Dr. Baxevanis, Theocharis

Cutting Down Time to Speed Up Progress in the Aerospace Industry

It all starts here: At the computer, Theocharis Baxevanis creates new technology for the aerospace industry

Deep within a UH computer, models being built by Theocharis Baxevanis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, just may cause a sea change in the aerospace industry. The hydro-mechanical system actuator, like an on/off switch, that controls the wing flaps (you see them coming up as a plane is landing) could be replaced with a new solid-state actuator made of a new High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy (HTSMA) that is lighter and more cost efficient.