Carlos Moro

Purdue University

Carlos Moro

Carlos Moro earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology in 2015 and his master’s in civil engineering in 2017 from the University of A Coruña, Spain. He is now a PhD student in civil engineering at Purdue, where he has been a member of the Velay Research Group for four years. His research focuses on studying new approaches to create sustainable multifunctional cementitious composites through the nano-modification of their microstructure to increase CO2 sequestration while improving its performance and reducing depletion of natural resources. He has been a teaching assistant for four semesters in two different undergraduate civil engineering core courses. In spring 2021, he was awarded the Lyles TA fellowship, which recognizes graduate students with a promising future in academia. The distinction allowed him to teach several weeks of lectures, develop active learning activities, and collaborate with a professor to teach and organize a core course in all aspects. He has mentored eight Purdue undergraduate students, volunteered to review students’ reports for the ACI Eco-Concrete competition, and has served as a graduate student volunteer for the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition and ASCE Materials Competition. As a future faculty member, Carlos will promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia. One highlight of his teaching plan is to focus on his students’ presentation competencies, as he believes oral skills are often the most difficult to refine for non-native speakers.

Research Interests

Analysis of cementitious composites