Erian Armanios, professor and chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, received the Outstanding Research Award presented by the American Society for Composites at its annual technical conference last week in Dayton, Ohio.
The award recognizes his significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through his sustained body of innovative research for the past 30 years.
Dr. Armanios 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.
His 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.