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educator , consultant , structural engineer

Robert Tibor Ratay, American structural engineer, educator, consultant. Registered professional engineer, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California. Recipient Foreign Exchange grant National Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1971. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (chairman technical committees since 1962); member New York State Society Professional Engineers (Engineering Educator of Year award 1994).

Background

Ratay, Robert Tibor was born on October 28, 1936 in Budapest, Hungary. Came to the United States, 1957. Son of Sandor and Erzsebet (Stieglitz) Ratay.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Massachusetts, 1961. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Massachusetts, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, University Massachusetts, 1969.

Career

Civil engineer, Tighe and Bond, Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1961-1964; structural engineer, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, New York, 1967-1970; assistant professor, City College of CUNY, 1970-1975; principal, Severud Associations, New York City, 1977-1983; professor, dean engineering, Pratt Institute, New York City, 1983-1992; professor, Polytechnic U., New York City, since 1992. Expert consultant to corporations and government agys., since 1983. Member of advisory task committee National Research Council, Washington, National Science Foundation, Washington.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (chairman technical committees since 1962). Member of New York State Society Professional Engineers (Engineering Educator of Year award 1994).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, opera, tennis, skiing.

Connections

Married Gabriella Szekely, May 30, 1959. Children: Andrea, Christopher.

father:
Sandor Ratay

mother:
Erzsebet (Stieglitz) Ratay

spouse:
Gabriella Szekely

child:
Andrea Ratay

child:
Christopher Ratay