EDUCATION:
Licentiate in Civil Engineering, University of Costa Rica
Master in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, MEEES Programme, ROSE School – IUSS Pavia and University of Patras.

CURRENT POSITION:
Ph.D. Candidate
Ph.D. Thesis Research: Performance-Based Design of Steel Moment- Resisting Frames Accounting for Joint Typology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
Ph.D. Candidate at ROSE School – IUSS Pavia
September 2011 – Present (2 years 11 months)
Thesis Title and Research: Performance-Based Seismic Design of Steel Moment Resisting Frames accounting for Joint Typology.
Supervisor: Prof. Tim Sullivan and Prof. Gaetano Della Corte

– Junior Researcher at EUCENTRE Foundation (www.eucentre.it)
January 2011 – September 2011 (9 months)Pavia Area, Italy
Project about Performance-Based Design of Moment Resisting Frames for the European Union Commission of Steel and Coal

– Junior Engineer at FSA Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A. (http://www.fsa.cr/)
January 2007 – August 2009, San José, Costa Rica
Structural Design and Analysis and Project Management of Structures in Central America and the Caribbean
Projects:
Duo Luxury Condos, San José, Costa Rica
Two 24-storey 80m height, residence building in seismic zone 3. Dual system with steel SMF and a concrete wall core.

Hospital Nacional de Geriatría y Gerontología Dr. Raúl Blanco Cervante, San José, Costa Rica
The hospital is the most important hospital in Costa Rica for Seniors. The activity was in Civil design of an expantion

Super Market Price Smart, Alajuela, Costa Rica
A 7500m2 supermarket with main building with 50m in one way and 100m in other way. Ductile Steel frames with bays of 50m

PP2 Warehouse El Coyol, Alajuela, Costa Rica
A 7800m2 warehouse for industry use. 75m one way and 78m other way with a 500 m2 mezzanine. Ductile steel frames of 8m

Super Market Price Smart Las Brisas, Panama City, Panamá
Two levels with a parking basement. A 7500m2 supermarket with main building with 50m in one way and 100m in other way.

Super Market Price Smart San Fernando, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Two levels with a parking basement. A 7500m2 supermarket with main building with 50m in one way and 100m in other way.

– Adjunct Instructor at Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica
May 2009 – July 2009 (3 months)Heredia, Costa Rica
Lecturing the Course of: Solid Mechanics 2

– Teaching Assistant at University of Costa Rica
March 2007 – July 2007 (5 months)San Pedro, Costa Rica
Course: Design of Concrete Structures
Help Students and corrections of homework, assignations and short exams

PUBLICATIONS:

RESEARCH REPORTS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Roldan, R., Welch, D.P., Nievas, C.I., Sullivan, T.J., Correia, A., Calvi, G.M. [2014] “Guidelines for the Performance-Based Seismic Design of Steel MRF Structures,” Report EUCENTRE 2014/02, IUSS Press, Pavia, Italy.

http://www.iusspress.it/pc/home.asp?language=english

Maley, T., Sullivan, T., Lago, A., Roldán, R., Calvi, G.M. [2013] “Characterising the Seismic Behaviour of Steel MRF Structures,” Research Report EUCENTRE – 2013/02, IUSS Press, Pavia, Italy.
http://www.iusspress.it/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=25&idproduct=189

JOURNAL PAPERS
Roldán, R. Sullivan, T., Della Corte, G. [2014] “Displacement-Based Design of Steel Moment Resisting Frames with Partially-Restrained Beam-to-Column Joints” (to be published)

CONFERENCE PAPERS
– 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon Portugal
Roldan, R., Sullivan, T.J., Pampanin, S. [2012] “Adapting DDBD for the design of Frame-Wall Structures with Hybrid-Rocking Joints”.
http://www.iitk.ac.in/nicee/wcee/article/WCEE2012_2716.pdf

– XXIV Giornate italiane della Costruzione in Acciaio, Turin, Italy (Italians Days of Steel Construction)
Roldán, R. Sullivan, T.J., Della Corte, G. [2013] “A Comparison of Force-Based and Displacement-Based Seismic Design Solution for a Steel MRF Building (Un Confronto tra telai in Acciao in Zona Sismica Progettati con Metodo “Alle Forze” e “Agli Spostamenti)”

– X Seminar of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, San José, Costa Rica (Seminario de Ingeniería Estructural y Sísmica)
Roldán, R. González, A. Guevara, E. [2009] “Propuesta de una metodología para utilizar el método de los coeficientes de desplazamiento de FEMA-440 con el Código Sísmico de Costa Rica 2002”
http://acies.or.cr/seminario/programa.htm

– X Seminar of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, San José, Costa Rica (Seminario de Ingeniería Estructural y Sísmica)
Roldán, R. González, A. [2009] Revisión del método de cálculo de los espectros de diseño para sismos con periodo de retorno diferente a 500 años
http://acies.or.cr/seminario/programa.htm

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