Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Location: The Villages, Florida, United States
Robert A. Granger PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanical and aerospace engineering education.
Throughout Dr. Granger’s career, he has felt the presence of his father’s advice on how to behave and conduct himself. He attributes the influence of his father as one of the main factors in the success of his career. As an engineer and educator, Dr. Granger’s work has both added to the field in more ways than one. He has gone on to prepare the next generation of engineers and as made his own notable contributions to the field in positions such as one of his earliest as working as a senior research scientist with Martin Co., to being a Principal Engineer with Boeing. Since 2000, his expertise has been tapped to be a lecturer for the prestigious University of Cambridge. In previous years, he has also taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, Lake Superior College, the University of Zurich, Yale University and the University of Petroleum and Minerals. Furthermore, he has consulted for NASA and contributed as a Director of the Vortex Dynamics Symposium of Von Karman Institute.
Dr. Granger prepared for his illustrious career by first earning a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in 1955. In 1959, he earned a Master of Science from Drexel Institute of Technology and later received a PhD from the University of Maryland in 1970. From 1950 to 1952, Dr. Granger served with the US Navy during the Korean War. He has written more than 62 books and 800 articles, including “One is Infinity,” “Life on Mars” and “Fluid Mechanics.” In 1965, he was recognized as a Ford Foundation Fellow. Dr. Granger is also the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Award from the US Navy in 1996 and the Euler Mathematics Prize in 1999.
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