John Lambros promoted from associate professor to full professor
John Lambros, Aerospace Engineering faculty member since 2000, will be promoted from associate professor to full professor effective August 16.
Lambros' research areas are development of fracture criteria for dynamic and quasi-static crack initiation and propagation in multiphase systems; supersonic crack growth; quasi-static and dynamic fracture of Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs); investigation of dynamic fracture, failure and wave propagation in composite materials; dynamic constitutive response of advanced materials (ceramics, composites, FGMs and amorphous metals); thermomechanical fatigue of advanced aerospace structures; and microscale and nanoscale digital image metrology techniques.
Lambros came to the U of I AE Department from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. Working under the direction of Prof. Ares J. Rosakis, Lambros earned from the California Institute of Technology a master's degree in aeronautics in 1989 and a doctorate in material science in 1994. He earned a bachelor's in aeronautical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London.
Among his honors, Lambros was selected as 2005 Teacher of the Year for the local student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and was named to the 2005 Outstanding Advisors List.