- Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Stanford University, 1999
- M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Stanford University, 1993
- B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 1992
- Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #31675
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (member)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member)
Dr. John Pye is Group Vice President in charge of Exponent's Transportation group of practices. With a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Dr. Pye has expertise in issues pertaining to rapid prototyping, product design, instrumentation, fluid mechanics, structural analysis, and mil-standard testing.
Dr. Pye has been the program manager for numerous rapid development efforts focused on adapting and integrating a range of high technology commercial components to the unique operational environment of the military customer as well as to extreme environment or high reliability commercial applications. Some of the programs he has led include the MARCbot IED inspection robot that was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the RDISS networked surveillance system, and the Duracrete/Panama Ground Penetrating Radar system used in the hunt for buried explosive devices by various US and International customers. He has worked within the U.S. Army soldier system community as the test and evaluation lead during the development of the Land Warrior future soldier program, and as the lead engineer during the first phase of Objective Force Warrior. Dr. Pye is also the Office Director for Exponent's 150 acre Test and Engineering Center located in Phoenix, AZ.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Pye held a research position in the Aerospace Fluid Mechanics Lab at Stanford University, where he was responsible for the renovation and redesign of the Stanford Low-Speed wind tunnel as well as managing the Stanford experimental facilities of the Stanford/NASA Ames Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was part of the technology development team for a holographic data-storage company and worked in the R&D department of the Orenda engine division of Hawker-Siddeley, Canada.