GEORGE W. NEAT

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2 Bucket Mill LaneHingham, Massachusetts 02043
Phone: (781) 749-5228
Cell phone : (339) 236-0649
E-mail: gneat@comcast.net
FAX: (781) 749-9703

Professional Experience
2005 to present – Self-employed Consultant for Technical Problems
Activities since retirement from the Volpe Center in January 2005 have utilized past experience in government and academia with a focus on solving technical problems. Experience in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the last twelve years at the Department of Transportation provided the background to provide consulting expertise in the validation of motor vehicle component tests.

1970 to 2004 - U.S. Department of Transportation/Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Responsibilities have ranged from serving as a working level engineer to being a project leader, a Division Chief, a Deputy Office Director and the Executive Assistant to the Center Director. Serving as the Executive Assistant provided opportunities to represent the Center at high-level government meetings and to participate in discussions involving critical transportation policy issues. The most recent work was focused on research in motor vehicle safety and human injury on the nation’s highways.

1993 to 2004 – Chief, Vehicle Crashworthiness Division
The Division provided technical support to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Vehicle Safety Research and Development, the U.S Navy and the U.S. Army in the areas of crashworthiness and biomechanics. The work involved finite element modeling of motor vehicles, crash test dummies and the human body to develop techniques for reducing fatalities and injuries in crash scenarios. Crash simulations were validated with full-scale crash test data. The position involved serving on national and international committees: NHTSA’s Motor Vehicle Safety Research Council’s Working Group on Compatibility and Aggressivity; the European Union’s European Enhanced safety of Vehicles Committee (EEVC) Working Group 15 on Vehicle Compatibility; and on the:

  • 1986 to 1993 – Chief, Defense Management Integration Office (DMIO)
  • 1982 to 1986 – Deputy Associate Director, Office of Technology Applications
  • 1981 to 1982 – Chief, Program Development Office
  • 1979 to 1981 – Executive Assistant to the Director
  • 1978 to 1979 – Manager, Urban Rail Supporting Technology Program
  • 1977 to 1978 – Chief, Urban Transit Systems Branch
  • 1970 to 1977 – General Engineer/Mechanical Engineer

1967 to 1970 – NASA Electronics Research Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Developed flight control system technology for application to an integrated strapdown Guidance and Control system. Developed control techniques for systems with uncertain parameters in order to expand the general-purpose capability of the overall system.

1958 to 1967 – The Boeing Company – Seattle, Washington
Member of the Flight Technology staff, which provided technical support for projects in the Missile and Information Systems Division. Primary responsibilities involved development of advanced flight control systems for ballistic missiles.

1960 to 1962 – United States Navy – Hingham, Massachusetts
Commissioned as a U.S. Navy officer in 1958 through the Naval ROTC program at the University of Washington. Served as the Ordnance Officer at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hingham, Massachusetts and was responsible for assembling and testing Terrier surface-to-air guided missiles for issue to the fleet.

Education
University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, 1958
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering 1961

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1971
  • Engineers Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1971

Boston University – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Graduate courses in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Software System Development, and Operations Research, 1991-1993

University of New Hampshire – Durham, New Hampshire
  • Graduate Courses in Electrical Engineering: Programmable System on a Chip, Microelectronics in a Global World, & Special Studies, 2006-2007

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