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Norman E. Dowling

Professor Emeritus in MSE

Jointly appointed in

Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering Science and Mechanics

208 Holden Hall, Mail Stop 0237            

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-5399

Fax: (540) 231-8919

E-mail: ndowling@vt.edu


Recent Publications





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
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