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Juan M. Pestana-Nascimento Edit Profile

Engineer , consultant

Juan M. Pestana-Nascimento, Venezuelan civil, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineer, consultant. Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho scholar, 1986-1988, INTEVEP scholar, 1989-1992. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, Canada Society Geotechnical Engineers, International Society Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Sigma Xi.

Background

Pestana-Nascimento, Juan M. was born on June 24, 1963 in Caracas, Venezuela. Came to the United States, 1986. Son of Domingos Pestana and Maria Cisaltina Nascimento.

Education

Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, U. Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, 1985;Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988;Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994.

Career

Teaching assistant, U. Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, 1982-1985;instructor, lecturer, U. Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, 1986; construction engineering, GEODEC, Geotechnical Cons., Caracas, 1986-1992;civil engineer, CALTEC, Hydraulic Cons., Caracas, 1983-1986;assistant engineer, CALTEC, Hydraulic Cons., Caracas, 1983-1985;assistant engineer, T.W. Lambe, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990;consultant, Portfolio Management, Cambridge, 1990-1992;research assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992-1994;assistant professor, University of California, Berkeley, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of a model to describe the behavior in compression of cohesionless soils, development of a new effective stress model which united the modelling of clays, sand and silts which is capable of describing shear behavior over a wide range of confining stresses. Research in description of stress-strain behavior of soils under monotonic and cyclic loading, time effects, numerical modelling of soil-structure interaction using advanced soil models.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, Canada Society Geotechnical Engineers, International Society Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Sandra Mattar, October 29, 1988. 1 child, Maria Teresa Pestana.

father:
Domingos Pestana

mother:
Maria Cisaltina Nascimento

spouse:
Sandra Mattar

child:
Maria Teresa Pestana Pestana-Nascimento