Prof. Abot teaches courses to many of the engineering students at Catholic University. His research group is engaged on projects about mechanics, materials engineering, fabrication, electrical/mechanical/thermal characterization of composite materials and structural health monitoring and sensing using carbon nanotube fibers. These research projects have received funding from NASA, the Department of State and AFOSR. Prof. Abot is also a collaborator on several research projects with colleagues in the USA, Brazil, Mexico and Denmark. Prof. Abot has published more than 120 technical papers and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Carbon Research and a guest editor in Sensors and other journals, a member of the editorial boards of Sensors, Journal of Composites Science, Journal of Carbon Research, and Functional Composites and Structures, and a member of the advisory board of Sci. Prof. Abot also serves the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Materials Science and Engineering Program, and the School of Engineering in several academic areas including mentoring, recruitment, accreditation and international programs.