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Academic dean , Mechanical engineering educator

Michael M. Carroll, American Academic dean, mechanical engineering educator. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy Mechanics (president 1994-1995), American Academy Arts and Sciences; member National Academy of Engineering, American Society Engineering Education (governor board, deans county since 1992), Society Engineering Science (board directors, vice president, president), Sigma Xi.

Background

Carroll, Michael M. was born on December 8, 1936 in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. Came to the United States 1960. Son of Timothy and Catherine (Gleeson) Carroll.

Education

Bachelor, University College, Galway, Ireland, 1958. Master of Arts, University College, Galway, Ireland, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1965.

Doctor of Science, National University Ireland, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), National University Ireland, 1992.

Career

Assistant professor mechanic engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1969; associate professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1969-1973; professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1973-1983; Shell distinguished chair, Shell Companies Foundation, 1983-1988; dean George R. Brown School Engineering, Burton J. and Ann McMurtry professor engineering, Rice U., Houston, since 1988. Board directors Daniel Industries Inc. Consultant TerraTek laboratories, Salt Lake City, 1976-1984, Thoratec Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 1976-1984, Science Applications International, La Jolla, California, since 1984, Judge Advocate General Industries, Trinidad, California, since 1984, Sandia laboratories, Albuquerque, since 1991, British Petroleum, Houston, since 1991, Adams Golf, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Member editorial boards of technical journals.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy Mechanics (president 1994-1995), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Society Engineering Education (governor board, deans council since 1992), Society Engineering Science (board directors, vice president, president), Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: crossword puzzles, golf, play writing.

Connections

Married Carolyn F. Gahagan, October 31, 1964. Children– Patricia, Timothy J.

father:
Timothy Carroll

mother:
Catherine (Gleeson) Carroll

spouse:
Carolyn F. Gahagan

children:
Timothy J. Carroll

Patricia Carroll