Miguel Pando, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Miguel Pando, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor
Office: 
EPIC 3324
Phone: 
704-687-1231
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Concentration: Geotechnical Engineering), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), 2003
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Concentration: Geotechnical Engineering), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1995
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia
Research: 
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Stability of slopes
  • Analysis and design of earth dams
  • Liquefaction and geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Measurement of soil and rock properties
Honors & Awards: 
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Civil Engineering, UPRM, Academic year  2004-2005
  • EPA C2P2 (Coal Combustion Products Partnership) research award, October 2006
  • 1998 Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, Doctoral Fellowship
  • Summa Cum Laude, Civil Engineering Class of 1991, Javeriana University (Highest Overall GPA; and best undergraduate research thesis)
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
  • Chi Epsilon Academic Honor Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ASCE, Geo-Institute
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Transportation Research Board, National Research Council
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • American Rock Mechanics Association
  • US Society of Dams