Pedro L. Fernández-Cabán

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Office Location
Sliger Building, Room 279
(850) 410-6510

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Educational History

Ph.D. University of Florida, Civil Engineering, 2017

M.E. University of Florida, Civil Engineering, 2017

B.S. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Civil Engineering, 2013

Research Interests

Structural and wind engineering

Behavior of extreme near-surface hurricane winds

Characterization of wind-induced effects on the built environment

Stochastic optimization and performance of civil infrastructure

Cyber-physical modeling of civil infrastructure

Natural hazard and disaster mitigation

Dr. Fernández-Cabán’s research applies experimental techniques, computational modeling, design optimization, and cyber-physical methods to enhance the performance of civil infrastructure under natural hazards. He has conducted extensive research in boundary layer wind tunnels and has also been involved in several field experiments to characterize the near-surface wind field during landfalling hurricanes. He is a 2020 Fellow of the NSF-supported Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program led by the Natural Hazards Center (NHC).