Lori Graham-Brady

Lori Graham-Brady

Lori Graham-Brady is a Professor in the Civil Engineering Departments at Johns Hopkins University, with a secondary appointment in Mechanical Engineering. Her research interests are in computational stochastic mechanics, multiscale modeling of materials with random microstructure and the mechanics of failure under high-rate loading. Prof. Graham-Brady received her doctorate from Princeton University in 1996. After spending four years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia, she joined Johns Hopkins University in 2000. She is Director of an NSF-funded IGERT training program with the theme of Modeling Complex Systems. She has received a number of awards, including the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, and the William H. Huggins Award for Excellence in Teaching. She enjoys oil painting and proudly displays her work in the Brady family living room.


Princeton University

Ph.D. (Civil Eng.) 1996

Princeton University

M.A. (Civil Eng.) 1994

Dartmouth College

B.E. (Mechanical Eng.) 1990

Dartmouth College

A.B. (Engineering Sciences) 1990


Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

Associate Director, 2012-Present

Johns Hopkins University Department of Civil Engineering

Professor, 2011-Present

Johns Hopkins University Department of Mechanical Engineering

Secondary Appointment, 2007-Present

Johns Hopkins University Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Professor, 2003-2011

Johns Hopkins University Department of Civil Engineering

Assistant Professor, 2000-2003

University of Virginia Department of Civil Engineering

Assistant Professor, 1996-2000

Research Interests

  • Stochastic finite elements
  • Probabilistic mechanics
  • Linear and nonlinear finite element methods
  • Structural reliability
  • Random heterogeneous materials

For more information, visit https://engineering.jhu.edu/civil/faculty/lori-graham-brady/


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