Luis Guillermo Alvarez
Luis studied Civil Engineering at the University of Costa Rica, where he worked as research assistant on the bridge monitoring unit of the Universities laboratory. He obtained his master’s degree in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, completing courses at IUSS Pavia and conducting his graduation thesis in cooperation with the University of Porto. Immediately after having concluded his master degree and before enrolling into the PhD program at IUSS, Luis worked as a researcher under the tutelage of both IUSS Pavia and the University of Porto, further developing his thesis among other individual projects. Apart from research involvement, Luis worked for three years as a structural designer and site inspector for a well-established private engineering firm in Costa Rica.