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Short Biography

I was appointed as an Associated Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering TAMU in September 2009. I obtained my first degree ‘Ingeniero Civil’ (equivalent to a B.Sc in Civil Engineering) from Universidad Nacional de San Juan (Argentina) in 1990, and a Master’s Degree in Numerical Method in Engineering from CIMNE-UPC (Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering), Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in 1996. In 2004 I was awarded a Ph.D. degree from UPC for my research on ‘Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) coupled analysis in low porosity media’. My doctoral studies were mainly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and ENRESA. After his Ph.D. degree, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher on constitutive and numerical modeling of soils subjected to THM and Geo-chemical changes at UPC until May 2005, when I was appointed as a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. In April 2008, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor).


  • 2004. PhD Doctor Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. (Equivalent to a PhD in Civil Engineering). Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). Barcelona, Spain. Thesis: “Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical analysis in low permeability media”. Grade: excellent cum laude
  • 1996. Master in Numerical Methods in Engineering. (Equivalent to a MSc in Numerical Methods). Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), CIMNE, Spain. Grade: excellent.
  • 1991. Specialization in Highway Engineering. Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ). San Juan, Argentina (one year course).
  • 1990. Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ). San Juan, Argentina.

Employment Summary

  • Oct 2009 to present. Texas A& M University (TAMU). Department of Civil Engineering, College Station, Texas, US. Position: Associate Professor (tenure-track).
  • Apr 2008 to Sept 2009. University of Strathclyde (USTRAT). Department of Civil Engineering, Glasgow, UK. Position: Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Civil Engineering.
  • May 2005 to Mar 2008. University of Strathclyde (USTRAT). Department of Civil Engineering, Glasgow, UK. Position: Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering.
  • Jan 1998 to Apr 2005. Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). Department of Geotechnical. Engineering. Barcelona, Spain. Position: Researcher.
  • Jan 1991 to Dec 1998. Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ). Department of Geotechnical Engineering. San Juan, Argentina. Position: Lecturer.