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Luis A. Godoy

Luis Godoy


Adjunct Professor - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Luis A. Godoy graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1975 and received his Ph.D. from University College (University of London) in 1979. He has been a faculty member at the National University of Cordoba in Argentina, West Virginia University, and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. As a visiting faculty in Spain, he worked at the University Carlos III, Madrid in 2008, and Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. He was Director of the Civil Infrastructure Research Center (Puerto Rico) and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Technology (Argentina). Currently, he is Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at West Virginia University, Morgantown.

His research interests in the area of structural mechanics focus on shell structures, buckling and dynamics of structures, and civil and oil infrastructure. Godoy published four research books, notably Thin-Walled Structures with Structural Imperfections (Elsevier, 1996), Theory of Elastic Stability: Analysis and Sensitivity (Taylor and Francis, 2000), and Structural Stability: A Historical Perspective (CIMNE Barcelona, 2010). As a consequence of his research, Godoy published some 160 journal papers.

As PI, Godoy obtained NSF grants to carry out research on structural damage of oil storage tanks under extreme loads, and DOD grants on environmental effects on composite materials. He was part of an NIST mission to investigate damage to infrastructure following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has supervised 20 doctoral students who completed their degrees.


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of London, England, 1979

B.S. Civil Engineering, National University of Cordoba, Argentina, 1975