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consultant , researcher , Engineering educator

Martin Allan Uman, American electrical engineering educator, researcher, consultant. Recipient Editor's Citation, Journal Geophysical Research, 1989, Outstanding Florida Scientist award Florida Academy of Sciences, 1991, Group Achievement award for Galileo Spacecraft National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1992, 96; research grantee various organizations.


Uman, Martin Allan was born on July 3, 1936 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Morrice S. and Edith G. (Brown) University.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University, 1957. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1961.


Associate professor electrical engineering, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1961-1965;fellow physicist, Westinghouse Research laboratories, Pittsburgh, 1965-1971;professor department electrical and computer engineering, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1971-1991;professor, department chairman, U. Florida, Gainesville, since 1991;president, Lightning Location & Protection, Inc., Tucson, 1975-1983. Member International Commision on Atmospheric Electricity, 1975-1992. Consultant Boeing Aircraft, Patrick Air Force Base, Mobil Oil Corporation, McDonnell Douglas, United Technologies, International Business Machines Corporation, Flamex Corporation, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Northern Telecom Canada, Tampa Cable television, Bonneville Power Administration, Martin Marietta, Sandia National laboratories, Walt Disney World, Socially Responsible Investment, other companies.



Member senate University Florida, 1988-1990, 93—, board directors division sponsored research, 1989-1991. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (committee member working group on lightning performance distribution insurance since 1979, working group on estimating performance transmission insurance since 1985, Heinrich Hertz medal 1996), American Geophysical Union (John Adam Fleming medal 2001), American Meteorological Society.


Married Dorit Brigitta Kalbas, March 6, 1962. Children: Jon, Mara, Derek.

Morrice S. University

Edith G. (Brown) University

Dorit Brigitta Kalbas

Jon Uman

Mara Uman

Derek Uman