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Hans Michael Michael Mark

federal agency administrator , physicist

Hans Michael Mark, American physicist, former federal agency administrator. Achievements include research on nuclear energy levels, nuclear reactions, applications, nuclear energy for practical purposes, atomic flourescence yields, measurement X-rays above atmosphere, spacecraft and experimental aircraft design.

Background

Mark, Hans Michael was born on June 17, 1929 in Mannheim, Germany. Arrived in the United States, 1940, naturalized, 1945. Son of Herman Francis and Maria (Schramek) Mark.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University California, Berkeley, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954. Doctor of Science (honorary), Florida Institute of Technology, 1978.

Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Polytechnic University New York, 1982. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Milwaukee School Engineering, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Edward's University, 1993.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Royal Military College of Science, United Kingdom, 2004. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Tri-State University, 2005.

Career

Research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1954-1955;assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1958-1960;research physicist Lawrence Radiation Laboratory,, University of California, Livermore, 1955-1958, 60-69;experimental physics division leader, University of California, Livermore, 1960-1964;associate professor nuclear engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1960-1966;professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1966-1969;department chairman nuclear engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1964-1969;lecturer department applied science, University of California, Davis, 1969-1973;consultant professor engineering, Stanford University, 1973-1984;director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames Research Center, 1969-1977;undersecretary, director National Reconnaissance Office, United States Air Force, Washington, 1977-1979;secretary, United States Air Force, Washington, 1979-1981;deputy administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1981-1984;chancellor, University Texas System, Austin, 1984-1992;professor aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, University Texas, Austin, 1988-1998;director defense research and engineering, Department Defense., Washington, since 1998. Member President's Advisory Group Science and Technology, 1975-1976. Board directors Astronautics Corporation American.

Trustee Polytechnic U., since 1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on nuclear energy levels, nuclear reactions, applications, nuclear energy for practical purposes, atomic flourescence yields, measurement X-rays above atmosphere, spacecraft and experimental aircraft design.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (honorary, Von Karman lecturer astronautics 1992), American Physical Society. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Nuclear Society, American Geophysical Union, Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club.

Connections

Married Marion G. Thorpe, January 28, 1951. Children: Jane H., Rufus J.

father:
Herman Francis Mark

mother:
Maria (Schramek) Mark

spouse:
Marion G. Thorpe

children:
Jane H. Mark

Rufus J. Mark