Mauricio López C.

Profesor

Mauricio Lopez is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. He received his MSc from the Catholic University of Chile in 1999. In May 2005 he received his Master in Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In December 2005 he earned his Doctorate (PhD) from the same School at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2013, he was a research guest at the National Institute for Standards and Technology – NIST. In 2014 he was awarded with Fellow status at the American Concrete Institute for his contribution to the Institute and to the field. In 2017 he was awarded with the “Frank G. Erskine Award” for his outstanding contributions to the use of lightweight aggregate by the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute. Since 2010, he serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the in the School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, where he leads an equipment of 20 people for supporting and helping students, professors and curriculum needs. He has lead accreditation processes (National and ABET), educational projects dealing with curriculum, teacher development, and student needs. He recently begun a green startup that developed a novel cement-based material that has thermal insulating and structural properties.

Equipo

Pregrado

Postgrado

Felipe Vargas

Estudiante Doctorado


Iván Navarrete

Estudiante Doctorado


Karla Cuevas

Estudiante Magíster


Cristina Arriagada

Estudiante Magíster


Claudia Eugenin

Estudiante Magíster


Técnicos / Profesionales

Mauricio Guerra

Investigador Asociado


Pedro Barrios

Ingeniero de Proyectos


María Renee Oliva

Estudiante Magíster


I+D+i

1Líneas de Investigación

Tecnología del Hormigón, Ciencias de materiales Basados en Cemento, Durabilidad de Materiales, Hormigón Sustentable, Deterioro y Rehabilitación de Materiales y Estructuras

2Tesis

2016

Cristina Arriagada


2015

María Renee Olivos

Felipe Vargas

Iván Navarrete, Development of better structural, insulating cement materials for housing construction

José Carlos Remesar Development of better structural, insulating cement materials for housing construction


2014

Franco Zunino, Assessment And Mitigation of Concrete Thermal Microcracking Due to Early-Age Time-Temperature Cycles

Melissa Soto, Evaluación de la Efectividad del Silicato de Etilo Como Consolidante para Rehabilitar Albañilería en Edificios Patrimoniales

Ricardo Serpell, Reactivated cementitious materials from hydrated cement paste wastes


2013

Claudia Stuckrath, Influence of concrete chemical admixtures on self-healing based on microbial and not microbial calcium carbonate precipitation. Co-Supervisada con Dr. Loreto Valenzuela

Felipe Rivera, Massive Volume Fly Ash Concrete: Using Fly Ash as Cementititous Material and As Aggregate


2011

Fernando Bustos, Understanding performance of concrete using natural pozzolans against corrosion

Ariela Astorga, Evaluation of near surface mounting (NSM) carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) technique used in a concrete bridge slab

Daniel Moreno, A method for evaluating lightweight aggregates for lightweight concrete and the industrial application

Josué Mena , Caracterización del comportamiento ante el fuego de guadua para construcción de obras


2010

Gaston Espinoza, Effect of internal curing as a complement to traditional curing

Alvaro Paul, Characterizing lightweight aggregates for improving internal curing of concrete

Pablo Boetcher, Desarrollo de mezclas y especificaciones técnicas para un hormigón poroso en baja solicitaciones de tránsito. Pervios concrete development of concrete mixtures and specifications


2009

Jorge Donoso, Desarrollo de un modelo de comportamiento para hormigones livianos elaborados con piedra pómez. Lightweight concrete with pumice, a performance model


2007

Jose Tomas Castro, Evaluación de la permeabilidad de hormigones fabricados con cementos con puzolanas naturales. Evaluating permeability of mixtures containing natural pozzolans

3Proyectos de Investigación

2016

Scientific Journal Fund CONICYT FP150030 (2014), RIC Journal to ISI: Sustainame and continiuos improvement editorial system. Director.


2015

FONDECYT (2015-2018), From residues to Resources (r2R): Improving the sustainability of cement based materials by developing a framework for using residues from other industries. Investigador Principal.

Scientific Journal Fund CONICYT FP140022 (2014), RIC Journal to ISI: Author and Reader Attraction. Director.


2014

Scientific Journal Fund CONICYT FP130028 (2014), RIC Journal to ISI: Editorial process improvement. Director.


2013

Scientific Journal Fund CONICYT FP12022 (2013), RIC Journal to ISI: network developments. Director.

2012

1. INNOVA - CORFO 12IDL2-15156 (2012-2015), Massive use of Fly Ash for enhancing the sustainability of Construction and Energy Sectors. Director, Investigador Principal.

FONDEF XVIII D10I1086 (2012-2015), New concrete-based-envelope wall systems under structural, thermal and construction criteria. Director, Investigador Principal.

FONDECYT (2012-2014), Assessing and understanding the effects of thermal stress-cracking on concrete´s durability. Investigador Principal.

Scientific Journal Fund CONICYT FP11004 (2012), RIC Journal to ISI: Towards international consolidation. Director.


