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Meletis Named Director of Materials Science & Engineering at UTA

January 26, 2005

Efstathios I. Meletis, Ph.D., is the new director of the UTA College of Engineering’s Materials Science and Engineering program. His appointment, made by Dean of Engineering Bill Carroll, became effective January 16. Dr. Meletis was formerly an endowed professor of the Materials Science and Engineering program at Louisiana State University.

Professor Meletis received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He held appointments at Georgia Tech, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Research Institute and the University of California at Davis before joining Louisiana State University in 1986.

During his academic career, Professor Meletis developed and taught a wide spectrum of materials science and engineering courses addressing fundamental and applied materials issues. His research interests include the understanding of the basic processing-structure-property relationship with an emphasis on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, surface modification, thin films, materials properties in micro/nanofabricated components and devices and material-environment interactions. Professor Meletis is the author of more than 140 research papers and holds two patents on intensified plasma processes. His has secured more than $12 million in research funding from the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, DARPA, Lockheed Martin and other commercial and governmental sources.

At LSU, Professor Meletis organized and expanded the materials program in terms of education, interdisciplinary research and infrastructure development. Professor Meletis has been a recipient of the William Fulbright Research Award and serves actively in several professional societies.