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Sergio Brena

Associate Department Head, Professor
UMassAmherst


Research and Background

Dr. Breña's research interests include design and behavior of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures and bridges, use of fiber-reinforced materials in civil infrastructure applications (bridges), and field performance of bridges. Recent research projects include investigations on the use of fiber-reinforced composites to strengthen existing reinforced concrete bridge beams and columns, design and behavior of structural concrete elements using strut-and-tie models, field performance of integral abutment bridges, and live-load testing of existing bridges. He has also worked on developing and testing concrete mixtures with high early strength properties for accelerated bridge construction.

Connect with Sergio Brena

Sergio Brena
brena@ecs.umass.edu
232A Marston Hall, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 130 Natural Resources Road,
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
https://cee.umass.edu/faculty/sergio-brena