Juan M. Pestana

Juan M. Pestana
Professor Emeritus
Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate, GeoSystems

Constitutive Modeling of Soil Response, Numerical Simulation of Soil-Structure Interaction, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

Office Hours:

Fall 2016:

  • CE272: Tu: 3:30-4:30 pm (727 Davis)
  • ​Undergraduate Research: Wed:3:30-4:30pm
  • Graduate Research: Tu, Th: 9:30-11:30am
  • by appointment


Professor Pestana's research interests include constitutive modeling of soil behavior, geotechnical engineering, soil properties characterization, numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction, environmental geotechnics and geotechnical earthquake engineering.


Sc.D. - Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
M.S. - Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
B.S. - Civil Engineering, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB), Venezuela, 1985