“ERVA provides a platform for the engineering community to collaborate in an interdisciplinary way to address the challenges and opportunities facing society and the planet. I am honored and thrilled to participate in this ground-breaking effort to develop innovative solutions for a smart, community-centered and sustainable future."
Erin Santini Bell is a professor and department chair of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Her research is in the area of structural health monitoring and bridge condition assessment including structural modeling, instrumentation, field testing and performance and remaining life prediction.
Bell has led several research projects related to field instrumentation and structural performance assessment funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Federal Highway Administration, New Hampshire Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Port Authority.
She is a registered professional in engineering in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds master’s and doctorate degrees in structural engineering from Tufts University.