Ever J. Barbero, BSME-BSEE UNRC (1983), Ph.D. Va. Tech (1989), ASME Fellow and SAMPE Fellow, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University (USA) and Honorary Professor at Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (Peru).
Recognized internationally for his work on material models for advanced materials such as Aerogels, Composites, Self-healing Composites, Superalloys, and Thermoelectrics. Author of "Introduction to Composite Materials Design—Second Edition" CRC (2010) and “Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials,” CRC (2007), 6 book chapters, over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, numerous conference papers, and mentor of over 30 MS and 13 Ph.D. graduates currently serving leadership positions in academia and industry worldwide. Holds two US Patents, #6,455,131 (2002) and #6,544,624 (2003).
Received the AE Alumni Academy Award for Outstanding Teaching and numerous research awards. Member of the editorial board of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Taylor and Francis), Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics (Springer), and Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil (Universidad de Puerto Rico).