Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Department
Daytona College of Engineering
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

T,TH 1:00PM-2:30PM

Dr. Marwan Al-Haik received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University (FSU) in 2002. He worked as a postdoc at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and the FSU School of Computational Science and Technology (2003-2005). He worked at the University of New Mexico/ Mechanical Engineering Department (2005-2010) as Assistant/Associate professor. He joined Virginia Tech in 2010 and became a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics. His current research focus is on nanomaterials and nanomechanics with emphasis on composites with improved structural, transport, and energy harvesting capabilities and materials under extreme environments.

Dr. Al-Haik is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award (2009), the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) summer fellowship (2008), the Virginia Tech Librescu Award (2013), and the State of Virginia Innovation Partnership Award (2013).  He has authored one textbook, 70+ refereed journal articles, 70+ conference presentations, and six issued U.S. patents. Prof. Al-Haik was elected as an ASME fellow in 2015.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University

  • AE 522: Analysis Ac Composite Material
  • AE 700: Thesis
  • AE 595W: Intro to Continuum Mechanics

(***= Post doc, ** Graduate student, * Undergraduate student)

A. Books
1. Tariq A. Khraishi and Marwan S. Al-Haik, Experiments in Materials Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-1-60927-868-7, University Readers Inc., San Diego, CA (2011).
B. Book Chapters
1. M.S. Al-Haik and Y.S. Haik, ”System Identification of a Lumped Heat Using the ExtendedInformation Filter,” In: Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems II; Gerard T. McKee, Paul S. Schenker; Eds. The International Society for Optical Engineering, pp. 9-20 (1999).
2. H. Garmestani, M.S. Al-Haik and S. Downy*, ”Durability of an Autoclave Structural Polymer Composites Using Stress Relaxation and Creep Data,” In: Design, Manufacturing and Application of Composites, S. V. Hoa, A. Johnston, J. Denault, Editors, Technomic Publishing Co, Inc. Lancaster, PA, pp.136-143 (2001).
3. M. Fathi, M. Al-Haik, L. Hildebrand and H. Garmestani, ”Computation of Fiber- Frequency on Color,” In: Information and Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 2, Hamid R. Arabnia, Editor, CSREA Press, pp. 509-511 (2003).
4. M.S. Al-Haik and H. Garmestani, ”Modeling of Process Induced Residual Stress in Gamma Titanium Composite,” In: Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XI, T.S. Srivatsan, Editor, American Society of Metals, pp. 229-243 (2003).
5. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini, H. Garmestani, D.S. Li**, R. Tannenbaum and K. Dahmen, ”Enhancement of Nano-Mechanical Properties of an Epoxy Processed Under High Magnetic Fields,” In: Materials Processing in Magnetic Fields, H.J. Schneider-Muntau and H. Wada, Editors. World Scientific, pp. 303-309 (2005).
6. M.S. Al-Haik, H Garmestani, M.Y. Hussaini, D.S. Li **, K. Dahmen and R. Tannenbaum, ”Alignment of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Under High Magnetic Fields Utilizing Self-Organizing of Epoxy Matrix,” In: Materials Processing in Magnetic Fields, H.J. Schneider- Muntau and H. Wada, Editors. World Scientific, pp. 295-302 (2005).
7. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini and H. Garmestani, ”Adhesion Energy of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube-Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Magnetic Field,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials Division Publication v. 100 MD, pp. 91-97 (2005).
8. M. Al-Haik, H. Sumali, S. Trinkle** and J. M. Redmond, ”Nanocharacterization of Gold/ Gold Contact Surface Failure in MEMS Contact Switches,” In: Experimental Analysis of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures, E.E. Gdoutos (Editor), Springer, pp.621-623 (2007).
9. A. Alipour Skandani**, N. Masghouni** and M. Al-Haik, ” Superior Damping of Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composites Grafted by ZnO Nanorods,” Topics in Modal Analysis, Vol.7, R. Allemang, J. De Clerck, C. Niezrecki, A. Wickes (Editors), Springer, NY, pp.187-193 (2014).

