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Mechanical and aeronautical engineer

Brian Edward Thompson, Canadian Mechanical and aeronautical engineer. Avocations: pilot, ice hockey, tennis, canoe-tripping, gardening. M C.

Background

Thompson, Brian Edward was born on November 2, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of Ronald Eugene and Mary McLaughlin (Laurie) Thompson.

Education

BAScME, University Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1984.

Career

Postdoctorate research assistant, Imperial College Science and Technology, London, 1983-1984; assistant professor mechanic engineering, U. Waterloo, 1984-1986; research scientist, Science Research Associations, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1986-1988; supervisor experimental gas dynamics, Science Research Associations, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut, 1988-1990; senior research scientist, Science Research Associations, Inc., 1989-1990; group leader, lead senior engineer advisory design and Research and Development methods, Boeing Canada Ltd. de Havilland division, 1990-1991; associate professor mechanic engineering, aero engineering and mechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, since 1991; chief engineer, Rensselaer Composite Aircraft, since 1992. Chief aerodynamicist Ultimate Aerobatics, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1985-1986. Presenter short courses aircraft group British Aerospace PLC, Stockport, England, 1984, de Havilland Aircraft Canada, Ltd., Downsview, Ontario, 1986.

Achievements

  • Avocations: pilot, ice hockey, tennis, canoe-tripping, gardening.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Author numerous reports in field. Abstractor in field.

Membership

Member advising committee 1st Annual Connecticut Quality Improvement Award, Hartford, 1988. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman public affairs committee Hartford section 1987, secretary 1988, vice chairman program 1989, Executive Committee 1987-1989), Association Professional Engineers Ontario, Engineering Institute Canada, Canada Aeronautics an Space Institute.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Pilot, ice hockey, tennis, canoe-tripping, gardening.

Connections

Married Juliet Jane Iles, July 18, 1955. Children: Emma Jane Agnes, John Ronald James.

father:
Ronald Eugene Thompson

mother:
Mary McLaughlin (Laurie) Thompson

spouse:
Juliet Jane Iles

child:
Emma Jane Agnes Thompson

child:
John Ronald James Thompson