Thursday, April 18, 2024 11:00AM

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Team Composites - Heterogeneous Outperforming Homogeneous






Erian Armanios

Professor and Chair | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas Arlington


Thursday, April 18
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Guggenheim 442


About the Seminar
The integration of diverse and unique properties of constituents in a composite leads to improved performance, superior to their individual attributes.  Recognition, understanding of behavior and development of reinforcing and bonding constituents are persistence drives in our quest to achieve improved composite material systems.  From high modulus fibers to toughened matrices we managed to integrate, advocate, and even celebrate heterogenous systems transcending traditional homogeneous ones.  Uniqueness of constituents is at the core of improved performance and complex failure modes, as well. 

In pursuing this thrilling endeavor, we worked with eclectic teams of peers and students, each with their talent, experience, and trajectory to the present.  As we progressed over time, how did our team performance compare to the composite systems we passionately devoted our energy to?  In this talk we will examine our management practices and reflect their echoes on our composites’ walls of achievement.  From lessons learned and best practices will emerge Team Composites: Heterogeneous Outperforming Homogeneous!  This TED Talk level seminar aims at reflecting, engaging, and inspiring change.    


About the Speaker
Erian Armanios is Professor and Chair of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington.  Prior to joining the University of Texas at Arlington in 2009 he was Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech and Director of the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.  He received his Ph.D. degree in 1985 from Georgia Tech.  He is Fellow of AIAA, ASC and ASME.  He was President of the American Society for Composites.  He served as Editor-in-chief of ASTM Journal of Composites Technology and Research.  He was the recipient of the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award and lecture, and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Teaching Excellence Faculty Award, among other recognitions.  His most cherished award is the 52 students he was fortunate to advise and are contributing in their own way to improving our world.