Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2021
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2017
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2015
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2020-2021
Professional Honors
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017-2020
  • San Diego Fellowship, 2015
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), member
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), member
  • Spanish

Dr. Marquez specializes in the evaluation of buildings and other structures considering the effects of extreme loading such as earthquake and impact. He has investigated the performance of existing structures, including evaluation of the root cause of existing damage to concrete, steel, masonry and wood structures, and he has proposed retrofit design solutions to address strength and serviceability issues.

Dr. Marquez has experience with various state-of-the-art software to conduct analyses ranging from modeling simple connections to using finite element methods to conduct in-depth analysis as part of damage or failure assessments. He has designed and detailed a variety of structural systems ranging from concrete slabs, concrete shear walls, coupling beams, steel braced frames; seismic protective systems (i.e. viscous dampers, seismic isolators) and foundations (e.g., spread footings, and micropiles).

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Marquez was a senior engineer at Saiful Bouquet Engineers where he worked on various projects involving reinforced concrete and steel design for various building design types (e.g., airports, offices, and retrofits). Dr. Marquez was also an instructor and researcher at the University of California, San Diego, where he developed a robust numerical model capable of capturing the nonlinear behavior of seismic protective devices under extreme loading and studied the implications of this behavior on building performance.