Dr. Rodney L. Dreisbach, Senior Technical Fellow (STF) with The Boeing Company, is the STF Advisor to the Boeing enterprise Structures Technology Domain and leads the Commercial Airplanes Computational Structures Technology Group in support of a cross-functional initiative across the Boeing enterprise; its objective is implementing enterprise-wide lean systems for optimizing conceptual and detailed structural designs of aerospace vehicles. Dr. Dreisbach has 40 years experience in pioneering the development, validation, application, support and maintenance of large-scale multitechnology computing systems, spanning linear and nonlinear response of metallic and advanced-composite structures due to static and dynamic load environments, fracture mechanics, flutter, and structural/acoustic interaction. He is the Boeing focal for NAFEMS; a member of the Technical Advisory Board for their 1997 through 2009 World Congress symposia; and a charter member and chairman of the Steering Committee for the North American Chapter of NAFEMS.
Dr. Dreisbach holds a B.S. and an M.S. in engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in structural mechanics from the University of Colorado (Boulder). He is a registered Professional Engineer, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Fellow member of The Royal Aeronautical Society in London, England, and a member of the Sigma Xi National Scientific Research Society. Dr. Dreisbach has published more than 100 technical papers since 1963.