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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. 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 National University of Córdoba, Argentina. 

Dr. Sosa’s research interests include the development and implementation of rapidly deployable membrane structures for the protection and resilience of transportation infrastructure, with expertise in structural design, material testing, evaluation of prototypes at multiple scales, finite element simulations as well as on the transition from experimental prototypes to field implementation. 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 has conducted research on the stability of thin-walled structures subjected to extreme loads. Dr. Sosa also collaborates with researchers at the Department of Mining and Industrial Extension at WVU.

Research Interests

  • Structural Membranes and Thin-walled Structures 
  • Protection, Rehabilitation, and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure 
  • Finite Element Modeling and Computational Applied Mechanics 
  • Structural Mechanics and Structural Stability

Teaching Interests

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