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Dr Reyes Garcia

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Dr Reyes Garcia

Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering 

Reyes dot Garcia at warwick dot ac dot uk

+44 (0)24 765 72513

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Reyes Garcia is Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering at the University of Warwick (UK). He obtained his 5-year Degree in Civil Engineering (Graduated with Honours) from the University of Michoacan (Mexico), his MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology from the ROSE School (Italy) and University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble I (France), and his PhD from The University of Sheffield (UK).

Reyes has 20+ years of research/consultancy experience in the fields of structural and sustainable concretes, FRP composites for construction, and earthquake engineering. He has been heavily involved in management and coordination of multi-partner EU and Research Council-funded projects in excess of £10M. He has designed/coordinated large-scale shake table tests in large scale facilities in Europe (CEA Saclay, France; Iasi, Romania).

He has published more than 70 articles, papers and book chapters. He has contributed actively to the UK TG tasks for Eurocode 8-3, and he is a member of the fib TG 5.1 "FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures", and of COST Action TU1207 "Next Generation Guidelines for Composite Reinforcements". He regularly reviews research grant proposals for national/international research councils of Europe, Asia and Latin America, as well as manuscripts for more than 20 international journals.

He is Associate Editor of the ICE's journal Structures and Buildings. He has been member of committees, keynote speaker and chair in various international conferences in Latin America and Asia. He is also Visiting Professor at Walailak University, Thailand.

Research Interests

  • Structural concrete,
  • Rubberised concrete,
  • Sustainable concretes (low carbon, sequestration, CO2-injection of recycled aggregate concrete),
  • FRP composites for construction,
  • Seismic retrofitting/strengthening of RC buildings,
  • New strengthening materials,
  • Earthquake engineering and seismic risk,
  • Humanitarian Engineering (construction, refugee shelters, GIS).

Teaching Interests

  • Civil Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis
  • Concrete Structures
  • Advanced Structural Engineering
  • Earthquake Resilient Structures

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Projects and Grants