Richard O. Claus Ph.D.

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NanoSonic, Inc. Engineering Nanostructures
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NanoSonic's President, Dr. Richard O. Claus, is a recognized expert in advanced materials and structures.

Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1977 from the Johns Hopkins University, he has been a member of the faculty of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. He is the author of more than 850 technical journal and conference publications, holds 30 issued patents, most concerning smart materials and structures and nanotechnology. Dr. Claus is co-editor-in-chief of the Smart Materials and Structures journal of the Institute of Physics. He received the Optical Engineering Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 for his work in so-called "smart structures." He was named Virginia's Outstanding Scientist for 2001.He has won international awards for research from professional organizations and government agencies, including the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Instrument Society of America, SPIE -The International Society for Optical Engineering, and NASA


Ph.D. in 1977 from the Johns Hopkins University

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