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researcher , Engineering educator

Ronald Paul Nordgren, American Engineering educator, researcher. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member National Academy of Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Society Engineering Science, Sigma Xi.

Background

Nordgren, Ronald Paul was born on April 3, 1936 in Munising, Michigan, United States. Son of Paul A. and Martha M. Nordgren.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Michigan, 1957;Master of Science in Engineering, University Michigan, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1962.

Career

Research assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 1959-1962;mathematician, Shell Development Company, Houston, 1963-1968;staff research engineer, Shell Development Company, Houston, 1968-1974;senior staff research engineer, Shell Development Company, Houston, 1974-1980;research associate, Shell Development Company, Houston, 1980-1990;Brown professor civil and mechanic engineering, Rice U., Houston, since 1989. United States national commission on theoretical and applied mechanics National Research Council, 1984-1986, United States national committee for rock mechanics, 1991-1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Associate editor Journal Applied Mechanics, 1972-1976, 81-85. Patentee in field.

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Society Engineering Science, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Joan E. McAfee, Sept 12, 1959. Children: Sonia, Paul.

father:
Paul A.

mother:
Martha M. Nordgren

spouse:
Joan E. McAfee

child:
Sonia Nordgren

child:
Paul Nordgren