Prof. Samit Roy

University of Alabama

Dr. Samit Roy received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science & Mechanics from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is currently the William D. Jordan Endowed Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanicsat University of Alabama (UA). Dr. Roy's research interest is directed towards multi-scale modeling and life-prediction of fiber reinforced polymer composites and structural adhesives subjected to aggressive environmental conditions. He is also actively involved in the application of nanostructured reinforcements in enhancing performance of composite materials. He has developed structural health management concepts that include sensor placement optimization for structural weight and cost reduction, as well as smart materials for non-autonomous self-healing. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He was elected Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in 2004, elected Fellow of ASME in 2010, andFellow of American Society for Composites (ASC) in 2022. He was elected Chairman of the ASME NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability (NEES) steering committee in 2014, and Division Chair, Emerging Composite Technologies Technical Division, of theAmerican Society for Composites in 2022. He is the recipient of the ASC Outstanding Researcher Award in Composites in 2019 and again in 2023.