Roberto Soares

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. Soares is the Chief Software Systems Engineer with PSI.   

Dr. Soares’ professional experience evolved over fifteen years of practical work experience and academia.  During his undergrad, Dr. Soares worked in field road construction and laboratory materials testing.  At the University of Nebraska, Dr. Soares completed both a master’s and a doctorate degree, extensively researching fracture mechanics, numerical modeling, and continuum mechanics.  His research and analysis led to the development of a multi-scale finite element model.

As the developer of PSISuite3D™, Dr. Soares is responsible for project engineering, software development, and computational modeling tasks. Dr. Soares engages clients by linking computational mechanics to their pavement and mine structural analysis needs. Dr. Soares manages and conducts roads and mine design and analysis, damage prediction, and multi-scale simulations, all using the computational model.

Transportation Infrastructure
Dr. Soares performs analysis on road rehabilitation and new construction, structural performance prediction, and load management, Dr. Soares is an active member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committee on Characteristics of Asphalt Pavement Mixtures to Meet Structural Requirements.  Dr. Soares also reviews articles for the International Journal of Damage Mechanics and Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials.

Mine Infrastructure
Dr. Soares manages and conducts mine design, damage prediction, multi-scale simulations and structural analysis on mine backfill, shotcrete technology and water inflow management.


Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, July 2010, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • M.Sc., Engineering Mechanics, December 2005, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, February 2002, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil.

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Publication Record

  • 9 Refereed Journals
  • 24 Conference Papers
  • 124 Technical Reports