Pedro Castro Borges
Dr. Castro works at CINVESTAV-IPN Unidad Merida, Yucatán, México since 1986 where he is researcher. He is Civil Engineer and M. Eng. from the Yucatán Autonomous University, he has a PhD in Engineering from the National Autonomous University of México and a posdoctorate in the Torroja Institute of Construction Sciences from Madrid, Spain. His main areas are the durability and the repair systems of reinforced concrete. Dr. Castro has won several national and international awards. Some of them are the Herbert Uhlig award from NACE International, the Honor Medal Juan Miguel Castro Martín and the Heberto Castillo award for latinamerican researchers. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 publications in national and international congresses, book chapters, books, indexed journals, review and diffusion articles and reports. He has given more than 70 conferences as invited professor in several Institutions as well as in national and international events. He is or has been member of the international board of editors or referee of specialized Journals in Argentina, Brasil, Chile, México, Portugal, United Kingdom, USA and Venezuela. He is member of NACE, ASTM, ACI, ALCONPAT and other important academic associations. He is member of the National Research System (SNI) since 1991, Mexican Academy of Sciences since 1999 and Engineering Academy since 2011. Dr. Castro is past president of the Mexican Section of NACE (1999-2001) and of ALCONPAT (Latinamerican association for quality control, pathology and repair of constructions) for the period 2001-2003. He is Editor in Chief of the ALCONPAT Journal.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012