An Oral History of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    A Conversation with Alan T. Zehnder
    Zehnder, Alan T.; Moon, Francis C. (Internet-First University Press, 2014-06-10)
    In an interview with Prof. Francis Moon, Professor Alan Zehnder of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering discusses his trajectory into academia and life at Cornell. Prof. Zehnder grew up in Alameda, California, then home of the Alameda Naval Air Station. His early interests in engineering were fostered by visits with his father and family to factories in the San Francisco and Oakland area as well as trips to the Lawrence Hall of Science. Zehnder earned his BS in at the University of California Berkeley. In graduate school he studied fracture mechanics under the supervision of Prof. Ares Rosakis at Caltech, earning his Ph.D. in 1987. In 1988 Zehnder joined Cornell’s Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. His areas of research include fracture mechanics, nano-scale mechanics and damage in composite materials and structures. Zehnder was Chair of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2008 when the department was merged with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Following the merger Zehnder served as Associate Director and then as Director of the Sibley School. At the time of the interview he served Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering and as faculty advisor to the Cornell Autonomous Underwater Vehicle student project team.
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    A Conversation with Sidney Leibovich
    Leibovich, Sidney; Moon, Francis C. (Internet-First University Press, 2014-06-10)
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    A Conversation with Frederick C. Gouldin
    Gouldin, Frederick C.; Moon, Francis C. (Internet-First University Press, 2014-06-10)
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    A Conversation with Stephen B. Pope
    Pope, Stephen B.; Leibovich, Sidney (Internet-First University Press, 2015-05-06)
    Stephen Pope is the Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He received his undergraduate and graduate education in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College, London. Following post-doctoral positions at Imperial College and in Applied Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, and then moved to Cornell in 1982.
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    A Conversation with Joe Burns
    Burns, Joseph; Moon, Francis (Internet-First University Press, 2014-04-18)
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    A Conversation with Lance Collins
    Collins, Lance (Internet-First University Press, 2014-06-04)
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    A Conversation with Al George
    George, Albert R.; Moon, Francis (Inernet-First Univesity Press, 2014-04-18)
    This video is part of the the Oral History Project of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Albert R. George, the John F. Carr Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University is interviewed by Prof. Emeritus Frank Moon. Running time is 1:05:16.
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    A Conversation with Don Bartel
    Bartel, Donald L.; Moon, Francis C. (Internet-First University Press, 2014-04-11)
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    A Conversation with Tob de Boer
    de Boer, P.C. Tobias; Moon, Francis C. (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2013-10-07)
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    A Conversation with K.K. Wang
    Wang, Kuo King; Moon, Francis C. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-10-07)
    A Conversation with K.K. Wang. Interviewed by Francis Moon on October 7, 2013 at Kendal. A contribution to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Oral History Project.