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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801


Office hours 8:30a - 5:00p


Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375


Ioannis Chasiotis

Ioannis Chasiotis

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering
305A Talbot Laboratory, MC-MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-1474
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Ph.D. Aeronautics-Minor in Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. 2002

Research Interests:
  • Experimental mechanics at the nanoscale
  • Deformation and damage mechanics of inhomogeneous/anisotropic materials
  • Time and rate dependent mechanics of nanofibers and thin films
  • Interfacial mechanics of individual carbon nanofibers and nanotubes in polymer matrices
  • Mechanical reliability, fracture, and fatigue of MEMS and thin film materials
  • Applications of scanning probe microscopy in mechanics of materials
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Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching:

  • Charles Babcock Memorial Award

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Research:

  • A.J. Durelli Award
  • M. Hetényi Award for Best Research Paper published in 2010 in the journal Experimental Mechanics
  • Invited participant of National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 17th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • ASME Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award
  • Journal of Strain Analysis Young Investigator Lecture
  • Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • Willett Faculty Scholar of Engineering
  • Best Paper Award
  • First Prize in MEMS Design University Competition
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
  • Best Paper Award
  • First Prize in MEMS Design University Competition
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • Best Research Paper Award
  • Best Paper in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • Founders Prize and Grant Award
  • Outstanding Research Presentation Award