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Professor Emeritus Daniel D. Joseph Passed Away


Professor Emeritus Daniel D. Joseph passed away on May 24, 2011. He was a world-renowned expert for more than three decades in fluid mechanics, retiring in 2009. He was a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota since 1963, where he served as the Russell J. Penrose Professor and Regent's Professor. In addition, he was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine and an Honorary Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University of China. During his career, he authored 10 patents, 400 journal articles and six books. He was a Guggenheim Fellow; a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; G.I. Taylor Medalist, Society of Engineering Science; a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS); and winner of the Timoshenko Medal of the ASME, the Schlumberger Foundation Award, the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology, Fluid Dynamics Prize of the APS, Professional Achievement Awards from Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois and the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Army. He was also listed in the Thompson Scientific-ISI Highly Cited Researchers.

A memorial service will be held in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota for later this fall. Details will be posted to the AEM web site when they are available.

See the Minneapolis Star Tribune obituary for Prof. Joseph

See additional Mineapolis Star Tribune obituary article, dated June 8th, for Prof. Joseph

Last Modified: Thursday, 09-Jun-2011 10:54:55 CDT -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation