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Sosa, Eduardo M.

A portrait of Eduardo Sosa


ESB 835

Research Associate Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


S.C.P.M., Stanford Center for Professional Development, Stanford University, 2014
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 2005

M.E., Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 2004
B.S., Civil Engineering, National University Córdoba, Argentina, 2000

Dr. Eduardo M. Sosa is currently a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Sosa was a Research Assistant Professor at in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering at WVU. Dr. Sosa was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Sosa received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Dr. Eduardo M. Sosa research interests include applied research on rapidly deployable structures for protection of underground civil infrastructure against natural disasters or man-made threats. He has been Project Coordinator, Co-Principal Investigator, and he is currently Principal Investigator of the Resilient Tunnel Project (RTP) sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T) and Pacific North West National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Sosa’s current research work includes the development and implementation of rapidly deployable membrane structures for the protection of transportation infrastructure. He developed expertise in the structural design, material testing, evaluation of prototypes at multiple scales, finite element computational simulations as well as in the transition from experimental prototypes to the field implementation. Dr. Sosa also conducts research on the stability of thin-walled structures subjected to extreme loads, advanced materials, and resilience of critical civil infrastructure. Dr. Sosa collaborates with researchers at the Department of Mining and Industrial Extension at WVU on the development of training programs for the implementation of proximity detection systems for underground mining mobile haulage equipment.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Research Focus Areas
Thin-Walled Structures and Structural Membranes
Protection, Rehabilitation and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure
Finite Element Modeling and Computational Applied Mechanics
Structural Mechanics and Structural Stability
Composite and Advanced Materials

Teaching Interests

Mechanics of Materials
Structural Stability
Numerical Methods for Engineering
Finite Element Method

Service and Outreach

Referee in peer-reviewed journals

Special Interests

Digital analytics and online crowdsourcing
Digital photography

Professional Societies

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)