2011

1. INNOVA - CORFO 10CREC-8597 (2011-2012), Nuevo Diseño para la Vivienda Social de Media Altura y su Entorno: Arquitectura e Ingeniería en la Reconstrucción para Lograr; Cero Daño, Cero Deterioro y Sustentabilidad Social. Investigador.

2010

FONDECYT (2015-2018), From residues to Resources (r2R): Improving the sustainability of cement based materials by developing a framework for using residues from other industries. Investigador Principal.

Scientific Journal Fund CONICYT FP10030 (2010), RIC Journal to ISI: Increment in scientific component in articles. Director.


2009

FONDEF / CONICYT (2009-2011), Development of Durability Based Specification System for Reinforced Concrete Structures. Investigador Principal.

MOP (2009-2010), Ministry of Public Works, performance monitoring on the Centenario Bridge Slab reinforced with FRP. Investigador Principal.


2008

INNOVA-CORFO (2008-2011), Innovation and Development of High Performance Lightweight Concrete (HPLC) for Infrastructure. Investigador Principal.


2007

FONDECYT-CONICYT (2007-2009), Concrete Durability and Strength Enhanced by Internally Stored Water – A Two-Scale Investigation. Investigador Principal.


2006

FIT-MOP (2006-2007), Development and Implementation of High Performance Lightweight Concrete for Precast and Prestressed Elements. Investigador Principal.

4Consultoría

2013

Mecesup PUC1202 (2013-2016), The New Engineering: A model for international homologation, interdiscipline research and innovation. Director Académico.


2012

Misti Global Seed Fund. MIT-Chile - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Seed Fund (2012), Enhancing sustainability of concrete by using high-volume fly ash as SCM in cement paste and for low cost production LW. Investigador Principal.


2010

MOP (2010), Concrete Pavement Construction Consulting for Chiloé Airport. Consultor Principal.


2009

Mecesup PUC0812 (2009-12), Implementation of a Competence-based curriculum in the School of Engineering. Director.

Mecesup PUC0805 (2009-12), Interchange program for Engineering Student with France. Director.

CONPAT2009 (2009), Congress of the Construction Pathology and Rehabilitation. Director Asociado.


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Tunel San Cristóbal (2007), Concrete Pavement Construction Consulting for Tunel San Cristobal. Consultor Asociado.


2006

Revista Ingeniería de Construccion (2006-Presente), ). Department of Construction Engineering and Management, School of Engineering Catholic University of Chile. Editor.

ENDESA (2006), Reinforced Concrete Corrosion Study for Central Termoeléctrica Tarapacá - CELTA. Consultor Asociado.

(2006-2007), Deteriorated Structure Assessment. Consultor Principal y Asociado.


2005

(2005), High Volume Fly Ash Concrete in Massive Foundation at the Atlanta Hindu Temple. Investigador Asistente, Pruebas Experimentales, Análisis de Resultados.


2002

GDOT Georgia Department of Transportation (2002), Ultra-High Performance Concrete. Investigador Asistente, Revisor Biográfico.


2001

GDOT (2001-2005), Long-term deformations of High-Performance Lightweight Concrete. Estudiante PhD. A cargo del Proyecto.

GDOT (2001-2005), Evaluation of a Georgia’s High Performance Concrete Bridge– Time Dependent Behavior. Investigador Asistente, Pruebas Experimentales, Análisis de Resultados.


2000

ICH (2000-2001), Evaluation of Thermal Performance of Buildings Using Different Construction Materials. Investigador Principal.

Chilectra S.A. (2000), Evaluation and Recommendations of Construction Techniques for Underground Construction for Electrical Lines. Investigador Principal.


1999

Revista Ingeniería de Construccion (1999-2001), ). Department of Construction Engineering and Management, School of Engineering Catholic University of Chile. Editor.


1997

Fondos Privados (1997-1999), Development of a Proportioning Methodology for Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete. Investigador Asistente, Pruebas Experimentales, Análisis de Resultados.

Edwards, Navarro y Vial (1997), Feasibility of Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete made with Pumice. Investigador Asistente, Pruebas Experimentales, Análisis de Resultados.

5Otros Proyectos/ Iniciativas

HEAT


RIC


GICH


IES DICTUC


CEDEUS


CIPYCS

Infraestructura

Contamos con 1.100 m2 de oficinas para profesores, alumnos de pre y postgrado, biblioteca, sala de usos múltiples, laboratorio de trabajo colaborativo, sala de estar y sala de reuniones para alumnos. También posee 270 m2 que albergan los laboratorios Docentes e Investigación y laboratorio de Tecnologías de Construcción, 2000 m2 de laboratorios de Servicio Exterior, y patios de ensayo equipados con tecnología de punta para el estudio de materiales y tecnologías de construcción

1Laboratorio Docente

El Laboratorio se encuentra ubicado en el subterráneo del edificio San Agustín, cuenta con 270 m2 que alberga a dos laboratorios. El principal objetivo de este lugar es la docencia, este cuenta con equipamiento de alta tecnología al servicio de los alumnos del departamento con el fin de reforzar la enseñanza experimental, desarrollar las habilidades prácticas.

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