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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

e-mail: tywu@cco.caltech.edu

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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