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ASTM International Composite Materials Committee Honors Charles E. Bakis with Stinchcomb Award

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ASTM International’s composite materials committee (D30) presented the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Lecture and Award to Charles E. Bakis, distinguished professor of engineering, science, and mechanics at Pennsylvania State University.

The award, established in 1995, is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions, with an emphasis on membership in research, engineering, or teaching the technology of composite materials. The committee honored Bakis for his significant contributions to the advancements of composite technology.

An ASTM International member since 1989, Bakis has previously been recognized with the Award of Appreciation from the committee in 2004 and 2009.

Bakis currently serves as a professor at Pennsylvania State University, where he has served since 1988. His industry concentration is in fiber reinforced polymer composite materials and structures. Bakis holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s degree and doctorate in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University.

In addition to ASTM International, Bakis is part of the American Society for Composites, International Institute for FRP in Construction, Vertical Flight Society, and others.

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