Demitris A. Kouris (2015)

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs and Office of the Provost


Diploma, National Technical University of Athens
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Northwestern University

OH 215 (campus map)
Research Expertise
Dr. Kouris has worked primarily in the areas of nanomechanics of surfaces and interfaces, micromechanics of defects in solids, and failure of composite materials.
Brief Bio
Dr. Kouris was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He received his diploma in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1982. After graduation he left for further studies in the United States where he received a M.S. degree in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1984, and a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Northwestern University in 1987. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Kouris has been a faculty member and an administrator at Arizona State University, the University of Wyoming, Texas Christian University, and now SD Mines. He has also served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation.
Courses Taught at Arizona State University · MAE 425 Aerospace Structures. · MAE 522 Variational Principles in Mechanics. · MAE 524 Theory of Elasticity. · MAE 523 Theory of Plates and Shells. · ECE 210 Statics for Engineers. · ECE 386 Partial Differential Equations for Engineers. · MAE 529 Theory of Elastic Stability. · ECE 313 Deformable Solids. · MAE 557 Mechanics of Composite Materials. · MAE 520 Solid Mechanics. Courses Taught at the University of Wyoming · ME 5000 Theory of Elasticity. · ES 2410 Mechanics of Materials. · ME 3010 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials. · ME 5472 Continuum Mechanics. · ME 5000 Solid Mechanics I. · ME 5010 Solid Mechanics II. Courses Taught at Texas Christian University · ENGR 20603 Solid Mechanics I. ENGR 30014 Materials Science PHYS 50713 Research Funding & Proposal Writing.