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Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ph.D., Northwestern University 1967
Awards and Major Appointments
Research Award for excellence in faculty research, Schools of Engineering, Purdue University, 2004.
ASTM Committee D-30 Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award
Current research interests include the following areas:
Composite Materials and Structures
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