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Mechanical engineer

Donald E. Adams, American mechanical engineer. Achievements include patent on radiation heat transfer measuring instrument. Member Burlington (Vermont) Junior Downtown Athletic Club, 1960-1995, Town Recycling Committee, Clarence, New York, 1991-1995, chair, 1995. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chair Buffalo section 1972), Sigma Xi.

Background

Adams, Donald E. was born on November 11, 1938 in Burlington, Vermont, United States. Son of Thurston M. and Dorothy (Johnson) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Vermont, 1960. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1963.

Career

Research assistant, Cornell Univercity/National Science Foundation, Ithaca, New York, 1960-1962;associate engineer, Cornell Aero. Laboratory, Inc., Buffalo, New York, 1962-1966;research engineer, Cornell Aero. Laboratory, Inc., Buffalo, 1966-1971;senior engineer, Calspan Corporation, Buffalo, 1971-1976;principal engineer, Calspan Corporation, Buffalo, since 1976.

Junior engineer Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1961.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent on radiation heat transfer measuring instrument.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Burlington (Vermont) Junior Downtown Athletic Club, 1960-1995, Town Recycling Committee, Clarence, New York, 1991-1995, chair, 1995. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chair Buffalo section 1972), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Rosemarie Vara, June 5, 1965. Children: David E., Thomas J., Emily M.

father:
Thurston M. Adams

mother:
Dorothy (Johnson) Adams

spouse:
Rosemarie Vara

child:
David E. Adams

child:
Thomas J. Adams

child:
Emily M. Adams