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UTARI Involvement at 12th DURACOSYS 2016

UTARI Involvement at 12th DURACOSYS 2016

Endel Iarve, Ph.D received key note speaker recognition at DURACOSYS 2016 for his topic “Computational Analysis for Durability of Laminated Composite Structures.” Iarve is congratulated by Kenneth Reifsnider, Ph.D, Director of The Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies at UTARI.

The 12th International Conference on Durability of Composite Systems (DURACOSYS) was hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington and Virginia Tech at the Arlington Sheraton in Arlington, Texas. Topics presented and discussed included the durability of composite materials and their aging, damage monitoring and analysis and failure predictions in materials. DURACOSYS is an international event and many speakers and attendees came from around the globe to participate in this four-day event.

Additional UTARI staff involved in DURACOSYS 2016 included Rassel Raihan, Ph.D who, along with Dr. Reifsnider, was part of the local organizing committee. Vamsee Vadlamudi was a speaker for the conference and won third place for the best poster. Andrea Arregoytia, Jared Beaty and UTA MAE department’s Sally Thompson coordinated the successful operations of the event.

The eminent local DURACOSYS organizing committee consisted of:
Vistasp Karbhari, Ph.D and UTA President
Mickey McCabe, Ph.D and UTARI Executive Director
Kenneth Reifsnider, Ph.D and Director of The Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies 
Rassel Raihan, Ph.D and UTARI, The Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies 
Erian Armanios, Ph.D and Chairman of the UTA MAE department
Andrew Makeev, Ph.D, UTA MAE department
Wen Chan, Ph.D, Director of The Center for Composite Materials, UTA MAE department
Seiichi Nomura, Ph.D, UTA MAE department
Haiying Huang, Ph.D, UTA MAE department
D. Stefan Dancila, Ph.D, UTA MAE department

For more information about DURACOSYS 2016 visit: http://www.uta.edu/mae/DURACOSYS/