Working at the leading edges of fundamental science to invent the technologies of the future.Ares Rosakis
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Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science; Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
- Otis Booth Leadership Chair Established at Caltech
- Professor Perona Receives Longuet-Higgins Prize
- Professor Beverley McKeon Elected Associate Fellow of AIAA
- Professor Rosakis Elected to Indian National Academy of Engineering
- New Department of Medical Engineering
- Professor Chandrasekaran Receives NSF CAREER Award
- Professor Vahala Elected Fellow of IEEE
- Professor Dimotakis Receives AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award
- Caltech: Secrets of the World’s Number One University
- ENGenious Wins Silver!
Allen E. Puckett (PhD ’49 Aeronautics), pioneering aerospace engineer and chairman emeritus of Hughes Aircraft Co., passed away on March 31, 2014. He was one of the engineers who made Hughes Aircraft into the United States’ leading defense electronics firm which dominated in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites. He began his PhD in 1941 at Caltech at the invitation of Theodore von Kármán. While at GALCIT he helped design a new supersonic wind tunnel, the first of its kind in the country. Later, he produced the calculations that led to the development of delta wing theory, which predicts the aerodynamics of supersonic aircraft and continues to be applied in the production of modern aircraft. [LA Times Obituary]
Niles A. Pierce, Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering, is one of only two engineers nationwide to be named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Pierce is working to engineer programmable molecular instruments capable of reading out and regulating the state of biological circuitry within intact biological organisms.
The renovation of the Franklin Thomas Laboratory of Engineering began with a wall breaking ceremony on April 4, 2014. The donors who made this renovation possible are: the Gate Frontiers Fund and Diane Gates Wallach who made the gift in honor of her father, Charles C. Gates Jr. a former life-trustee of Caltech; alumnus Jim Hall (BS ’57) and his wife Sandy; and the Fred L. Hartley Family Foundation.
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