Oswald Rendon-Herrero, P.E., Ph.D.

Oswald Rendon-Herrero

Professor Emeritus 

Office: 220 Walker Engineering Building
ozzie@cee.msstate.edu
P 662.312.0253

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1972.
M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering,? Clarkson University, 1968.
B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, 1965.
A.A.S., Construction Technology, Knew York City Community College, 1957.

Brief Information & Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral, Ford Senior Fellow, University of Rhode Island, 1981.
  • Fulbright Fellow, Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador, 1984.
  • Involved in geotechnical technology since 1957.
  • Licensed civil engineer since 1967.
  • Provided litigation support/expert testimony since 1967.
  • Member, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (1983-present).
  • Board Certified Diplomate, CESB.
  • Member Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, ASCE (1983-present).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE.
  • Diplomate, National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers, Member to 2008.
  • Professor Emeritus (2004), Mississippi State University.
  • Refereed publications (15).
  • Citations in engineering textbooks (7).

Credentials of Principle

  • Diplomate, National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE).
  • Withdrew as member of NABIE in 2009.
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers (Certificate No. 76, l983 to Present), Board Certified Diplomate, Council of Engineering Specialty Boards (CESB).
  • Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), (1983 to present).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, TCFE, ASCE.

Citations in Engineering Textbooks

  • Construction Failures, J. Feld and K.C. Carper, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997.
  • Hydrologic Systems, Rainfall-Runoff Modeling, Vijay P. Singh, Vol. I & II, Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, Braja M. Das, 3rd Edition, PWS Publishing, 1994.
  • Foundation Analysis and Design, Joseph E. Bowles, McGraw-Hill, 4th Edition, 1988.
  • Principles of Foundation Engineering, Braja M. Das, 3rd Edition, PWS Publishing, 1994, 1995.
  • Physical and Geotechnical Properties of Soils, Joseph E. Bowles, McGraw-Hill, 4th Edition, 1984.
  • Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1971.
  • Soil Mechanics Laboratory Manual, B. M. Das, Oxford Press, 7th Edition, 2009.

Society Membership

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (withdrew 2009)
  • Mississippi Engineer Society
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers
  • Technical Council on Forensic Engineering

Honorary Society Membership

  • Chi Epsilon Honorary Civil Engineering Society, 1965.
  • Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Society, 1972.

Refereed Publications in Journals, etc.

  • J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE (2011, 2000, 1994, 8/1993, 5/1993, 1992).
  • J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 2011, Guest Editor of Special Topic Issue, Construction on Expansive Soils.
  • J. of Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE (1982, 1980).
  • J. of the Hydraulics Division, ASCE (1976, 1974).
  • J. of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, NSPE (1988).
  • J. of Professional Issues in Engineering, ASCE (1992).
  • J. of Professional Activities, ASCE (1980, 1977, 1975).
  • Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union (1978).
  • Proceedings of the 2nd Congress: Forensic Engineering, (Co-Editor) ASCE (2000).
  • Proceedings of the 1st Congress: Forensic Engineering, (Co-Editor) ASCE (1997).
  • Engineering Education Conference (1994).
  • International Symposium on Water Resources Systems (1980).
  • Joint US-USSR Seminar on Building Under Cold Climates and on Permafrost.
  • Current: Special Issue Editor (Oswald Rendon-Herrero): Special Issue, “Construction on Expansive Soils”, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, ASCE, January/February 2011, Vol. 25, Number 1.