International Member
Sir William R. Hawthorne
1913-2011
Sir William R. Hawthorne
International Member
Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • 1976
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace
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  • 1976
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace
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  • 1976
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace
Memorial Tribute

BY EDWARD M. GREITZER AND JOHN H. HORLOCK

SIR WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, a pioneer in the aerodynamics and thermodynamics of gas turbine engines, and a sought after technology advisor and consultant to industry and government, died in Cambridge, England, ...

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Election Citation
Pioneering contributions in the understanding of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics and their applications in mechanical engineering, particularly jet engines.
Employment
  • University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor