Bakis receives IIFC President's Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Charles Bakis, distinguished professor of engineering science and mechanics, received the 2014 President's Award from the International Institute for Fiber Reinforced Polymer in Construction (IIFC).

The award is given every two years in recognition of distinguished service to the IIFC for advancing the understanding and the application of fiber-reinforced polymers in the civil infrastructure, in service of the engineering profession and society.

Bakis is an IIFC fellow and has served as vice president for membership since 2010. He received his award at the seventh International Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites in Civil Engineering, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Aug. 22.

A Penn State faculty member since 1988, Bakis's main research interests are the manufacturing, performance, evaluation and mechanics of fiber reinforced composite materials.

The IIFC is the only international professional organization dedicated to the use of fiber-reinforced composite materials in civil infrastructure.

Last Updated August 26, 2014