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Isaac M. Daniel

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Director of the Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites

Contact

2137 Tech Drive
Catalysis 326
Evanston, IL 60208-3020

847-491-5649Email Isaac Daniel

Website

Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites


Centers

Center for Intelligent Processing of Composites


Departments

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program


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Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

M.S. Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

B.S. Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

National Technical University, Athens, Greece


Research Interests

Prof. Daniel’s research encompasses many areas of mechanics and materials with emphasis on experimental mechanics and composite materials. In the latter, he has worked on all aspects of the area including processing, characterization, and modeling of polymer, ceramic and metal matrix composites; nanocomposites and hybrid nano/microcomposites; fracture and damage mechanics; nondestructive evaluation; and life prediction. He has pioneered test methods for characterization of these materials and has developed a new failure theory, the Northwestern Theory.


Significant Recognition

  • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Dynamic Response and Failure of Composites (DRAF14), Ischia, Italy.
  • Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials, American Society for Composites
  • Receive PhD degree, Honoris Causa, from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Plenary speaker at 10th International Conference on Sandwich Structures, Nantes, France
  • Best Paper Award (most highly cited), International Journal of Damage Mechanics, SAGE Publications
  • Elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA)
  • Elected Honorary Member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • Plenary speaker at 16th European Conference on Fracture, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
  • Symposium on "Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics" in honor of Isaac M. Daniel held in conjunction with 14th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA (2002
  • Invited Plenary Speaker at 16th European Conference on Fracture (ECF16) in Alexandroupolis, Greece, 2006
  • Symposium on “Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics” in honor of Isaac M. Daniel, held in conjunction with 14th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA
  • Professional Achievement Award, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • William M. Murray Medal and Lecture, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  • Distinguished Research Award, American Society for Composites
  • Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics

Significant Professional Service

  • Walter P. Murphy Professor
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Composite Materials
  • Editorial Board of Composites, Part A
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics
  • Fellow, Society for Experimental Mechanics (1981)
  • Keynote Speaker at 2nd International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans (1995)
  • Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM, Honorary Member; Fellow; Technical Editor; Executive Board; Fracture Committee; Composites Committee; Monographs Committee; Committee on Fellows; International Advisory Board (1980-2012)
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics (1993-1999)
  • Plenary speaker at 16th European Conference on Fracture, Alexandroupolis, Greece (2006)
  • Elected Honorary Member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, 2007
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences (EAS), 2009
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of Composites A, Journal of Composite Materials, and Strain
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), 2009
  • Plenary speaker, The Composites Consortium (TCC), Chicago (2010)
  • Foreign member of Russian Academy of Engineering, 2012
  • Plenary speaker, Tenth International Conference on Sandwich Structures, Nantes, France (2012)

Selected Publications

  • Werner, B.T.; Schaefer, J.D.; Daniel, I.M., “Deformation and failure of angle-ply composite laminates”, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (2014)
  • Werner, B.T.; Schaefer, J.D.; Daniel, I.M., “Effect of ply dispersion on failure characteristics of multidirectional laminates”, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (2014)
  • Fenner, Joel S.; Daniel, Isaac M., “Fracture toughness and fatigue behavior of nanoreinforced carbon/epoxy composites”, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (2014)
  • Daniel, I.M.; Fenner, J.S.; Chen, M.-Y., “Mechanical characterization and modeling of ceramic foam materials”, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (2014)
  • Werner, B.T.; Schaefer, J.D.; Daniel, I.M., “Strain rate effects on failure of a toughened matrix composite”, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (2014)
  • Daniel, Isaac M., “Constitutive behavior and failure criteria for composites under static and dynamic loading”, Meccanica, (2013)
  • Werner, Brian T.; Daniel, Isaac M.; Cho, Jeong-Min, “Characterization and modeling of stain-rate-dependent behavior of polymeric foams”, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, (2013)
  • Werner, Brian T.; Daniel, Isaac M., “Characterization and modeling of polymeric matrix under static and dynamic loading”, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, (2013)
  • Daniel, Isaac M.; Leong, Martin; Overgaard, Lars C.T.; Lund, Erik; Thomsen, Ole T., “Interlaminar/interfiber failure of unidirectional glass fiber reinforced composites used for wind turbine blades”, Journal of Composite Materials, (2013)
  • Fenner, J.S.; Daniel, I.M., “Hybrid nano/microcomposites for enhanced fracture toughness and fatigue life”, 27th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2012, Held Jointly with 15th Joint US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials and ASTM-D30 Meeting, (2012)
  • M. Leong, L. C. T. Overgaard, O. T. Thomsen, E. Lund and I. M. Daniel, “Investigation of failure mechanisms in GFRP sandwich structures with face sheet wrinkle defects used for wind turbine blades”, Composite Structures, (2012)
  • Daniel, I. M.; Leong, M.; Lund, E.; Thomsen, O. T.; Hvejsel, C. F., “Fatigue failure of sandwich beams with face sheet wrinkle defects”, Composites Science and Technology, (2012)
  • I. M. Daniel, J. L. Abot, P. M. Schubel and J.-J. Luo, “Response and Damage Tolerance of Composite Sandwich Structures under Low Velocity Impact”, Experimental Mechanics, (2012)
  • Daniel, I. M.; Leong, M.; Overgaard, L. C. T.; Lund, E.; Thomsen, O. T., “Interlaminar/interfiber failure of unidirectional glass fiber reinforced composites used for wind turbine blades”, Journal of Composite Materials, (2012)
  • I. M. Daniel and J.-M. Cho, “Characterization of Anisotropic Polymeric Foam Under Static and Dynamic Loading”, Experimental Mechanics, (2011)
  • Daniel, I. M.; Gdoutos, E. E.; Hsiao, H. M., “Experimental Evaluation of Residual Stresses in Ceramics”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, (2011)
  • IM Daniel, JM Cho, “Multiscale Hybrid Nano/Microcomposites?Processing, Characterization, and Analysis”, ... in Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Methods ..., (2010)
  • J Cho, J Fenner, B Werner, IM ..., “A Constitutive Model for Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composites”, Journal of Composite ..., (2010)
  • IM Daniel, “Impact response and damage tolerance of composite sandwich structures”, Dynamic Failure of Materials and Structures, (2009)
  • IM Daniel, JJ Luo, PM Schubel, BT Werner, “Interfiber/interlaminar failure of composites under multi-axial states of stress”, Composites Science and Technology, (2009)
  • JY CHEN, J CHO, IM DANIEL, “Processing and characterization of carbon fiber/epoxy composites reinforced with graphite nanoplatelets”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, (2008)
  • Cho, J.; Daniel, I. M., “Reinforcement of carbon/epoxy composites with multi-wall carbon nanotubes and dispersion enhancing block copolymers.”, Scripta Materialia, (2008)
  • Cho, J.; Luo, J. J.; Daniel, I. M., “Mechanical characterization of graphite/epoxy nanocomposites by multi-scale analysis.”, Composites Science and Technology, (2007)

In the Classroom

Professor Daniel teaches Mechanics of Materials at the undergraduate level and Experimental Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Composite Materials, and Special Topics in Nanotechnology at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels. He exposes the students to laboratory demonstrations of composites processing and characterization. He provides the students with an innovative, home-developed computer program for analysis, design, and optimization of composite structures. Course assignments include design and optimization of a composite structure, such as a bicycle, pressure vessel, or torque coupling. In the course he uses a textbook he co-authored on Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials, now in its second edition, which is very well accepted and widely used around the world.