Chasiotis receives Career Award
AE Assistant Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis has been selected for an NSF-CAREER award from the Materials Design and Surface Engineering Program at the National Science Foundation. This five-year award will support his group to develop a research program on soft/hard interfaces in polymeric composites with applications to aerospace engineering.
Chasiotis’ research interests are experimental mechanics at the nanoscale; mechanical reliability, fracture, and fatigue of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS); NEMS and thin film electronic materials; failure mechanics of inhomogeneous/anisotropic materials; deformation and damage mechanics of polymer nanocomposites and soft nanophase materials; and applications of scanning probe microscopy in mechanics and biology.
Chasiotis has been a member of AE’s faculty since 2005. He also is a part-time faculty member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. Previously, he was a member of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty at the University of Virginia.
Chasiotis earned a chemical engineering degree in 1996 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and earned a master’s and PhD in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 1998 and 2002, respectively.