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Dr. Ronaldo Luna

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Engineering
130 Butler-Carlton Hall,
1401 Pine Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0030
Phone: 573-341-4484
Fax: 573-341-4729
Email: rluna@mst.edu
Education
May 1983 B.S. Civil Engineering University of Maryland
March 1995 Ph.D. Civil Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
August 1985 M.S. Civil Engineering Purdue University

Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane Unviersity
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Instructor and Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineer, Bechtel Corporation
  • Senior Staff Engineer, Hart Crowser
  • Teaching Assistant, Purdue University
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University
  • Intern, General Highway Administration, Barcelona, Spain

Publications
2004 Midwest Guardrail System for Standard and Special Applications
published in Transportation Research Record 1890

Projects
Evaluation of Pile Load Tests for Use in Missouri LRFD Guidelines

Selected Awards
2006 Teaching Excellence Award, School of Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
2006 Joseph H. Senne, Jr., Faculty Achievement Award, Academy of Civil Engineers
2006 Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, School of Extended Learning
2005 Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, School of Extended Learning
2005 Fulbright Scholar, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholar Board, Department of State
2005 Innovative Teaching Award, School of engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
2004 Commendation Teaching Award, School of Extended Learning,University of Missouri at Rolla
2000 ADSC: International Foundation Drilling - Civil Engineering Faculty Workshop
1998 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship
1996 NSF/IFAI Professor Training Course, Auburn University
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