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Bakis, Charles E.

Bakis, Charles E.

Distinguished Professor

Office phone: (814) 865-3178
Office address: 001 Research Building West
Office hours: T, R 9:00 - 10:15am
Office hours Location: 001 Research West
Office hours Phone: (814) 865-3178
E-mail: cbakis@psu.edu
Homepage: http://www.esm.psu.edu/wiki/research:ceb5:start


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1988
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1984
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1981

Years of Service with Penn State (24 years)

  • Dec 2007 – Present Distinguished Professor
  • July 2000 – Nov 2007 Professor
  • July 1994 – June 2000 Associate Professor
  • Aug 1988 – June 1994 Assistant Professor

Other Related Experience — Teaching, Industrial, Etc.

  • July 1981 – Aug 1982 Staff Engineer, Communications Satellites, RCA Astro-Electronics, Hightstown, NJ

Recent Principal Publications

  • G. G. Portnov, Charles E. Bakis, E Lackey, and V. L. Kulakov (2013) “FRP Reinforcing Bars—Designs and Methods of Manufacture (Review of Patents),” Mechanics of Composite Materials, 49(4), pp. 381–400.
  • He X, Yang J., and Charles E. Bakis (2013) “Tensile Strength Characteristics of GFRP Bars in Concrete Beams with Work Cracks under Sustained Loading and Severe Environments,” J. Wuhan University of Technology (Materials Science), 28(5), pp. 934–937.
  • Bin Zhu, Christopher D. Rahn, and Charles E. Bakis (2012) “Actuation of Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composites in Structural Media,” J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 23(3), pp. 269–278.
  • Ye Zhu, Charles E. Bakis, and James H. Adair (2012) “Effects of Carbon Nanofiller Functionalization and Distribution on Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Multi-Scale Reinforced Polymer Composites,” Carbon, 50(3), pp. 1316–1331.
  • G. G. Portnov, Charles E. Bakis, and V. L. Kulakov (2011) “Assessment of Transmission of the Shear Stress in Potted Anchors for Composite Rods: 4. Non-Linear Bond Behaviour Between the FRP Rod and the Potting Material,” Mechanics of Composite Materials, 47(3), pp. 285–300.
  • Ailin Liu, Kon-Well Wang, and Charles E. Bakis (2011) “Effect of Functionalization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) on the Damping Characteristics of SWNT-Based Epoxy Composites via Multiscale Analysis,” Composites: Part A, 42(11), pp. 1748–1755.
  • Alberto Zinno, Andrea Prota, E. Di Maio, and Charles E. Bakis (2011) “Experimental Characterization of Phenolic-Impregnated Honeycomb Sandwich Structures for Transportation Vehicles,” Composite Structures, 93(11), pp. 2910–2924.
  • Christophe Roos and Charles E. Bakis (2011) “Multi-Physics Design and Optimization of Flexible Matrix Composite Driveshafts,” Composite Structures, 93, pp. 2231–2240.
  • Daniel Zindel and Charles E. Bakis (2011) “Nonlinear Micromechanical Model of Filament-Wound Composites Considering Fiber Undulation,” Mechanics of Composite Materials, 47(1), pp. 73–94.
  • G. G. Portnov, Charles E. Bakis, and V. L. Kulakov (2010) “Assessment of Transmission of the Shear Stress in Potted Anchors for Composite Rods: 3. Bipotted Anchor,” Mechanics of Composite Materials, 46(2), pp. 133–146.
  • Ambuj Sharma, Charles E. Bakis, and Kon-Well Wang (2010) “Effect of Electrostatic and Electro-Hydrodynamic Forces on the Chaining of Carbon Nanofibers in Liquid Epoxy,” J. Physics D: Applied Physics, 43(175402), pp. 1–10.
  • G. Murray, Farhan Gandhi, and Charles E. Bakis (2010) “Flexible Matrix Composite Skins for One-dimensional Wing Morphing,” J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 21(17), pp. 1771–1781.
  • Ailin Liu, Kon-Well Wang, and Charles E. Bakis (2010) “Multiscale Damping Model for Polymeric Composites Containing Carbon Nanotube Ropes,” J. Composite Materials, 44(19), pp. 2301–2323.
  • G. G. Portnov, Charles E. Bakis, and V. L. Kulakov (2009) “Assessment of Transmission of the Shear Stress in Potted Anchors for Composite Rods: 1. Sleeve of Constant Thickness,” Mechanics of Composite Materials, 45(3), pp. 217–234.
  • G. G. Portnov, Charles E. Bakis, and V. L. Kulakov (2009) “Assessment of Transmission of the Shear Stress in Potted Anchors for Composite Rods: 2. Sleeve of Variable Thickness,” Mechanics of Composite Materials, 45(4), pp. 381–398.
  • Jae Ha Lee, Maria M. Lopez, and Charles E. Bakis (2009) “Slip Effects in Reinforced Concrete Beams with Mechanically Fastened FRP Strip,” Cement and Concrete Composites, 31, pp. 496–504.
  • Anusha Gullapalli, Jae Ha Lee, Maria M. Lopez, and Charles E. Bakis (2009) “Sustained Loading and Temperature Response of FRP-Reinforced-Polymer-Concrete Bond,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2131, pp. 155–162.
  • M. P. Manoharan, Ambuj Sharma, A. V. Desai, M. A. Haque, Charles E. Bakis, and Kon-Well Wang (2009) “The Interfacial Strength of Carbon Nanofiber Epoxy Composite using Single Fiber Pullout Experiments,” Nanotechnology, 20(295701), pp. 1–5.
  • Ying Shan, Michael Philen, Amir Lotfi, Su Yi Li, Charles E. Bakis, Christopher D. Rahn, and Kon-Well Wang (2009) “Variable Stiffness Structures Utilizing Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composites,” J. Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 20, pp. 443–456.
  • Ying Shan and Charles E. Bakis (2009) “Viscoelastic Characterization and Self-Heating Behavior of a Flexible Matrix Composite Driveshaft,” J. Composite Materials, 43, pp. 1335–1360.

