Sierra CarbonPro thermoplastic carbon fiber pickup truck R&D team, Pete will play a key role in guiding the advancement of Expanse’s advanced fiber characterization capabilities. He’ll also provide support and guidance to our clients developing new materials and molding processes in both the automotive and aerospace industries.
Pete recently retired after 32+ years with General Motors Research and Development. He joined GM after receiving his BS from the University of Maine and his PhD from University of Connecticut. A Chemical Engineer by training, he worked on simulation of many different plastic and composite materials and processes including short and long fiber injection molding, direct long fiber (D-LFT) compression molding, thermoplastic draping, and thermoforming. Pete spent the bulk of his career in validation of coupled process and structural simulation using C-MOLD, Moldflow, Moldex3D, Aniform, Digimat, LS-DYNA, ABAQUS, etc. to predict dimensions, warpage and structural performance. Pete holds 11 US patents and has authored numerous papers and presentations. Now, Pete brings his 32+ years of experience in molding simulation and characterization of fiber filled polymers to the development of X-ray microscale computed tomography of composites.