Faculty/Staff Directory

Brent M. Phares

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

2711 S Loop Dr/Rm 4700
Ames, IA 50011-1295
Phone: 515-294-5879
Fax: 515-294-0467

Other Office(s)

418 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-1066


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1998
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1996
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1994

Brief Biography

  • 2012-Present, Associate Director, Institute for Transportation
  • 2011-Present, Director, Bridge Engineering Center
  • 2001-2011, Associate Director, Bridge Engineering Center
  • Areas of research activity include the following: field testing of bridges, forensic engineering/failure investigation, and non-destructive evaluation.
  • Engineer, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc, Conducted non-destructive testing and structural analysis of civil infrastructure
  • Vice President, MGPS, Inc, Conducted non-destructive testing of civil infrastructure