Talreja to receive the 2017 Outstanding Research Award from the American Society for Composites

Ramesh TalrejaDr. Ramesh Talreja, Tenneco Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Research Award in Composites from the American Society for Composites (ASC).

The ASC describes the winner of the award as “a distinguished member of the composites community who has made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained research effort over a number of years.”  The ASC’s mission is to provide a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community and to expedite growth of knowledge gained from inter-disciplinary engineering and scientific research in composite materials, as well as to promote the exploitation of the unique properties of composite materials in emerging applications.

In 2013 Talreja received the highest honor, the Scala Award, from the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM). The award comes with the designation World Fellow and Life Member of ICCM.

Talreja has published extensively in the field of damage mechanics and fatigue of composite materials. He has authored the monograph Fatigue of Composite Materials, and has edited several major works including Polymer Matrix Composites, Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures and PMC Fatigue–Fundamentals,, and has contributed more than 30 chapters to numerous books. His book Damage and Failure of Composite Materials, co-authored with C.V. Singh, was published by Cambridge University Press. He is on the editorial boards of 14 journals, and has served as associate editor of Mechanics of Materials and as editor-in-chief of International Journal of Aerospace Engineering. His current focus is on structural integrity, durability and sustainability of composite materials in aerospace and wind power structures.

Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, Talreja was a professor of aerospace engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology from 1991-2001. His academic career began at the Technical University of Denmark where he received his Ph.D. and Doctor of Technical Sciences degrees in 1974 and 1985, respectively, and served in different academic positions until 1991. From 1978-83 he had a joint appointment at the Risø Laboratory of Sustainable Energy in Denmark.

Talreja will receive his plaque and award of $1,000 at the awards banquet of the 32nd Annual Technical Conference, to be held at Purdue University on Oct. 24.