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educator , Aeronautical engineer

Simon Mark Spearing, British, American aeronautical engineer, educator. Achievements include patents for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Microelectromechanical Systems. Recipient Wolfson Research Merit award, Royal Society of London, 2004-2009; grantee Career award, National Science Foundation, 1997-2001; Associate fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2002.

Background

Spearing, Simon Mark was born on December 17, 1964 in Brentwood, Essex, England. Son of Simon Alan and Alison Jean Spearing.

Education

Bachelor in Engineering, Cambridge University, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, 1989.

Career

Graduate student Cambridge University, England, 1986—1989. Research engineer University California, Santa Barbara, 1990—1992. Engineering specialist BP Research, Carborundum, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992—1994.

Professor, aeronautics and astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994—2004. Professor engineering materials University Southampton, England, since 2004. Visiting professor of aeronautics and astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 2004.

Department editor Acta Materialia, 1996—2003. Chairman American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Materials Technology Committee, 1997—1999. Editor Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, since 2003.

2nd lieutenant Royal Artillery, 1983-1983, Munster, Germany.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Microelectromechanical Systems.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles various professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate. Chairman materials technical committee 1997-1999). Member: Materials Research Society, American Ceramic Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineering.

Connections

Married Elnor Lucy Clare Allhusen, September 7, 2002.

father:
Simon Alan

mother:
Alison Jean Spearing

spouse:
Elnor Lucy Clare Allhusen