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First Friday Lecture to feature TEES' Davis

November 28, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas- The First Friday Lecture for December features "The Strength and Fracture of Nanocomposites," presented by Dr. Dan Davis. The lecture will be Friday (Dec. 7) in Room 110 of the Koldus Building. Lunch will be provided to registrants at 11:45 a.m., and the lecture will begin at noon. Davis is director of operations of Texas Institute for Intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles (TiiMS) and TEES research professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. TiiMS is a collaboration of five Texas universities conducting research in bio-nanomaterials fabrication, characterization, modeling and simulation for future NASA and aerospace systems. TiiMS also has a focus on producing the next generation of aerospace engineers and scientists for NASA in its mission to return to the Moon and beyond. In addition to his research activities in nanomaterials characterization, Davis has the charge to promote the education thrust of TiiMS. He has collaborated with a small minority owned business, Clarkson Aerospace, and the U.S. Air Force Laboratory to form the Air Force Minority Leaders Program (MLP). This program is a congressional sponsored program that promotes materials and manufacturing and sensors research at over 20 universities, including many historically black colleges and universities. Davis has held engineering faculty, administrative and research positions at Temple University, The Pennsylvania State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas Southern University. His teaching interests are in engineering mechanics, structures and materials courses. Davis' primary research interest is on the macro-micro-mechanical behavior of materials under complex thermal-mechanical loads. More recently his interest has focused on the mechanics of advanced nanocomposite multifunctional materials. Davis' research interest in education focuses on integrating design and computer/internet-based technologies throughout the curriculum to improve learning and course delivery. The First Friday Lecture Series is a program of the African American Professional Organization held the first Friday of the month and is sponsored by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. To register for the event, click here. Contact Anita Dotson at 845-1812 or a-dotson@tamu.edu for additional information. To learn more about the African American Professional Organization visit their Web site.

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