Michael Oliva


Civil & Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

​Michael Oliva's current research work involves experimental testing of structures and proving/developing analytical techniques for simulating structural behavior or designing structural elements. The newest focus of his interest is in sustainable construction and particular in energy efficient buildings and sustainable construction materials.

  • Timber bridges
  • Earthquake resistance
  • Compressive membrane action
  • Arching action
  • Structural engr.
  • Reinforced-precast-prestressed concrete design
  • Structural testing
  • Highway bridge design
  • Development of structural design methods