Chief Technology Officer
Gregory earned his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton (Ohio), his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University (Indiana) and his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering also from the University of Dayton. His academic achievements include graduating with High Honors, Schweitzer Fellowship, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. He served as a Research Assistant at Purdues Turbomachinery Research Lab at the Thermal Sciences and Propulsion Center as well as at the U.S. Air Force Research Labs Turbine Aero Thermal Basic Research Facility.
Gregorys professional career began at Gulf Oils corporate Research and Development campus as a Research Engineer. He led projects investigating enhanced oil recovery techniques and specialized in the technique of fireflooding and laboratory automation. He was instrumental in pioneering the oxygen fireflooding variation that led to the discovery of the thermal decomposition of carbonate reservoirs that resulted in the fortuitous release of significant excess carbon dioxide that further enhanced the oil recovery. Early in his career he also served as the lead technical liaison on the joint Gulf/U. S. Department of Energy field demonstration of Underground Coal Gasification in Steeply Dipping Beds.
Much of Gregorys engineering career was spent as a federal employee working as a research engineer and project manager in the Turbine Engine Division at the U.S. Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside Dayton, Ohio. While there, he led the design, development, construction and commissioning of the world-class Turbine Research Facility. He was selected for an in-residence collaboration with Carnegie Mellons School of Mechanical Engineering for the development of optical heat flux sensors. He is co-inventor on three patents for the Optical Heat Flux Gauge and received an Invention Discovery Award for his Continuously Recording Audio Video Replay Device whose concept was commercialized by Tivo.
In 1998, Gregory joined Data Science Automation, a software and systems engineering firm that specializes in developing real-time, embedded, PC- and network-based solutions for research and industrial clients, and is now a partner and Chief Technology Officer. Gregory began using LabVIEW in 1991. He has established himself as a recognized leader in the application of LabVIEW-based solutions, and maintains prominence as one of the first NI Certified LabVIEW Architects as well as an NI Certified Professional LabVIEW Instructor and an Engineering Management Certified Professional. He continues to deepen his technical breadth and depth, while enhancing and transferring his knowledge of complex, multidisciplinary engineering systems as a senior mentor to staff and clients alike.
Gregory resides in Murrysville PA with his wife, Kate, and has three children, Andrew, Kevin and Megan.