Dr. Panos G. Charalambides


Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-3346
Office: ENGR211
Email:  panos@umbc.edu
Research website:  http://panos-group.umbc.edu/


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

Employment History

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

Research Interest

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
ENME677 Applied Elasticity
ENME678 Engineering Fracture Mechanics
ENME815C Macromechanics of Composites
ENME815F Finite Elements Based Design

Selected Publications

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 microcraking 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) .Journal 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.