Ext: 3365
Email: carlos.huerta@upr.edu
Office: CI-202
Education

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas, USA, 2001.
MS, Center of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, Ensenada B.C., México, 1985.
BS, National Polytechnic Institute, School of Earth Sciences, Mexico, D.F., 1984.

Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor/Researcher, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM), Civil Engineering and Surveying Department. 2008-2010, 2012-Present.
  • Senior Researcher, Research Center and Higher Education at Ensenada, MX 1985-2013.
  • Researcher/Faculty, University of Baja California, 1983-1989, 2007.
  • Researcher/Faculty, UT-Austin, 1993-1994, 1999-2002, 1996-1997, 1997-1999.
  • Faculty, University of Nuevo Leon, MX, 1990-1990.
Non-Academic Experience
  • Seismology, Exploration Geophysics, Engineering seismology, Strong motion seismology, and oil exploration.
  • Data processing/analysis/interpretation of geophysical time series for: earthquake seismological studies, engineering seismology, oil exploration seismology.
  • Research in seismology and geophysics for seismic risk studies. Develop and implementation of computational algorithms for modeling and inversion of seismic data.
  • Wave propagation numerical modeling, seismicity and seismotectonic studies related to engineering seismology, global seismology and geophysics, soil amplification and site effect studies, Broad-Band-OBS deployment, data processing/interpretation. Geophysical data integration for geothermal fields’ exploration.
  • Data acquisition/processing/analysis/interpretation of seismic data for oil exploration.
  • Frequency domain processing, analysis and interpretation of time series for: Hydro-geologic studies; interaction air-soil permeability. Data reduction of in-situ measurements in the non-saturated soil zone.
Honors & Awards
  • National Scientific Researcher I, Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), 2006-present; Candidato a Investigador Nacional, SNI, 1987-1991. Distinction from the
  • National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) México.
  • Ewing/Worzel Fellowship. Institute for Geophysics University of Texas at Austin, USA, Spring/2000, Fall/2001.
  • Ph.D. Scholarship. Fullbright-IIE-Garcia Robles-CONACyT., México. 1995-1998.
  • Sabbatical scholarship. CONACyT, México. 1993-1994.
  • M.Sc. Scholarship. CONACyT., México. 1981-1983.
Publications
  • Héctor E. Rodríguez Lozoya, Tonatiuh Domínguez Reyes, Carlos I. Huerta López, Armando Aguilar Meléndez, Eva Sánchez Sánchez, Mario Cabrera Sandoval, Juan Tejeda Jácome, Edén Bojorquez Mora. “Comparación de Espectros de Sitio Especifico Obtenidos a Partir de Sismos Reales y Mediante la Aplicación de la Normativa MOC-CFE-2008 para México”. Revista Intern. de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil, 2016.
  • María José Calvillo Castorena, Carlos I. Huerta López, Fortunato Espinoza Barreras, “Caracterización de Propiedades Dinámicas Usando Vibración Ambiental y Modelado Numérico: Caso de Estudio, Puente Manantiales en Baja California, México.” Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil, 2015.
  • Claudia A. Vidales-Basurto, Raúl R. Castro, Carlos I. Huerta, Danielle F. Sumy, James B. Gaherty, and John A. Collins. “An Attenuation Study of Body-waves in the South-Central Region of the Gulf of California, México.” 2014.
  • Leobardo López Pineda, Luís Quintanar Robles, Carlos I. Huerta López, and Héctor E. Rodríguez-Lozoya, “Active segment of the 12 November 2003 MW 5.6 earthquake at Salsipuedes ocean basin, Gulf of California. México.” Geofísica Internacional, 2014.
  • Carlos I. Huerta-López, José A. Martínez-Cruzado, Fabio M. Upegui-Botero, and Luis E. Suarez-Colche, “Peak ground acceleration response of three moderate magnitude earthquakes and their implication to local site effects in the Puerto Rico Island.” South-Eastern Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting, 2013.
  • Carlos I. Huerta López, UPR at Mayagüez, Juan Carlos Garatachia Ramírez, UAEM, José Emilio Baró Suárez, UAEM, Book: Enfrentando los riesgos socioculturales. Chapter VI “Determinación o zonificación de Peligro Sísmico”, 2018.
  • María José Calvillo Castorena, Carlos I. Huerta López, Fortunato Espinoza Barreras, “Caracterización de Propiedades Dinámicas de un Puente de Autopista en el Noroeste de México.”. Book: Serie de Monografías de Ingeniería Sísmica del CIMNE (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería), 2016.
  • Juan Carlos Garatachia Ramírez, José Emilio Baró Suárez, Carlos I. Huerta López, Chapter 1. Book: Vulnerabilidad Territorial ante la Expansión Urbana, “Aproximación a la vulnerabilidad estructural y socioeconómica en el marco de un estudio de riesgo sísmico en la zona urbana de Tijuana, Baja California”, Univ. Estado de México, 2016.
  • Alejandro Gaytan, Carlos I. Huerta López, Jorge Aguirre González, and Miguel A. Jaimes, “The use of source scaling relationships in the simulation of a seismic scenario in México.” Chapter 2. InTech Journals/Books. Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering, 2013.