Dr. Ioannis (Yannis) Chasiotis

Professor in Aerospace Engineering
Willett Faculty Scholar of Engineering

EDUCATION

2002 Ph.D. in Aeronautics - Minor in Materials Science
         California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

1998 Master in Aeronautics
         California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

1996 Diploma in Chemical Engineering
         Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

APPOINTMENTS

  • 2012               Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    2008 - 2012    Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    2005 - 2008    Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • 2008 -             Affiliate of Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, UIUC
                           Affiliate of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, UIUC
  • 2001 - 2004    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia
  • 2003               Visiting Researcher, Mechanics and Durability Branch, NASA Langley, Hampton, Virginia

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • A.J. Durelli Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2013
  • Hetenyi Best Paper Award in the journal Experimental Mechanics, 2012
  • ASME Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, 2011
  • Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Lecture, 2011
  • Society for Engineering Science Young Investigator Award, 2010
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2010
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research: College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • Willett Faculty Scholar of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • Best Paper Award at the 4th IASME/WSEAS* International Conference on Continuum Mechanics, Cambridge, UK., 2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008
  • First Prize in MEMS Design University Competition by Sandia National Laboratories in the category “Novel MEMS Designs for Nanoscale Measurements” with graduate student M. Naraghi, 2008.
  • Best Paper Award in journal Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 2007
  • First Prize in MEMS Design University Competition by Sandia National Laboratories in the category “Novel MEMS Designs for Nanoscale Measurements” with graduate student M. Naraghi, 2007.
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2007
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research: College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • Best Research Paper Award: 6th International Symposium on MEMS and Nanotechnology, Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, Portland, OR, 2005
  • American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) Founders Prize and Grant: ASME Congress 2000, Orlando, FL, 2000
  • Charles Babcock Memorial Award: California Institute of Technology, 1999
  • Outstanding Research Presentation Award: American Vacuum Society (AVS), 1998

EDITORSHIPS

  • Associate Editor of journal Experimental Mechanics, 2006 -2012
  • Guest Editor for special issue on “Mechanical Measurements at the Nanoscale” in Experimental Mechanics, 2006
  • International Advisory Board of Experimental Mechanics, 2005-2008
  • Associate Editor for Strain, 2006-2009

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

TEACHING

AE 523: Nanoscale Contact Mechanics (Fall 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
The course focuses on aspects of SPMs to provide fundamental/theoretical background in connection with practical operations. Topics include adhesive contact mechanics, short & long-range force interactions, principles of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), electron tunneling, tip & surface preparation, AC and DC Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), detectors, control systems, basics of piezoelectric elements, issues and solutions in SPM instrumentation, force/scale calibration, modeling of oscillating cantilever, force interactions with surface, stability conditions, optimization of AC/DC experiments, high-resolution AFM, force spectroscopy, energy dissipation at the AFM tip, lateral contact stiffness, scanning thermal microscopy, electrostatic force and Kelvin probe microscopy, capacitance sensing, quantitative magnetic force studies, near-field optical imaging, molecular spectroscopy, macromolecular deposition/unfolding/binding, atomic friction, quantitative mechanics at the nanometer scale, application of SPMs in biological systems. The course includes four laboratory assignments where basic and advance principles in AFM are taught, the appication of theory in instrumented nanoindentation is studied, and the measurement of adhesive energies at the nanoscale using SPM probes is conducted.

 

AE 461: Structures and Controls Laboratory (Spring 2006, 2008-2013)
The course examines theory and application of experimental techniques in aerospace engineering with emphasis on structural mechanics, vibrations, dynamics, and control systems. The course includes 2-hour lectures and 9 laboratory assignments with regular pre-lab and post-lab reports and memos.
 

AE 321: Aerospace Structures I (Fall 2006, Fall 2010, Fall 2012-2013)
The course examines fundamental concepts in the linear theory of elasticity, including stress, strain, equilibrium, compatibility, material constitution and properties. Introduction to failure mechanisms and criteria. Application to plane stress/strain problems, beams in extension and bending, and shafts in torsion.

 

AE 322: Aerospace Structures II (Spring 2007)
The course examines fundamental concepts in the analysis of beams and shafts of monocoque and semi-monocoque construction, energy methods, theory of elastic stability with applications to buckling of columns, introduction to finite element structural analysis - with application to trusses, frames, and plane stress/strain problems.

College of Engineering   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign