I am a senior in the Program in Civil Engineering and Architecture. I am most interested in the preservation of historic buildings and monuments. For my senior thesis I will be looking at the deterioration of brownstone. I will be trying to strengthen the link between laboratory experiments and field observations because it is important to establish the significance of this damage mechanism among the preservation community.
Poster presentation on Jan 11, 2008
My recent experiments demonstrate a correlation between hygric expansion (caused by clays) and frost damage