Press Release Summary:
ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture honored R. Craig McClung, PhD, with Coffin-Manson Fatigue Achievement Award. ASTM member since 1990, McClung serves as member-at-large on E08 executive subcommittee. McClung's career has focused on research and program management in fatigue and fracture, including both detailed scientific studies of basic phenomena and development of robust engineering models and software for structural life prediction.
Original Press Release:
ASTM International Fatigue and Fracture Committee Honors SwRI's Dr. Craig McClung
R. Craig McClung, Ph.D., program director at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, has received the Coffin-Manson Fatigue Achievement Award from ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture.
An ASTM member since 1990, McClung serves as a member at large on the E08 executive subcommittee. He is an ASTM fellow, having received the Award of Merit, ASTM’s highest honor for individual contributions to standards activities, in 2011. E08 has also honored McClung with the Fatigue Lecturer Award and the Jerry Swedlow Memorial Lecturer Award.
McClung’s career has focused on research and program management in fatigue and fracture, including both detailed scientific studies of basic phenomena and the development of robust engineering models and software for structural life prediction. He has been on staff at SwRI since 1988, holding various roles of increasing responsibility, including senior research engineer and section manager. He assumed his current title in 2006.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received a B.S. in engineering science, McClung earned his M.S. in theoretical and applied mechanics and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds an M.A. in religion from Harding Graduate School of Religion.
McClung is also a longtime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in addition to ASTM.
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