Ext: 5423
Email: francisco.maldonado5@upr.edu
Office: CI-207
Education

PhD, Construction Engineering and Management Program, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Aug 2002.
MSCE, Construction Engineering and Management Program, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Jun 1994.
BSCE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM), Mayagüez, PR, May 1993.

Academic Experience
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPRM, Aug 2012 to present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPRM, Jan 2006.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPRM, Aug 2002 to Dec 2005.
  • Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, UPRM, Aug 1999 to Jul 2002.
  • Seminar Lecturer, Center of Technology Transfer in Transportation, Mar 2000 to present.
  • Seminar Lecturer, Appraisals Institute of PR, Feb 2001.
  • Seminar Lecturer, Real State Education Center, Inc. Sep 2000.
  • Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Sep 1993 to Jun 1999.
Non-Academic Experience
  • Green Construction and Renewable Energy Consultant – Executive Vice-President, Nature’s Power Tech, Corp., PR, May 2006 to Dec 2010.
  • Consultant of the Institute of Civil Engineers, College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico in the development of a Project Management Program for continuing education.
  • Legal Expert, Oct 1999 to Mar 2000 and May to Jul 2001.
  • Professional Consultant, PR Infrastructure Financing Authority, Oct to Dec 2000.
  • Project Manager, Banco Popular of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, from Jan 1993 to Jul 1993.
  • Site Superintendent & Inspector, Star Kist Caribe, Mayagüez, PR, Dec 1991 & Sum 1992
Honors & Awards
  • Merck Health Innovation Award in Education – Sep 2009
  • PR-LSAMP Mentorship Program in Science at UPR-Mayaguez – Nov 2009
Publications
  • Lazo-Benza, O. J., Maldonado-Fortunet, F., Molina-Bas, O. I. (2013). “Development of Cost-Effective Test for Energy Efficiency in the Building Construction Industry.” Proceedings of the CSCE 2013 General Conference, Montreal, Canada
  • Orama, L. R., Maldonado, F., Ruiz, O. E., Ortiz, C., Estevez, N. S. (2013). Computations of Energy Efficiency Potential in Puerto Rico. International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT).
  • “Development of Cost-Effective Test for Energy Efficiency in the Building Construction Industry.” CSCE 2013 General Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • “Vertical Evacuation Structures: Cost Estimating Overview”. Vertical Evacuation Workshop, Colegio de Ingenierios y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, Jun 2012.
  • “Entrepreneurship: Strategies for the Education Sector.” Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Oct 2012.