eric_hernandez_updatedWelcome to my website. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM). My field of specialization is Structural Engineering and I am director of the Structural Monitoring, Diagnostics and Prognostics Lab at UVM. Our research seeks to develop better models and data processing algorithms to monitor, estimate, predict and control the structural integrity and remaining useful life of complex engineering systems.

My research has been funded by various grants from federal and state agencies. In 2015, I was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation to develop structural health monitoring, diagnosis and prognosis algorithms for large-scale civil engineering structures. At UVM I teach courses in Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics and Reliability of Engineering Systems.

Prior to joining academia I worked for six years as a structural engineer for consulting firms in the US and abroad on the structural and seismic design of commercial, residential, health care, religious and institutional buildings, pipelines, bridges, and nuclear power plants.

This website provides information about my research, teaching and publications. Please visit my downloads page containing lecture notes, reports and papers that I hope you find interesting and useful.