Professor Chasiotis is a Willett Faculty Scholar of Engineering, an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, and an affiliate of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 2002 and 1998, respectively, and a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece in 1996.
His research focuses on the experimental deformation and fracture mechanics of thin films, and nanoscale structures and their composites. He has developed high resolution methods to capture full-field strains in heterogeneous materials at the micro and the nanoscale, and MEMS-based methods to investigate strain rate dependent mechanisms of inelastic material behavior in nanocrystalline metal films and polymeric nanofibers.
He is a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the SES Young Investigator Medal, the ASME Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, the Journal of Strain Analysis Lecture from the Society for Experimental Mechanics, the NSF-CAREER Award, the ONR Young Investigator Award, the Xerox Award for Faculty Research from the University of Illinois, several journal and conference best paper awards, the Founder's Prize from the American Academy of Mechanics, and the Charles Babcock Memorial Award from the California Institute of Technology.