Prof. Constantinos Soutis
Aerospace Research Institute, University of Manchester, UK
Professor Constantinos Soutis FREng is holding a Chair in Aerospace Engineering, and he is the Director of the Aerospace Research Institute and Director of the Northwest Composites Centre at the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to this, he has held academic positions at the University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, University of Leicester, University of Cambridge and visiting professorial posts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of South Carolina, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and leading authority on mechanics and failure of composites, with significant contributions on modelling damage mechanisms and structural health monitoring using low frequency Lamb waves techniques. His industrial research and engineering experience includes work with the Structural Materials Centre of the British Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (visiting research fellow, 1995-2001), QinetiQ (Trusted Expert, 2001-2003), Cambridge Consultants, Dowty Propellers, Cytec Materials Engineering and ABB Research in Switzerland. Professor Soutis is the author or co-author of over 400 archived articles, which include more than 250 ISI listed journal papers; some 30 PhD students have qualified under his supervision and guidance. Professor Soutis is the Deputy Editor of Applied Composite Materials Journal, an Associate Editor of the RAeS Aeronautical Journal and served on the International Journal of SHM.
New book: Beaumont, Peter & Soutis, Constantinos. (2016). The structural integrity of carbon fiber composites: Fifty years of progress and achievement of the science, development, and applications. 10.1007/978-3-319-46120-5.