Chasiotis Chosen to Deliver SEM Lecture


AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis will deliver the 2011 Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Lecture during the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. The conference is set for June 13-16 in Uncasville, Connecticut. 

AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis
AE Associate Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis

The Society of Experimental Mechanics chose Chasiotis to deliver this keynote lecture making him only the third individual to be so honored. Presented to a young researcher within 10 years of having earned a PhD, this award recognizes an SEM member in early to mid-career who demonstrates considerable potential in the field of experimental mechanics.
Chasiotis’ research interests focus on MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), nanostructured composite materials, the mechanical behavior of polymeric and ceramic nanofibers and metal nanowires and the application of atomic force microscopy in experimental mechanics. He has been very productive, publishing 30 journal articles and four book chapters since joining AE. Among them has been a landmark paper reporting the first direct measurements of local deformation and crack growth in polycrystalline thin films—materials widely used in MEMS devices—with important implications in probabilistic analysis of brittle failure of a wide range of materials. In the last years his group hasreported on the very first strain rate experiments with nanofibers and thin films at small time scales, which elucidated fast physical phenomena at the nanoscale.
Chasiotis’ work has been widely recognized. He has received the 2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); the 2010 Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal; the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award; the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award; College of Engineering Xerox Awards; and two First Prizes in the Sandia MEMS Design Competition. He also has received four best paper awards.