Andres Guerra

Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andres Guerra

Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Innovative approaches to educate CSM students about civil engineering applications in geotechnical and structural engineering, land development, construction practices, risk assessment, and optimization.


Chauvenet Hall 195
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  • PhD, Engineering Systems, Colorado School of Mines
  • MS, Engineering Systems, Colorado School of Mines
  • BS, Engineering (Civil), Colorado School of Mines

Professional Experience

  • Teaching Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines, 2014-Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Colorado School of Mines, 2009-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado Boulder, 2011
  • Structural Analyst, United States Bureau of Reclamation, 2005-2009
  • Professional Engineering (Colorado)

Research Interests

  • Design of reinforced concrete using mixed integer nonlinear programming^M
  • Energy efficient building design^M
  • Optimization for Energy and Renewable Energy Implementation^M
  • Advanced Explosive Processing
  • Supply chain management
  • Experimental design and verification of explicit solution methods^M
  • Explicit versus implicit solution methods for engineering systems^M
  • Optimal operating conditions for water treatment processes^M
  • Rapid development of tunnels for underground mines^M
  • Determining latitude and longitude by solution of a path of a Gnomons shadow^M
  • Optimization for construction and shape of concrete dams^M
  • Optimal construction site layout for mass concrete placements

Courses Taught

  • CEEN 241 Statics (Fall 2009 through Current, Course Coordinator Spring 2014 to Current)
  • CEEN 415 Foundations (Fall 2011, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
  • CEEN 331 Civil Engineering Field Session (Summer 2009 through 2014)
  • EBGN 325 Applications for Operations Research (Fall 2009, Fall 2010)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Fall 2011, CVEN 5728 Advanced Foundation Design