Vibrations are everywhere. From particle physics to gravity waves, earthquakes, suspension bridges, guitar strings, and the human brain. A fundamental property of vibrations and waves is that they carry information about the medium in which they travel. This information is often hidden in noisy and biased measurements traversing through random and complex media. Prof. Hernandez seeks to attain a fundamental understanding of the qualitative and quantitative aspects related to the extraction of physically meaningful information from waves and vibrations measured in materials, solids, and complex structures.

Dr. Hernandez is an Associate Professor of Civil/Structural Engineering at the University of Vermont, USA. His research has found applications in earthquake engineering, structural health monitoring, bridge engineering, biomechanical engineering, and power systems. Dr. Hernandez and his students have published in journals such as Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, ASCE Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, IEEE Trans. of Network Science, and ASCE/ASME Risk and Uncertainty in Eng. Systems. His research has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER award), NASA, FHWA, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Courses Taught: During more than 20 years of teaching in various countries and universities (in English and Spanish), I have taught the following courses: Advanced Mathematics of Engineers, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Applied Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Advanced Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Reinforced Concrete Design, Uncertainty and Risk in Engineering Systems, Reliability of Engineering Systems.