Roy Named 2023 ASC/DEStech Award in Composites Winner

By Sarah Chase

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics, has been selected by the American Society for Composites (ASC) as the recipient of the 2023 ASC/DEStech Award in Composites.

The award honors individuals in the composite materials community who have “made a significant impact on the development of composite materials through applied research, practice, education, service, advocacy or leadership,” according to ASC.

“This award motivates me and my students to work harder and strive to achieve even greater goals in the field of composites research and to continue improving the visibility of the UA College of Engineering at the international level,” Roy said. “I hope to be able to continue being a productive member of the College of Engineering research community.”

Roy has worked extensively with composite materials development and research throughout his career. His research interest currently lies in multi-scale modeling and life-prediction of fiber-reinforced polymer composites and structural adhesives subjected to aggressive environmental conditions. He also continues his efforts in the application of nanostructured reinforcements in enhancing the performance of composite materials for design applications in the near future.

His past accomplishments include winning the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) Outstanding Ph.D. Mentoring Award from The University of Alabama in 2017 as well as the ASC Outstanding Research Award in 2019. He received the Summer Faculty Fellowship Award from the Air Force in 2016 and was named as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2010. 

Roy was honored with the ASC/DEStech Award in Composites last month at the 38th annual conference of the ASC in Woburn, Massachusetts. Learn more about the award and past recipients here.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Sarah Chase    /    Posted on: October 20, 2023    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff    /    Features: