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Gerald W. Russell, PhD, Commended for Deeds in Engineering

Dr. Russell is celebrated for his achievements as the senior technologist of hypersonic applications at Integration Innovation Incorporated

    HUNTSVILLE, AL, November 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gerald W. Russell, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Russell began his career as a civilian with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). This position provided an opportunity to develop a passion for conducting hypersonic system design through complex modeling and simulation, ground testing, and flight test and evaluation. His initial activities included development of physics-based material thermal response models validated through aerothermal testing at National facilities such as the U.S. Air Force Holloman High Speed Test Track, U.S. Navy Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory. These efforts relied significantly on his undergraduate coursework and led to his interest in obtaining advanced degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering to further his understanding and ability to address the complex nature of hypersonic system design.

He attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville graduating with a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1994 with a focus in aerothermodynamics and heat transfer. Thriving under the tutelage of his professors and his mentors at the U.S. Army AMRDEC, Dr. Russell continued his pursuit of advanced degrees obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering in 2002 continuing coursework and publications in hypersonic aerothermodynamics and thermal protection system technology development. The program of study and research associated with these advanced degrees provided a firm foundation for continued advancement of technologies supporting the field of hypersonics.

While at the U.S. Army AMRDEC from 1987 to 2013, Dr. Russell served as a thermal analysis and system design engineer ultimately becoming a Senior Researcher and the Thermal Team Lead over hypersonic technology development. This role provided a rewarding career in advancing technology and providing mentorship and workforce development for coworkers and young engineers. After retiring from his Government position, he joined Integration Innovation Incorporated (i3) where the focus is Growing People while solving the Nation's Toughest Problems. As the i3 Senior Technologist of Hypersonics, he continues to provide leadership and mentorship to a large number of engineers and scientists addressing a variety of technology development areas. Dr. Russell oversees the implementation of scientific studies, development and maturation of technologies, and enabling of rewarding career paths for the next generation of engineers.

As a testament to his accomplishments, Dr. Russell has been recognized with a Merit of Civil Service Award. Likewise, he maintains his membership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and serves on multiple technical symposia organizational committees and review boards. He attributes his success to his parents instilling a high work ethic, his family support during the challenging period of pursuing his advanced degrees, and the mentorship provided by his coworkers and friends with special post humus recognition to Mr. Richard Reynolds who establish his profound interest in conducting hypersonic system development. Looking toward the future, Dr. Russell plans to continue in his professional endeavors with a significant focus on servant leadership providing opportunities for the next generation of engineers to enjoy their career paths as much as he has.

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