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Hodjat Pendar, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Pendar Hodjat 3
315 Norris Hall
495 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Areas

  • Dynamics and control
  • Biomechanics
  • Fluid mechanics

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of insects
  • Animal locomotion
  • Dynamics and robotics
  • Inverse problems


  • Virginia Tech: Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, 2015
  • Sharif University of Technology: M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 2004
  • Sharif University of Technology: B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Recent Publications

Pendar, H., Socha, J.J. and Chung, J., 2016. Recovering signals in physiological systems with large datasets. Biology open, 5(8), pp.1163-1174.

Pendar, H. and Socha, J.J., 2015. Estimation of instantaneous gas exchange in flow-through respirometry systems: a modern revision of Bartholomew's Z-transform method. PloS one, 10(10), p.e0139508.

Pendar, H., Kenny, M.C. and Socha, J.J., 2015. Tracheal compression in pupae of the beetle Zophobas morio. Biology letters, 11(6), p.20150259.

Pendar, H., Platini, T. and Kulkarni, R.V., 2013. Exact protein distributions for stochastic models of gene expression using partitioning of Poisson processes. Physical Review E, 87(4), p.042720.

Hanna, J.A. and Pendar, H., 2016. A conserved quantity in thin body dynamics. Physics Letters A, 380(5), pp.707-711.