Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Gordon S. Beavers
College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor Emeritus
(Retired 2006)

Contact Information


Gordon Beavers 
Research Areas
Experimental fluid mechanics
Rheological fluid mechanics
Degrees
B.A., Cambridge University, June 1959
M.S., Harvard University, Applied Mathematics, June 1960
M.A., Cambridge University, March 1963
Ph.D., Cambridge University, September 1963

Recent Publications
"Breakup of a liquid drop suddenly exposed to a high speed airstream", with D.D. Joseph and J. Belanger, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 25, 1999, 1263-1303
"Rayleigh-Taylor instability of viscoelastic drops at high Weber numbers", with D.D. Joseph and T. Funada, (submitted)

Experience
1999 - 2006; Distinguished Professor
Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1974 - 2006; Professor
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1991-1993; Acting Dean
Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1984-1991; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1990-1991; Joint Acting Head of Computer Science
University of Minnesota
1983-1991; Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer
Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1983-1984; Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1982-1983; Acting Head
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1979 Visiting Professor
Engineering Department, Cambridge University
1974-1982; Professor and Associate Head
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1972-1974; Associate Professor and Associate Head
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, University of Minnesota
1970-1972; Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1963-1970; Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1960-1963; Lab. Demonstrator
Engineering Department, Cambridge University
1960 (spring); Teaching Fellow
Harvard University

Consulting
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation (1980-1984)
Board of Directors, Minnesota Technology, Inc. (1991-93)
Board of Directors, Minnesota Technology Corridor Corp. (1991-93)

Scientific and Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Society of Rheology

Honors and Awards
Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor, 1999
Board of Regents' Certificate of Appreciation, 1993
George Taylor Teaching Award, 1978-79
Visiting Professor, Nihon University, Jan. 1995
George Taylor Outstanding Service Award, 1995
Subjects and Courses Taught
Undergraduate/Graduate
AEM 4202--Aerodynamics
AEM 4203--Aerospace Propulsion

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