C. Patents
1. Marwan Al-Haik, Tariq Khraishi, Dental Compositions based on Nanocomposites for use in Filling and Dental Crowns. US Patent 8426489 B1. Issued Apr 23, 2013.
2. Tariq Khraishi, Marwan Al-Haik. United States Patent 7,998,367B2. Metal-Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Enhanced Thermal Conductivity for Demanding or Critical
Applications. Issued August 16, 2011.
3. M. Al-Haik, J. Phillips, C. Luhrs, M.R. Taha. United States Patent 8,277,872B1. Methods of Making Multiscale Carbon Structures. 1. Issued October 2, 2012.
4. Claudia. C. Luhrs, Marwan Al-Haik, Zayd Leseman, Jonathan Phillips. United States Patent 8,298,615B2. Rapid Generation of Woven Carbon Filament Structures of Controlled Geometry at Low Temperatures. Issued October 30, 2012.
5. Claudia. C. Luhrs, Marwan Al-Haik, Hugo Zea. United States Patent 8,303,926B1. Synthetic Methods for WS2 Nanostructured Materials Generation: Foils; Nanoparticles, Nanofibers and Nanotubes. Issued November 6, 2012.
6. Marwan Al-Haik, Mohamed S. El-Genk. United States Patent Application 2007/0110977. Methods for Processing Multifunctional Radiation Tolerant Nanotube-Polymer Structural Composites. Issued May 2007.

