Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2018
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Florida International University, 2011
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #96306
Professional Honors
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2011-2016
  • Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Fellowship 6th Cohort, 2009-2011
  • Department of Energy & FIU Science and Technology Workforce Development Initiative Fellowship, 2008-2011
Professional Affiliations
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Member)
  • Spanish

Dr. Acevedo specializes in earthquake engineering, performance-based design, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics. He has experience designing steel, concrete, and wood structures as well as testing components and structures in the laboratory. Dr. Acevedo also has experience evaluating building damage.

Dr. Acevedo has extensive knowledge on the design of residential light-frame structures for improved seismic performance. He investigated the effects of enhancing the lateral strength and stiffness of wood light-frame structures through large scale quasi-static and dynamic testing. In addition, he developed nonlinear finite element models and conducted performance-based earthquake engineering analysis.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Acevedo assisted in teaching graduate level structural engineering courses at Stanford University. He was also an intern at a structural engineering firm working on multi-unit wood residential structures.