Antonio Zavaliangos

Antonios Zavaliangos

A. W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Antonios Zavaliangos

A. W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Biography

Antonios Zavaliangos, PhD is A.W. Grosvenor Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and directs the Powder Materials Group. For six years, he served as Department Head of MSE. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT, an MS in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University, and a diploma in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. His research interests include mechanical properties of materials, constitutive modeling of coupled phenomena in processing of materials, finite element analysis, particulate processing with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals and powder metallurgy, and characterization with x-ray microtomography. Zavaliangos has been a visiting scientist at several pharmaceutical companies including Amgen, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson. In addition to funding from private industry, he has been funded by NSF, ARL/ARO, and the Department of Education and has directed or co-directed five Department of Education GAANN grants. Zavaliangos has an extensive record in service, including Drexel University’s Faculty Senate (Budget, Planning & Development Committee Chair), University Executive Planning Committee, RCM Working Group, and the College of Engineering Strategic Planning Executive Committee, in addition to other positions. He was a Provost Fellow in the Office of Planning and Institutional Research. Zavaliangos is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award, among other accolades.

Current position

  • 2013-present A. W. Grosvenor Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • 2007-present, Director of CMSE - Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program, Drexel University
  • 2009-present, co-Director of GAANN-Pharma - Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN), DoE program, Drexel University

Professional History

  • 2016 Visiting Scientist, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA (on sabbatical)
  • 2007-2013 Dept. Head Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University (Interim till 5/09)
  • 2004-2013 Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • 2007 Visiting Scientist, Merck In & Co. Center for Materials Science, Blue Bell, PA (on sabbatical)
  • 2006, Visiting Scientist, Johnson&Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, Spring House, PA (on sabbatical)
  • 2006-2009 co-Director of DREAM - Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN), DoE program, Drexel University
  • 1998-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • 1999-2000 On Sabbatical in the Genie de Physique et Mechanique des Materiaux (GMP2-CNRS Grenoble France)
  • 1994-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • 1992-1994 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
  • MS, Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics,, Columbia University, 1987
  • Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University Athens, Greece, 1986

Research Areas

Research Interests

Advanced manufacturing, computing, computational science, translational engineering, health sciences, mechanics and structure of materials

Areas of Study

Academic Distinctions

  • 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award
  • 2018-2019 Provost Fellow
  • 2016 ASM International Philadelphia Chapter Albert Sauveur Lecture Award
  • 2012 Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu
  • 2005 Rafiki Award
  • 2003 Neal Rice Award of the Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration
  • 1996 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF CAREER)