DIC Data-Driven Methods Improving Confidence in Material Properties of Composites
Andrew Makeev is the Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Director of the Advanced Materials and Structures Lab at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA). Prior to joining UTA in 2011, Dr. Makeev was an Assistant Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Principal Engineer for Risk Analysis at Delta Air Lines. His research interests include composite and metallic structures and materials, structural diagnostics, prognostics and reliability, including development and implementation of innovative advanced materials and structures research tools to industrial applications for aerospace industry. Dr. Makeev has been conducting theoretical and experimental work sponsored by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Aerospace Industry, including integration of design and manufacturing processes to improve performance of composites, advanced material technologies, material characterization, structural diagnostics, and prognostics.
He received awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Helicopter Society (AHS), American Society for Composites (ASC), Sigma XI Scientific Research Society, Georgia Tech, UTA, and Delta Air Lines. His research accomplishments are recognized internationally. He received the Cheeseman Award for the best paper at the 36th European Rotorcraft Forum, and that was the first time such an award was given to authors based in the United States. Dr. Makeev also received the best paper awards in Structures and Materials at the AHS Forums in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and the best ASC paper award in 2013. Impact and innovation of some his work are highlighted in “Composite Structures, A View from Inside,” ONR Innovation Newsletter, Breakthrough Technologies.
In 2011 he established Advanced Materials and Structures Lab (AMSL) which has become a very successful model for partnership with government and industry to address most pressing needs and long-term concerns in materials and structures especially for aircraft applications.