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Carl Frederic Kayan

educator , engineer

Carl Frederic Kayan, American educator, engineer. award Society; award 1964, also Distinguished Service award 1968), Instrument Society of American (pres.


Kayan, Carl Frederic was born on July 24, 1899 in New York City. Son of John Adam and Johanna (Freund) Kayan.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1922, Mechanical Engineering, 1924.


Assistant mechanic engineering Columbia, 1924-1926, instructor, 1926-1937, assistant professor, 1937-1944, associate professor, 1944-1948, professor, 1948-1965, Stevens professor mechanical engineering, 1965-1968, Stevens professor mechanic engineering emeritus, 1968-1970, Executive officer department mechanic engineering, 1948-1955. Visiting professor Royal School Technology, Stockholm, 1955. Also construction engineering.


  • Contributor articles on energy-flow analysis, heat transfer, unit systems to science jours. Contributor sects. to Kent’s Mechanical Handbook, 1948, Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook, 1962. Marks’ Mechanical Engineering Handbook, 1966, Encyclopedia Science and Technology, 1968.

    Inventor, patentee in field.


Member of the board Air Poll. Cont. New York City, 1953-1968. Science advisory council Refrigeration Research Foundation.

Great Teacher award Society Older Graduates of Columbia, 1959. Registered profile engineer, New York and California. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (doctor 1965-1968, Outstanding Teacher award 1964, also Distinguished Service award 1968), Instrument Society of American (president 1949), American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences, Metric Association (Vice-President), International Institute Refrigeration (president Commission 2, 1959-1967, ancien president 1967-1970 Paris).

Member Institute Measurement and Control (London, honorary), United Engineering Center New York (library board 1968-1970), Institut International du Froid (Paris, honorary. Member), American Association for the Advancement of Science, John Ericsson Society (honorary vice president), American Society Engineering Education, Deutscher Kaltetechnischer Verein (honorary), Societe d’Encouragement pour la Recherche et l’Invention (commander), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Psi. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Barbara Helen Sherman, June 24, 1931. Children: Cynthia Sherman, Julia Helen.

John Adam Kayan

Johanna (Freund) Kayan

Barbara Helen Sherman

Cynthia Sherman Kayan

Julia Helen Kayan