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Mechanical engineering educator

Alan Needleman, American mechanical engineering educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1977. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy Mechanics, Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (foreign), Groupe Francais de Macanique des Matèriaux (honorary), American Academy Arts & Sciences; member National Academy of Engineering.

Background

Needleman, Alan was born on September 2, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Herman and Hannah (Goodman) Needleman.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1966. Master of Science, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1970.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Ecole Normal Superoir de Cachan, 2006. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Technology University Denmark, 2006.

Career

Instructor applied mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1970-1972, assistant professor, 1972-1975. Assistant professor engineering Brown University, Providence, 1975-1978, associate professor, 1978-1981, professor, 1981—2009, dean engineering, 1988-1991, Florence Pirce Grant University professor, 1996—2009, Florence Pirce Grant University professor emeritus, since 2009. Professor University North Texas, since 2009.

Visiting assistant professor Technology University Denmark, Lyngby, 1973. Visiting fellow Clare Hall, University Cambridge, England, 1978. Visiting professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy Mechanics, Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (foreign), Groupe Francais de Macanique des Matèriaux (honorary), American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member National Academy of Engineering.

Connections

Married Wanda Sapolsky, April 12, 1970. Children: Deborah, Daniel.

father:
Herman Needleman

mother:
Hannah (Goodman) Needleman

spouse:
Wanda Sapolsky

child:
Deborah Needleman

child:
Daniel Needleman