Eric M. Hernandez, Ph.D.
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of Vermont
Can we design robust monitoring systems that help us prevent catastrophic failure of structural systems?
Can we design smart structures that self-diagnose and detect hidden damage due to an extreme event?
Can we predict cumulative damage induced by operational demands on structures?
These are some of the questions that inspire my research. I am particularly interested in discovering new ideas for solving large scale inverse problems under uncertainty and their application to the reliability analysis of operational and instrumented structural systems. Areas of expertise include direct and inverse problems in structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, state estimation, reliability analysis and uncertainty quantification and propagation. My research has been funded by the National Science foundation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Below a word-cloud of my recent publications.
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If you are a highly motivated student seeking graduate education and research opportunities in related areas, please contact Prof. Hernandez by e-mail. He can be reached at:
Office: 217 Votey, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT 05405-0156