Javier is a Structural Engineer with over 10 years’ international experience in seismic assessment, analysis and design of structures. For 6 years, he was a professor of steel design at the University of Santiago, Chile.  

In Chile, he carried out seismic inspections to structures damaged by the Magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake in February 2010. In his later years he led a structural team that carried out the design of reinforced concrete multi-storey buildings. In New Zealand, he participated in the seismic assessment and structural strengthening of residential, commercial and industrial buildings damaged by the Canterbury earthquake (February 2011).

In his spare time, Javier enjoys time with his family, either hiking, travelling, cooking or watching movies.