Ares J. Rosakis

Ares J. Rosakis

Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.Sc., University of Oxford, 1978; Sc.M., Brown University, 1980; Ph.D., 1982. Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Caltech, 1982-88; Associate Professor, 1988-93; Professor, 1993-2000; Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, 2000-04; von Karman Professor, 2004-; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, 2004-09; Division Chair, 2009-13; Otis Booth Leadership Chair, 2013-15.


Research Group Matters
Donna Mojahedi
293 Firestone Laboratory

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Research Overview

Solid mechanics, dynamic mechanical properties, ballistic impact, hypervelocity impact of micrometeorites on spacecraft, dynamic fracture and fragmentation, adiabatic shear banding, mechanics of metallic glasses, mechanics of thin films, mechanics of geological materials, restoration of ancient stone monuments, earthquake fault mechanics, induced seismicity.

EAS News about Ares J. Rosakis

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