Under the guidance of Professor Alexandros Taflanidis, Marie Bond is researching the connection between humanitarian relief efforts and long-term recovery after disasters. She is investigating what types of policies are needed in regional and NGO levels to offer a bridge between short-term disaster relief and long-term recovery options. Ultimately, Bond hopes to find a structural engineering solution to the global challenge of inadequate disaster relief. She is also assisting other Kellogg Scholars on their Haitian microdevelopment team.
Bond is also a member of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, in which she addresses the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge, “Restoring and Improving Urban Infrastructure” through community engagement, multidisciplinary classes, and research.
I am interested in the structural integrity and vulnerability of infrastructure in areas prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes. Specifically, I would like to learn more about the disparities of infrastructure resilience across countries of varying wealth. Ultimately, I would like to develop a long-term solution to insufficient infrastructure around the globe, especially in underdeveloped regions.
Currently, I am researching potential solutions to the disconnect between day-one disaster relief efforts and long-term solutions. Particularly, I am exploring various design options for transitional shelters. Additionally, I am investigating what type of policies are needed in regional and NGO levels to offer a bridge between short-term disaster relief and long-term recovery options, as well as assisting other Kellogg Scholars on their Haitian micro development team.