Dr. Robert Sierakowski is chief scientist, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He provides to the director of munitions and the laboratory's commander scientific guidance and advice on research for plans and programs in conventional weapon system and armament. He advises on the status of scientific and technical competence within the directorate, the employment of consultants and experts, and on technology available outside the directorate. He is a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives.
Prior to this juncture in his long career, Sierakowski functioned in several positions within the engineering community, but his forte is as an educator, consultant and adviser to military organizations. His abilities in these areas led to his present position in 1997. The Connecticut native has written and co-written more than 100 publications, including three technical books.
1958 Bachelor of science degree in engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1960 Master of science degree in engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
1964 Doctor of philosophy degree in engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
1. 1958 - 1960, dynamics engineer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn.
2. 1960 - 1963, research assistant, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
3. 1963 - 1967, senior research scientist, United Aircraft Corp. Research Laboratory, Hartford, Conn.
4. 1965 - 1967, assistant professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Graduate Center, Hartford, Conn.
5. 1967 - 1983, visiting assistant professor, associate professor and professor, University of Florida (1982 - 1982, visiting professor, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, D.C.)
6. 1983 - 1991, professor and chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, Ohio State University
7. 1991 - 1997, professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ohio State University (1992 - 1994, visiting professor (summers only), Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.)
8. 1997 - present, chief scientist, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1987 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1980 Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
International Examining Committees, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Structure and Materials Committee, ASME
Yale Engineering Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
Review staff, American Society for Testing and Materials; Prentice-Hall; John Wiley and Sons Inc.; McGraw-Hill; and Acta Mechanica