Composite Structures Laboratory
 

Professor
Anthony Waas

Reserach Fellows
Mark Pankow
Trisha Sain
Susanta Ghosh
Siva Shankar Rudraraju

PhD Candidates
Paul Davidson
Zachary Kier
Sangmin Lee
Pavana Prabhakar
Eugene Kheng
Dianyun Zhang
Pascal Meyer
Lucas Hansen
Royan J. D'Mello
Brian Justusson

PhD Precandidates
Tanaz Rahimzadeh
Cyrus Kosztowny

Masters Students

Undergraduate Students

Visiting Students and Associates
Jie Wang

Alumni
Christian Heinrich
Evan Pineda
Scott Stapleton
Amit Salvi

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Anthony Waas
Director of the Composite Structures Laboratory

Waas

Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (courtesy)

Department of Aerospace Engineering
3044 FXB building 
1320 Beal Ave
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109 -2140    
   
Phone (office): (734)764-8227
Fax: (unsecured), 734-763-0578
Email: dcw@umich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., 1988, Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology
  • M.S., 1983, Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
  • B.Sc, 1982, Aeronautics, Imperial College, University of London, U.K.
  • ACGI, 1982, City and Guilds Institute, London, U.K.


Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, The Aeronautical Journal, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK, 2004-present
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal, 1995-2002
  • Editorial Advisory Board, AIAA J. Aircraft, 1993-2000
  • Technical Program Chair, 49th AIAA SDM Conference, Chicago, April 2008
  • Student Papers Chair, 43rd AIAA SDM Conference, 2003
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2007-present
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Engineering Science, 2007-present
  • Chairperson, ASME Technical Committee on Structures and Materials, 2003-2005
  • Editorial Board, Computational Modeling in Engineering and Science, 2006-present
  • Editorial Board, Composites: B journal, 1991-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board, AIAA J. Aircraft, 1993-2000

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics (AAM)
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)
  • David Liddle Research Award, UM College of Engineering, 2006
  • Robert Caddell Award, UM College of Engineering, 2007
  • Combined Research, Teaching and Service Excellence Award, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2000
  • Research Excellence Award, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 1998
  • American Academy of Mechanics Junior Research Award, 1997
  • SAE Ralph Teetor Award, 1995
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 1995
  • Rackham Graduate School Fellowship, 1990
  • William F. Ballhaus Aeronautics Prize, Caltech, 1988
  • Special Tuition Fellowship Award, Caltech, 1983-87
  • Imperial College Special Scholarships for BSc. Performance, 1979-1982
  • Royal Aeronautical Society Prize of Imperial College, UK, 1982

Research Interests

  • Mehanical Response of Lightweight Aerostructures
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials and Multimaterial Structures
  • Joining Multimaterial Structures
  • Structural Stability
  • Modeling of Biologically inspired Materials
  • Mechanics of Nanocomposites

Specializations

Recent research activities have emphasized the validated mechanical response of 3D textile composites and braided textile composites, validated multi-scale models for laminated fiber reinforced composites, virtual testing of composites, structural joints, mechanical response and stability of sandwich structures, thermo-mechanical response of damaged thermal protection systems, fracture of adhesively bonded joints and novel characterizations of materials with microstructure, including nanocomposites.

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Mechanics I (Aero 215)
  • Structural Mechanics II (Aero 315)
  • Mechanics of Composites (Aero 516)
  • Structural Stability (Aero 518)
  • Analysis of Advanced Aerostructures (AE495)

Positions Held at Michigan

  • 2009-present: Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • 2005-present: Professor of Mechanical Engineering (courtesy)
  • 2003-2004: Associate Chair, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
  • 2000-2008: Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
  • 1994-2000: Associate Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
  • 1988-1994: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
 
 
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