José Restrepo is Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He teaches in the area of structural concrete design and mechanics. His research is focused on the dynamic response of structural systems, modeling of structural concrete members and design of innovative structural systems with practical applications. Dr Restrepo has been actively involved in the seismic assessment and component testing for major bridge structures in New Zealand and California. He was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, from 1996 until 2001. Further information can be found here.


  • Lin, C-M. and Restrepo, J. [2002] "Seismic behaviour and design of reinforced concrete interior beam-column joints." Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 35., No. 2, pp. 108-128.
  • Rodriguez, M.E., Restrepo, J.I. and Carr, A. J. [2002] "Earthquake-induced floor horizontal accelerations in buildings." Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 693-718.
  • Wang, Y.C. and Restrepo, J.I. [2001] "Investigation of concentrically loaded reinforced concrete columns confined with glass fiber-reinforced polymer jackets." ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 98, No. 3, pp. 377-385.
  • Restrepo, J.I. and Cowan, H.A. [2000] "The "EJE Cafetero" earthquake, Colombia of January 25, 1999." Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-29.
  • Restrepo, J.I., Wang, Y.C., Wymer, P.A. and Wirwin, R. [2000] "Recent developments in the use of advanced composite materials for seismic retrofitting" Proceedings of the Twelfth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, Paper No. 1593.