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Christian Flores Carreras


Office: ENG II, Room 402

Christian A. Flores Carreras joined UCF in fall 2023 as a lecturer within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. Flores Carreras earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez in 2017. He then continued his studies at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where he earned  master’s and doctoral degrees in civil engineering.

His teaching interests include foundational engineering courses such as statics and mechanics of materials, and more advanced topics in the realm of structural engineering such as structural analysis and design of steel structures. His research interests include advancements in engineering education, improvements to the seismic performance of steel moment resisting frames, and the benefits of incorporating non-traditional materials in the design of buildings.

  • Hollow structural sections
  • Non-traditional materials
  • Seismic connections
  • Moment frames
  • Columns


  • Flores Carreras, C., Sediek, O., McCormick, J., El-Tawil, S. (2020). “Evaluation of the Performance of Deep, Slender Columns through the use of Sub-Assemblies.” Proceedings of the 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Sendai, Japan.
  • Flores Carreras, C.A. and McCormick, J.P. (2019). “Relaxing Current Ductility Requirements in Tube-Based Seismic Moment Frames.” Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Tubular Structures. Research Publishing, Singapore.
  • Flores Carreras, C., Alfaro, L., Wei D, and McCormick, J. (2018). “Improvement of the Cyclic Bending Behavior of HSS Members through Foam Fill.” Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Wei, D., Flores Carreras, C.A., and McCormick, J.P. (2016). “Improving the Seismic Response of Hollow Structural Sections Using Polymer Foam Fill.” 2nd Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers.
  • EGN 3310: Engineering Analysis-Statics
  • CES 4100C: Structural Analysis I