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Robert Heywood Fernald

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Robert Heywood Fernald, American engineer.

Background

Fernald, Robert Heywood was born on December 19, 1871 in Orono, Maine, United States. Son of Merritt Caldwell and Mary Lovejoy (Heywood) Fernald.

Education

Biomedical Engineering, Maine State College, 1892. Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1892-1893. Mechanical Engineering, Case School Applied Science, 1918.

A.M., Columbia, 1901, Doctor of Philosophy., 1902. Doctor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1924.

Career

Instructor, 1893-1896, assistant professor, 1896-1901, Case School Applied Science, director department mechanic engineer, 1907-1912. Director department mechanic engineering, Washington University, 1902-1907. Whitney professor dynamical engineering, and director department mechanic engineering, University of Pennsylvania, since 1912, dean Towne Scientific School same university, since 1930.

Conducted investigations for United States Geological Survey and bureau of Mines in the United States and Europe. Engineer in charge technologic branch, United States Geological Survey, September 1, 1904-July 1, 1910. Construction engineering Public Service communications of Pennsylvania, 1913-1915.

Construction engineering, fuel div. Bureau of Mines, 1910-1920. Formulated rules and regulations for gas, heating and water utilities of Pennsylvania, 1914.

President Cleveland Engineering Society, 1912. Member board directors Sesquicentennial International Exposition at Philadelphia. Engineer member Giant Power Survey Board of Pennsylvania.

Member science advisory committee (mechanic engineering director), Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago. Member Executive Committee Traffic communications of Philadelphia, since 1930. Engineering member of advisory committee, Philadelphia Agency of Reconstruction Finance Corporation, since 1932.

Member Executive Committee 3d World Power Conference, 1935-1936. Chairman of the executive committee Technology Advisory Council affiliated with Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, January since 1936. Author: Engineering of Power Plants (with George A. Orrok), 1916, 3d edit., 1927.

Home: Haverford, Pa.

Works

  • Author: Engineering of Power Plants (with George A. Orrok), 1916, 3d edit., 1927.

Membership

Member board directors Sesquicentennial International Exposition at Philadelphia. Member Giant Power Survey Board of Pennsylvania. Member science advisory committee (mechanic engineering director), Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago.

Member Executive Committee Traffic communications of Philadelphia, since 1930. Member of advisory committee, Philadelphia Agency of Reconstruction Finance Corporation, since 1932. Member Executive Committee 3d World Power Conference, 1935-1936.

Connections

Married Catherine Mason Coupland, June 27, 1905. Children: Merritt Caldwell, Frances Mason (deceased), Mason.

father:
Merritt Caldwell Fernald

mother:
Mary Lovejoy (Heywood) Fernald

spouse:
Catherine Mason Coupland

children:
Merritt Caldwell Fernald

Frances Mason Fernald (deceased)

Mason Fernald