Ever  Barbero Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ever Barbero

West Virginia University

My passion is to teach, in the classroom yes, but not less through my textbooks and publications. My specialty is developing material models to predict the behavior of materials when subject to loads, the environment, age, and so on. I can explain this better with a quote “It is often argued that the ultimate task of engineering research is to provide not so much a better insight into the examined phenomenon but to supply a rational predictive tool applicable in design"--Dusan Krajcinovic, Mec


In addition to my regular job, I am Honorary Professor at Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru; and a Member of the editorial board of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Taylor and Francis), Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics (Springer), and Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil (Universidad de Puerto Rico).  


    US Patents, #6,455,131 (2002) and #6,544,624 (2003)
    ASME Fellow and SAMPE Fellow

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Advanced Materials

Personal Interests

    I am 100% fluent, technically and culturally, in English and Spanish, and not far behind that in Italian.



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Resilient Tunnel Plug debuts on CNN

By: Ever Barbero

-- Such a simple idea, but brilliant. Incredible that they inflate in 3 minutes! 

-- Yes. It was Xmas 2006, someone called me to describe the problem and she asked me if I could propose a solution. Two days later I told her, "we inflate an huge airbag to seal off the tunnel." It is now a reality! 

See http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/31/us/new-york-subway-plugs/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Also http://barbero.cadec-online.com/Research/RTP.html