D. Papers in Refereed Journals

1. A.G.O. Mutambara and M.S. Al-Haik. State and Information Estimation for Linear and Nonlinear Systems. Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Dynamic Systems,
Measurement and Control, 121(2): 318 (1999).
2. M.S. Al-Haik and H. Garmestani. Durability Study of Polymeric Composites for Structural Application. Journal of Polymeric Composites, 22(6): 779 (2001).
3. H. Garmestani, M. Al-Haik, T. A. Townsley, C. Sabinash. Residual Stress Development during Fabrication and Processing of Gamma-Titanium based Composites. Scripta Materialia, 44(1): 179 (2001).
4. M.S. Al-Haik, M. Vaghar***, M. Shahaway and H. Garmestani. Viscoplastic Analysis of Structural Polymer Composites Using Stress-Relaxation and Creep Data. Composites: Part B Engineering, 32: 165 (2001).
5. E.L. McDuffe, M.S. Al-Haik, G. Gupta** and X. Liu**. On Neural Network Solutions for the Ancient Game of Go. Journal of Intelligent Systems, 11(3): 203 (2001).
6. M.S. Al-Haik and H. Garmestani. A Composite Cylinder Model for Prediction of the Residual Stresses in Gamma Titanium Composites. Journal of Materials Engineering
and Performance, 11(5): 530 (2002).
7. M.S. Al-Haik, H. Garmestani, and I.M. Navon. Truncated-Newton Training Algorithm for Neurocomputational Viscoplastic Model. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics
and Engineering, 192: 2249 (2003).
8. E.S. Choi***, J.S. Brooks, D.L. Eaton***, M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini, H. Garmestani, D. Li** and K. Dahmen. Enhancement of Thermal and Electrical Properties
of Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites by Magnetic Field Processing. Journal of Applied Physics, 94(9): 6034 (2003).
9. H. Garmestani, M.S. Al-Haik, K. Dahmen, R. Tannenbaum, D.S. Li**, S.S. Sablin*** and M.Y. Hussaini. Epoxy Mediated Alignment of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Under
High Magnetic Fields. Advanced Materials, 15(22): 1918 (2003).
10. M.S. Al-Haik, H. Garmestani and A. Savran. Explicit and Implicit Viscoplastic Models for Polymeric Composite. International Journal of Plasticity, 20(10): 1875 (2004).
11. M.S. Al-Haik, H. Garmestani, D.S. Li**, M.Y. Hussaini, S.S. Sablin***, R. Tannenbaum and K. Dahmen. Nanomechanical Properties of Magnetically Oriented Epoxy.
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 42(9): 1586 (2004).
12. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini and H. Garmestani. Adhesion Energy in Carbon Nanotube- Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Chirality. Journal of Applied Physics, 97(7): 074306 (2005).
13. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini, H. Garmestani. Adhesion Energy in Single Wall Carbon Nanotube- Polyethylene Composite: Effect of Magnetic Field. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 3(2): 1 (2006).
14. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini and H. Garmestani. Prediction of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Behavior of Polymeric Composites using an Artificial Neural Network. International
Journal of Plasticity, 22(7): 1367 (2006).
15. J.C. Heinrich, M. Al-Haik. Modelado Multi-Escala de Solidification (in Spanish). Guadernos de Mecanica Computacional, 4(1): 135 (2006).
16. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Magnetic Field Induced Orientation of Nanotube-Polymer Composite. Japan Journal of Applied Physics,
45(11): 8984 (2006).
17. T.T. Pham**, M.S. El-Genk and M. Al-Haik. Aluminum, B4C and Polymer Shielding for 100 MeV Protons. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 95: 597 (2006).
18. M.S. Al-Haik and M.Y. Hussaini. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Reorientation of Polyethylene Chains under a High Magnetic Field. Molecular Simulations, 32(8): 601
19. E. Camponeschi**, R. Vance*, M. Al-Haik, H. Garmestani and R. Tannenbaum. Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites Aligned in a Magnetic Field. Carbon,
45(10): 2037 (2007).
20. M.S. Al-Haik, S. Trinkle**, O. Momotyuk***, B. T. Roeder**, K. Kemper and M. Y. Hussaini. Nanocharacterization of Proton Radiation Damage on Magnetically Oriented
Epoxy. International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, 12: 413 (2007).
