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Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

Raymond D. Mindlin

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Dates

September 17, 1906 – November 22, 1987

Authorized Form of Name

Mindlin, Raymond D. (Raymond David), 1906-1987

Additional Forms of Names

Mindlin, R. D. (Raymond David), 1906-1987

Mindlin, Ray, 1906-1987

Mindlin, Raymond David, 1906-1987

Biography

Abstract

Raymond Mindlin was Emeritus Professor of Applied Science at Columbia University (1975-1987). His research interests included the theory of elasticity, the flexure of thin plates, and crystal plate vibrations.

Important Dates

September 17, 1906Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1931Obtained BS, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1931 – 1987Assistant in Civil Engineering (1932-1938); Instructor to Professor of Applied Science (1938-1967); James Kip Finch Professor of Applied Science (1967-1975); and Emeritus Professor of Applied Science (1975-1987), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1932Obtained CE, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1936Obtained PhD in Applied Science, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1940 – 1942Consultant Physicist, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington.

1941 – 1942Consultant, National Defense Research Committee, Office of Scientific Research and Development.

1942 – 1945Consultant, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University.

1943 – 1951Consultant, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1948 – 1956Member, United States National Committee for Theoretical Research and Applied Mechanics.

1949 – 1956Member, General Assembly, International Union for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

1953 – 1971Consultant, International Business Machines (IBM).

1973Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1979Awarded National Medal of Science.

November 22, 1987Death, Hanover (N.H.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Death

Hanover (N.H.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Elasticity.

Mechanics.

Relationships

People

Family

Mindlin, Beatrice Levy

Mother.

Mindlin, Elizabeth Roth

First Wife.

Mindlin, Henry

Father.

Mindlin, Patricia Kaveney

Second Wife.

Colleagues

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Consultant Physicist.

Columbia University. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Obtained BS (1931), CE (1932) and PhD (1936). Assistant in Civil Engineering; Instructor to Professor of Applied Science; James Kip Finch Professor of Applied Science; Emeritus Professor of Applied Science.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Consultant.

IBM Research

Consultant.

Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory

Consultant.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee

Consultant.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

The collected papers of Raymond D. Mindlin.

Subject

Ole Miss "Great Man of Mechanics: Raymond D. Mindlin" site

Raymond Mindlin IEEE UFFC obituary.

Raymond Mindlin New York Times obituary.