Henry Sodano | Faculty

Henry Sodano

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

3016 FXB

(734) 763-6728

CV | Publications | Structures and Materials

 

Short Bio

About

Henry A. Sodano is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan with appointments in the Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering Departments. His research lies in advanced aerospace materials with focus on composite materials, multifunctional materials, additive manufacturing, ceramics and nanotechnology.  His laboratory uses a cross-disciplinary approach to enable rapid advancement in the current state of the art of advanced materials and structures.  

He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2005, his M.S. in 2003 and his B.S in 2002 also from Virginia Tech.  He was an Assistant professor at Michigan Technological University from 2005-2007 and Arizona State University from 2007-2010 before promotion to Associate Professor in 2010.  In 2011, he moved to the University of Florida where he was jointly appointed as an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering departments, receiving promotion to Full Professor in 2015.  He has published 195 technical articles (6 book chapters, 96 refereed journals published or submitted and 92 proceedings) and made over 100 national and international presentations including 45 invited and his selection for a presentation at the National Academy’s 2008 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium for outstanding early-career German and American Engineers.  He currently serves as an associate editor of Smart Materials and Structures, the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, the Journal of Multifunctional Composites and the International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials and is a regular reviewer for more than 40 international journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Applied Physics Letters, etc.  He was awarded the NSF CAREER award in 2009, the 2012 American Society of Composites Young Researcher Award, the ASME Gary Anderson Award for Early Career Achievement in 2009, Virginia Tech’s 2010 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, Arizona State University’s 2009 Faculty Achievement Award in Research Excellence, a NASA Tech Brief Award in 2010 and 2014, and was inducted into Virginia Tech’s Academy of Engineering Excellence in 2010. He is a member of ASME, AIAA, MRS, ASC, SPIE and SAMPE.

EDUCATION

Virginia Tech

  • PhD     Mechanical Engineering ‘05
  • MS      Mechanical Engineering ‘03
  • BS       Mechanical Engineering ‘02     

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • American Society of Composites
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
  • Materials Research Society

POSITIONS HELD AT MICHIGAN

  • Associate Professor (2015 – Present)

LINKS AND DOWNLOADS

  • Publications List [PDF]
  • CV [PDF]

 


Research

Mechanics of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Composite Materials and Structures, Multifunctional Materials, Nanocomposites, Nanotechnology, Functional Materials, Interfaces, Self-Healing Polymers, MEMS/NEMS Sensors, Energy Harvesting, Vibration Control 

Teaching

  • AERO 305 - Aerospace Engineering Laboratory I
  • AERO 301 - Intro to Instrument and Measurement
  • AERO 302 - Aerospace Engineering Laboratory II
  • AERO 314 - Structural Mechanics I
  • AERO 414 - Structural Mechanics II
  • AERO 512 - Experimental Solid Mechanics
  • AERO 515 - Mechanics of Composite and Microstructured Media
  • AERO 516 - Mechanics of Composites
  • AERO 543 - Structural Dynamics
  • AERO 615 - Random Vibrations

Honors

  • ASME’s 2013 Best Paper Award in Materials and Material Systems (selected from all refereed journal articles published in 2013 awarded by the Aerospace Division)
  • 2012 American Society for Composites Young Composites Researcher Award
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, 2010
  • Inducted into the Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence, April 22, 2010
  • Virginia Tech 2010 Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • ASME’s 2010 Best Paper Award in Materials and Material Systems (selected from all refereed journal articles published in 2010 awarded by the Aerospace Division)
  • Recipient of the 2009 NSF CAREER Award
  • Recipient of the 2009 ASME Gary Anderson Award for Early Career Achievement
  • Arizona State University 2009 Faculty Achievement Award in Defining Edge Research (Top young professor in the university selected by the University President)
  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper at the ASME’s 2009 Annual Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, September 21st-23rd Oxnard, CA.
  • Invited Speaker at the National Academy’s 2008 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium for outstanding early-career German and American engineers, Irvine, CA, April 25-27, 2008 (one of six speakers from US)
  • Best Paper at SAMPE Fall Technical Conference, Memphis TN, Sept. 8-11, 2008
  • Selected for the 2007 Air Vehicles Directorate Summer Faculty Program with Dr. Brian Sanders
  • Los Alamos National Lab Directors Funded Post Doc, 2005 (Not Accepted to teach at MTU)
  • NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program Fellowship, 2003-2005
  • Paul E. Torgersen Research Excellence Poster Award, 2005
  • Paul E. Torgersen Research Excellence Award, 2004