George S. Springer
George S. Springer is the Paul Pigott Professor of Engineering (emeritus) in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Chair 1990-2001) at Stanford University. He received his PhD degree from Yale in 1962. He served on the faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan before becoming a professor at Stanford University in 1983. Professor Springer is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, and Fellow of AIAA, ASME and SAMPE. He has received numerous honors including ASME’s Worcester Reed Warner Medal, AIAA’s 1995 Aerospace Engineer of the Year Award, the AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award, and the Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials from the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials. He has been awarded honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees by The Technical University of Budapest and by The University of Sydney.