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Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
“Linear and Nonlinear Analytical Stud Anchor Models for Application to Composite Steel Joist”, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Research Advisor: Dr. David Dinehart, Chair of the Civil and Environmental Department of Villanova University.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Teaching Engineering in Higher Education, Certificate
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Research Advisor: Dr. Amy Fleisher, Mechanical Department of Villanova University.

Academico Jornada Completa

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE / Research Assistant

    Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory (SETRL), Villanova University (2010–15):

    • Analytical investigation of the nonlinear behavior of shear stud connectors.

    • Parametric study of Composite Steel Joist systems using experimental data for the shear stud connection behavior.

    • Experimental study of the nonlinear behavior of the shear stud connector embedded in a concrete-steel joist system.

    • Experimental study of deflection of wood I-joist beams under dead load conditions.

    • Measure and analysis of results from tension and bending resistance tests of the stay-in-place concrete form for a private engineering company.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE / Teaching Assistant

    Teaching Assistant

    Villanova University (2010–15): CEE 8437 (Structural Steel), CEE 7412 (Modern Structural Analysis), CEE 4412 (Advance Structures), CEE 8434 (Structural Dynamics)


    Villanova University (2010–15): CEE 8437 (Structural Steel), CEE 8434 (Structural Dynamics), CEE 2105 (Mechanics I – Inverted Classroom)

    Teaching Assistant

    University of Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile (2004–06): Materials in Engineering, Fundamentals of Structural Design


    NovaCANE-Chile Director

    Universidad de Santiago de Chile (2015–to date): Middle and higher school students are visited by structural engineering students from the civil department at USACH to teach engineering related topics.

    NovaCANE coordinator

    Villanova University (2010–2015): Sixth graders focus on structural engineering, Seventh grade projects are centered on environmental, water resources, and chemical and sustainable engineering, Eighth graders learn about electrical and mechanical engineering.

    Engineers Without Borders (EWB), member

    Dominican Republic (2013): Construction of a convent serving Sisters in Cotui, Dominican Republic


    I+D Professional

    DRS INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION (January 2009 – September 2009)

    Project Manager

    POCH S.A. (January 2008 – December 2008)

PUBLICATIONS (pending approval)

    Yanez et al., “Composite Concrete – Steel Joist Analysis using an Experimental Stud Anchor Stiffness Factor from Push-out Tests”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2015.

    Yanez et al., “Experimental Characterization for the Shear Stud Anchor used in Composite Steel Joist Systems”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2015.


    DICYT REGULAR, USACH, “Utilización de la Modelación en Elementos Finitos para la Caracterización Mecánica del Conector de Corte Usado en Sistemas Compuestos de Hormigón y Vigas de Acero Reticuladas”.


    S. Yanez, “Modelo Matemático para la modelación mecánica del conector de corte utilizado en losas colaborantes”, XXII Semana de Conferencias del Departamento de Ingeniería en Obras Civiles. Santiago 2015.

    S. Yanez, “Composite Construction”, SETRL Villanova University, October 2011.

    S. Yanez, “Composite Steel Joist”, SETRL Villanova University, December 2011.

    S. Yanez, “2007 SJI Standard Specification and 2011 Steel Construction Manual”, March 2013.

    S. Yanez, “Analytical and Experimental Characterization of Composite Steel Joist System”, SETRL Villanova University, March 2013.

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