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educator , Mechanical engineer

John Andrew Gilbert, American mechanical engineer, educator. Achievements include patents for method and device for nondestructive evaluation and for integrated rainbow hologram.

Background

Gilbert, John Andrew was born on September 3, 1948 in Frankfort, Federal Republic of Germany. Son of David K. and Joan (Bowes) Gilbert.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1971. Master of Science in Applied Mechanics, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1975.

Career

Lecturer engineering mechanics, experimental stress analysis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1975-1976;from assistant professor to associate professor department сivil engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1976-1985;director сivil engineering program department mechanic engineering, U. Alabama, Huntsville, 1985-1990;president, chief Executive officer, Optechnology, Inc., Alabama, since 1989;professor mechanic engineering, U. Alabama, Huntsville, since 1985. Resident visitor, consultant optical metrology American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1981-1989. Adjunct Professor materials science U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, since 1988, Birmingham, since 1989.

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Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for method and device for nondestructive evaluation and for integrated rainbow hologram.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Applied Optics, Experimental Mechanics, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Applied Physics Letters, Experimental Techniques, Journal Physical Engineering:Science Instrum, Journal Nondestructive Evaluation.

Membership

Fellow Society for Experimental Mechanics. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Academy Mechanics, British Society for Strain Measurement, American Society for Engineering Education, Society Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Huntsville Electro-Optical Section and Working Group, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Kathleen M. Leonard, December 31, 1985. Children; Richard, Ben, Rebecca, Allison.

father:
David K. Gilbert

mother:
Joan (Bowes) Gilbert

spouse:
Kathleen M. Leonard