Stanford S. Penner
Prof Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Energy technologies, environmental issues, management and policies. Capsule Bio:
Stanford S. Penner worked during World War II at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory on solid rocket propulsion systems. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1946. Before coming to UCSD in 1964 as founding chair of UCSD's first engineering department, Penner served as Research Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1946-50), professor of jet propulsion at the California Institute of Technology (1950-62) and Director of the Research and Engineering Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, DC (1962-64). At UCSD, he has also held the positions of vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, and director of the Energy Center (later named the Center for Energy and Combustion Research). Penner is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of seven learned societies. He has received numerous national and international awards and honorary degrees include the Distinguished Associate Award of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Edward Teller Award for The Defense of Freedom. Penner was the founding editor of The Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, of Energy-The International Journal and of the (classified) Journal of Defense Research.
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