Dimitris C. Lagoudas currently serves as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Engineering Research and Deputy Director of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station for Texas A&M University System, and as the Senior Associate Dean for Engineering Research and a Distinguished University Professor at Texas A&M University. He served as Department Head of Aerospace Engineering, inaugural Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering graduate program, and also as an Associate Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University.
D.C. Lagoudas’ research involves the design, characterization and modeling of multifunctional materials at multiple length scales and functionalities, including mechanical, thermal and electromagnetic. He has co-authored more than 500 scientific publications in archival journals and conference proceedings and one of the widely used books on shape memory alloys. The models that his research group developed have been implemented and integrated into finite element analysis software, which have been used by academic institutions around the world and also by industry and government.
D.C. Lagoudas received the 2006 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize in recognition of his contributions to the modeling and characterization of shape memory alloys and their use in aerospace structures, and he is the 2011 recipient of the SPIE Smart Structure and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, IOP and SES, and was named a University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University in 2013