Croatia (Fulbright S&T awardee 2012)
Nenad Bijelic is pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in the field of structural and earthquake engineering. The effects of earthquakes on the built environment and their detrimental, globally resonating socio-economic and environmental impacts preoccupy this young scholar and his research will focus on performance-based seismic engineering as a crucial means in achieving earthquake resilience in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. His research interests include nonlinear structural analysis and design, prediction of structural collapse, vibration control and advanced experimental procedures but also spread into the field of materials science. Nenad hopes that his research will contribute to achieving the vision of disaster-resilient communities.
A native of Croatia, Nenad received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Zagreb. He worked there as a teaching/research assistant for two years prior to arriving in the United States as the recipient of the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award. When not working on his research, Nenad particularly enjoys trekking, sailing, snowboarding and reading.