January 10, 2023

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Chad Landis, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected a Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for 2023. He was selected for his contributions to the SES and the technical community.

The SES title of Fellow is bestowed on members of the society “who have contributed significantly to the activities of the SES and who have had a major impact on the advance of the engineering sciences by independent, original research or who have rendered some other exceptional service to the cause of the sciences.” Award recipients are invited to give an address at the annual SES meeting.

Landis’ research focuses on continuum modeling and numerical simulation of coupled physics phenomena in materials. He has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the deformation and failure behaviors of ferroelectrics, shape memory alloys, hydrogels and porous media. His interests in the mechanics of materials also include fracture mechanics, plasticity, micromechanics, composites and finite element methods.

Landis, who holds the T. U. Taylor Professorship in Engineering, joined the ASE/EM Department at the Cockrell School of Engineering in the spring of 2007. He currently serves as the associate chair for the department and is the recipient of the 2019 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering teaching.