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 as system manager of a cross-functional initiative; its objective is implementing enterprise-wide lean systems for optimizing conceptual and detailed structural designs of innovative aerospace vehicles. Dr. Dreisbach has more than 45 years experience in pioneering the development, validation, application, support and maintenance of large-scale multitechnology computing systems, spanning linear and non linear response of metallic and advanced-composite structures due to static and dynamic load environments, fracture mechanics, flutter, and structural/acoustic interaction.
Dr. Dreisbach holds a B.S. and an M.S. in engineering from the 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 ASME and the Sigma Xi National Scientific Research Society. He has been an active member of several NAFEMS Working Groups and the Technical Advisory Board for their 1997 through 2015 World Congress symposia; a charter member and current chairman of the NAFEMS Americas Steering Committee since 2000; and the only non-European member of the NAFEMS Council of Management since 2008. Dr. Dreisbach has published more than 100technical papers since 1963.