Member, IASMiRT Advisory Board
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Jorge D. Riera received a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Tucumán, Argentina in 1963 and a PhD degree from Princeton University, NJ, USA, in 1968. He worked in the structural design of NPPs until 1970 in the USA, entering the Faculty of the University of Tucumán in 1971 and the Faculty of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1976, where he presently holds the positions of Full Professor and head of the Laboratory of Structural Dynamics and Reliability (LDEC). He is member of the Scientific Committees of several international journals and conferences, and also member of the Brazilian National Academy of Science (ABC), the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering of Argentina.