Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
- Mechanoelectrochemical behaviors of cartilage
- Mixture theory applied to soft biological tissues
- Finite element contact mechanics
- Articular cartilage friction and damage
- Reactive constrained mixture theory
- Inelastic material behavior: plasticity, fatigue, damage
- B.E. University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering, 2014
- M.S. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2016
- M.Phil. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2018
- Ph.D. Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 2020
- Columbia University H. Dean Baker Fellowship, 2018
- Center for Teaching and Learning Lead Teaching Fellowship, 2017-2018
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
- Columbia University Presidential Fellowship, 2014
Originally from Lancaster, PA, Brandon did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware, studying temporomandibular joint friction and mechanics. His research interests led him to join MBL in the fall of 2014 as a Ph.D. candidate, where his work focused on understanding the mechanically mediated progression of osteoarthritis in articular cartilage. He used experimental, theoretical, and computational methods to explore composition-structure-function relationships in cartilage to inform models of articular fatigue and damage mechanics.
In his spare time, Brandon enjoys running all over the island of Manhattan and wearing the shortest shorts in the lab.
In 2020, Brandon received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering.