David H. Allen, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Director, TAMU

Gary Fry, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Director, TAMU

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1980
  • M.E., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1977
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1972

Employment History

  • 2016 – Present, Director, Center for Railway Research, Texas A&M University.
  • 2014 – Present, Senior Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute.
  • 2013 – Present, Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 2013 - 2014 (1 year), Chief Scientist, Pavement Scientific International.
  • 2010 – 2013 (3 years), Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas-Pan American.
  • 2010 – 2013 (3 years), Tenured Full Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas-Pan American, 2010-2013.
  • 2010 – 2013 (3 years), Member, Board of Directors, North American Advanced Manufacturing Research and Education Initiative.
  • 2004 – 2009 (5 years), Board Member, IAESTE United States Advisory Committee.
  • 2002 – 2010 (8 years), Dean, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska.
  • 2002 – 2010 (8 years), Tenured Full Professor, Engineering Mechanics Department, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska.
  • 2002 – 2010 (8 years), Member, Board of Directors, Peter Kiewit Institute Technology Development Corporation.
  • 2000 - 2013 (13 years), Consultant, Pavement Scientific International.
  • 1998 – 2002 (5 years), Director, International Student Experiences, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • 1999, February, Visiting Professor, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • 1999, March-June, Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, Cachan.
  • 1998 – 1999 (1 year), Research Scientist, Army Research Lab, Summer.
  • 1997 – 1999 (3 years), Consultant, Army Research Lab.
  • 1996 – Present, Consultant, Swedish Institute for Composites.
  • 1994 – 1995 (1 year), Participating Guest, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Summer.
  • 1992 – 2002 (10 years), Stewart & Stevenson Endowed Tenure Full Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1990, Consultant, LTV Aerospace Corporation.
  • 1990 – 1995 (5 years), Director, Center for Mechanics of Composites, Texas Engineering Experiment Station.
  • 1988 – 1991 (4 years) Tenure Full Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1987 – 1993 (7 years), Consultant, Lawrence Livermore National Labs.
  • 1984 – 1998 (15 years), Group Leader, Solid Mechanics Group, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1983 – 1987 (5 years), Consultant, General Electric Company.
  • 1981 - 1985 (4 years), Tenure Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1981 – 1985 (4 years), Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1981 – 1982 (1 year), Consultant, American Gas Association.
  • 1980 – 1981 (1 year), Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • 1977 – 1980 (3 years), Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1976 – 1977 (1 year), Graduate Teaching Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, Texas A&M University.
  • 1976, Research Assistant, Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, Texas.
  • 1972 – 1975 (4 years), Weather Officer, United States Air Force, Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
  • 1971, Structural Engineer, Aeronautica Macchi, Varese, Italy, Summer.
  • 1968, 1969, 1972, Weights Engineer, Vought Aeronautics, Dallas, Texas, Summer.

Relevant Publications

  • Allen, D.H. and Fry, G.T., “Predicting Lateral Buckling I Rails,” RT&S Magazine, 2017 (to appear).
  • Allen, D.H., Fry, G.T. and Davis, D., “Development of a Model for Describing Nonlinear Lateral Resistance of Track Ballast,” Technology Digest, TD-16-029, 2016.
  • Cucalon Garcia, L., Rahmani, E., Little D.N., and Allen, D.H., “A Multiscale Model for Predicting the Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Concrete,” Mech. Time Dependent Materials, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 325-342, 2016.
  • Allen, D.H., Little, D.N., Soares,  R.F., and Berthelot, C. “Multi-Scale Computational Model for Design of Flexible Pavement – Part III: Two-Way Coupled Multi-Scaling, Int. Journal of Pavement Engineering, DOI:10.1080/10298436.2015.1066001, 2015.
  • Allen, D.H., Little, D.N., Soares,  R.F., and Berthelot, C. “Multi-Scale Computational Model for Design of Flexible Pavement – Part II: Contracting Multi-Scaling, Int. Journal of Pavement Engineering, DOI:10.1080/10298436.2015.1066000, 2015.
  • Allen, D.H., Little, D.N., Soares,  R.F., and Berthelot, C. “Multi-Scale Computational Model for Design of Flexible Pavement – Part I: Expanding Multi-Scaling, Int. Journal of Pavement Engineering, DOI:10.1080/10298436.2015.1065999, 2015.

Honors and Awards

  • Inductee, Aerospace Engineering Alumni Academy, Texas A&M University, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Swedish Institute for Composites Thirteenth Annual Conference, Pitea, Sweden, June, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, Mechanics of Composite Materials XVI International Conference, Riga, Latvia, May 2010.
  • International Michael P. Malone Award, presented by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2008.
  • International T.H.H. Pian Award, presented for “distinguished contributions to computational mechanics of inelastic materials at various length scales” by the International Conference on Computational and Experimental Sciences, Honolulu, 2008.
  • Texas A&M University International Excellence Award, 2002.
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award 1999.
  • Fellow, Society of Engineering Science, 1999.
  • Recognized by the Science Coalition for Great Advances in Science due to research aircraft crack prediction research, 1998
  • AMOCO Award for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, 1997.
  • President, Society of Engineering Science, 1997.
  • Texas A&M University International Excellence Award, 1996.
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1995.
  • NASA Technical Brief Award, 1994.
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Award for Distinguished Research Achievement, 1989.
  • Halliburton Award for Distinguished Research Achievement, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, 1988.
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 1986.
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station Senior Research Fellow, 1986‑2002.
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station Research Fellow, 1985.
  • College of Engineering General Dynamics Award for Outstanding Teaching, Texas A&M University, 1985.
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station Young Research Fellow, 1984.