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Theodore Yao-tsu Wu
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 U.S.A.
Telephone:(626) 395-4230 Fax: (626)795-9839
Education: B.S. (Aeronautics) 1946 Chaio-Tung University, Shanghai, China ; M.S. (Aeronautics)
1948 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Ph.D. (Aeronautics) 1952 Calif. Inst. Technology.
Career: Faculty member, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Calif. Inst. Technology, 1952- :
Research Fellow, 1952-55; Assistant Professor, 1955-57; Associate Professor of Engineering Science,
1957-61; Professor of Engineering Science, 1961-96; Professor Emeritus, 1996- .
Publications: Author or co-author of over 150 archive journal papers, books and reports.
Awards and Honors: Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering; Member, Academia Sinica;
Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Honorary Fellow, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese
Academy of Sciences;
Fellow, American Physical Society; American Physical Society 1993 Fluid Dynamics Prize Award*;
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow; Australian Universities and C.S.I.R.O. Fellow; Japan Society for
Promotion of Science Fellow;
Achievement Award, Chinese Engineers and Scientists Assoc. So. California, 1971; CAFA Achievement
Award - Chinese-American Faculty Assoc., So. CA., 1993;
Lifetime Achievement Award, Chinese Engineers and Scientists Assoc. So. California, 1995; North
American Chiao Tung University Alumni Assoc., 2000;
Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1980;
Honorary Professor, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ., Xian, China; Harbin Engineering Univ.,
Harbin, China; Hong Kong Univ., Hong Kong; Chong Qing Univ., Chong Qing, China;
Gast Professor, Hamburg Univ., Germany, 1964-65; Consultant Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.;
The Sixth Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecturer, Hamburg University, Germany, 25 Nov. 1983;
and the U.S. delivery: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 20 March 1984
Herbert Wagner Memorial Lecture, Munich, Germany, 20 May 1984
Distinguished Lecturer, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, 1992
Distinguished Teaching Award, California Institute of Technology, 1996
William Mong Distinguished Lecturer, Hong Kong University, 16 April 1997
Distinguished Israel Pollack Lecturer, Technion, Haifa, Israel, May, 1999
Memorial Lecture in memory of Sir James Lighthill, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 5 Jan. 2000
* - awarded annually to an individual for major contributions to fundamental fluid
dynamics made during a career of outstanding work in the United States.
Editorship: Advances in Applied Mechanics, Editorial Board, 1971-1982; Co-Editor, 1982-2001; J.
Ship Research, 1972-1992; The Physics of Fluids, 1979-82; Wave Motion, 1978-1998; Ann. Review
Fluid Mech., 1980-84; 1991-1995; Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 1979-; Newton - Science
Magazine, 1986-; Advances in Mechanics, 1988-; Advances in Hydrodynamics, 1988-; Advisory
Board,Journal of Acta Mechanics Sinica, 1990-.
Special Lectureships by invitation from universities and professional societies
A.liations with professional societies
Reviewer and Referee Service rendered to archive journals and publishers
Consulting Experience with corporations and enterprises
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