Luis Fargier Gabaldon

Luis Fargier Gabaldon

Concurrent Associate Professor of the Practice

Dr. Fargier is the Massman-Beavers Associate Professor of the Practice of Heavy Civil Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and holds a concurrent appointment at the School of Architecture.

He is the Engineer of Record of more than a million square feet of bridge superstructures and several building structures. He has designed structures and consulting experience in the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he was a senior structural-bridge engineer at Kiewit. Other appointments include the Edward M. Curtis Visiting Professorship in Civil Engineering at Purdue University, Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Adjunct Professor and Director of the Structures and Materials Laboratory at the Universidad de los Andes. He has also served as a consultant for the InterAmerican Development Bank and the United Nations’ programs for Renewable Energy and Infrastructure.

He is member of ACI Sub-Committee 318F on Foundations of the ACI 318 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary”, is an Associate Editor of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction published by the ASCE and was a member of the NSF-EERI reconnaissance mission after the 2010 Chilean earthquake. His professional interests include historic structures and development of professional design guidance. 

Educational Background

1997-2001 Bachelor of Science. Civil Engineering. Universidad de los Andes

2001-2003 Master of Science. Civil Engineering. University of Michigan

2003-2005 Doctor of Philosophy. Civil Engineering. University of Michigan

2011-2012 Master of Science. Civil Engineering. Virginia Tech

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