John Gillespie

Donald C Phillips Professor

Materials Science


Center for Composite Materials

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Areas of Expertise

  • Researches composite materials, including: manufacturing, design, modeling, simulation, durability, joining and repair.
  • Works in manufactured materials used in airplanes, vehicles and soldiers' protective gear, among other applications.
  • Currently working on projects funded by the U.S. Army, the Office of Naval Research and the FAA.
  • Leads a university-industry consortium with 60-plus companies participating. The consortium works on composite materials for industrial products. GM, Dow, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Owens Corning are among the companies represented.

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