ESP Biography

FRANCISCO GALVIS, Stanford PhD Candidate in Structural Engineering

Major: Civil and Environmental Engineer

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Francisco Galvis

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a 28 years old PhD candidate in the department of civil and environmental engineering. I grew up in a medium size city in Colombia called Ibague. When I was 17, I moved to Bogota for undergrad and lived there until I came here last year. I worked as an structural engineer for a few years and also as a instructor of undergraduate courses back home. I really enjoyed that teaching experience, to the point when I now want to be involved in education as much as I can.

In my personal time, I love to play and watch soccer (and lately Football as well), enjoy a movie with my wife, and hang out with friends.

Past Classes

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E6578: An Introduction to Earthquake Engineering in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Earthquakes are one of Earth's most devastating phenomena. Come to learn about earthquake mechanisms and design of structures in earthquake prone areas (like California) and experience shaking first hand! The class will cover the basic physics behind structural earthquake engineering design; the focus will be on explaining concepts through demonstrations.