Ares Rosakis#

Email:arosakis 'at' caltech.edu
Membership Number:3885
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:arosakis
Homepage: http://rosakis.caltech.edu


Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013 - Present Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics
  • 2009 - Present Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
  • Spring 2008 Astor Visiting Professor, Oxford University
  • Summer 2005 Visiting Professor, Department of Terre-Atmosphère-Océan École Normale Supérieure, Paris
  • 2004 - 2009 Director of the Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (GALCIT), California Institute of Technology
  • 2004 - Present Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
  • 1993 - 2004 Professor of Aeronautics & Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • 1988 - 1993 Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology
  • 1982 - 1988 Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology
  • 1980 - 1982 General Electric Foundation Fellow and University Scholar, Brown University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Engineering sciences
  • Aerospace
  • Solid mechanics
  • Materials science
  • Geophysics
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Impact mechanics
  • Thin films
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Optical methods

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea)
  • 2013 Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
  • 2013 P.S. Theocaris Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2012 Commandeur de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, Republic of France
  • 2011 U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Elected Member
  • 2010 A.C. Eringen Medal, For sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science, Society of Engineering Science
  • 2010 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2010 Brown Engineering Alumni Medal, Brown University
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2009 Elected Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2008 M. Hetényi Award, For Best Paper in Experimental Mechanics, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2007 J.R. Harting Award, For Best Paper in Experimental techniques, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2005 William R. Murray Medal and Lecture, Highest recognition and prestige lecture, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 2003 Max Frocht Award, Experimental Mechanics Educator of the Year, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 1998 Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Student Council, California Institute of Technology
  • 1996 B.J. Lazan Award, For outstanding Achievements in Dynamic Fracture, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • 1995 Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1989 Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize, International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, USA
  • 1984 & 1985 IBM Faculty Development Award, California Institute of Technology

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