Warren M. Rohsenow
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
Co-Founder and Former Chairman, Dynatech Corporation
BS Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern, 1941; MS Engineering, Yale, 1943-44
Northwestern Chapter, 1939
Wife – Towneley Smith; Children – John, Brian, Damaris, Sandra, Anne, four grandchildren
Instructor, Yale University, 1943-44; Lt (jg), Gas Turbine Division., U.S. Navy, 1944-1946; Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946-1987; Co-Founder and Chairman, Dynatech Corporation, 1955-1994
Activities and Awards
Director, Heat Transfer Laboratory, M.I.T., 1946-1987; Head, Professional Mechanical Engineering Graduate School, 1961-1986; ASME: Pi Tau Sigma Gold Metal Junior Award; W. M. Rohsenow Prize for Gas Turbine Division; Heat Transfer Presentation; Heat Transfer Memorial Award; Max Jacob Award.
Fellow, National Academy of Engineering; Fellow, Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow, New York Academy of Engineering; Fellow, Polish Academy of Science
Boiling, condensation, contact conductance, heat exchangers
“Heat, Mass, & Momentum Transfer” (with H. Choi); “Handbook of Heat Transfer,” (with Hartnett, Ganic, Choi); “Advances in Heat Transfer.”
Jazz piano & vibes, gold tennis, skiing