His experience includes the analysis and numerical modeling of coastal processes, including wave transformation, beach morphology and nearshore circulation; design for both hard and soft shore protection projects; and modeling of hydrodynamics, waves, and sediment transport in rivers, lakes, open coasts, and estuarine systems.
Brandon has contributed to a range of projects including the design of erosion protection systems for critical infrastructure, living shorelines and habitat restoration for protected wetlands, as well as dredging and subaqueous capping for sediment remediation projects. He has also served as the primary investigator for multiple sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation studies on a municipal level.
His numerical modeling experience includes wave prediction and transformation, tidal and wave-induced nearshore circulation, extreme flood and storm surge, as well as vessel-induced propeller wash and wake erosion. Brandon has also contributed to a range of field efforts including beach nourishment survey monitoring, sediment sample collection, water quality monitoring, and construction observation.
He is an active member of the New England Environmental Business Council, serving on the Ocean and Coastal Resources Planning Committee. He is also a member of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association and the Boston Chapter of Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.