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Dapino, Marcelo


Prof. Marcelo Dapino is the Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he holds the rank of professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is Director of the Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (, a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center. The mission of the Center is to create fundamental and applied science at the PhD level along with professional training and translational research for advancing the incorporation of smart materials and structures in transportation applications.  He has been an active member of the smart materials community for over 20 years. With 130 journal articles and 9 book chapters authored with students and collaborators (, Prof. Dapino is well published in this field and has held numerous leadership positions within the Aerospace Division of ASME. These include serving as Chair of the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Branch, serving as conference chair and organizer for several ASME and SPIE conferences, and overall being regarded as a leading scholar by the international smart materials community. Among other recognitions, he is the recipient of the 2017 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Medal, the 2017 MAE OSU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Advisor Award, and the 2014 COE OSU Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of ASME and SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics).


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