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Dr. Ronald Krueger – NESC Academy Biography

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Dr. Krueger currently holds the position of an Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), which he joined as a Senior Research Engineer in January 2003. Dr. Krueger is involved in the development of durability and damage tolerance analyses for composite structures using finite element analysis and fracture mechanics. Dr. Krueger is an accomplished presenter and awarded author of over 60 technical papers published in refereed journals and international conference proceedings. His work has been cited more than 1000 times in the open literature. In March 2005 he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by ASTM Committee D30 on Composite Materials for his outstanding effort as Chairman of the Workshop on Computational Fracture Mechanics held in Salt Lake City in March 2004. He also received appreciation awards by the American Society for Composites (ASC) and ASTM for his effort as co-chair of the 21st Technical Conference on Composite Materials held in Dearborn in September 2006. In September 2005 and March 2007 he was awarded NASA Langley Research Center Team Awards for his outstanding performance and commitment. In 2001 he received the Best Paper Prize by the Australian Composite Structures Society (ACSS) and in 2007 the Best Research Publication Award by the National Institute of Aerospace. He also received the 2007 Best Paper Award by the American Society for Composites. In March 2011 he received an Appreciation Award by The Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17). Recently Dr. Krueger was awarded a certificate of recognition and appreciation for his effort as co-chair of the 29th Technical Conference on Composite Materials held in San Diego in September 2014. Most recently he received the AIAA Hampton Roads Chapter Engineer of the Year Award.

Dr. Krueger received both his Diploma and his Doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1989 and 1996, respectively, where he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures. From August 2000 until December 2002 Dr. Krueger worked as a Staff Scientist at ICASE located at NASA Langley Research Center. Prior to joining ICASE Dr. Krueger held a NRC Post-Doctoral research position at NASA Langley Research Center.

Dr. Krueger is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D-30 on Composite Materials where he currently serves as vice-chairman of the committee. He is also an active member of the American Society for Composites (ASC) and The Composites Materials Handbook (CMH-17) where he currently serves as co-chair for the Disbonding and Delamination Task Group. He also chairs the NAFEMS Composites Working Group.