Pedro L. Fernández-Cabán, Ph.D.

Pedro L. Fernández-Cabán
Assistant Professor
Phone Numbers
Sliger Building, Room 279
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).