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Steven Neal Associate Professor

Steven P. Neal is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Neal has several years of industrial experience, having worked for Sundstrand Hydro-Transmission. His research has been financed by the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Air Force Research Lab, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Honeywell (DOE-KCP), the International Copper Association, the National Cancer Institute and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, as well as by private businesses such as Allied-Signal, Boeing Co., Brush-Wellman and the Alcoa Foundation.

Technical Focus

  • Ultrasonic characterization of materials
  • Solid mechanics
  • Nondestructive evaluation


  • PhD, MS and BS from Iowa State University