About me

Dr. Pacheco-Crosetti is a licensed professional engineer in PR.  He obtained a PhD Degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (2007; major: Structures, minor: Geomechanics); a Graduate Specialist Degree (Master of Engineering) in Theory and Practice of the Finite Element Method from UNED, Spain (1995); a Master of Science Degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (1993; major: Structures, minor: Geomechanics); and a Professional Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Córdoba, Argentina (1988; major: Transportation).

He is a tenured full professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR), the Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Research Center, the Coordinator of the Professional Development Program in Transportation Infrastructure Inspection PUPR/ACI-Herzog, the Co-Coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Program for Honor Students, the Co-PI of the PUPR-Rutgers Consortium, part of the University Transportation Center sponsored by the FHWA and lead by Rutgers University that focuses in Transportation Infrastructure Resilience, and the Co-Coordinator of the ACE FE and CE/PE licensee exams review seminars offered at PUPR. And he is also a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Puerto Rico Section, and a current member of the Earthquake Commission of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR). He has successfully mentored over 70 students in applied undergraduate and graduate research projects, many of them related to inspection and evaluation of infrastructure, its performance and resilience.

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