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José Wilches

Education:

B.S., Civil Engineering, Corporación Universitaria Rafael Núñez, Specialization in Analysis and Design of Structures, Universidad del Norte; M.S., Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dissertation:

Evaluation of the influence of shear keys on the seismic behavior of Chilean bridges; Numerical modeling of composite systems: composite CFT connections, composite beams, and mixed CFT/SRC columns

Thesis Advisor:

Hernán Santa Maria, Professor of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Roberto Leon, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research Topic:

Replaceable Seismic Coupling Beams for Skyscrapers

Mentor:

Jose I. Restrepo, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego

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