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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

T. Maxworthy

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Dates

May 21, 1933 – March 8, 2013

Authorized Form of Name

Maxworthy, T. (Tony)

Additional Forms of Names

Maxworthy, Tony

Biography

Abstract

Tony Maxworthy was Distinguished Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California (1967-2013). Other institutional affiliations included National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research interests include fluid dynamics and aerodynamics.

Important Dates

May 21, 1933Birth, London (England).

1954Obtained BS in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London (England).

1955Obtained MS in Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1960Obtained PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1960 – 1967Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Pasadena (Calif.).

1965 – 1967Member, Advisory Committee on Fluid Dynamics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1967 – 1972Consultant, Vehicle Research Corporation.

1967 – 2013Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (1967-1970); Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (1970-1988); Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering (1979-1989); Smith International Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (1988-2013); and Distinguished Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (2013-2013), University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1968 – 1990Consultant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1972 – 1975Consultant, Systems Science and Software.

1972 – 1979Consultant, Xonics Inc.

1973 – 1980Consultant, Aero Vironment Inc.

1974Senior Visitor, Cambridge University.

1974 – 1978Member (1974-1979) and Chair (1977-1978), Executive Committee, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society.

1975Fellow, American Physical Society.

1975 – 1985Consultant, Brown Boveri Research Centre.

1975 – 2013Life Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

1976Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

1977 – 1981Consultant, Dynamics Technology Inc.

1979 – 1981Consultant, Flow Corporation.

1984Senior Queen's Fellow in Marine Sciences, University of Western Australia.

1986Forman Visiting Professor of Aeronautics, Technion (Tekhniyon, Makhon tekhnologi le-Yisra'el).

1988Visiting Professor, Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

1988Visiting Professor, Instituto Superior Téchnico.

1989Visiting Professor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

1989 – 1999Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

1990Awarded Otto Laporte Award, American Physical Society.

1991Member, Research Advisory Board, National Water Research Institute.

1991Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1995 – 2013Professeur Associé, École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle de la Ville de Paris.

1996Shimizu Corporation Visiting Professor, Stanford University.

1996 – 2013Consulting Professor, Stanford University.

2001Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2001Senior Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Atmospheric Research.

2001Professeur Invité, Fluid Mechanics Institute of Toulouse (Institute de Méchanique des Fluides de Toulouse).

2005Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

2011Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

March 8, 2013Death, Los Angeles (Calif.).

Occupation

Geophysical fluid dynamics.

Places

Birth

London (England)

Undergraduate Education

London (England)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Death

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects

Aerodynamics.

Combustion.

Fluid dynamics.

Fluid mechanics.

Geophysics.

Relationships

People

Family

Dotson, Kara Maxworthy

Daughter.

Maxworthy, Anna

Wife.

Maxworthy, Gary

Brother.

Neville, Kirsten Maxworthy

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Liang, Hanzhuang

Advised by Maxworthy at University of Southern California, "Experimental investigations of swirling jets."

Ruith, Michael R.

Advised by Maxworthy at University of Southern California, "Direct numerical simulation and stability analyses of three-dimensional swirling jets and wakes exhibiting vortex breakdown."

Colleagues

Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965

Both employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Glennan, Thomas Keith, 1905-1995

Both employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Webb, James E. (James Edwin)

Both employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Institutions

Major Positions

Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie (Paris, France)

Professeur Associé.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)

Group Supervisor and Consultant.

Stanford University. Department of Civil Engineering

Shimizu Corporation Visiting Professor and Consulting Professor.

Tekhniyon, Makhon tekhnologi le-Yisra'el

Forman Visiting Professor of Aeronautics.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Member, Advisory Committee on Fluid Dynamics; and Consultant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

University of Southern California. Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Smith International Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; and Distinguished Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

AeroVironment Inc.

Consultant.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Member and Chair, Executive Committee, Division of Fluid Dynamics; Fellow; received 1990 Otto Laporte Award; and received 2011 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

Brown Boveri Corporation

Consultant, Research Centre.

Christchurch College

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CSIRO (Australia). Atmospheric Research

Senior Visiting Scientist.

Dynamics Technology, Inc.

Consultant.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Visiting Professor.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Visiting Professor.

Flow Corporation

Consultant.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Obtained PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1960).

Imperial College. London

Obtained BS (1954).

Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse

Professeur Invité.

Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal)

Visiting Professor.

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow.

National Water Research Institute (U.S.)

Member, Research Advisory Board.

Princeton University. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Obtained MS (1955).

Systems Science and Software

Consultant.

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Visiting Professor.

University of Cambridge

Life Fellow, Clare Hall.

University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Senior Visitor.

University of Western Australia

Senior Queen's Fellow in Marine Sciences.

Vehicle Research Corporation

Consultant.

Xonics Inc.

Consultant.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Tony Maxworthy University of Southern California memorial page.

Subject

Tony Maxworthy Physics Today obituary.