• Research

    Machinery and Structural Health Monitoring
    Engineering Education in K-12
    Transition of US Military Veterans to Higher Education and Careers
    Rotor Dynamics, Active Magnetic Bearings and Vibrations

  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    2003 – Present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
    2008–2012, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Program Associate Department Head and Chair
    1997–2003, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
    2008–present, Virginia Tech, Department of Engineering Education, Affiliate Member
    2009–present, Virginia Tech, School of Education, Affiliate Member
    2003–2004, Sweet Briar College, Engineering Education Consultant/Visiting Professor of Engineering
    1992–1996, University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant
    1989–1991, Du Pont, Corporate Engineering Services Division, Services Engineer
    1987–1989, Rotor Bearing Dynamics Incorporated (RBDI), Consulting Engineer
    1985–1987, University of Virginia, Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratory, Graduate Research Assistant
    1984–1985, Ingersoll-Rand Co., Turboproducts Division, Analysis Engineer I

  • Awards and Honors

    2013 – ASME Dedicated Service Award
    2013 – VT College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service
    2011 – ASME Fellow
    2011-2013 – VT Honors Residential College (HRC) Senior Fellow
    2010 – VT Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence
    2010 – VT Diggs Teaching Scholar Award
    2009-2010 – VT Executive Development Institute Scholar
    2006 – Invited Participant/Speaker, 4th China-Japan-US Symposium on Structural
    Control and Monitoring, Hangzhou, China
    2006-2008 – VT NSF ADVANCE Leadership Fellowship: Fellowship awarded to work in
    the office of Government Relations in the Office of the President, Virginia Tech
    2005-2006 – 1st VT NSF ADVANCE Leadership Training Cohort Member.
    Workshop for women
    faculty interested in moving into administrative leadership positions
    2005, 2007 – Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering/
    National Science Foundation Workshop on Technological Literacy
    for Undergraduate Students, Wash DC
    2004 – Invited Speaker, Maxwell Reed Seminar, University of Kentucky
    2001 – Ingersoll-Rand Partial Scholarship for Skip Barber Racing School
    2001 – Invited Participant/Speaker, NSF Workshop: Indo-US Workshop on Problems in Elastic
    Vibrations, Smart Structures, and Their Solution Technologies University of Roorkee,
    Roorkee, India
    2000 – VT College of Engineering 2000 Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award
    1999 – Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers in Engineering
    (FIE) Conference
    1998 – National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
    1995 – National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Education Scholar


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1997
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1988
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1984

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Mary Kasarda

Associate Professor