21. M. Al-Haik, C. Hanson**, C. Luhrs, M. Tehrani**, J. Phillips and S. Miltenberger. Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Alumina Dental Filler. Int. J. Nano and
Biomaterials, 1(4): 411 (2008).
22. T.A. Khraishi, M.S. Al-Haik and Z. C. Leseman, Preface, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 4(4): 359 (2008).
23. Y.L. Shen and M. Al-Haik. Grain Boundary Mediated Dislocation Behavior in a 2D Bi-Crystal: A Model Atomistic Study. Journal of Computational and Theoretical
Nanoscience, 5(7): 1318 (2008).
24. J. Kimsal**, M. Al-Haik and T. Khraishi, ”Transport of Glucose in Carbon Nanotubes with Different Chiralities,” Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience,
5(7): 1458 (2008).
25. C. Luhrs, D. Garcia**, M. Tehrani**, M. Al-Haik, M. Reda Taha and J. Phillips. Generation of Carbon Nanofilaments on Carbon Fibers at 550 ◦ C. Carbon, 47(13): 3071 (2009).
26. R. Zeineldin***, M. Al-Haik and L. G. Hudson. Role of Polyethylene Glycol Integrity in Specific Receptor Targeting of Carbon Nanotubes to Cancer Cells. Nano Letters, 9(2): 751(2009).
27. M.R. Taha and M. Al-Haik. Preface: Special Issue on Nanotechnology for Structural Materials. Int. Journal of Material and Structural Integrity, 3(2-3): 99 (2009).
28. M.R. Taha, A.B. Colak***, and M. Al-Haik. A Multi-Objective Optimization Approach for Design of Blast Resistant Composite Laminates Using Carbon Nanotubes Composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 40: 522 (2009).
29. M.S. Al-Haik, S. Trinkle**, D. Garcia**, U. Marteniz**, F. Yang**, S. Miltenberger and H. Sumali. Investigating of the Nanomechanical and Tribological Properties of
Dental Materials. Int. J. Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics, 1(1): 1(2009).
30. S. Trinkle**, M. Al-Haik and H. Sumali. Tribological Reliability of MEMS Multilayered Thin Films. Int. Journal of Material & Structural Integrity, 3(2-3): 201 (2009).
31. A. Reinhardt**, M. Sheyka**, A. Garner, M. A-Haik and M. R. Taha. Experimental and Numerical Nanocharacterization of Two Phases in Concrete. Int. Journal of Material
& Structural Integrity, 3(2-3): 134 (2009).
32. M. Tehrani** and M. Al-Haik. Magnetically Enhanced Mechanical and Creep Properties of a Structural Epoxy. Int. Journal of Material & Structural Integrity, 3(2-3): 147
33. M.S. Al-Haik, M.Y. Hussaini, C.S. Rogan*. Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Simulation of Viscoplasticity of Polymeric Composites. Polymer Composites, 30: 1701 (2009).
34. F. Perez, Jr. ** and M. Al-Haik. Analysis of Elastic Stress Wave Propagation through a Complex Composite Structure. Int. J. Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics,
1(2): 164 (2009).
35. M. Al-Haik, J. Dai***, D. Garcia**, J. Chavez*, M.R. Taha, C. Luhrs and J. Phillips. Novel Growth of Multiscale Carbon Nanofilaments on Carbon and Glass Fibers. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 1(2): 122 (2009).
36. J. Milhans**, M. Khaleel, X. Sun***, M. Tehrani**, M. Al-Haik and H. Garmestani. Creep Properties of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Glass-Ceramic Seal G18. Journal of Power
Sources, 195(11): 3631 (2010).
37. M. Al-Haik, C. Luhrs, M. R. Taha, A. Roy, L. Dai, J. Phillips and S. Doorn. Hybrid Carbon Fibers/ Carbon Nanotubes Structures for Next Generation Polymeric Composites.
Journal of Nanotechnology, Article ID 860178 (2010).
38. D.S. Li, Z. Liu***, M. Al-Haik, M. Tehrani**, R. Tannebaum1, H. Garmestani1, F. Murray, I. Rudman. Magnetic Alignment of Cellulose Nanowhiskers in an All-cellulose
Composite. Polymer Bulletin, 65(6): 635 (2010).
39. M. Tehrani**, M.S. Al-Haik, C. Dyck* and T. Khraishi. A practical Route for the Characterization of Zinc Powder Compacts with the aid of Instrumented Indentation
and Scratch Tests. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528(1): 494 (2010).
40. M. Tehrani**, M. Safdari**, M.S. Al-Haik. Nanocharacterization of Creep Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes/epoxy Nanocomposite. International Journal of Plasticity,
27: 887 (2011).
41. A. Alipour Skandani**, T. Pham**, C.C. Luhrs, M.S. El. Genk, M. Al-Haik. Effect of Microstructural Variation on the Photo and Radioluminescence of Y 2O3:Eu
