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Ronald F. Probstein

Ford Professor Emeritus of Engineering

Room 3-246
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-2240  

Research Interests

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics; Fluid Mechanics; Environmental Control Technology



M.E. 1948 New York University
M.S.E. 1950, A.M 1951, Ph.D. 1952, Princeton University


Positions Held

Guest of the Institute, 1960-1961; Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1962-1989, 1996-2001; Ford Professor of Engineering, 1989-1996, Emeritus 1996-Present


Honors and Awards

Guggenheim Fellow, 1960-1961; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1961; Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1962; Corresponding Member, International Academy of Astronautics, 1969; Freeman Award in Fluids Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1971; Fellow, American Physical Society, 1973; National Academy of Engineering, 1977; Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science, 1981; Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1989; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Engineering, University of Utah, 1973; Ford Professor of Engineering, 1989-1996, Sc.D. (honorary), Brown University, 1997; R.F. Probstein Lecture Series in Engineering Science, M.I.T., established 1999; National Academy of Sciences, 1999.


Society Memberships

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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