Prof. Theodore E. Matikas
Professor at MSS-NDE Laboratory, University of Ioannina
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Symposium Chair | Conference Co-Chair | Editor | Author
Area of Expertise:
Nondestructive Evaluation , Aerospace structures , Ultrasonics , Stuctural Health Monitoring , IR Thermography , Composite materials
Profile Summary

Prof. Theodore Matikas specializes in the development of health monitoring methodologies for quantification of damage and life prediction of materials and structures. Research interests: Environmental attack of ageing structures, fatigue and fracture of materials and advanced NDE methods for characterization of damage in metals and ceramics, coatings, composites, nano-structured materials and concrete structures.
He is Professor and Director of the Mechanics, NDE and Smart Sensors (MSS-NDE) Lab, Materials Science & Engineering Dept., University of Ioannina, Greece. Since 2008: Member of the Board of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission. 1997-1999: Professor at the Chemical & Materials Engineering Dept., University of Dayton, Ohio, USA and Director of the Center for Materials Diagnostics, UDRI / US Department of Defence. 1991-1997: Research Engineer at UDRI and the US Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio leading the in-house research in NDE.
Awards/Fellowships: Wohlleben/Hochwal Award and Certificate of Merit (1995 and 1999), US National Academy of Science & Engineering Award (1992), CNRS–France Research Award (1987), European Commission Research Fellowship (1988), several best paper awards. He has served as PI and Reviewer in numerous research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, General Secretariat for Research and Technology – Greece, European Commission.
Author of over 200 scientific publications in technical journals and conference proceedings, 5 book-chapters, 6 patents, and delivered over 200 presentations (more than 60 invited plenary/key-note lectures). He is member of: the Euratom Scientific and Technical Committee, the Advisory Board of the Euratom Supply Agency, national expert in FP6 (in Aeronautics) and FP7 (in Euratom – Fission) and independent senior adviser of the International Atomic Energy Agency of the UN.
Publications (66)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 19, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10171, Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems 2017
KEYWORDS: Reflection, Metals, Microscopy, Composites, Nondestructive evaluation, Wave propagation, Transducers, Structural health monitoring, Specular reflections, Aluminum, Acoustics, Amplitude modulation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 19, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10171, Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems 2017
KEYWORDS: Carbon, Graphene, Sensors, Composites, Nondestructive evaluation, Cements, Acoustic emission, Nanocomposites, Acoustics, Laboratory techniques, Carbon nanotubes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 11, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9861, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Cameras, Metals, Particles, Composites, Interfaces, Heat treatments, Nondestructive evaluation, Aluminum, Silicon carbide

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 22, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9804, Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2016
KEYWORDS: Infrared cameras, Thermography, Visualization, Cameras, Sensors, Nondestructive evaluation, Optical analysis, Digital image correlation, Acoustic emission, Acoustics, Structural engineering

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Conference Committee Involvement (28)
Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems IV
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems III
27 March 2017 | Portland, Oregon, United States
Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation XI
26 March 2017 | Portland, Oregon, United States
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
26 March 2017 | Portland, Oregon, United States
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