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Paul E. Kladitis

UDRI Senior Research Scientist | Group Leader, Multifunctional Structures and Materials | Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact

Email: Paul Kladitis
Phone: 937-229-1755

Daniel J. Curran Place, M4515C

Profile

Dr. Paul Kladitis has over 28 years of developmental engineering and leadership experience in various roles for the United States government, industry, and academia including program management; basic, advanced, and applied research and development; installed-system test and evaluation; flight-systems developmental and operational test and evaluation; operations; teaching; and advising. His strengths include multidisciplinary R&D, transition, and application; and leveraging and synthesizing conventional and novel materials for multifunctional structure and material applications.

Dr. Kladitis is currently the leader of the Multifunctional Structures and Materials group in the Structural Materials division at the University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH. Prior to this, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. During his Air Force tenure, he served as a program manager developing and transitioning advanced technology for the National Reconnaissance Office. He also served as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Director of Staff for a deployed combat airlift wing, operational and developmental bomber flight test engineer, Director of Operations for an electronic warfare test squadron, and intelligence analyst. Prior to this, he also served in the United States Army Infantry.

Dr. Kladitis’ experience in innovating new nanotechnologies, especially with regard to new forms of carbon, was recognized by appointment to national committees including the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, Washington D.C.; Co-Chair of the NNI Signature Initiative on Sustainable Nanomanufacturing, Washington D.C.; and Co-Chair of the NNI Nanotechnology, Industry Liaison and Innovation Working Group, Washington D.C.. He has also served as the Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Dayton, Ohio Section of the IEEE Executive Committee. He has published 44 technical papers and holds 4 patents.

Research

  • Multifunctional Structures and Materials
  • Nanotechnology/Nanoscience
  • New material synthesis including nanomaterials, polymers, composites, and materials for additive manufacturing
  • New or advanced manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Multidisciplinary R&D and application
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Semiconductor Devices

Courses Taught

University of Dayton, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Courses
  • ECE 204 Electronic Devices
  • EGR 203 Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • ECE 431 Multidisciplinary Design 1

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Courses
  • EENG 596 Integrated Circuit Technology
  • EENG 675 Semiconductor Device Technology
  • EENG 636 Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • EENG 777 Advanced Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • EENG 899 Modeling and Simulation of Classical MEMS Actuators
  • EENG 899 Carbon Based Electrochemistry
  • DAGSI System on a Chip for Biotechnology
  • EENG 699 Comparison of MEMS and Solid-State RF Switches: Fabrication, Operation, Testing, and Performance
  • EENG 699 Microrobots
  • EENG 699 MEMS Infrared Sensors
New Courses Developed
  • EENG 636 Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS I)
  • EENG 777 Advanced Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS II)
  • EENG 899 Modeling and Simulation of classical MEMS actuators
  • EENG 899 Carbon Based Electrochemistry
  • EENG 699 Comparison of MEMS and Solid-State RF Switches: Fabrication, Operation, Testing, and Performance
  • EENG 699 Microrobots
  • EENG 699 MEMS Infrared Sensors
Professional Development Courses

AFIT Academic Instructor School

University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Courses

MCEN 3208 Basic Electronics

Graduate Courses
  • MCEN 5636 MEMS, Assistant Instructor
  • MCEN 6278 MEMS Design, Assistant Instructor

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH
  • Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH