Dr. Thomas Strganac Professional Experience

         
     

Professional Service

  • Panel Chairman / Organizer: Nonlinear Aeroelasticity, 44th AIAA SDM Conference, April 2003.
  • Co-Chairman/Co-Organizer: AFOSR Workshop on Nonlinear Aeroelasticity, University of Florida Graduate Engineering Research Center, Shalimar, Florida, March, 2003.
  • Panel Chairman / Organizer: Limit Cycle Oscillations and related Nonlinear Response in Aircraft Systems, 41st AIAA SDM Conference, April 2000.
  • Chairman: Long Range Planning Committee, AIAA SDM Conference, 1999-2000.
  • General Chairman: AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 1999.
  • Chairman: Student Paper Sessions and Jefferson Goblet Competition, AIAA SDM Conference, 1997.
  • General Chairman: AIAA Dynamic Specialists Conference, 1996.
  • Chairman: Technical Displays Session, AIAA SDM Conference, 1989, 1990, 1992.
  • Chairman: Education Subcommittee, AIAA Structural Dynamics TC, 1990-1992.
  • Member of:

    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1977 -
    • American Helicopter Society (AHS), 1989 - 1992.
    • American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE), 1994 -
    • AIAA Lighter-than-Air Systems Technical Committee, 1980 - 1982.
    • AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee, 1989 - 2000.
    • AIAA Balloon Systems and Technology Technical Committee, 1992 - 1998.
    • AIAA Professional Education Committee, 1994 - 1996.
    • AIAA SDM Conference Organizing Committee, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1998.
  • Reviewer for:

    • Aerospace Science & Technology
    • AIAA Journal
    • ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering
    • Journal of Acoustics and Vibration
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics
    • Journal of Sound and Vibration
    • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
    • Journal of Vibration and Control
    • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Textbook Reviewer for:

    • Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity, J. Wiley, 2002.
    • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering, J. Wiley, 2000.
    • Analytical Dynamics, McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Professional Consulting

  • Co-Instructor: Advanced (Hazardous) Flight Tests
    • 5 day short course
    • presented through the Aerospace Short Course Program, Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas
    • presented 27 times since 1991 at US sites (+ 2 international sites);
  • Instructor: Aeroelasticity
    • 5 day short course
    • presented through the Aerospace Short Course Program, Division of Continuing Education, University of Kansas
    • presented 11 times since 1997 at US sites (+ 1 international site);
  • Co-Instructor: Aeroelasticity - State-of-the-Art Practices
    • 2 day short course
    • presented 5 times since 1999 at US sites;
    • presented through the AIAA Professional Short Course Series
  • University of Florida (consultant for NASA LaRC Research), 1998-2000.
  • CFD Research Corporation, AFOSR STTR, 1999.
  • Winzen Engineering, Inc. (San Antonio, TX); NSF SBIR, 1995.
  • Digital Scanning Systems, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA); NSF SBIR, 1995.
  • Rockwell International (Dallas), C-130 Radome Program, 1990-1991.
  • Rockwell International (Shreveport), C-141 Aircraft Modification Program, 1990.
  • Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA); Adjunct Faculty, course development & instruction, 1988-1989.

University Service and Outreach

University Level
  • University Tenure Mediation Committee, 1999- present.
  • Academic Affairs Committee, University Faculty Senate, 1999 - 2002.
  • Joint Academic Operations / Academic Affairs Committee on Grade Policy, 1999 - 2002.
  • University Faculty Senate, elected 1997, re-elected 1999 - 2002.
  • Research Committee, University Faculty Senate , 1997 - 1999.

College Level
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 1998.
  • Engineering Scholars Program, 1998 - 2001.
  • Upper Division Foundation Coalition Team, 1997 - 1999.
  • Mentor, Minority Student Researchers Program, 1993 -1995.
  • Education Committee, 1990 - 1994.

Department Level
  • ABET Committee, 2004.
  • Chairman, Graduate Program Committee, 1999 - 2001.
  • Graduate Committee 1990-1991, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1999.
  • Awards Committee, 1995 - 1997.
  • Laboratory Facilities Committee, 1995 - present.
  • AIAA Advisor - Outstanding Chapter, AIAA Region IV, 1992 - 1993.
  • AIAA Advisor - Outstanding Chapter, AIAA Region IV, 1991 - 1992.
  • Mentor for 20 Undergraduate Fellows (TAMU, TEES, NSF CAREER, DOE, International) since 1990.

 
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
 

 

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Dwight Look College of Engineering