• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • James J. Cain ’51 Faculty Fellow II
  • Associate Department Head of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Pablo Tarazaga

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — 2009
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — 2004
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez — 2002

Research Interests

    • Structural Dynamics
    • Adaptive Structures
    • Smart Infrastructure
    • Vibrations, Acoustics, Modal Analysis and Testing

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 ASME Fellow
  • 2017 John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow conferred by Virginia Tech
  • 2017 ASNT Fellowship Award conferred by American Society For Nondestructive Testing
  • 2015 AFOSR Young Investigator Award conferred by Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 2013 ASME SMASIS Conference Best Symposium Paper Award conferred by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Sandborn, M., Olea, C., White, J., Williams, C., Tarazaga, P. A., Sturm, L., Albakri, M., & Tenney, C. (2021). Towards secure cyber-physical information association for parts. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 59, 27-41.
  • Krishnan, M., Gugercin, S., & Tarazaga, P. (2021). Wavelet‐based dynamic mode decomposition. PAMM. 20(S1),
  • Alajlouni, S., & Tarazaga, P. (2020). A passive energy-based method for footstep impact localization, using an underfloor accelerometer sensor network with Kalman filtering. Journal of Vibration and Control. 26(11-12), 941-951.
  • Albakri, M. I., Malladi, V., Gugercin, S., & Tarazaga, P. A. (2020). Estimating dispersion curves from Frequency Response Functions via Vector-Fitting. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 140, 106597-106597.
  • Paruchuri, S. T., Malladi, V., Tarazaga, P. A., & Kurdila, A. J. (2020). Expanding the teaching of single frequency vibration absorption to broadband attenuation using subordinate oscillator arrays via fettuccine pasta. Engineering Structures. 224, 111201-111201.