Blohowiak, Ogale, McCarville become SAMPE Fellows

SAMPE presented its Global Fellow Awards on Monday night.

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SAMPE presented its Global Fellow Awards on Monday night. Fellows are recognized for achievement in production, manufacturing, management, design, development, research or education. Three recipients last night joined the 159 already recognized over the last 36 years.

This year’s recipients are Dr. Kay Youngdahl Blohowiak of The Boeing Co., Dr. Amod A. Ogale of Clemson University and Dr. Douglas A. McCarville of The Boeing Co. Blohowiak is a senior technical fellow in Materials Chemistry for Boeing Research and Technology, with a focus on finishes, coatings, sealants, adhesives and bonding. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate in inorganic chemistry, and 25 patents. After two years as a professor at the University of Washington, she joined Boeing as a Materials Chemist in 1989. Focus areas include new materials development, adhesive bonding, finishes and corrosion control, including sol-gel technologies.

Ogale is Dow Chemical Professor and director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF) at Clemson University, with emphasis on polymer fibers, films and composites. Ogale's group is investigating liquid crystalline polymers and bio-based proteins. He is also involved in the use of carbon nanotubes in high carbon-yield mesophase pitch for the development of high thermal conductivity carbon-carbon nanocomposites for the automotive industry; research includes a novel ultraviolet radiation-based stabilization process for melt-processable polyacrylonitrile precursor fibers.

McCarville is a Boeing Technical Fellow and has worked at Boeing since 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, a Master in Business Administration, a Master of Science degree in systems engineering, and a doctorate in engineering management, in addition to professorships at the Oregon Institute of Technology and University of Washington. Over his career he has specialized in composite tooling, equipment and processing, and holds 54 composite-related patents. He has been involved in projects related to reinforced thermoplastics, sine wave spars, cryogenic tanks, the 787 Dreamliner fuselage and fluted core structures.

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