Complexes. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 166(7): 501 (2011).
42. C. Luhrs, J .Trevino*, M. Tehrani** and M. Al-Haik. Novel Synthesis of WS2 Nanotubes for Impact Mitigation. Nanotechnology, 22(28): 285714 (2011).
43. A.B. Colak-Altunc***, J. J. Kim***, M. Al-Haik, M. R. Taha. Reliability-Based Design of Blast Resistant Carbon Fiber Composites using Carbon Nanotubes. Composite
Structures, 93: 2042 (2011).
44. M. Al-Haik, C. Luhrs, M. R. Taha and Z. Leseman. Introducing Nanotechnology to Mechanical and Civil Engineering Students through Materials Science Courses. Journal
of Nano Education, 2: 13 (2011).
45. J. Milhans**, D.S. Li, M. Khaleel, X. Sun, M.S. Al-Haik, A. Harris, H. Garmestani. Mechanical Properties of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Glass-Ceramic Seal at High Temperatures.
Invited, Special issue on Fuel Cells: Science and Technology, Journal of Power Sources, 96(13): 5599 (2011).
46. M. Tehrani** and M. Al-Haik. Effect of Magnetic Annealing on Viscoelastic Behavior of Structural Epoxy. Invited to special issue on “Bridging Microstructure, Properties
and Processing of Polymer Based Advanced Materials”, ASME Journal of Materials Science & Engineering, 134(1): 010907 (2012).
47. M. Safdari**, M.S. Al-Haik. Optimization of Stress Wave Propagation in a Multilayered Elastic/Viscoelastic Hybrid Composite Based on Carbon Fibers/Carbon Nanotubes.
Polymer Composites, 33(2):196 (2012).
48. E. Soliman**, M. Al-Haik, M. R. Taha. On and Off-axis Tension Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites Incorporating Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes.
Journal of Composite Materials, 46(14): 1661 (2012).
49. A. Alipour Skandani**, M. Al-Haik. Effect of Carbon Content and Heat Treatment on Carbide Morphology of A.R White Cast Iron 10- 12% Tungsten,” Materials Science &
Engineering A, 542:113 (2012).
50. A. Alipour-Skandani**, R. Zeineldin, and M. Al-Haik. Effect of Chirality and Length on the Penetrability of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes into Lipid Bilayer Cell Membranes. Langmuir, 28 (20): 7872 (2012).
51. M. Safdari, and M.S. Al-Haik. Electrical Conductivity of Synergistically Hybridized Nanocomposites based on Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs) and Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). Nanotechnology, 23: 405202 (2012).
52. B. Rael, C. Dyck, T. Khraishi, M. Tehrani, M. Al-Haik. Characterization of Zinc Powder Compactions: Factors Affecting Mechanical Properties and Analytical PM Models.
ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 134(4) 044502 (2012).
53. A. Alipour Skandani, N. Masghouni, S. W. Case, D. J. Leo, and M. Al-Haik. Enhanced Vibration Damping of Carbon Fibers-ZnO Nanorods Hybrid Composites. Applied
Physics Letters, 101: 073111 (2012).
54. M. Safdari**, M. Baniassadi***, H. Garmestani, H. and M.S. Al-Haik. A Modified Strong-Contrast Expansion for Estimating the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Multiphase
Heterogeneous Materials. Journal of Applied Physics, 112: 114318 (2012).
55. M. Tehrani**, A. Y. Boroujeni**, T. B. Hartman**, T. P. Haugh*, S. W. Case and M. S. Al-Haik. Mechanical Characterization and Impact Damage Assessment of a Woven
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Carbon Nanotube-Epoxy Composite. Composites Science and Technology, 75: 42–48 (2013).
56. M. Tehrani**, M. Safdari**, Z. Razavi, S. Case; K. Dahmen; H. Garmestani and M. Al-Haik. The use of Carbon Fiber-Carbon Nanotube Hybrids as Fillers in Epoxy
Composites for Structural Damping. Nanotechnology, 24: 155704 (2013).
57. M. Safdrai** and M. Al-Haik. Synergistic Electrical and Thermal Transport Properties of Hybrid Polymeric Nanocomposites based on Carbon Nanotubes and Graphite
Nanoplatelets. Carbon, 64: 111–121 (2013).
58. M. Al-Haik. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Thermally induced Damage on Asphaltene and Resins Aggregates. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 11: 685-692 (2014).
59. A. Alipour Skandani**, M. Al-Haik. Reciprocal Effects of the Chirality and the Surface Functionalization on the Drug Delivery Permissibility of Carbon Nanotubes. Soft
