Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Reyes Garcia

Postdoctoral Research Associate


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Reyes Garcia Lopez is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering of The University of Sheffield (UK). He obtained his BEng(Hons) from the University of Michoacan (Mexico), his joint MSc from ROSE School (Italy) and University of Grenoble (France), and his PhD from The University of Sheffield (UK). His main research interests are in the fields of structural concrete, FRP reinforcement and earthquake engineering. Reyes has significant experience in the behaviour and retrofitting of full-scale reinforced concrete buildings tested on shake tables. He is a member of the fib TG 5.1 “FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures” and of the EU-funded COST Action TU1207 “Next Generation Guidelines for Composite Reinforcements”. He is also co-Investigator in two Newton Fund projects on Rapid Post-earthquake Disaster and Risk Management for Industrial and Urban Zones in Turkey.

Research project(s)

COST Action TU1207

Action TU1207 leverages the already large amount of work carried out on the use of composite reinforcement for structural applications by individual research teams and existing learned groups. Action TU1207 was established in 2013 and operated until 2017. During these four years the Action aimed: to coordinate European research in...


Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete
Anagennisi: Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete An estimated one billion tyres are discarded each year. Post-Consumer tyre arisings for EU countries (2010) are 3.4M tonnes per year. At the moment nearly 50% of all recycled tyres/components still end up as fuel, in low grade applications or in...