Marcial Blondet

Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the doctoral program in engineering
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru).
Avenia Universitaria 1801 San Miguel, Lima 32
Phone: +51 1 626  2000  x 5108
Fax: +51 1 626 2821

Marcial Blondet obtained his professional license as civil engineer at PUCP, and his Master of Engineering and Ph.D. in earthquake engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). Marcial has been the dean of the PUCP Graduate School (2005-2011), and currently teaches in the PUCP’s civil engineering and master of engineering program.

Marcial is a specialist in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, and has ample experience in the experimental study of the seismic behavior of structures. From 1992 to 1999, he worked as principal development engineer at UCB’s Department of Civil Engineering, where he conducted full-scale tests of structural components.

Marcial’s main research interests are the development of low-cost solutions to mitigate the seismic risk of nonengineered earthen and masonry dwellings, the conservation of earthen historical monuments in seismic areas, and the use of energy dissipation and base isolation for the seismic protection of buildings.

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