Matter, 9: 11645-11649 (2013).
60. M. Tehrani, A.Y. Boroujeni**, C.C. Luhrs, J. Phillips and M. Al-Haik. Hybrid Composites based on Carbon Fibers/Carbon Nanofilament Reinforcement. Materials,7: 4182-
4195 (2014).
61. A.Y. Boroujeni**, M. Tehrani, A.J. Nelson**, M.S. Al-Haik. Hybrid Carbon Nanotube- Carbon Fiber Composites with Improved In-Plane Mechanical Properties Composites.
Composites Part B: Engineering, 66: 475–483 (2014).
62. A. Alipour Skandani,** R. Ctvrtlik***, M. Al-Haik, Nanomechanical Characterization of Negative Stiffness Materials, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 082906s (2014).
63. N. Masghouni** and M. Al-Haik. Quasistatic and dynamic mechanical characterization  of a woven carbon fiber–zinc oxide nanowires–epoxy composite. Polymer Composites, 36: 2184–2192, (2015).
64. A. Alipour Skandani **, A.Y. Boroujeni**, R. Kalhor**, S.W. Case and M. Al-Haik .Viscoelastic Behavior of Epoxy/carbon Fiber/ZnO Nano-rods Hybrid Composites. Polymer
Composites, 36: 1967–1972 (2015).
65. A. J. Nelson**, M. Tehrani1, A. Y. Boroujeni**, M. S. Al-Haik , L. Baby***, K. Kemper, M.Y. Hussaini. Effect of Proton Irradiation on the Electrical Resistivity of Carbon Nanotube-Epoxy Composites. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 7, 157- 161 (2015).
66. N. Masghouni**. J. Burton *, M. Philen and M. Al-Haik. Investigating the Energy Harvesting Capabilities of a Hybrid Multifunctional ZnO Nanowires /Carbon Fiber Polymer Composite Beam. Nanotechnology, 26, 095401 (2015).
67. S. Ghosh ***, M. Tehrani, M. Al-Haik and I. K. Puri. Patterning Stiffness of Elastomers by Magnetophoretic Control of Catalyst Inhibitor Distribution. Materials, 8: 474-485 (2015).
68. R. Ctvrtlik***, M. Al-Haik, V. Kulikovsky, Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Silicon Carbonitride Thin Films at Elevated Temperatures, Journal of Materials Science, 50,
1553-1564 (2015).
69. N. Masghouni** and M. Al-Haik. Computational Molecular Dynamics Study of Hybrid Composite Incorporating ZnO Nanowire. Journal of Computational and Theoretical
Nanoscience, 12, 665-673 (2015).
70. M. Al-Haik, T.T. Pham**, A. Alipour Skandani**, J. Bond and M. S. El-Genk, Effect of the Chirality on the Radiation Induced Damage of Carbon Nanotubes/Polyethylene
Composites. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 12, 270-279 (2015).
71. A.Y. Boroujeni**, M. Tehrani, M.S. Al-Haik. Impact Damage Assessment of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube/Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites. Polymer Composites
available online, 5 APR 2015, DOI: 10.1002/pc.23458.
72. A.Y. Boroujeni**, M. Tehrani, M. Manteghi, Z. Zhou, M. Al-Haik, Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of a Hybrid Carbon Nanotube/Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer
Composite, ASME Journal of Materials Science & Engineering (in print-2015)

2016           Professor, Dept. Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2015           Professor, Dept.  Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics, Virginia Tech

2010-2014 Associate Professor, Dept. Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech

2010           Associate Professor, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico

2005-2009  Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico

2004-2005  Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Computational Science and Information Technology, Florida State University

2002-2003  Postdoctoral Research Associate, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
Member-Materials Research Society (MRS)
Member- Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
Member- Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
Member- American Society for Composites (ASC)

ASME Fellow (2015).

The i6 Virginia Innovation Partnership (VIP)  Award (2013).

Virginia Tech–  Liviu Librescu Award (2013).

Scholar of the Week, Virginia Tech, August 1-7 (2012).
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (2009).

ASEE Air Force Research Lab, Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (2008).