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Ares J. Rosakis Ares J. Rosakis
Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering

Research Group

Rosakis has graduated 25 PhD students and mentored 16 postdoctoral fellows. 14 of his former students now hold tenure-track positions around the world, of which 11 of them tenured. 11 of his former postdoctoral fellows now hold tenure-track faculty positions in universities, of which 6 of them tenured.

Research Group

Current Ph.D. Students

  • V. Gabuchian (2008-2016)
  • M. Gori (2013-)

Current Research Scientist

  • Dr. Vito Rubino

Past Doctoral Students in Academia

* William F. Ballhaus Prize for an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Aeronautics
Ernest E. Sechler Memorial Award for Most Significant Teaching and Research Contribution to GALCIT

  • R. Narasimhan (1986) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • A.T. Zehnder (1987) Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University
  • S. Krishnaswamy (1989) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • X. Deng (1990) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
  • J. Lambros*† (1994) Professor of Aeronautics, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
  • H. Bruck (1995) Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • D. Conner (1998) Visiting Associate in Materials Science, California Institute of Technology
  • D. Coker (2001) Vice-Chair of Aerospace Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University
  • L. R. Xu (2001) Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
  • K. Xia (2005) Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering & Lassonde Institute, University of Toronto
  • G. Lykotrafitis (2006) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • L. Lamberson (2012) Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineerin, Drexel University
  • Michael Mello (2012) Lecturer in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology

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Past Doctoral Students in National Labs and Industry

* William F. Ballhaus Prize for an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Aeronautics
Ernest E. Sechler Memorial Award for Most Significant Teaching and Research Contribution to GALCIT

  • L. Lu (1991) Team Leader, EDS/Unigraphics
  • C. Liu (1994) Senior Technical Staff Member, The Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • K. Fey (1996) Biomedical Engineer, Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
  • J. Hodowany*† (1997) Rosetta Inpharmetics B. Chow (2001) Research Scientist, Applied Materials, Inc.
  • O. Samudrala (2001) Sr. Technical Staff Member, General Electric Global Research Center
  • D. Anderson (2002) Senior Technical Staff Member, General Electric Global Research Center
  • M. Brown (2007) Research Engineer, Northrop Grumman Space Technology
  • X. Lu (2008) Intel
  • J. Mihaly (2013) Instrument Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Engineer's Degree Student

  • K. Haberman (2000) Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Post-Doctoral Scholars, Research Scientists and Visiting Associates

Currently in Academia

  • H. Tippur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University
  • F. Benitez, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Seville, Spain
  • M. Zhou, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • R. Singh, Associate Professor, Stony Brook State University of New York
  • C. Rousseau, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • V. Chalivendra, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Caltech
  • X. Feng, Associate Professor, Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • S. Hong, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, MI
  • V. Eliasson, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, CA
  • H. Bhat, CNRS Research Fellow, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • J. Zhu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Currently in Industry

  • Y.J. Lee, Senior Scientist, Dow Corning, Midland, MI
  • D. Owen, Chief Technical Officer, Ultratech Inc., San Jose, CA
  • H. Lee, Light Photonics, Seattle, WA
  • O. Samudrala, Senior Technical Staff Member, General Electric Global Research Center
  • D. Anderson, Senior Technical Staff Member, General Electric Global Research Center
  • T.-S. Park, Key Account Technologist, Novellus, San Jose, CA

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Visiting Faculty/Associates

  • F.G. Benitez, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Seville, Spain
  • S. Suzuki, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  • D. Semenski, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture University of Zagreb
    Zagreb, Croatia
  • K. Papoulia, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • M. Oda, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering
    Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
  • M. Adams, Senior Staff Member
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • H. Georgiadis, Professor, Engineering Mechanics Division
    National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
  • S. Suresh, President Carnegie Mellon University, Clark Millikan Visiting Professor of Aeronautics (Caltech)
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Y. Huang, Joseph Cummings Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
    Clark Millikan Visiting Professor of Aeronautics (Caltech)
    Northwestern University
  • I. Vardoulakis, Professor Engineering Mechanics
    National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece

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