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Email: omar.molina1@upr.edu
Office: CI-102J

Education

Ph.D., Construction Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2008

D.E.A., Construction Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2006

M.Eng., Construction Engineering & Management, University of Alberta, Canada, 2000

B.S.C.E., Magna Cum Laude, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1998


Academic Experience

  • Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2011 – present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2008 – 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2000 – 2004

Non-Academic Experience

  • Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Infraestructura de Puerto Rico, Project Manager
  • CMA Architects & Engineers, Project Manager and Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Municipal Department of Public Works – Toa Alta City, Director
  • Caribbean Industrial Construction, Project Engineer

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Professor 2017, College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
  • Distinguished Engineer 2015, Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico

Publications

  • Guzmán Castillo, J., Reyes Pozo, E., and Molina Bas, O. (2018) Evaluación del rendimiento del mortero que emplea cenizas volantes como sustituto del cemento Pórtland. IV Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Civil / 19 Convención Científica de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, La Habana: CCIA.
  • González, L., Molina Bas, O., and Portela Gauthier, G. (2016) Nanosilica Particles in Concrete: Optimization for Compressive Strength, Permeability and Cost-Benefit Relationship. Construction Research Congress, San Juan: ASCE.
  • López Villamil, N. and Molina Bas, O. (2016) Studies on the mechanical properties and durability in aerial lime mortars using mineral admixtures. Construction Research Congress, San Juan: ASCE.
  • López Soto, J., Wibowo, J., and Molina Bas, O. (2016) Cost Reduction in Dam Infrastructure Using Arced Labyrinth Spillways. Construction Research Congress, San Juan: ASCE.
  • Serrano, D., Torres, G., Molina Bas, O., and Cruzado, I. (2016) Feasibility Study for the Construction of Multi-Story Parking through a Public-Private Partnership the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Construction Research Congress, San Juan: ASCE.
  • Ramos Maldonado, D., González Quevedo, A., and Molina Bas, O. (2016) Study of Change Orders in Design-Build-Maintain Projects of the XXI Century Schools in Puerto Rico. Construction Research Congress, San Juan: ASCE.
  • Lopez del Puerto, C., Fontan, J., Molina Bas, O., and Mrozowski, T. (2016) Safety Training on Warehouse Worker Hazards for Structural Steel Latino Workers: Phase 2 Implementation and Assessment. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans: ASEE.
  • Lopez del Puerto, C., Serrano, D., and Molina Bas, O. (2016) Educating Construction Engineering and Management Students Through Real University Projects. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans: ASEE.
  • Lopez del Puerto, C., Mrozowski, T., and Molina Bas, O. (2015) Developing a Safety Training on Warehouse Worker Hazards for Structural Steel Fabricating and Supply Companies. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle: ASEE.
  • Rosario, A., Molina Bas, O., and Reyes Pozo, E. (2015) An exploratory study to investigate the influence of cement properties on the durability of concrete made with fly ash. 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver: CSCE.
  • Molina Bas, O. (2014) La inversión en educación. Dimensión, Revista Oficial del Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, San Juan: Editor’s column.
  • Guzmán Duran, D., Antón Fuentes, R., and Molina Bas, O. (2012). Study on the influence of mineral admixtures as a substitute of Portland cement on the mechanical properties and durability of concrete. International Congress on Durability of Concrete. Trondheim, Norway: Tekna.