Brad Weldon named Henry Massman Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering

Brad Weldon

Brad Weldon, teaching professor and director of undergraduate studies for Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (CEEES), has been awarded a named professorship. He is now the Henry Massman Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering at Notre Dame.

“Brad has been tremendous in finding novel and creative opportunities for our students by drawing from his unique teaching and research experiences,” said Diogo Bolster, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Hydrology and department chair.

“His personal interactions with our undergraduates have been key to providing them with the full Notre Dame experience.”

Weldon, who teaches statics and solid mechanics, received his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 2010. He joined the Notre Dame faculty as CEEES director of undergraduate studies in 2020.

His research expertise is in large-scale testing and evaluation of structural systems when subjected to various load conditions. His work has won numerous awards for helping to extend the service life of infrastructure while dramatically decreasing maintenance costs.

Before returning to Notre Dame, Weldon served as the Harold Foreman Endowed Professor for Excellence in Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University, where he was the director of the Structural Systems and Material Testing Laboratory, the co-director of the Bridge Inspection Program for New Mexico and was three times selected Outstanding Professor of the Year. 

Karla Cruise, Notre Dame Engineering