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Russell Mailen
Sic'em Researcher - Russ Mailen
Russell Mailen - Graduate Research Assistant
Russell Mailen researches the fabrication and characterization of composite laminates for aerospace composites.  His current focus is on characterizing the internal stresses within the laminate due to processing considerations and is developing techniques for measuring, in-situ, the internal stresses and strains due to the curing process of carbon fiber aerospace composites.  Russ is also studying the internal microstructure variations of the laminate due to manufacturing imperfections as part of the Phase 2b L-3 Communications project.  Russ brings an extensive industrial background as a Liasion Engineer, both at L-3 Communications in Waco, TX and at Raytheon/Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita, KS.

Russell is now pursuing his doctoral degree at North Carolina State University in their Mechanical Engineering program.
Educational Background
  • Bachelors of Science – University of Kansas, Aerospace Eng., Spring 2007
  • Masters of Science – Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University, Fall 2012
  • Ph.D. – Mech. Eng., North Carolina State University, Spring 2016 (anticipated)
Industrial Experience
  • Liasion Engineer - L-3 Communications, Waco, TX (2010 - present)
  • Liasion Engineer - Raytheon/Hawker Beechcraft, Wichita, KS (2007 - 2010)
  • Comparison of Experimental and Modeling Results for Cure Induced Curvature of a Carbon Fiber Laminate. S. Stair, R. Mailen, T. Vo, D.A. Jack.  Journal article under review, 2013.
  • An Investigation of the Effects of Bound Selection on the Numerical Formulation of Kinetic Parameters. R.W. Mailen and D.A. Jack. SPE ANTEC'2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2013.
  • Manufacturing Induced Curvature of Carbon Fiber Laminates: Experimental Observation and Model Validation. S. Stair, R.W. Mailen, T. Vo and D.A. Jack. SPE ANTEC'2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2013.
  • Laminate Stiffness and Curvature for Laminated Carbon Fiber Composites, Experimental Observation and Model Validation. T. Vo, R. Mailen, and D.A. Jack. Proceedings of the SPE's Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE), Troy, Michigan, September 2012.
  • Identification and Quantification of Residual Strains During Curing of Carbon Fiber Epoxy Laminates. R. Mailen, D.A. Jack and L. Wright. Proceedings of ASME IMECE'12, Houston, Texas, 2012.
  • Investigation of Residual Strain Development During Cure of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Laminates. R. Mailen, D.A. Jack, and L. Wright. Early Career Technical Conference, Baton Rogue, Louisiana, March 2012, Received Best Presentation.
  • Best presentation at ASME's Early Career Technical Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 2012.
  • ECTC Honorarium for participating in the 2012 District E Early Career Technical Conference.
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