George Kardomateas


Dr. Kardomateas has twenty five years of research experience in the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, both advanced (composite) and conventional (metallic). He is the author (together with R.L. Carlson) of the book: An Introduction to Fatigue in Metals and Composites, published by Chapman and Hall, 1996, the editor of three volumes published by the Applied Mechanics Division of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) as well as the author of about one hundred refereed journal papers, about one hundred conference proceedings papers and over twenty articles published as parts of books. He has served as the elected Chairman of the Applied Mechanics Division Composites Committee of the ASME and the Program Representative of the Aerospace Division Structures and Materials Committee of the ASME. Dr. Kardomateas has served as an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal, has also served in the AIAA Technical Committee on Structures and as a Contributing Editor of the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. Following his Ph.D. studies, he assumed the position of Senior Research Engineer in the General Motors Research Laboratories, conducting industrial research in the emerging at that time field of advanced composites. In January 1989, Dr. Kardomateas joined the academic faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1992 and to the rank of Professor in 1997. Over the last seventeen years, Dr. Kardomateas has been the principal investigator and project director of Academic Grants sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Rotorcraft Technology Center as well as of Research Contracts sponsored by the US Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Sikorsky Aircraft and General Motors Corp. in the field of fracture/fatigue/structural behavior in both advanced composite and conventional metallic materials and structures. Dr. Kardomateas' research has been published in highly respected journals in the Mechanics area, such as the Journal of Applied Mechanics, the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, the AIAA Journal, the International Journal of Fracture, the International Journal of Solids and Structures, the Philosophical Magazine, etc.


Fellow of the ASME; Associate Fellow of the AIAA;

  • Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE)
  • Institute for Materials
  • Structural Mechanics & Materials