Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University

Ever J. Barbero, ASME Fellow and SAMPE Fellow, is recognized internationally for his work on material models for composite materials. He is the author of "Introduction to Composite Materials Design," CRC Press (1st Ed. 1999, 2nd Ed. 2010, 3rd Ed. 2018), and "Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using ANSYS (1st Ed. 2007, 2nd Ed. 2014), and "Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using Abaqus" CRC Press (1st Ed. 2013, 2nd Ed. 2023), "Multifunctional Composites" KDP (2016), "Workbook for Introduction to Composite Materials Design," KDP (2018), several book chapters, over 160 peer-reviewed publications, numerous conference papers, and mentor of numerous MS and Ph.D. graduates currently serving leadership positions in academia and industry worldwide. He holds two US Patents, #6,455,131 (2002) and #6,544,624 (2003). He received the AE Alumni Academy Award for Outstanding Teaching (1999) and numerous research awards. As former department chair, he led the Department in accomplishing ABET accreditation twice, as well as substantial growth of all productivity including research expenditures, as well as undergraduate and doctoral enrolment. Eleven new faculty were added to the department in the period 2002-2009. He is currently working on simulation tools to support aircraft certification and low-cost rapid composite manufacturing.