Haitian native, Pierre Fouche making a difference

Like most doctoral candidates, University at Buffalo student and Haitian native Pierre Fouché is a study in focus and determination and, if anything, the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that struck his home country only intensified these traits.

As originally planned, Fouché, who came to UB for his master’s degree in 2006 on a Fulbright scholarship, will defend his dissertation this summer; it describes a new technique he helped develop that can better protect bridges from damage caused by earthquakes and explosions, either malevolent or accidental.

But since last January, Fouché also has been intimately involved in an effort to transfer to his peers in Haiti the knowledge he is gaining at UB. CONTINUE ARTICLE HERE

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