• Assistant Professor, Ocean Engineering
Marcelo Paredes

Educational Background

  • Sc.D., Ocean and Naval Engineering, University of Sao Paulo – 2012
  • Diploma, Marine Surveying, Lloyd's Maritime Academy – 2008
  • B.S., Naval Engineering, Escuela Politecnica del Litoral – 2004
  • B.S., Naval Sciences, Naval Academy, Salinas, Ecuador – 1997

Research Interests

    • Solid and structural mechanics
    • Fracture and fatigue
    • Plasticity modeling
    • Finite element analysis
    • Material testing and specimen design
    • Structural integrity and safety assessment
    • Repair decisions and life-extension programs for on/offshore installations

Awards & Honors

  • Honorable mention to outstanding student paper; Brazilian Institute of Petroleum (IBP); University of Sao Paulo; Sao Paulo, Brazil; September 2009
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship; Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP); University of Sao Paulo; Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2008-2012
  • 3rd Place Innovative Contest, Senior Category project "Hovercraft design for tourism activities in Guayas river"; Center of Entrepreneur Development; Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral; Guayaquil, Ecuador; 2004
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship; Department of Ocean Engineering (FIMCBOR); Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral; Guayaquil, Ecuador; 2002-2004

Selected Publications

  • Paredes M., Sarzosa D., Savioli R., Wierzbicki T., Jeong D., Tyrell D., Ductile Tearing Analysis of TC128 Tank Car Steel under Mode I Loading Condition, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 96:658-675, 2018
  • Paredes M., Wierzbicki T., Zelenak P., Prediction of crack initiation and propagation in X70 pipeline steels, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 168:92-111, 2016
  • Bardadyn M., Paredes M., Wrobel M., Paradowski K., Zagorski A., Kurzydlowski KJ., New environmentally friendly solutions to prevent oil pipelines disasters, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 797: 334-344, 2015
  • Paredes M., Wierzbicki T., Roth C., Three dimensional, flexural-torsional dynamic buckling of long wires after tensile fracture and implications on deep water riser dynamics, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 86: 27-39, 2015