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Biography

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Archival as Author

Theodore Y.-T. Wu

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Dates

March 20, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Wu, Theodore Y.-T. (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Additional Forms of Names

Wu, T. Yao-tsu (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Wu, Theodore Yao-tsu

Biography

Abstract

Theodore Wu is Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science at California Institute of Technology. His research interests include fluid mechanics and compressible, viscous, heat-conducting fluids, water waves, jets, cavity, wake, boundary layer and stratified flows; biophysical and geophysical fluid mechanics.

Important Dates

March 20, 1924Birth, Zhangzhou Shi (China).

1946Obtained BSc in Aeronautics, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China).

1948Obtained MS in Aeronautics, Iowa State University, Ames (Iowa).

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

1952 – presentResearch Fellow in Applied Mechanics (1952-1955); Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics (1955-1957); Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics (1957-1961); Professor of Applied Mechanics (1961-1966); Professor of Engineering Science (1966-1996); and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science (1996-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1964 – 1965Guggenheim Fellow, University of Hamburg.

1967 – 1978Member (1967-1978) and Chair (1977-1978), Wave Resistance Committee, International Towing Tank Conference.

1972 – 1974Chair, American Towing Tank Conference.

1975 – 1978Member, Committee on Recommendations for United States Army Basic Scientific Research, National Research Council.

1979 – presentAdjunct Professor, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.

1980Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

1982Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

1982 – 2001Co-Editor, Advances in Applied Mechanics.

1993Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Fluid mechanist.

Places

Birth

Zhangzhou Shi (China)

Undergraduate Education

Shanghai (China)

Graduate Education

Ames (Iowa)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Aeronautics.

Fluid mechanics.

Mechanics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

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.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Willmarth, William W.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Obtained PhD in Aeronautics (1952). Research Fellow in Applied Mechanics; Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics; Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics; Professor of Applied Mechanics; Professor of Engineering Science; and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science.

Shanghai jiao tong da xue

Obtained BSc in Aeronautics (1946). Adjunct Professor.

University of California, Berkeley

Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1993 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

American Towing Tank Conference

Chair.

Elsevier Science Publishers

Co-Editor, Advances in Applied Mechanics.

International Towing Tank Conference

Member and Chair, Wave Resistance Committee.

Iowa State University

Obtained MS in Aeronautics (1948).

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Recommendations for United States Army Basic Scientific Research.

Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkōkai

Visiting Fellow.

Universität Hamburg

Guggenheim Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Theodore Y. Wu.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA