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Prof. George Springer


Paul Pigott Professor of Engineering (Emeritus), Aeronautics & Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy), Civil and Environmental Engineering (by courtesy)

Office: Durand Building, Room 367

Phone: (650) 723-4135 | Fax: (650) 725-3377

Email: gspringer [AT] stanford.edu



Degrees

PhD Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 1962.
MS Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 1961.
MEng Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 1960.
BE Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney, 1959.

Research Interests


  • Manufacture, design, and service life of fiber reinforced composite structures;
  • Design of sports equipment
    • Composite skis and snowboards
    • Golf equipment
    • Sail Boats
  • Design of biomedical devices
    • Artificial heart valve
    • Composite bone replacement
    • Device for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
    • Remotely controlled video capsule for monitoring the GI track


Awards and Honors


  • 2007 - Doctor of Engineering (honorary), University of Sydney
  • 2000 - Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Technical University of Budapest
  • 2000 - AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Award
  • 1999 - Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials
  • 1997 - American Society of Composites Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 1995 - Hungarian Academy of Science (foreign member)
  • 1995 - Aerospace Engineer of the Year, AIAA
  • 1994 - National Academy of Engineering
  • 1994 - Worcester Reed Warner Medal, ASME
  • 1991 - Delmonte Award, SAMPE
  • 1988 - NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award
  • 1978 - Ralph R. Teetor Award, SAE


Professional Society


  • Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Fellow: Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering
  • Member: American Physical Society
  • Member: American Society of Composites Licensed Professional Engineer, Massachusetts


Patent and Publications


  • Two U.S. Patents on biomedical devices
  • Author/Co-Author/Editor of twelve books and over two hundred technical papers


Miscellaneous


  • Editor, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
  • Academic Advisory Panel, Golf Digest Magazine


Employment

2009 - present: Paul Pigott Professor of Engineering (Emeritus), Stanford University
1994 - 2009: Paul Pigott Professor of Engineering
1990 - 2001: Chair, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1983 - 2009: Professor, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor (by courtesy), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Professor (by courtesy), Dept. of Civil Engineering
1979 - 1980: Professor (Visiting), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
1972 - 1983: Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. U. of Michigan
1973: Professor (Visiting), Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, U. of Sydney
1967 - 1972: Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Michigan
1963 - 1967: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
1962 - 1963: Instructor and Ford postdoctoral fellow, MIT