Prof. Arduino joined the geotechnical group in the University of Washington Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in 1997. His primary research interest are in computational geomechanics with emphasis in constitutive modeling of soils, finite element analysis, meshless techniques, soil structure interaction, and hazard analysis. Much of his current research is in the area of landslide and debris flow simulation, soil-structure interaction, and performance-based earthquake engineering. He has conducted research for the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
Prof. Arduino held the Ray Bowen Professorship for Innovation in Engineering Education from 2003 - 2007 and received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the UW Department of Civil & Env. Engineering in 2009. Prof. Arduino was a visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina in 2004 and 2008 and at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia in 2008. He is a member of the ASCE EM Inelasticity and ER Earth and Retaining Structures committees and serves on the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering. Prof. Arduino is a member of GEER and was part of the reconnaissance team that visited Chile after the Maule, Chile, earthquake. Arduino has also served as a consultant to private firms and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
Together with other faculty, he developed the Wave Propagation Tool: Dr. Layer.
- PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997
- MSCE, University of Puerto Rico, 1993
- BSCE, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 1982
In the aftermath of the Central Mexico earthquake, a team of researchers including professor Pedro Arduino and Jake Dafni travel to Mexico to gather perishable data.
‘Breakaway’ buildings for tsunamis
To better protect communities during tsunamis, a faculty team comprised of Dawn Lehman, Michael Motley, Charles Roeder and Pedro Arduino have received a $1 million NSF grant to develop a new structural system.