About me

Dr. Luis E. Suárez is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez and the Coordinator of the Structural Engineering Area. He has been involved in research in structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, soil dynamics and random vibrations. He has published 60 papers in refereed journals and 98 conference papers.  He has taught graduate courses in Advanced Structural Dynamics, Soil Dynamics, Random Vibrations and Analytical Mechanics in Puerto Rico, USA, Dominican Republic and Argentina.  Dr. Suárez graduated at the top of his class in the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, in 1981 with an engineering diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. (1984) and Ph.D. degrees (1986) in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech.

Dr. Suárez has directed the thesis of 76 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and is currently the advisor of 9 students. He directed  projects sponsored by the US Army Research Office, NSF, NASA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the USGS. He was in the Editorial Board of the Engineering Structures Journal, the Journal of Vibration and Control and Mechanics. He co-founded in 2001 and is the editor of the Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil. He published four books in Structural Dynamics, Programming with Matlab and Structural Analysis with SAP2000.


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