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David McColskey

Research Interests

Infrastructure materials, acoustic emission, hydrogen embrittlement, cryogenic testing, high temperature testing, mechanical properties, failure analysis, instrumentation, pipeline materials, construction materials, large-scale testing.

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International)
International Standards Organization (ISO)American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)

Awards and Honors

Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2005)
NIST Bronze Medal (1999)

McColskey, Dave


Physical Scientist
Materials Reliability Division
Structural Materials Group

Employment History:

2008 – Present: Consultant to NIST, Protiro, Inc.

1990 – 2008: Materials Research Engineer, Materials Reliability Division, NIST

1979 – 1990: Technician, Materials Reliability Division, NIST

1967 – 1979: Technician, NASA-Langley Research Center


Phone: 303-497-5544
Email: mccolske@boulder.nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5030