Virginia G DeGiorgi

VIRGINIA G. DEGIORGI is the head of the Multifunctional Materials Branch in the Materials Science and Technology Division at NRL. Prior to joining NRL, she worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp., where she became the first woman and youngest employee at the time to be awarded the prestigious corporate B. G. Lamme Scholarship. Her research interests include applying computational modeling techniques to diverse fields of study, such as electrochemical corrosion and ceramic thermal barrier coatings. She is a Fellow of ASME and an American Business Women’s Association Top Ten. Dr. DeGiorgi holds a B.S. and M.E. in civil engineering from the University of Louisville and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Southern Methodist University.