Ext : 3465
Email: luis.suarez3@upr.edu
Office: CI-102D
Education

PhD, Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech (VPI).

MSc, Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech (VPI).

BSc, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Academic Experience
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, UPRM, July1996 – present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of General Engineering, UPRM, July 1991 – July 996
  • Assistant Professor, Department of General Engineering, UPRM, August 1989 – July 1991.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Structures, University of Cordoba, Argentina, October 1987 – July 1989.
  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Science & Mechanics Dept., Virginia Tech September 1986 – August 1987.
  • Visiting Professor, Engineering Science & Mechanics Dept., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA., Summers of 1990, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000.
Non-Academic Experience
  • Structural Engineer, Structural Mechanics Group joint program of the Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina and the University of Córdoba, Argentina. Occasional diverse consulting during tenure at UPRM, 2000-2016.
Honors & Awards
  • Gold Medal to Best Graduate of School of Mechanical Engineering (University of Córdoba, Argentina, 1981)
  • Cunningham Fellowship (VPI, 1986)
  • Ph.D. Research Award (VPI Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1987)
  • Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1994, 1995)
  • Puerto Rico-EPSCoR Scholarly Productivity Award (1993,1994)
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1994,1995)
  • Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans (1994,1995)
  • Who’s Who in American Education (1995)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1996)
  • Selected as “Eminent Engineer” by the Tau Beta Pi Honor Engineering Society in 2011
  • Distinguished Professor, General Engineering Dept., UPR-M (1996)
  • Distinguished Scientist of Puerto Rico, Interamerican University (1995)
  • Distinguished Professor Award, Civil Engineering Dept., UPR-M (1997 and 2000)
  • Distinguished Professor Award, Civil Engineering Dept., UPR-M (2004 and 2006)
  • Selected as member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars on February 2016.
Publications
  • Suarez, L.E. and Gaviria, C., “Dynamic Properties of a Building with Viscous Dampers in Non-Proportional Arrangement,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, Vol. 55, No. 6, September 2015, pp. 1241-1260.
  • Villarreal, A. and Suárez, L.E., “Desarrollo de una Metodología Simplificada para Estudios de Microzonificación Sísmica” (in Spanish), Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil, Vol. 14, No. 1-2, 2015, pp. 149-164.
  • Montejo, L.A. and Suarez, L.E., “An Improved CWT Based Algorithm for the Generation of Spectrum Compatible Records”, International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering, Springer Open Journal, 5:26, 2013.
  • Two   Suarez, L.E. “Introducción a la Programación en Matlab para Ingenieros Civiles y Mecánicos” (in Spanish), 167 p., ISBN 978-1490482392, available in Amazon.com, July 2013.
  • L.E. S Suarez, L.E., “Análisis de Estructuras con Cargas Dinámicas: Tomo I” (in Spanish), 494 p., ISBN-13: 978-1466328488 and ISBN-10: ISBN-10: 1466328487, available in Amazon.com, January 2014.
  • L.E. S Suarez, L.E., “Análisis de Estructuras con Cargas Dinámicas: Tomo II” (in Spanish), 494 p., ISBN-13: 978-1496023988 and ISBN-10: 1496023986, available in Amazon.com, March 2014.
  • Vazquez, D. and Suarez, L.E., “Análisis Estructural con SAP2000: Estático y Dinámico” (in Spanish), ISBN 978-1500633349, available in Amazon.com, August 2014.
  • Suarez, L.E.,“Introducción a la programación en Mathematica para Ingenieros Civiles y Mecánicos”, (in Spanish), ISBN 978-1986485746, Amazon.com, March 2018.