Distinguished Maine Professor
Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido is the Malcolm G. Long ‘32 Professor of Civil Engineering and a member of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. The main objective of this professorship is to promote excellence in civil engineering education at the University of Maine, and Dr. Lopez-Anido embraces that objective.
Dr. Lopez-Anido came to the University of Maine in 1998 as an assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his responsibilities and influence have grown in his 25 years here in Orono. He is a structural engineer with 27 years of experience in design, mechanics modeling, material testing, and durability assessment of fiber-reinforced polymer composites for construction. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering and mechanics in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has advised and trained 51 graduate students, many of whom have leading professional roles in industry and in academia. He is a research leader in manufacturing thermoplastic composites, and in modeling, design, and testing large-scale 3D printed structures.
Dr. Lopez Anido is an internationally recognized scholar, with an impressive portfolio and astonishing level of productivity. He is known worldwide as an innovator in the use of composite materials in infrastructure applications. To-date, he has published 75 journal articles, is a co-inventor on six patents, and has authored over 100 conference papers.
Dr. Lopez Anido has also compiled a service record that is on par with his outstanding research and teaching. His service includes the University Research Council, the Graduate School Board, the Graduate School Executive Committee, and the University Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities. He participates in K-12 outreach programs, works with state agencies, and has served on science and technology delegations to Chile and Puerto Rico.
Dr. Lopez-Anido and his wife, Graciela Dorsa, reside in Orono.