Consulting, Patents, and Scientific and Professional Society Memberships

  • American Helicopter Society, Member (2005 – Present)
  • International Institute for Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Construction, Fellow (2004 – Present)
  • American Concrete Institute, Member (1998 – Present)
  • Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, Member (1991 – Present)
  • Society for Experimental Mechanics, Member (1990 – Present)
  • American Society for Composites, Fellow (1988 – Present)
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Member (1988 – Present)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Member (1988 – Present)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow (1980 – Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society for Composites (Aug 2010)
  • Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (Apr 2010)
  • Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Structural Dynamics and Control, ASME (Mar 2010)
  • Fellow, International Institute for Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Construction (2008)
  • Best Paper Award in New Construction, International Institute for Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Construction (Dec 2006)
  • ASC Award in Composites, American Society for Composites (2006)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2003)
  • Best Paper Award, Structures and Materials Sessions, American Helicopter Society (July 2002)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, American Society for Engineering Education, Middle Atlantic Section (1998)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Society (1996)

Recent Institutional and Professional Service

  • President, American Society for Composites (Jan 2014 – Present)
  • Vice President for Membership, International Institute for Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Construction (July 2010 – Present)
  • Chair, Sub-Committee 440-K on Material Characteristics, American Concrete Institute (Nov 2008 – Present)
  • Member, PhD Candidacy Exam Committee, Mechanics Specialty, PSU Engineering Science & Mechanics Dept. (2007 – Present)
  • Member, Graduate Admissions/Fellowships/Recruiting Committee, PSU Dept. of Engineering Science & Mechanics (Jan 2006 – Present)
  • Council Member, International Institute for Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Construction (June 2004 – Present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, J. Composites for Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (June 2003 – Present)
  • Voting Member, Committee 440, Fiber Reinforced Polymers and Chair of Subcommittee K on Material Characteristics, American Concrete Institute (1999 – Present)
  • Co-Chair of D30.10 (Composites for Civil Structures) since 2012.
  • Member, PSEAS Outstanding Research Award Selection Committee, PSU College of Engrg. (Jan 2014 – Feb 2014)
  • Vice President and Chair of the Awards Committee, American Society for Composites (Jan 2012 – Dec 2013)
  • General Chair, 28th Annual Conference, American Society for Composites, 9–11 Sep. 2013, University Park, PA. (Oct 2011 – Sept 2013)
  • Recording Secretary, American Society for Composites (Jan 2010 – Dec 2012)
  • Conference Co-Chair, 4th International Conference on Durability and Field Applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction, CDCC-2011, 20–22 July 2011, Quebec City, Canada. (Jan 2010 – July 2011)
  • Member, PSEAS Outstanding Research Award Selection Committee, PSU College of Engrg. (Jan 2011 – Feb 2011)
  • Chair, Administrative Review Committee for the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, PSU College of Engrg. (Dec 2010 – Feb 2011)
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, ESM Dept. (2008 – 2011)
  • Member, Project Advisory Committee, Load Resistance Factor Design Pre-Standard for FRP Pultruded Composite Construction, American Soc. Civ. Engrs. and American Composite Manufacturers Assoc. (Jan 2008 – Aug 2010)
  • Technical Chair and Member of Local Organizing Committee, 16th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 27 June - 2 July 2010, University Park, PA. (Jan 2006 – July 2010)
  • Member, Selection Committee for University Distinguished Professorships, Penn State (Nov 2009 – Dec 2009)
  • Member, Senior Capstone Design Project Assessment Committee, PSU Dept. of Engineering Science & Mechanics (Sept 2009 – Aug 2009)
  • Chair, Sabbatical Leave Review Committee, PSU College of Engrg. (Sept 2008 – Aug 2009)
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, PSU Civil Engineering (Sept 2008 – May 2009)

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