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Guillermo Alberto Riveros, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a research civil engineer with the Computational Science and Engineering Division, Information Technology Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), USACE, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Riveros has been in his position since 1992. He is a subject matter expert on water resources infrastructure, fatigue and fracture, nonlinear fracture mechanics in quasi-brittle materials, computational fluid and solid mechanics, structural assessment of aging civil and military infrastructure, bio-inspired material engineering, navigational and flood control steel and concrete structures, field and laboratory experimental mechanics, and large-scale additive manufacturing.

His research focuses on the advancements of state-of-the-art areas in civil and military works, such as innovative methods of fatigue and corrosion repairs using fiber-reinforced polymers, miter gates pintle sockets redesign, assessment of military infrastructure, bio-Inspiring materials (Paddlefish), and computational and experimental mechanics of tainter gates, as well as miter gates to keep pace with the rapid science and technological developments. These investigations have produced innovative tools in civil, military, and environmental research fields. They have provided automated physical data gathering and automated data analysis by combining field measurements with sophisticated 3D finite element analysis. 

Additionally, Riveros’ work has led to advancements in engineering computational modeling and analysis by developing sophisticated couple eularian-lagragian and computational fluid dynamics models for navigation steel structures and bio-inspiring materials. 

He received bachelor and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; he also earned a master’s degree in engineering (engineering mechanics) from Mississippi State University and a doctoral degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri–Columbia.