Brent joined GRL in 1999 as a research engineer. In addition to his R&D activities in high and low strain foundation testing, Brent has tested and analyzed the foundations of multiple bridges, stadiums, offshore oil platforms and other structures, and frequently trains new users of equipment manufactured by Pile Dynamics, Inc. Brent holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. Brent is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of its Geo-Institute, and a past chair of the Geotechnical Committee of the Cleveland Section of ASCE, which recognized him with its President’s Award. He is the author of multiple peer reviewed papers and FHWA publications, having received the Transportation Research Board Best Paper Award in Soil Mechanics in 2010. Brent has achieved Expert level on the PDCA/PDI Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test and is a licensed professional engineer in Alaska, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin .