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Professor C Soutis, BSc, MSc, DIC, PhD (Cantab), CEng, FRAeS, FIMechE, FIMMM, AFAIAAProfessor C Soutis

  • Chair of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Manchester
  • Director of Aerospace Research Institute
  • Research Director of the NW Composites Centre

Professor Soutis, a graduate of the University of London (Queen Mary College and Imperial College, Aeronautics) and Cambridge University (Department of Engineering, PhD). He has taught and performed research in the areas of mechanics of aerospace composite materials and structures at the University of Cambridge (1986-1991), University of Leicester (1991-1994), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America (2000-2001 as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics), Imperial College London (1994-2002), where he held a personal chair in composite structures in the department of Aeronautics. Professor Soutis was the first Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield where he served as Head of Aerospace and Head of the Composite Systems Innovation Centre until September 2012. In October 2012, he was appointed at the University of Manchester as Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Aerospace Research Institute. His industrial research and engineering experience includes work with the Structural Materials Centre of the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (visiting research fellow, 1995-2001), QinetiQ (Trusted Expert, 2001-2003), Cambridge Consultants, Dowty Propellers, Cytec Engineering Materials, IMMG -Athens and ABB Research in Baden, Switzerland.

He is the author or co-author of over 350 archived articles, which include more than 170 ISI listed journal papers and made over 100 technical presentations at international conferences, seminars and symposia (with more than 15 Keynote/Plenary lectures in the last 2 years). Over 15 PhD students have qualified under his supervision and guidance.

Professor Soutis is an Associate Editor of the RAeS Aeronautical Journal and the International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of 6 international journals in the field of composite materials and structural integrity. Professor Soutis chairs the Aerospace Materials & Structures Technical Activity Committee, Aerospace Division (Board Member) of the IMechE.

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