Over the next few weeks, we will continue to introduce you to the judging panel for the Rust Busters Challenge. This group of experts spans different industries, academia, and government. Our next introduction is:

Brandi Clark

Luna Innovations Research Engineer

Dr. Clark received her B.S. in Chemistry from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla). As an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, she went on to do her graduate work at Virginia Tech, earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering. As a graduate student at Virginia Tech, Brandi’s research focused on drinking water distribution system corrosion mechanisms and their impact on pipe lifetime, water quality, and public health. As an NRC Postdoctoral Associate at NIST, she focused on characterizing the corrosion behavior of pipeline steels used in supercritical carbon dioxide applications, particularly on the impurities introduced to these pipelines when carbon dioxide is captured from combustion processes. Brandi started with Luna Innovations in 2017 and assumed responsibility for projects related to atmospheric corrosion measurement and modeling, corrosion fatigue, and direct measurement of aircraft coating condition. She is a member of both NACE and ASTM.