Dr. Liberto Ercoli

Curriculum Vitae(Resume)

Born in 1951, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
Citizenship: Argentinean-Italian.


  • National Technological University, Bahia Blanca Faculty (UTN-FRBB). Degree: Mechanical Engineer. 1977. (Six-year program).
  • South National University, Bahia Blanca (UNS). Degree: Doctor in Engineering. 1985. (Specialty: Mechanical Vibrations).
  • National Institute of Teaching in Higher Education, UTN, 1999. Degree: Professor in Superior Education.

Academic Experience:

  • 1977-1983: Instructor, Dept. of Engineering, UNS. Field: Mechanics.
  • 1979-present: Chair Professor, UTN-FRBB. Field: Rational Mechanics.
  • 1986-1990: Secretary of University Outreach, UTN-FRBB.
  • 1990-2001: Secretary of Science and Technology, UTN-FRBB
  • 1997-2001: Vice-Dean, UTN-FRBB (Elected)
  • 2001- Present: Dean, UTN-FRBB (Elected)
  • 2009 – Present: President of the Science, Technology and Postgrade Commission of the Superior Council – UTN.

Research Experience:

  • 1973-1979: Oceanographic Institute, Argentine Council of Scientific and Technological Investigations (CONICET). Main subject: Ocean Engineering.
  • 1979-1997: Institute of Applied Mechanics, CONICET. Main subjects: noise and vibrations, predictive maintenance.
  • 1979-2013: Mechanical Systems Analysis Group, UTN-FRBB (Head, 1979-1997). Main subjects: machine diagnostics, community noise.

Fellowships and Awards:

  • 1987, Bernardo Houssay Prize, CONICET, awarded to young researchers for relevant research.
  • 1988, Fellowship, Scientific Research Commission (CIC), Buenos Aires Province, in order to attend the 1st Latin-American Workshop on Applied Mechanics, Mar del Plata city.
  • 1988, Special Mention, National Prizes, Argentine Ministry of Education.
  • 1990, Fellowship, International Center of Mechanical Sciences (ICMS), Udine, Italy.
  • 2005, Cavaliere della Reppublica Italiana, Ordine della Stella della Solidarietá Italiana, awarded by the President of Italy for merit in the diffusion of the Italian language and culture.
  • 2015, named “Foundational Author of extended text publications (web complements)” by the edUTecNe Ex-Com for the book Mecánica Racional. Buenos Aires.
  • 2015, awarded by the Asociación de Industrias Químicas (DOW Argentina, Solvay-Indupa, MEGA) as "Promoter of the relationship and joint University/enterprises"
  • 2017, Member of the Scientific Commitee of the XV Congreso Argentino de Acústica organized by the Asociación de Acústicos Argentinos, ADAA. UTN-FRBB, November 23-24.

Memberships and other activities:

  • 1989-1997: Associated Editor of the Editorial Board, Ocean Engineering, Pergamon Press, England.
  • 1990-1997: President-Founder of the UTN-FRBB Foundation, FUNDATEC. 1997-2001: Vice-President.
  • 1993-2008: Member American Academy of Mechanics (USA).
  • 1996- 2003: Member Acoustical Society of America (USA).
  • 1997- present: Member Federal Council of Engineering Deans – CONFEDI (Argentina)
  • 2009 – 2013: member Global Engineering Deans Council (USA). Ex-Com 2010-2012.

International Experience:

  • 1990, Italy, Course of Machine Diagnostics at ICMS, Udine, Italy. Visits: University of Pavia; Institute of Technical and Industrial Education of Fermo (AP).
  • 1993, England, Advanced Course on Noise and Vibration, University of Southampton.
  • 1993, Spain, 1st Latin-American Congress of Mechanical Engineering (LACME), Madrid.
  • 1995, Brazil, 2nd LACME, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte.
  • 1996, USA; Visit: Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.
  • 1997, Cuba, 3rd LACME, Polytechnic Institute, La Havana.
  • 1998, USA, Head of Academic Delegation; Visits: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Smithsonian Museums Washington DC, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University, University of North Florida (UNF), NASA Cape Canaveral.
  • 1999, USA, Academic visit to UNF, Jacksonville, FL.
  • 1999, USA, Challenger Learning Center Emerging Sites Workshop, Washington DC.
  • 2007, USA, Engineering Deans Institute, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 2009, Hungary, “8th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education” and Global Engineering Dean’s Council (GEDC) Institute for Deans and Rectors Workshop. Budapest.
  • 2009, France, Academic visit to Dassault Systemes, Paris campus.
  • 2010, China, Academic Delegation to Dalian City. Visits to the Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian Maritime University (DMU) and Dalian university. Ministry of Education Program of Internationalization of the Argentinean Universities.
  • 2010, Singapore, Participation in the World Engineering Education Forum: “9th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education”, the Global Engineering Dean’s Council (GEDC) Meeting, and the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) Summit representing CONFEDI. Academic visit to the National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • 2010, Malaysia, Academic visit to the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • 2011, 1st Latin America Engineering Deans Meeting, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
  • 2011, Global Engineering Deans Council Conference. Executive Committee Member. Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • 2011, American Society for Engineering Education Global Symposium. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
  • 2015, Ecuador, Expo Conferencia Petroquímica 2015, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas –ESPE, Latacunga.
  • 2015, Brasil, IV CBIE y X LACLO - IV Congreso Brasileño de Informática en la Educación y X Conferencia Latinoamericana de Educación, Tecnologías y Objetos de Aprendizaje. Maceió, Alagoas.


Two books, more than 100 scientific and technical papers in international congress and well-known journals, such us: Journal of Sound and Vibration, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Applied Acoustics, Ocean Engineering, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Acustica, Building Acoustics, etc.

November, 2017