Brian Vinci

Director, Freshwater Institute

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Brian J. Vinci is the Director of the Freshwater Institute. He is responsible for management and administration of the Institute’s day-to-day operations, as well as program delivery, communications, fundraising and development. Prior to joining the Freshwater Institute, Brian worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Research Technician and at Cornell University as a Ph.D. fellow. He has worked at the Freshwater Institute since 1999, including as an Environmental Engineer and as Director of Environmental Engineering Services.

He holds a Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University. He has been a USDA National Needs Program Doctoral Fellow, a Cornell University Master of Engineering Program Fellow, a USAID Technical Consultant and a Past-President and Director of the Aquacultural Engineering Society.  He has been awarded the Aquacultural Engineering Society Meritorious Service Award, the Association of Conservation Engineers Conservation Project Award and an Aquacultural Engineering Superior Paper award.

Contact:     Phone: 304-870-2225    Office: Freshwater Institute, National Headquarters (WV)


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