Gordon Warn, a Ph.D. student at the University at Buffalo, is working on a research project titled “Impact of Axial Load Variations on the Response of Isolated Bridges” under the supervision of Professor Andrew Whittaker. Gordy, who anticipates graduating in June 2006, decided to study structural engineering and seismic isolation after observing large-scale earthquake simulation testing of a structure outfitted with seismic isolation bearings as an undergraduate at UB. “After witnessing the effectiveness of this technology, I decided to focus on this area of research while in graduate school,” he explains.
Gordy, an active SLC member over the years, plans to pursue an academic position after graduating. He is originally from Rochester, New York and when not studying, enjoys snowboarding, cycling and travel.