Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (USM) at Santiago de Chile since 2011. I hold a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from USM at Valparaiso, and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Billie F. Spencer, Jr. My research interests are structural control, experimental testing, real-time hybrid simulation, random vibrations, earthquake engineering, steel design, and structural optimization, among others.

I am a member of the Chilean Association of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (ACHISINA), and a member of the Structural Health Monitoring & Control Committee from ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI). I was awarded with the CONICYT “Becas Chile” Scholarship, the Fulbright Foreign Fellowship from the United States Department of State, and USM Faculty Development Scholarship.


  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural control and health monitoring
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Steel design


  • PhD Civil Engineering, 2018

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • MS Civil Engineering, 2009

    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

  • BS Civil Engineering, 2004

    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria