Luciana R. Barroso, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, holds BA. and B.S. degrees, in architectural studies and civil engineering respectively, from Rice University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, in civil engineering, from Stanford University. She joined the Texas A&M University (TAMU) faculty in the fall of 1999. Dr. Barroso’s research is broadly divided into two categories: structural engineering and engineering education. Her engineering education research spans K-12 through university level education and focuses on active learning and project-enhanced learning, high-impact learning activities, and STEM project-based learning.
Her structural engineering research specializes in the areas of structural control and performance, structural health monitoring and system identification, earthquake hazard mitigation, and both linear and nonlinear dynamic analysis of structures. She has also worked in the areas of probabilistic hazard analysis and historic structures. Most of the work has a core of structural dynamics and vibrations, her main area of specialization.