Emmanuel E. Gdoutos
Emmanuel E. Gdoutos
Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Emmanuel E. Gdoutos is Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University. He is editor-in-chief of "Strain — An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics," and President of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), and the Greek Group of Fracture. He served as Chairman of the European Association for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM). He is Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, the most prestigious academic institute in Greece, Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Member of Academia Europaea, Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the International Congress of Fracture (ICF), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Honorary Member of the Italian Group of Fracture and Foreign Fellow of the Polish Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He received the award of merit from the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and the Theocaris, Lazan and Tatnall awards from the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), the medal and diploma of the International Academic Rating of Popularity "Golden Fortune," the Paton Medal of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, and the Jubilee Medal "XV Year to IAE" of the International Academy of Engineering. He received M.S. and Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
His interests and experience include many areas of mechanics of materials with emphasis on experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics, composite materials and nanotechnology. He serves on the editorial board of eight international journals. He has awarded two Fulbright fellowships and an excellent teaching award from the University of Toledo. He has held numerous lectureships and visiting professorships (Lehigh Univ., Univ. of California at Santa Barbara and Davis, Toledo Univ., Michigan Technological University. and Northwestern University). He served as chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace. He authored over 240 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, 15 books and edited 14 books. His book titled "Fracture Mechanics - An Introduction" is a widely used textbook for fracture mechanics courses.