Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Postdoctoral experience, The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), CA, Materials, 1986-1989
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1986
M.Sc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1983
B.Sc., University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Civil Engineering, School of Technology, 1981
|2009 Fall||Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of Cyprus|
|2008 – present||Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UMBC|
|2002 – 2008||Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, UMBC|
|1999 – 2002||Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UMBC|
|1994 – 1999||Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UMBC|
|1994 – 1999||Adjunct Associate Professor, ME-EM Department, MTU|
Mechanics of materials and micromechanics modeling, nonlinear material behavior, finite elements and computational mechanics in material research, theoretical and numerical considerations of the failure process in brittle and ductile materials, and fracture mechanics. Fiber composites, thin film decohesion and mechanics of interfaces. Laminated composites and delamination cracking. Biomechanics, Manufacturing processes and Fixturing.
Honors and Awards
|2009||Nominated by UMBC for the Jefferson Science Fellowship award|
|2008||Received the UMBC NSBE Faculty of the Year award|
|2004||Received the UMBC ADVANCE Achievement award|
|1991||Nominated for the NSF sponsored Presidential Faculty Fellows Award|
|1991||Presidential Young Investigator Award (PYI), Awarded by NSF|
|1991||Honored by the M.A.G.B. of State Universities|
|1991||State of Michigan Teaching Excellence Award|
|1990||MTU Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award|
|1976||Technical Chamber of Civil Engineers Award|
|1976-1980||University of Thessaloniki, School of Technology. Internal scholarship|
Classes Taught at UMBC
|ENME310||Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|ENME220||Mechanics of Materials|
|ENME465||Engineering Fracture Mechanics|
|ENME471||Finite Elements Based Design|
|ENME489C||Macromechanics of Composites|
|ENME678||Engineering Fracture Mechanics|
|ENME815C||Macromechanics of Composites|
|ENME815F||Finite Elements Based Design|
Rao, M.P., Pantiuk, M., & Charalambides, P.G. (2009). Modeling the geometry of satin weave fabric composites. Journal of Composite Materials. 43(1), 19-56.
Haan, S. I., Charalambides, P.G., Kuhn, J.L., & Patterson, M.C.L. (2003). Supercritical matrix microcrcaking in brittle matrix plain weave composites under uniaxial tension. Mechanics of Materials, 35, 1107-1126.
Haan, S.I., Charalambides, P.G., & Suri, M. (2001). A specialized finite element for the study of woven composites.Computational Mechanics, 27, 445-462.
Kuhn, J. L., Haan, S.I., & Charalambides, P.G. (1999). A semi-analytical method for the calculation of the elastic micro-fields in plain weave fabric composites under remote in-plane loading. Journal of Composite Materials, 33(3), 221-266.
Jha, M., & Charalambides, P.G. (1999). A finite element analysis on fracture initiation in ductile brittle periodically layered composites. International Journal of Fracture, 90(4), 299-323.
Charalambides, P.G., & Zhang, W. (1996). An energy method for calculating the mixed mode stress intensities in orthotropic bimaterial fracture. International Journal of Fracture, 76, 97-120.
Charalambides, P.G. (1991). Steady-state delamination cracking in laminated ceramic matrix composites. (1991).Jorunal of American Ceramic Society, 74(12), ], 3066-3080.
Charalambides, P. G., Lund, J., Evans, A.G., & McMeeking, R.M. (1989). A test specimen for determining the fracture resistance of bimaterial interfaces. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 56, 77-82.
Ruehle, M., Evans, A.G., McMeeking, R.M., Charalambides, P.G., & Hutchinson, J.W. (1987). Microcrack toughening in alumina/zirconia. Acta Metallurgica, 35(11), 2701-2710.
Charalambides, P.G., & McMeeking, R.M. (1987). Finite element method simulation of crack propagation and R-Curve phenomena for a microcracking solid. Mechanics of Materials, 6, 71-87.