Professor Adolfo B. Matamoros

Peter T. Flawn Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio

Adolfo B. Matamoros is the Peter T. Flawn Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he joined the faculty in 2014. Prior to UTSA, he worked for 15 years at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS where he held the titles of Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Laboratories. He received his MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994 and 1999, respectively, and the degree of Licenciado from the University of Costa Rica, in 1989.

Professor Matamoros is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, and is active in multiple professional organizations including the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the Consortium of Universities for Research on Earthquake Engineering. He has chaired national technical committees such as the joint ACI/ASCE Committee 408 on Bond and Development of Reinforcement, and the ACI 423-445 ad-Hoc Committee on shear/anchorage failure in end regions of prestressed members. He is a voting member of ACI Committees 374, Seismic Resistant Design, 341, Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges, 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation, and 445, Shear and Torsion.

His research interests include reinforced concrete columns, high-strength concrete, seismic evaluation of older reinforced concrete buildings, shear strength of reinforced concrete and prestressed members, simulations of the nonlinear response of reinforced concrete structures, and fatigue and fracture of steel bridges. Throughout his career he has authored or co-authored over 50 technical papers and technical reports.