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Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

Haris Doumanidis

Marie Curie Professor

Haris Doumanidis

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1985
  • Diploma, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 1983


Dr. Doumanidis' research and teaching interests include nanoscale materials engineering and manufacturing, thermal processing of materials, deposition and joining, rapid prototyping, laser annealing of semiconductors, distributed parameter system modeling and control, robotics, and biomedical instrumentation.

He is a recipient of the Marie Curie Excellence Team (2006) and Chair of Excellence (2004) by the European Commission, the ASME Blackall Award (2002), the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award by the White House (1996), the NSF Young Investigator (1994) and the Research Initiation Award (1992), as well as research grants from various agencies totaling over $15 million.

Besides managing of his own research center, Dr. Doumanidis has research administration experience as the founding director of the Nanomanufacturing Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF he also worked with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Program, to support nanotechnology research funding via the US National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). He has guided and still guides the research of many CAREER investigators and other young faculty across the globe, directing their activities to scholarship and innovation.

Prior to joining the University, Dr. Doumanidis held various academic appointments in the U.S. and Europe, including positions at Tufts University, MIT and the University of Cyprus.

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