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Dr. Peter McKeighan Awarded ASTM "Award of Merit"


November 16, 2008

Dr. Peter C. McKeighan, Manager in Exponent’s Wood Dale, IL office, was recently awarded the ASTM 2008 Award of Merit and the accompanying honorary title of Fellow of ASTM International. This distinction, given by ASTM’s International Board of Directors, represents the highest individual recognition that the Society bestows on any of its 35,000+ members worldwide. No more than one-tenth of one percent of the Society’s total membership are selected to receive the Award of Merit in any given year. Any individual whose name is formally placed in nomination is unquestionably recognized by his or her peers as an outstanding and distinguished contributor to their chosen technical field.

Over the course of his technical career, Dr. McKeighan has been entrusted with, and has very effectively discharged, a variety of leadership responsibilities within ASTM’s Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and its Task Groups and Subcommittees. He has been a significant and sustained contributor to advances in the fundamental understanding of the fatigue crack growth behavior of materials subjected to both variable-amplitude and constant-amplitude loading conditions, and has played a major role in recent technical revisions and enhancements to a number of the ASTM Standard Test Methods that fall under the purview of Committee E08.