Scholarship, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
                      University, Blacksburg, VA.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Registration:
  • Professional Engineer, Virginia
Professional Memberships:
  • American Concrete Institute
    • Technical Activities Committee, Member
    • Committee 345, Concrete Bridge Construction, Maintenance & Repair, Member and past chair
    • Committee 343, Concrete Bridge Design (joint ASCE-SEI), Secretary 
    • Committee 222, Corrosion of Metals in Concrete, Member
    • Committee 444, Structural Health Monitoring, Member
    • Committee 342, Evaluation of Concrete Bridges and Bridge Elements, Associate Member
    • Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, Associate Member
    • Committee 365, Service Life Prediction, Associate Member 
    • Committee on Nominations, past member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers 
    • Structural Engineering Institute, Member 
  • Federal Highway Admmerican Society of Civil Engineers
    • Bridge Preservation Expert Task Group, Member
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program
    • Project 12-67, Multiple-Objective Optimization for Bridge Management Systems (panel retired), Panel member.
    • Synthesis 44-15, State Bridge Load Posting Processes and Practices, Panel member
    • Project 14-36, Proposed AASHTO Guide for Bridge Preservation Actions, Panel member 
  • Transportation Research Board
    • Committee AHD00, Maintenance and Preservation Section, Member
    • Committee AHD30, Structures Maintenance, Chair
    • Committee ADH37, Bridge Preservation, Member
    • Committee AHD45, Corrosion, past Member (2002-2011)

Current Projects

Reports

Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., P.E.

Michael.Brown@VDOT.Virginia.gov

(434) 293-1998

Last updated: October 12, 2023

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