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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Felix Wladyslaw Pawlowski

1914 - 1946
Guggenheim Professor of Aeronautical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Physics
Chair Aeronautical Engineering 1922-1939

William Frederick Gerhardt

1917 - 1918
Acting Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Edward A. Stalker

1925 - 1942
Professor of Aeronautical Engineering
Chair Aeronautical Engineering 1939-1942

Milton J. Thompson

1926 - 1941
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Lawrence Vincent Kerber

1927 - 1929
Professor of Applied Aeronautics
Daniel Guggenheim Professor of Applied Aeronautics

Frank N. M. Brown

1928 - 1929
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Emerson W Conlon

1938 - 1953
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Chair of Aerospace Engineering 1945-1953

Arnold M. Kuethe

1941 - 1974
Professor Aerospace Engineering
Acting Chair Aeronautical Engineering 1942-1945

Franz Russell Steinbacher

1941 - 1947
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Edgar J. Lesher

1942 - 1981
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Julius D. Schetzer

1944 - 1960
Professor of Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering

Wilbur C. Nelson

1946 - 1977
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Chair Aeronautical Engineering 1953-1968

D. Roger Glass

1946 - 1996
Research Scientist

Myron Hairm Nichols

1947 - 1960
Professor of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering

John William Luecht

1948 - 1954
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

James E. Broadwell

1948 - 1959
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Rich
ard Boyd Morrison

1948 - 1966
Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Lawrence L. Rauch

1949 - 1979
Professor Aerospace Engineering

Hans P. Liepman

1949 - 1960
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering
Director of the Wind Tunnel, Aeronautical Research Center

Robert E. Cul
len

1949 - 1966
Instructor in Aeronautical Engineering
Research Engineer

James A. Nicholls

1950 - 1986
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Robert M. Howe

1951 - 1991
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Chair Aerospace Engineering 1968-1983

Leslie M. Jones

1951 - 1979
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Elmer G. Gilbert

1952 - 1994
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Mahinder S. Uberoe

1953 - 1964
Professor/Visiting Professor Aerospace Engineering

Thomas C Adamson Jr.

1954 - 1993
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Chair Aerospace Engineering 1983-1991

Harm Buning

1956 - 1992
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Acting Chair Aerospace Engineering 1975

Joe G. Eisley

1956 - 1998
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Donald T. Greenwood

1956 - 1994
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Pauline M. Sherman

1956 - 1987
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Gabriel Isakson

1956 - 1964
Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Frederick J Beutler

1957 - 1989
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Edward O. Gilbert

1957 - 1965
Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering

Rudi S. B. Ong

1957 - 1985
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

William W. Willmarth

1958 - 1990
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Vi-Cheng Liu

1959 - 1988
Professor Aerospace Engineering

Laurence E. Fogarty

1960 - 1971
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Richard L. Phillips

1961 - 1987
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering

William L. Root

1961 - 1987
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Martin Sichel

1961 - 1998
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Interim Chair Aerospace Engineering 1996

Arthur F. Messiter

1962 - 1998
Frangois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Alfred C. Robinson

1962 - 1983
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Alexander N. Petroff

1963 - 1965
Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Donald Geister

1963 - 2008
Research Scientist Aerospace Engineering
Research Scientist Dental Research Institute

Paul B. Hays

1964 - 2000
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic and Space Sciences

William J Anderson

1965 - 2000
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Stuart W Bowen

1966 - 1972
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

David L. Sikarskie

1966 - 1969
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

N Harris McClamroch

1967 - 2010
Professor of Computer Information & Control Engineering
Chair Aerospace Engineering 1992-1995

William Francis Powers

1968 - 1981
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Nguyen X. Vinh

1968 - 1998
Professor Aerospace Engineering

Valdis Kibens

1969 - 1972
Assistant Professor Aerospace Engineering

William B. Ribbens

1975 - 1999
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Jerome A. Smith

1983 - 1987
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

John E. Taylor

1983 - 1999
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Gerard M. Faeth

1985 - 2005
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Vincent T Coppola

1991 - 1998
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

David C. Hyland

1997 - 2003
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Chair Aerospace Engineering 1997-2003