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Armanios, Makeev Author ASC Best Paper Winner

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A team of researchers, including Dr. Erian Armanios and Dr. Andrew Makeev of UT Arlington’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, received the Best Paper Award from the American Society for Composites (ASC) at the Society’s 29th Annual Technical Conference in La Jolla, CA, on September 9.

Their paper, “Methods for Assessing Interlaminar Tensile Properties in Composite Materials,” was co-authored by Dr. Yuri Nikishkov and Dr. Guillaume Seon and presented at the 28th ASC Annual Technical Conference, hosted by Penn State University in September 2013

Erian Armanios, MAE
Erian Armanios
Andrew Makeev, MAE
Andrew Makeev

This is a confirmation of UTA’s standing and leadership in the field of aerospace composites. Since 2009, UTA has put together state-of-the-art facilities and attracted an exceptional team to accelerate the implementation of composites in high performance aerospace vehicles,” Armanios said.

Additional recognitions of UTA’s work in aerospace composites are reflected by the Cheeseman Award for the Best Paper at the 36th European Rotorcraft Forum in 2011 (the first and only time such an award has been given to authors based in the United States), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Innovation Newsletter citation in ASC best paper winners pose with their awardsBreakthrough Technologies in 2013, and Best American Helicopter Society (AHS) Forum Paper Awards in Structures and Materials in 2013 and 2014.

The mission of the American Society for Composites (ASC) is to provide a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community in composite materials and to provide the growth of knowledge from interdisciplinary engineering and scientific research in composite materials. In keeping with this mission, ASC sponsors a Best Paper Award at its annual technical conferences.