PhD Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1981-1986
MS Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1981-1986
MSCE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; 1979-1981
BSCE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; 1976-1979Experiencia Académica
- Professor, Jul 2000-Present
- Associate Professor, 1994-2000
- Assistant Professor, 1990-1994
- Adjunct Professor, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; 1986-1989
- Research Assistant, Mathematical & Experimental Eval. of Bracing Systems; 1983-1986
- Member of the NIST Task Force in New Orleans for damage assessment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Premios y Reconocimientos
- Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Engineering Professor Award, November/1995
- Advanced Mechanics of Materials with Applications, Graduate textbook including digital module presentations to be published by CRC.
- Elements of Wood Frame Structures, Printed for class use since 1994. Last revision: 2016.
- Developing Insurance Solutions Software for Natural Hazard Loss Estimation, with Guillermo Gerbaudo, Report to Insurance Security Commission of Puerto Rico, 2007.
- Development of Hurricane Based Fragility Curves for Wood-Zinc Houses in Puerto Rico, with Rolando García González, Presentation to Mid-America Earthquake Center, 2007.
- On Improving the Performance of Wood-Zinc Roof Systems, with Daniel Avilés Nieves, Report to Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2006.
- Design of an Intelligent Structure, Engineering Mechanics: A force for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, 1998.
- Performance of Steel Roof Decks subjected to Repeated Wind Loading, Proceedings of the Fifth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics, 1997.
- Stochastic Structural Dynamics: Proceedings ot the Third International Conference, Editor, January 1997.
- Wind-induced failure of steel roof decks, Proceedings of the 7th Specialty Conf. On Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, ASCE, 1996, pp. 894-897.
- Cost-Performance Criteria for Seismic Retrofitting, Proceedings of the 7th Specialty Conf. On Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, ASCE, 1996.
- Column Design in Fire Exposed Steel Frames, Proceedings of the 7th Specialty Conf. On Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, ASCE, 1996, pp. 906-909.
- “Criterio Costo-Rendimiento para Retroalimentación Sísmica” (In Spanish), Proceedings of the 9th Latin American Conference on Seismic Engineering, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1996.