Dr. Neal McCollom is an Adjunct Professor with ISME and is a full time employee of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. He currently holds the position of Technical Lead for the F-35 Anomaly and Failure Resolution System, which is the system which the maintainers use to resolve faults on the F-35. He is also the Aeronautics Lead for the Off-Board Prognostics and Health Management system which manages the health reporting data coming off the aircraft after each flight. He has been involved in 'aircraft health' for the last 10 years and earned the title of Lockheed Martin Fellow in 2008 - an honor reserved for the top 0.75% of the technical staff of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is currently co-chair of the corporate Sustainment Fellows Action Team. Previously, he has manged Internal Research and Development projects examining the impact of events on the sustainment of the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin aircraft. He has also led the development and process to perform System Engineering Technical Reviews for the Autonomic Logistics Global Sustainment (ALGS) organization which provided a structured Systems Engineering approach to the development of the Aeronautics systems and products. He was the Prognistics and Health Management integrator between ALGS and the Air Vehicle integrated product team. Dr. McCollom was the Knowledge Based Systems lead for the Virtual Product Development Initiative which developed new and improved engineering tools to better support the F-35. Dr. McCollom has also worked in the F-22 program helping to define the delivery of digital design data and supported multiple manufacturing systems efforts in inventory control, shop floor scheeuling, and simuilation. He led the corporate Artificial Intelligence Working Group for two years culminating in an internal AI conference across multiple divisions of the corporation. Dr. McCollom is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and is an Adjunct Professor for the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at UTA and serves on their Industrial Advisory Board.
Was a recognized industry expert in Prognotics and Health Management. Published in the field and supported multiple award fee items for the F-35 program.
Member of the UTA IMSE Industrial Advisory Board
Interact with Students and Faculty. Assist the department in preparing for the ABET accreditation.