Gary W. Caille, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Systems Solutions Group, CSU Ventures
PRE/Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dr. Caille has extensive experience in the theoretical and practical development of armor and blast resistant systems. Recently he led systems development of the ULTRA Armored Personnel Concept Vehicle and the USMC Marine personnel Carrier, focusing on the survivability and mobility of armor vehicles and their personnel. For the ULTRA APV, he delivered a next generation armored patrol vehicle and developed a new armor for under 3 million dollars all in approximately 1 year. Dr. Caille has also used his expertise in thermal systems by forming systematic solutions to energy generation that use renewable sources such as geothermal, solar and wind combined with gasification and plasma systems using other waste streams to provide optimized solutions that have positive environmental and economic impacts to the community.
Dr. Caille was commissioned in the United Stated Navy after graduation from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1977). He completed a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida (1985) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech, 1988). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia, New Jersey (inactive) and Florida (inactive).
After completing nuclear power training and submarine training, Dr. Caille served on a fast attack nuclear submarine. He served as the Reactor Controls Division Officer, Sonar Division Officer and Weapons Department Head from 1978 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he served as an instructor and director of the Officer Chemistry, Materials and Radiological Fundamentals Division at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School.
In 1988, Dr. Caille reported to the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Submarine Directorate where he served as the Deputy Program Manager and Technical Director for research and development programs with an annual budget of approximately $100M. He also directly supervised the planning, installation, execution, and data analysis of ten, multi-platform, highly complex at-sea experiments. Dr. Caille retired from the Navy Reserve as a Captain with 4 commands.
After returning to Georgia Tech in 1993, Dr. Caille served as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Electro-Optics, Environment and Materials Laboratory, a 250-person, $25 M highly diversified research organization. In 2008, Dr. Caille formed the Systems Solutions Group of CSU Ventures which is focused on developing applied technical research from Colorado State University and partnering with industrial corporations to develop systems level solutions.