John W Gillespie Jr.

Materials Science

Phone: (302) 831-8702


Office: 201C Composite Center

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • 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+ companies participating. The consortium works on composite materials for industrial products. GM, Dow, Boeing, Lockheeed Martin and Owens Corning are among the companies represented.

Donald C Phillips Professor, Materials Science
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Composite Materials

UDaily Articles:
CCM acquires lightning fast shared memory supercomputer
Gillespie receives prestigious award from composites society

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