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Gale A. Holmes

Research Interests

Ballistic Fibers, Nano-Tailored Multi-functional Materials, Embedded Interfaces, Composite Micromechanics, Time-Dependent Relaxation Phenomena in Polymeric Systems

Awards and Honors

  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2007)
  • Chair Gordon Research Conference on Composites (2010)
  • Vice-Chair Gordon Research Conference on Composites (2008)




Road Mapping Workshop Report on Overcoming Barriers to Adoption of Composites in Sustainable Infrastructure

Richard J. Sheridan, Jeffrey W. Gilman, John Busel, David Hartman, Gale A. Holmes, Daniel Coughlin, Paul Kelley, Dustin Troutman, Jim Gutierrez, Charles Bakis, Robert Moser, Ellen Lackey, James R. Fekete, Stephanie S. Watson, Jae Hyun Kim, Aaron M. Forster, Ajay Krishnamurthy, Bharath NMN Natarajan, William O'Donnell
The February 2017 “Road Mapping Workshop on Overcoming Barriers to Adoption of Composites in Infrastructure” brought together designers, manufacturers

The Occurrence of Repeated Fiber Breaks in Microcomposites

Gale A. Holmes, Edward D. McCarthy, Nathanael A. Heckert, Stefan D. Leigh, Jae Hyun Kim, Jeffrey W. Gilman
The mechanical integrity of a structural composite is strongly affected by the strength and toughness of the fiber–matrix interface/interphase (Norwood, 1994)
Created October 9, 2019