Dr. Antonios Kontsos is the P.C. Chou Endowed Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department at Drexel University and he is currently the Director of the Theorectical and Applied Mechanics Group (TAMG). He received his undergraduate 5-year Diploma (2002) in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics from University of Patras (Greece), and his M.S (2005) and Ph.D. (2007) degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science from Rice University (Houston, TX). Before joining Drexel in Fall 2009, Dr. Kontsos held a post-doc position at the Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials in the Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Department at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX). Dr. Kontsos is a member of the ASME, TMS, ASNT and Sigma Xi societies and he is serving as the Faculty Advisor of the ASME and Pi Tau Sigma chapters at Drexel University.