Best Paper at American Helicopter Society Forum

Dr. Nathan Branch, senior mechanical engineer, and Greg Wood, principle mechanical engineer, won the award for the Best Paper in the Product Support Systems Technology category at the recent American Helicopter Society Forum in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dr. Tom Brussat, subcontractor, was also an author.

The award-winning paper is titled “HH-60G Airframe Service Life via Multi-Element Damage Monte Carlo Risk Analysis.”


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

To learn more, please visit MERC's website at