Dr tom attard

Dr. Thomas L. Attard
President, CEO & Founder PowerPolymer
 

As founder, Dr. Thomas L. Attard formulated PowerPolymer on a chemical-materials-structures platform that addresses society’s multi-hazards challenges. Dr. Attard’s wealth of industry and research experience serves as the company’s backbone, providing the necessary vision to develop cutting-edge multi-scale solutions to city infrastructure problems by maximizing energy-transferability and harvesting capabilities.

Dr. Attard plays a prominent role in determining PowerPolymer’s risk management, research and development, and implementation strategies to bridge the gap between fundamental research and application. His accomplished academic and professional careers serve as a guide for cultivating an effective team management setting that is rooted in team-orientation, collegiality, and fluid collaboration. He has successfully delivered proven mitigation and resiliency solutions to a diverse spectrum of customers, of federal, state, and private agencies including the following:

 
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. National Science Foundation
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • California and Alabama Departments of Transportation

Dr. Attard earned a doctoral degree in structural engineering and mechanics from Arizona State University in 2003.  As a full-time university professor, he has taught impactful courses such as Dynamics of Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Materials and Composites, and Inelastic Stress Analysis and Plasticity.

Prior to 2003, Dr. Attard worked as a member of the technical staff in the Spacecraft Structures Division at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California.  He has edited two book volumes for the Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) and served as associate editor for the Journal of Architectural Engineering, guest editor of the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and editor of the Athens Journal of Technology and Engineering.

In 2008, Dr. Attard served as Chairman of the Tenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM), and in 2010, he served as North American chairman of PACAM XI.

From 2013 – 2017, Dr. Attard served as Head of the Civil Engineering Unit for the Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER) and also served as chairman of the 3rd – 7th Civil Engineering and 1st and 2nd Structural Engineering Annual Conference Series for ATINER.