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Engineering educator

Richard Allan Schapery, American engineering educator. General Motors Corporation fellow, 1958, Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1960, Douglas Aircraft fellow, 1961; Purdue Extra Large grantee, 1963; recipient machinery's award for design, 1957; Distinguished Achievement award for research Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1978, Distinguished Engineering Alumni award Wayne State University, 1992.


Schapery, Richard Allan was born on March 3, 1935 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Aaron and Nellie (Slovut) Schapery.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with high distinction, Wayne State University, 1957. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Aeros, California Institute of Technology, 1962.


Member faculty, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1962-1969;professor civil and aerospace engineering, Texas A.&M. U., College Station, 1969-1980;Distinguished professor, Texas A.&M. U., College Station, 1980-1990;Alumni professor, Texas A.&M. U., College Station, 1980-1985;TEES chair, Texas A.&M. U., College Station, 1985-1989;R.P. Gregory chair, Texas A.&M. U., College Station, 1989-1990;director, Mechanics and Materials Center, 1972-1990;The Cockrell Family Regents chair in engineering, professor, University Texas, Austin, since 1990. Cons. industry, government. Editor-in-chief International Journal of Fracture, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to professional journals and books.


Fellow Society Engineering Science (president). Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Ceramic Society, Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Mable Etta Burns, June 14, 1957. 1 child, Phillip Randal.

Aaron Schapery

Nellie (Slovut) Schapery

Mable Etta Burns

Phillip Randal Schapery