Associate Research Fellow
National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)
Dr. Krueger currently holds the position of an Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), which he joined as a Senior Research Engineer in January 2003. Dr. Krueger is involved in the development of durability and damage tolerance analyses for composite structures using finite element analysis and fracture mechanics. Dr. Krueger is an accomplished presenter and awarded author of over 60 technical papers published in refereed journals and international conference proceedings. His work has been cited more than 1000 times in the open literature. In March 2005 he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by ASTM Committee D30 on Composite Materials for his outstanding effort as Chairman of the Workshop on Computational Fracture Mechanics held in Salt Lake City in March 2004. He also received appreciation awards by the American Society for Composites (ASC) and ASTM for his effort as co-chair of the 21st Technical Conference on Composite Materials held in Dearborn in September 2006. In September 2005 and March 2007 he was awarded NASA Langley Research Center Team Awards for his outstanding performance and commitment. In 2001 he received the Best Paper Prize by the Australian Composite Structures Society (ACSS) and in 2007 the Best Research Publication Award by the National Institute of Aerospace. He also received the 2007 Best Paper Award by the American Society for Composites. In March 2011 he received an Appreciation Award by The Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17). Recently Dr. Krueger was awarded a certificate of recognition and appreciation for his effort as co-chair of the 29th Technical Conference on Composite Materials held in San Diego in September 2014. Most recently he received both the AIAA Hampton Roads Section 2016 as well as the Peninsula Engineers Council (PEC) Engineer-of-the-Year Awards and was included in the AIAA Region I Engineer-of-the-Year Honor Society as a Distinguished Member.