Brian J. Vinci

Director of Engineering Services, Freshwater Institute


brian-vinci-websiteBrian J. Vinci, Ph.D., P.E., is the Director of Engineering Services for the Freshwater Institute. Dr. Vinci earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and earned his Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell. He leads engineering projects in the areas of fisheries bioengineering, aquacultural engineering, environmental engineering, and facility/infrastructure planning. Dr. Vinci is a Vice President of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, a Past-President of the Aquacultural Engineering Society and an active member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Association of Conservation Engineers. He is a licensed professional engineer (environmental) in New York, Pennsylvania and Mississippi. Connect with him on LinkedIn

Contact: bvinci@conservationfund.org  Phone: 304-876-2815, ext. 225   Office: Freshwater Institute, National Headquarters (WV)

Featured Projects

SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems

SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems

A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture...
Supporting Sustainable Fish Farming with Marine Harvest

Supporting Sustainable Fish Farming with Marine Harvest

For three decades, The Freshwater Institute has conducted research to develop...
Woodchip Bioreactor Research

Woodchip Bioreactor Research

The Freshwater Institute Bioreactor Project At The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, we...

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CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology and design of aquaculture systems, is participating in...
Trout Hatchery Planning, Design, and Construction

Trout Hatchery Planning, Design, and Construction

A new hatchery was designed and constructed for the Rolling Rock Club that consolidated fish culture activities into one...
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) is a new research facility established by USDA ARS to improve...
Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) rears Pacific salmon and steelhead associated with the Upper Columbia River as...
Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

In 2011 two conservation organizations came to the same understanding, an idea formed probably while fishing where the best...
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies to enhance the sustainability of the modern fish...
Hatchery Planning and Partial Water Reuse System Design

Hatchery Planning and Partial Water Reuse System Design

White River NFH participates in the stock mitigation and reestablishment of Atlantic salmon in the Connecticut River watershed. An...
Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington State produces over four million juvenile anadromous and resident Pacific...
Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

A Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Downloadable case study — PDF  Challenge U.S. consumers...