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Norman Dowling

Professor emeritus


Jointly appointed in materials science and engineering and engineering science and mechanics


Research Interests:

  • Fatigue, fracture and deformation of structural components and materials, including the effects of notches, cracks, and plasticity                               
  • Combined statistical and deterministic characterization of mechanical loading                      
  • Life prediction for complex loading histories
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials


Honors and Awards:

  • Dean's Award for Service, 2004
  • ASTM Award of Merit and honorary title of Fellow in ASTM, May 1990

Professional Affiliations:

  • ASTM - Member - Committee E8 on Fatigue and Fracture. Elected Member-at-Large of E8 Executive Subcommittee, 1993-present                
  • SAE - Member - Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee  
  • ASM International - Member                 
  • Sigma Xi - Member