Senior Technical Fellow, Structural Monitoring Systems
Dennis Roach is a Senior Technical Fellow with Structural Monitoring Systems. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of experimental and analytical assessment and nondestructive inspection of structures and mechanical systems. Dr. Roach was previously the Chief Engineer in the FAA's Airworthiness Assurance Center which Sandia Labs operated for the Federal Aviation Administration. His specialty is in damage tolerance and inspection of composite and metallic materials for civil and aerospace applications including the development of sensors for in-situ health monitoring. He is a founding member of the SAE Aerospace Industry Steering Committee on Structural Health Monitoring and a chair on the International Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee. His work seeks to maintain the airworthiness of the aging commercial and military aircraft fleet which has resulted in similar programs in the oil & gas, transportation, energy infrastructure (renewable energy) sectors, as well as civil industries and Homeland Security arenas. Dr. Roach has seven patents and over 250 technical publications including a co-authored book on the application of advanced composite materials and two co-authored books on in-situ Structural Health Monitoring. He received his degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Texas and Pacific.