Paul G. Allison

Baylor University

Paul G. Allison is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Baylor University, and is leading the interdisciplinary Point-of-Need Innovations (PONI) Center as the founding director. Dr. Allison’s research focus is developing the fundamental understanding of the processing-structure-property-performance relations for a variety of material systems to support basic and applied research projects with a special focus on additive manufacturing using in-situ resource utilization of secondary feedstocks such as machining scrap, damaged parts, and lunar regolith. His research has been supported by a variety of industrial sponsors as well as the Army, Air Force, DHS, DOE, FHWA, Marine Corps, Navy, and NASA during his career. Dr. Allison has over 100 journal articles, book chapters, technical reports and conference papers that have been cited over 2,700 times (h-factor=31, according to Professionally, Dr. Allison is an ASME Fellow, and has given multiple invited talks while helping to organize conferences by chairing/co-chairing mini-symposiums at the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) annual meetings, Nanotechnology for Defense, and ASME Symposiums. He is active on multiple technical committees for ASME, SEM, TMS, and is the current ASME Constitutive Equations technical committee Vice Chair and SEM Dynamic Behavior of Materials Technical Committee Vice Chair. He is also the past Vice Chair for the ASME Mississippi Section. Dr. Allison also sits on the Graphene Academic Council for the National Graphene Association. He is on the Editorial Board for the journal, Metals, and is on the Metals journal Section Board for Metal Failure Analysis. Prior to joining Baylor, Dr. Allison led the multi-disciplinary Manufacturing at the Point-of-Need Center at the University of Alabama receiving the President’s Mid-Career Research Award. Before moving to academia, he performed research in the areas of force protection and force projection at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) where Dr. Allison received the US Army ERDC - Research and Development Achievement Award for 2013 and 2014, the 2014 Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the 2011 Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and the 2013 Department of the Army Research & Development Achievement Award for Technical Excellence.