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Mary Kasarda

Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Robotics, Autonomous, and Dynamical Systems
Mary Kasarda
475 Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • 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

See Dr. Kasarda's publications and research on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

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