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Armanios Receives Composites Research Award

September 28, 2010

Dr. Erian Armanios, professor and chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was honored with an Outstanding Research Award presented by the American Society for Composites (ASC). The award recognizes his significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through his sustained body of innovative research over the past 30 years.

The award was presented September 23rd at the ASC’s 25th Annual Technical Conference. The following award introduction was given by Dr. Greg Schoeppner, vice president of the ASC:

“The American Society for Composites Outstanding Research Award recognizes a distinguished member of the composites community who has made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained research effort over a number of years.

Dr. Erian Armanios is Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the ASTM Journal of Composite Technology and Research and in 2006 was elected Fellow of the American Society for Composites. He has published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has received numerous awards and special recognitions, including two best paper awards and the prestigious Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award.

Dr. Armanios has made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained body of innovative research over the past 30 years. His seminal contributions to composites encompass the fundamental understanding of anisotropic couplings, their influence on damage tolerance and their implementation for improved performance via elastic tailoring and energy dissipation. His archival work focuses on the development of simple, rigorous closed-form models where the parameters controlling behavior are identified enabling comparisons of trend behavior in competitive configurations.

Dr. Armanios’ contributions extend to interdisciplinary applications such as the use of piezoelectric actuators for unsteady aerodynamic blowing leading to circulation control for rotor blade applications for which he was awarded two patents, and the use of Fractals to model particulate ceramic matrix composites.”

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