Kalil Erazo

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Kalil Erazo is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. His research is focused on the development and application of robust structural health monitoring methods for resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure subjected to extreme natural and man-made hazards. His research has been applied to assess the state of structural integrity of civil infrastructure systems, including historic infrastructure in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Colonial City of Santo Domingo, a zone subjected to multiple natural hazards such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Dr. Erazo is committed to promoting approaches to achieve excellence in teaching and learning through engaging strategies that help students to develop independent critical and logical thinking skills to solve the pressing engineering challenges that our society is currently facing.

Research Areas

Structural monitoring for resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure; Instrumentation, monitoring, and damage assessment of smart structures (Structural Health Monitoring - SHM); Stochastic methods for modeling, uncertainty quantification & propagation, and reliability assessment of structural systems; Bayesian methods for identification and control of nonlinear structures; Risk assessment and post-disaster decision-making under uncertainty


Postdoctoral Scholar, Rice University (2015-2016)

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont (2015)

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fulbright Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (2012)

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (2009)

Teaching Areas

Statics and rigid-body dynamics

Mechanics of solids and structural analysis

Fluid mechanics and wind engineering

Design of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel structures

Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics

Probability and statistics methods in engineering


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