v     Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin, 1996

v     Magister Scientiarum, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1984

v     Civil Engineer, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, 1981


v     Recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (2001)

v     Recipient of a Proclamation from the City Council of New York honoring his research accomplishments and contributions to local communities (April 17, 2001)

v     Recipient of the Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award, 1996 (Council of University Transportation Centers)

v     Fellow of:

¨      International Road Federation (IRF), 1991

¨      Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 1989

¨      Organization of American States (OAS), 1982-1984

v     Magna Cum Laude in Civil Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, 1981


v     Port and Harbor Engineering, Port and Harbor Research Institute, Kurihama, Japan, 1989