Brandon Lieberthal

Postdoctoral research associate in the MOOR Group


Research Interests

  • Sea level rise and its effects on the aquaculture industry
  • Mooring designs and tension testing
  • Smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations


  • Lieberthal, Brandon, and D. Scott Stewart. “Embedded particle size distribution and its effect on detonation in composite explosives.”Combustion Theory and Modelling (2016): 1-20.
  • Lieberthal, Brandon A., John B. Bdzil, and D. Scott Stewart. “Modelling detonation of heterogeneous explosives with embedded inert particles using detonation shock dynamics: Normal and divergent propagation in regular and simplified microstructure.” Combustion Theory and Modelling 18.2 (2014): 204-241.doi:10.1080/13647830.2013.879208
  • Bdzil, J., Brandon Lieberthal, and D. Scott Stewart. “Mesoscale modeling of metal-loaded high explosives.” Coeur (2010).


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Doctor of Philosophy, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – December 2015

Master of Science, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – August 2010

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Bachelor of Science, Physics – May 2008

Bachelor of Science, Math – May 2008