Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

My research is in the areas of structural optimization, wind engineering, and bridge engineering. I aim to develop multidisciplinary design frameworks for the aero-structural shape optimization of civil engineering structures to produce sustainable, efficient, and economical designs while meeting all safety and serviceability requirements. My current research focuses on long-span bridges, emphasizing their aeroelastic responses. I have also worked on the aerodynamic optimization of tall buildings, computational and experimental aerodynamics of bridges, reliability-based design optimization of structures, and nonlinear dynamics of aircraft structures. 

Before joining the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, I was a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar in the NatHaz Modeling Lab at the University of Notre Dame, USA, supervised by Prof. Ahsan Kareem. Formerly, I developed my research in the Structural Mechanics Group at the University of A Coruña, Spain, supervised by Prof. Santiago Hernández and Prof. Félix Nieto, and I was a visiting researcher in the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, supervised by J. Peter C. King. I have been involved in several university-industry research collaborations with AIRBUS, ACCIONA Windpower, STINorland, Dragados, and Puentes y Calzadas Infraestructuras. I am a member of IABSE, IABSE Task Group 3.1. “Super Long Span Bridge Aerodynamics,” ASCE, ASCE SEI Optimal Structural Design Committee, ASCE SEI Structural Wind Engineering Committee, ASCE SEI Cable-Supported Bridges Committee, AAWE, and IABMAS.


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