Beatriz Martin-Perez

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Beatriz Martin-Perez
Associate Chair and Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Toronto)
M.A.Sc. (Toronto)
B.Sc. (Houston)

Office: 613 562-5800 ext. 6874

Work E-mail: Beatriz.Martin-Perez@uOttawa.ca

Beatriz Martin-Perez

Biography

Dr. Beatriz Martín-Pérez, Ph.D, P.Eng., is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the experimental testing and numerical modelling of reinforcement corrosion and associated mechanics of damage build-up in reinforced concrete structures. She is particularly interested in integrating material deterioration models with current methods of structural analysis. Dr. Martín-Pérez is also involved in the development of wind-uplift resistance design guidelines of roofing systems and components. She is a member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa in 2002, Dr. Martín-Pérez worked as a researcher at the Institute for Research in Construction of the National Research Council in the area of rehabilitation of urban infrastructure, where she was involved in the development of performance prediction tools for flexible pavement structures subjected to both environmental and traffic-induced loading.

Fields of Interest

  • Structural Engineering
  • Durability of concrete
  • Service-life prediction of reinforced concrete structures
  • Reinforcement corrosion
  • Mechanics of reinforced concrete
  • Finite element modelling
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