About

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. 

Major
Civil Engineering
Minor
Sustainability and Resiliency of Engineering Systems
Current Research

Research Interests
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.

Current Research
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.

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