Marcelo Dapino is the Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he holds the rank of professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is Director of the Smart Vehicle Concepts Center (www.SmartVehicleCenter.org), a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center. The mission of the Center is to create fundamental and applied science at the PhD level along with professional training and translational research for advancing the incorporation of smart materials and structures in transportation applications. He has been an active member of the smart materials community for over 20 years and has over 130 journal articles and 9 book chapters authored with students and other collaborators.
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