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Biography

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Published as Author

A. Roshko

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Dates

July 15, 1923 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Roshko, A. (Anatol)

Additional Forms of Names

Roshko, A.

Roshko, Anatol

Biography

Abstract

Anatol Roshko is Theodore Von Karmen Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus at California Institute of Technology (1994-present). His research interests include gas dynamics, separated flow, turbulence, and transonic and supersonic aerodynamics.

Important Dates

July 15, 1923Birth, Crowsnest Pass (Alta. and B.C.).

1945Obtained BSc, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Alta.).

1952Obtained PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1952 – presentResearch Fellow (1952-1955); Assistant Professor to Professor (1955-1985); Theodore Von Karman Professor (1985-1994); Acting Director, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (1985-1987); and Theodore Von Karman Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus (1994-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1954 – 1990Consultant, McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

1961 – 1962Science Liaison Officer, Office of Naval Research, London, United States Navy.

1984 – 1990Consultant, Rocketdyne Corporate Division, Rockwell International.

1987Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Aeronautical engineer.

Places

Birth

Crowsnest Pass (Alta. and B.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Edmonton (Alta.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Aerodynamics, Supersonic.

Aeronautics.

Gas dynamics.

Turbulence.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Liepmann, H. W. (Hans Wolfgang), 1914-

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology; both employed at California Institute of Technology; and co-wrote "Elements of gasdynamics".

Colleagues

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Clark Blanchard, 1903-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Pope, S. B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Willmarth, William W.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Obtained PhD in Aeronautical Engineering (1952). Research Fellow; Assistant Professor to Professor; Theodore Von karmen Professor; and Theodore Von Karmen Professor of Aeronautics Emeritus.

California Institute of Technology. Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories

Acting Director.

United States. Office of Naval Research

Science Liaison Officer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1987 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (Firm)

Consultant.

Rockwell International. Science Center

Consultant, Rocketdyne Corporate Division.

University of Alberta. Department of Physics

Obtained BSc (1945).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Elements of gasdynamics, by H.W. Liepmann [and] A. Roshko.