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engineering science educator

John Walter Strohbehn was American engineering science educator.


Strohbehn, John Walter was born on November 21, 1936 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of Walter William and Gertrude (Powell) Strohbehn.


Bachelor of Science, Stanford University, 1958. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1964.


Associate professor engineering science Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1968-1973, professor, 1973-1994, associate dean, 1976-1981, adjunct professor medicine, 1979-1990, Sherman Fairchild professor, 1983-1991, acting provost, 1987-1989, provost, 1989-1993. Provost, professor biomedical engineering Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1994-1999. Distinguished lecturer Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Antennas and Propagation Society, 1979-1982.

Visiting fellow Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1993-1994.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Laser Propagation in the Clear Atmosphere, 1978. Associate editor transactions Ant and Propagation, 1969-1971, transactions biomedical Engineering, 1981-1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Norwich, Vermont, 1971-1973. Board directors Norwich Recreation and Conservation Council. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Optical Society of America, American Institute Medical Biological Engineering (founding).

Member Radiation Research Society, Bioelectromagnetics Society (board directors 1982-1985), North America Hyperthermia Group (president 1986).


  • Other Interests

    Jogging, hiking, skiing.


Children from previous marriage: Jo, Kris, Carolyn. Married Barbara Ann Brungard, August 30, 1980.

Walter William Strohbehn

Gertrude (Powell) Strohbehn

Barbara Ann Brungard