Dr. Virgil Solomon



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"Professional Preparation

  • 1985 – 1990:   Gh. Asachi Polytechnic Institute, Iasi, Romania, BS/MS Mechanical Engineering
  • 1998 – 2002:   Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, PhD Materials Science & Engineering
  • 2002 – 2007:   Arizona State University, Center for Solid State Science, Postdoc

Professional Experience

  • 2021 – Present, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Rayen School of Engineering
  • 2014 – 2021: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    Associate Professor, Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • 2009 – 2014: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • 2007 – 2009:   University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    Electron Microscopy Specialist, Institute of Materials Science
  • 1991 – 1998:   Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania
    Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering 
  • 1990 – 1991:   AGMUS S.A. Company, Iasi, Romania
    Production Engineer  


  • Research Focus

    Advanced materials, additive manufacturing, analytical methods for materials characterization, numerical modeling of processes and mechanical behavior of material, fracture mechanics, failure analysis.

  • Expertise

    Dr. Solomon expertise includes 4D printing of shape memory alloys, materials characterization using microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, additive manufacturing of composite materials, mechanical testing of materials, prediction of mechanical behavior using numerical methods, thin film synthesis and characterization, fracture mechanics, and failure analysis of components and mechanical systems.