Brian Welch Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1600) RELEASE: 95 -140

August 17, 1995

MULVILLE NAMED CHIEF ENGINEER Dr. Daniel R. Mulville has been named NASA Chief Engineer at the agency Headquarters in Washington, effective September 1. Mulville will succeed David H. Mobley, who will be leaving the position to return to the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, where he will chair a Source Evaluation Board overseeing the Space Shuttle Program consolidation effort. The Chief Engineer reports directly to the Administrator and is responsible for overall review of the technical readiness and execution of all NASA programs. The Chief Engineer also provides an integrated focus for agencywide engineering policies, standards, and practices. Since 1994 Mulville has been serving as Deputy Chief Engineer at NASA, responsible for ensuring that development efforts and mission operations of the agency are conducted on a sound engineering basis. He has helped plan, develop and maintain engineering standards and capabilities for NASA. From 1990 to 1994 Mulville was the Director of the Engineering and Quality Management Division in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. In that position, Mulville was responsible for development of NASA's engineering and quality assurance standards and procedures related to design and development of spacecraft and aeronautics systems. From 1986 to 1990 Mulville was Deputy Director of the Materials and Structures Division in the Office of Exploration and Technology. He managed the Advanced Composite Technology program, the Control of Flexible Structures program, and materials and structures elements of the Advanced Launch Systems, Space Exploration Initiative, and High Speed Civil Transport programs. Mulville also directed NASA's participation in the joint NASA/FAA Aging Aircraft program.

Prior to his employment with NASA, Mulville served as the Structures Technology Manager at the Naval Air Systems Command from 1979 to 1986. He led the development of structural design, test, and certification methods and was the program manager for development of composites for the AV-8B, F/A-18, and advanced aircraft and missile programs. He served as a Program Manager for Structures Research at the Office of Naval Research in 1975 and was a mechanical engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory involved in design and analysis of aircraft, missile and ship structures from 1962 to 1979. Mulville received his bachelor of mechanical engineering degree in 1962 and masters of science in engineering in 1966 from the George Washington University and a Ph.D. in structural mechanics from Catholic University in 1974. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1985-86. -endNASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending an Internet electronic mail message to In the body of the message (not the subject line) users should type the words "subscribe press-release" (no quotes). The system will reply with a confirmation via E-mail of each subscription. A second automatic message will include additional information on the service. Questions should be directed to (202) 358-4043.