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Dr. Joseph P. Gallagher:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Dr. Joseph P. Gallagher, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Technical Adviser, Aircraft Structural Integrity, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The directorate provides leadership and support at senior government and industry levels in structural design, airframe safety and durability, and aircraft certification.
Dr. Gallagher holds a doctorate in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois. He has more than 35 years experience developing, promoting and applying damage tolerant, durability and structural integrity design methods to airframes, aircraft engines and mechanical subsystems. Dr. Gallagher has led teams of engineers and scientists in solving critical problems that have ensured the safety of aerospace structures. He is recognized as a leader for his structural integrity expertise in the areas of fatigue and fracture of engineering structures.
Dr. Gallagher is also recognized for his organizational ability in building consensus between diverse and sometime opposing, technical groups, primarily as a result of his activities with ASTM International, and in support of the joint Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aging Aircraft Planning. ASTM International is the American Society for Testing and Materials. Dr. Gallagher has served as chair of numerous conferences that highlight advances in structural integrity technology. He has written more than 100 papers and technical reports that address the development and application of durability, damage tolerant, and structural integrity concepts and methodologies.
1964 Bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, Drexel University
1965 Master of science degree in theoretical and applied mechanics, University of Illinois
1968 Doctor of philosophy degree in theoretical and applied mechanics, University of Illinois
1. 1968 - 1972, assistant professor of theoretical and applied mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana
2. 1972 - 1978, aerospace engineer, Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1978 - 1984, group leader for service life management, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio
4. 1984 - 1996, head, Structural Integrity Division, UDRI, Dayton, Ohio
5. 1996 - 1998, lead for aging aircraft technology, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1998 - 2002, Director, Sustainment Center, UDRI, Dayton, Ohio
7. 2002 - present, Technical Adviser, Aircraft Structural Integrity, Engineering Directorate, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1973 and 1978 Science and Engineering Achievements Award, Air Force Systems Command
1973 Engineering ? Second Place, AFSC
1975 General Benjamin D. Foulois Award for technology achievements in damage tolerance analysis
1975 ASME Award of Appreciation, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1975 ASTM Sam Tour Award for best paper of the year on corrosion
1982 and 1999 ASTM Award of Appreciation
1988 ASTM Award of Merit and ASTM Fellow
1992 ASTM Fracture Mechanics Metal Award
1993 Fellow, ASM International
1995 ASTM Award of Appreciation
1996 - 1999 ASTM Board of Directors
1998 ASTM Fatigue Lecturer
2002 ASTM Fatigue Achievement Award
1997 - 1999, ASTM Board of Directors
1993 ? 1995, Chair, ASTM Fatigue and Fracture Committee
2001 ? present, Associate Technical Editor, ?Journal of Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures?
1976 ? 1981, ASME member
1980 ? 1981, Chairman, ASME Materials Division Executive Committee
1981 ? 1984, Associate Technical Editor, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
ASM (The Materials Information Society)
SAE International (The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility in Land, Sea, Air and Space)
Sigma Xi


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