|CWR Presents : The Spectacular Space Shuttle Era: My story, technical and personal
In January 1969, I arrived as a new emigrant to United States at a time of great excitement for adventurers like myself. Astronauts were about to land on the moon and there was much talk of plans for a new spaceship to be called the Space Shuttle. That plan looked surprisingly like the imaginary spaceships I used to draw as a small boy growing up in the little Irish village of Magherafelt, light years away in time and space.
I came to California to join the faculty of the California Institute of Technology, little imagining that I would remain there until I retired over 41 years later. When I finally did retire in April of 2010 the last few Space Shuttle flights were about to take place and the program was winding down. Thus my career coincided with the spectacular Space Shuttle Era and its great successes and tragic failures were mirrored by events in my own personal life.
That vehicle played a very large part in both my technical career and my private life and in this wide-ranging lecture I tell some of those stories, some successful, some exhilarating, some sad and some joyful.
Chris Brennen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus at the Californian Institute of Technology . His expertise includes mechanical engineering, fluid flow, multiphase flows, cavitation, turbomachinery, pumps, granular flows. Chrisís research interests are in cavitation and multiphase flows, in turbomachinery and in granular material flows.
Brennen has also authored seven books and more than 180 technical papers.
This visit to CWR/Perth marks Chrisís forth trip to Australia and give us a chance to hear his story, technical and personal.
PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.
Chris E. Brennen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus, Californian Institute of Technology
Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, The University of Western Australia
: 6488 7565
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:00
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