Eric M. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of Vermont


I am a mathematically oriented structural engineer and I am particularly interested in solving large scale inverse problems under uncertainty and their application to the reliability analysis of operational and instrumented structural systems. This includes problems such as:

    Given measurements of the dynamic response of a structure, can we estimate its mechanical properties?

    Can we design smart structures that self-diagnose and detect hidden damage?

    By tracking the dynamic response of a structure, can we predict when it will fail due to fatigue?

My areas of expertise include structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, Bayesian estimation, reliability analysis and uncertainty quantification and propagation in dynamical systems. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation. To learn more visit the UVM Structural Monitoring, Diagnostic and Prognostic Laboratory  webpage (

My coordinates are:

Office: 217 Votey Hall, 33 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: 802-656-3334


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