Paul Kladitis

Contact Information

  • Email: Paul Kladitis
  • Phone: 937-229-1755
  • Location: Shroyer Park Center room 1196

Paul Kladitis

Multifunctional Products Group Leader; UDRI Senior Research Scientist

  • Adjunct

Bio

Dr. Paul Kladitis has over 21 years of developmental engineering and leadership experience in various roles for the United States government and industry, including program management; basic, advanced, and applied research and development; and installed system and flight developmental and operational test and evaluation. Dr. Kladitis is currently the leader of the Multifunctional Products Group in the Multi-Scale Composites and Polymers Division at the University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH. Prior to this, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. During his Air Force tenure, he served as a program manager developing and transitioning advanced technology for the National Reconnaissance Office. He also served as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Director of Staff for a deployed combat airlift wing, operational and developmental bomber flight test engineer, Director of Operations for an electronic warfare test squadron, and intelligence analyst. Prior to this, he served in the United States Army Infantry. Dr. Kladitis’ experience in innovating new nanotechnologies, especially with regard to new forms of carbon, was recognized by appointment to national committees, including the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, Washington D.C., Co-Chair of the NNI Signature Initiative on Sustainable Nanomanufacturing, Washington D.C., and Co-Chair of the NNI Nanotechnology, Industry Liaison and Innovation Working Group, Washington D.C. He has served as the Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Dayton, Ohio, Section of the IEEE Executive Committee and has published 44 technical papers and holds 4 patents.

Courses Taught

University of Dayton, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Courses

  • ECE 204 Electronic Devices
  • EGR 203 Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • ECE 431 Multidisciplinary Design 1

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Courses

  • EENG 596 Integrated Circuit Technology
  • EENG 675 Semiconductor Device Technology
  • EENG 636 Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • EENG 777 Advanced Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • EENG 899 Modeling and Simulation of Classical MEMS Actuators
  • EENG 899 Carbon Based Electrochemistry
  • DAGSI System on a Chip for Biotechnology
  • EENG 699 Comparison of MEMS and Solid-State RF Switches: Fabrication, Operation, Testing, and Performance
  • EENG 699 Microrobots
  • EENG 699 MEMS Infrared Sensors

New Courses Developed

  • EENG 636 Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS I)
  • EENG 777 Advanced Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS II)
  • EENG 899 Modeling and Simulation of classical MEMS actuators
  • EENG 899 Carbon Based Electrochemistry
  • EENG 699 Comparison of MEMS and Solid-State RF Switches: Fabrication, Operation, Testing, and Performance
  • EENG 699 Microrobots
  • EENG 699 MEMS Infrared Sensors

Professional Development Courses

  • AFIT Academic Instructor School

University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Courses

  • MCEN 3208 Basic Electronics

Graduate Courses

  • MCEN 5636 MEMS, Assistant Instructor
  • MCEN 6278 MEMS Design, Assistant Instructor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2001
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH, 1997
  • Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2010
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1996

Research Interests

  • Multifunctional Structures and Materials
  • Nanotechnology/Nanoscience
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)