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Dr. Leonardo Dueñas-osorio

Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
United States of America


Leonardo Duenas-Osorio is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá, Colombia in 1996. He then obtained a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá in 1998, followed by a Professional Master’s degree in Engineering Project Management from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana also in Bogotá in 2000. After arriving to the United States, he obtained a Master of Engineering degree in High Performance Structures from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 2005.

Research Interest

Computational and theoretical complex system reliability assessment, failure analysis and topological characterization of interdependent infrastructure systems, instantaneous reliability and resilience of smart lifeline systems, soil-foundation-bridge interaction 


  • Ghosn M, Dueñas-Osorio L, Frangopol D, McAllister T, Bocchini P, et al. (2016) Performance indicators for structural systems and infrastructure networks. J Struct Eng 142: F4016003.

  • González AD, Dueñas-Osorio L, Sánchez-Silva M, Medaglia AL (2016) The Interdependent network design problem for optimal infrastructure system restoration. Comput-Aided Civil Infrastruc Eng 31: 334–50.

  • Li J, Dueñas-Osorio L, Chen C, Berryhill B, Yazdani A (2016) Characterizing the topological and controllability features of U.S. power transmission networks. Physica A: Statistical Mech Appl 453: 84–98.

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