John W. Gillespie Jr.

Ph.D, University of Delaware

Donald C. Phillips Professor

Office: 201C Composites Manufacturing Lab
Phone: (302) 831-8702
Fax: (302) 831-8525
Curriculum Vitae:  view

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
 Composite materials, mechanics and design, experimental mechanics, fracture mechanics, fabrication, infrastructure applications of composites


1985: Ph.D, University of Delaware
1978: Master, University of Delaware
1976: Bachelor, University of Delaware

Honors and Awards

2015: SAMPE Fellow Award
2013: Society of Manufacturing Engineers College of Fellows
2013 : American Society for Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, Co-recipient
2012: American Society for Composites Fellow
Distinguished Career Alumni Award: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, May 1, 2009
J. H. "Jud" Hall Composites Manufacturing Award: Composites Manufacturing Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2000 Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the advancement of composites manufacturing.

Select Publications

Tamrakar, S., B. Haque, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., “High Rate Test Method for Fiber-Matrix Interface Characterization,” Polymer Testing, January 2016

Tamrakar, S., Q. An, E. T. Thostenson, A. Rider, B. Z. Haque, and J. W. Gillespie, Jr., “Tailoring Interfacial Properties by Controlling Carbon Nanotube Coating Thickness on Glass Fibers using Electrophoretic Deposition,” American Chemical Society Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b10903; 8 (2) pp. 1501-1510, December 2015.
Zangenberg, J., P. Brondsted, and J. W. Gillespie, Jr., “Fatigue Damage Propagation in Unidirectional Glass Fibre Reinforced Composites made of a Non-Crimp Fabric,” Journal of Composite Materials, doi 10.1177/0021998313502062, Sept. 13, 2013; 48 (22), pp. 2711-2727, August 2014.
Bogetti, T. A., J. Staniszewski, B. P. Burns, C. P. R. Hoppel, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., and J. Tierney, “Predicting the Nonlinear Response and Progressive Failure of Composite Laminates under Tri-Axial Loading: Correlation with Experimental Results,” Journal of Composite Materials, doi: 10.1177/0021998312462616, 47 (6-7), pp. 793-804, March 2013.
Gillespie, Jr., J. W., L. A. Carlsson, A. A. Gawandi, and T. A. Bogetti, “Fatigue Crack Growth at the Face Sheet-Core Interface in a Discontinuous Ceramic-Tile Cored Sandwich Structure,” Composite Structures, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.05.021,  94 (11), pp. 3186-3193, Nov. 2012.
Alfredsson, K. S., A. Gawandi, J. W. Gillespie, Jr., L. A. Carlsson, and T. A. Bogetti, “Flexural Analysis of Discontinuous Tile Core Sandwich Structure,” Composite Structures, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.11.028; 94, (5) pp. 1524-1532, April 2012.

Weidner, K., J. W. Gillespie, Jr., and N. Shevchenko, “Performance of Bolted Joints in Discontinuous Ceramic Cored Sandwich Structures – Static Experimental Testing,” Composite 
Structures, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.06.012, 93, (12) pp. 3175-3184, November 2011.

Manzella, A. F., B. A. Gama, and J. W. Gillespie, Jr., “Effect of Punch and Specimen Dimensions on the Confined Compression Behavior of S-2 Glass/Epoxy Composites,” Composite Structures,, 93, pp. 1726-1737, June 2011.

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