Faculty Profile

Charles R. Farrar

Adjt Professor, Structural Engineering

Analytical and experimental solid mechanics problems with emphasis on structural dynamics.

Capsule Bio:

Since 2004, Farrar has been an Adjunct Professor in the Structural Engineering Department at the University of California at San Diego. From 1989 to 1996, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico’s Department of Mechanical/Civil Engineering.


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 1979, Michigan Technological University
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Structural Mechanics), 1982, Univ. of New Mexico
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Structural Mechanics), 1988, Univ. of New Mexico


  • 1982 Norfolk Naval Shipyard Certificate of Achievement for modifications to piping on a guided missile cruiser
  • 2000 Defense Programs Award of Excellence W-76 Dual Revalidation Project
  • 2002 Career Development Mentoring Award from LANL’s Women’s Diversity Working Group
  • 2003 Inaugural Los Alamos Fellows Prize for Outstanding Leadership in Science and Engineering
  • 2003 Inaugural Structural Health Monitoring Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 Elected Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers


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