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Gustavo A. Ara├║jo R., MS
PhD Student

Dept. of Civil and Env. Eng.
Stanford University
209 Blume Center
Stanford, CA 94305



I am a PhD student in Civil Engineering working at the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University.

My research interests include nonlinear finite-element modeling, and seismic hazard, fragility and risk analysis of civil structures.

I received my BS and MS in Civil Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. During my time in Colombia, I worked with Prof. Carlos A. Arteta researching on reinforced concrete shear wall buildings and masonry-infilled moment-resisting frames.

In 2020, I moved to the United States to pursue a MS in Wood Science at Oregon State University. At OSU, I worked with Profs. Barbara G. Simpson, Andre R. Barbosa, and Arijit Sinha on the experimental testing and numerical modeling of a three-story mass timber building.

I have been an active member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Student Leadership Council (EERI SLC) since 2022. The EERI SLC is the major responsible for the organization of the Seismic Design Competition that gathers undergraduate student contestants across the world every year.