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Civil engineering educator

Wolfgang Alfons Rodi, German civil engineering educator. Recipient Max Planck Research prize Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, 1991. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Karl-Emil Hilgard Hydraulic prize 1981, 87, Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering lectr award 1997), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fluids Engineering award 2006), International Association Hydraulic Research (Ippen award 1987).

Background

Rodi, Wolfgang Alfons was born on September 30, 1942 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Son of Alfons and Kaethe (Volkenstein) Rodi.

Education

Diploma engineer, University Stuttgart, Germany, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London, 1973.

Career

North Atlantic Treaty Organization research fellow University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1966-1967. Research assistant Imperial College, London, 1968-1972. Project leader University Karlsruhe, Germany, 1973-1982, professor and co-director Institute for Hydromechanics, 1982—2007, professor emeritus, since 2007.

Chairman committee on fluid mechanics International Association for Hydraulic Research, 1984-1989. Chairman international confs.: Karlsruhe, 1984. Dubrovnik, 1990, Florence, 1993.

Crete, 1996, Corsica, 1999, Mallorca, 2002, Sardinia, 2005. Chairman science programme Committee European Research Comty. of Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 1994-1999, 1st deputy chairman, 1999—2006. Honorary guest professor Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Works

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Karl-Emil Hilgard Hydraulic prize 1981, 87, Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering lectr award 1997), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fluids Engineering award 2006), International Association Hydraulic Research (Ippen award 1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, cooking, swimming, diving, skiing.

Connections

Married Helga Binder, November 21, 1986. 1 child, Daniel Robinson.

father:
Alfons Rodi

mother:
Kaethe (Volkenstein) Rodi

spouse:
Helga Binder

child:
Daniel Robinson Rodi