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I am committed to facilitating studentsí progress towards their full potential and providing them with the knowledge and skills to excel in their future profession.

Under-graduate teaching at Texas A&M University (2009 to present):

  • Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering I (CVEN365). Student evaluation score: 4.23/5.0 (average of 7 semesters: FA09=4.15; SP10=4.36; FA10=4.47; SP11=4.10; FA12=4.31; SP13=4.02; and FA13=4.21).
  • Mechanics of Materials (CVEN305). Student evaluation score: 3.90/5.0 (average of 2 semesters: FA11=4.08; and SP12=3.65)

Graduate teaching at Texas A&M University (2010 to present):

  • Transport Phenomena in Porous Media (CVEN 673). Student evaluation score: 4.84/5.0 (average of 3 semesters: FA10=4.87; FA11=4.80; and FA13=4.84).
  • Foundations on Expansive Soils (CVEN 646). Student evaluation score: 4.68/5.0 (1 semester)
  • Transport Phenomena in Porous Media (PETE 689). Distance learning, Petroleum Engineering Graduate Program. 4.25/5.0 (1 semester).

Under-graduate teaching at Strathclyde University (2005 to 2009):

  • Basic Soil Mechanics. Lecturer in charge.
  • Geotechnical Engineering I. Lecturer in charge.
  • Engineering Science IV. (co-taught course)
  • Supervisor of over 10 MEng/BEng projects since 2005.

Graduate teaching at Strathclyde University (2008 to 2009):

  • Introduction to Geotechnics. MSc in Geotechnics. (co-taught course).
  • Soil Modeling and Numerical Analysis. MSc in Geotechnics. (co-taught course).

Under-graduate Teaching at National University of San Juan, Argentina (1991 to 1998):

  • Soil Mechanics (co-taught course).
  • Foundations and Geotechnical Engineering (co-taught course).
  • Rock-Mechanics (co-taught course).

Graduate Teaching at National Universities in Argentina:

  • Numerical modeling in Soil Mechanics. MSc and PhD Program. National University of Tucuman (June 2006)
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics. MSc and PhD Program. National University of San Juan (June 2009).
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics. MSc and PhD Program. National University of San Juan (July 2013)

Department Responsibilities (Strathclyde University-UK)

  • Sessions 2005/2006 and 2006/2007: 2nd Year Coordinator. Undergraduate program, Civil Engineering.
  • Session 2007/2008: Program Leader for the MSc in Geotechnics in Partnership with the Industry.
  • Session 2008/2009: PhD Program Manager (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
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