Rigoberto Burgueno

Associate Professor



Primary research interests are related to the development, performance assessment, and implementation of innovative materials to civil infrastructure. In particular, recent research emphasis is on: (i) development of tailored structural materials, components and systems, (ii) solid and structural mechanics for multi-scale applications, (iii) computational design optimization of materials and structures, (iv) large-scale testing, (v) low-cost and innovative manufacturing of tailored materials and structures; (vi) soft-computing methods for structural integrity assessment; (vii) innovative experimental and measurement techniques; (viii) earthquake engineering; and (ix) bridge design.


  • U.S. Regular Patent Application, “Self-Powered Sensing System for the Monitoring of Quasi-static Structural Response,” N. Lajnef, R. Burgueño, S. Chakrabartty, and W. Borchani, Michigan State University. U.S. Serial No. 61/878,113. Filed September 15, 2014.
  • U.S. Regular Patent Application, "Energy Harvesting Devices for Low Frequency Applications," R.Burgueño and N. Lajnef, Michigan State University. U.S. Serial No. 13/960,356. Filed August 6, 2013.
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,232,605, "Hybrid Natural Fiber-Composites with Cellular Skeletal Structures," R. Burgueño, A.K. Mohanty, and M.J. Quagliata, Michigan State University 4.1-654 ID03-66, June 21, 2007.