Wendell Frederick Hess, American educator, research director. Awarded Lincoln Gold Medal by American Welding Society; University Award of the Resistance Welder Manufacturers Association, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948; American Iron and Steel Institute Medal, 1944; John Price Weatherill Medal of Franklin Institute, 1948.
Instructor Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, 1928-1930, assistant professor electrical engineering and physics, 1930-1937. Assistant professor metallurgical engineering, 1937-1938.
Associate professor and head of welding laboratory, 1938-1945. Professor and head welding laboratory, 1945-1947, head department of metallurgical engineering since 1947, director research, since 1952, teacher course in welding to United States Navy Annapolis graduates, sent by bureau of Yards and Docks. 1929-1947.
Born January 1, 1903