VIP Biography for
Charles W. Bert, Ph.D.
|Charles W. Bert, Ph.D.|
|Title||Perkinson Chair/G.L. Cross Research Professor Emeritus|
|Expertise||Mechanical and aerospace engineering (structures, solid mechanics, composite materials, vibration)|
|Current Organization||The University of Oklahoma, Norman, School of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering|
|Type of Organization||University|
|Major Product||Higher education and research|
|Area of Distribution||Oklahoma, USA and International|
|University/Degree||B.S.M.E., 1951; M.S.M.E., 1956, The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., 1961, The Ohio State University|
|Born||November 11, 1929, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania|
|Honors & Awards||Pressure Vessels & Piping Literature Award, American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) Distinguished Research Award, Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, Ohio State and Penn State; Member, Pi Tau Sigma (mechanical engineering), Sigma Gamma Tau (aerospace engineering), Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Sigma Xi (science)|
|Published Works||700+ papers and presentations|
|Affiliations||Fellow of: AAM (President 2002-03), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Composites (also former Director), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Engineering Science (also former Director), Society for Experimental Mechanics (also former Associate Editor, Experimental Mechanics Journal); Member: American Society for Engineering Education, National and Oklahoma Societies of Professional Engineers; Licensed Professional Engineer, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania; Editorial Board Member: 6 journals|
|Hobbies & Sports||Family, travel, paperweight collector, avid football and basketball fan|
|Career Accomplishments||Originated various data reduction techniques for experiments on composites; performed first analyses of static and dynamic performance of composite-material sandwich structures; directed 60+ theses and dissertations|
|Work History||Associate Professor through Professor (1963-2004), Director (1972-77 & 1990-95), School/AME, U.OK; Principal Mechanical Engineer through Program Director (1956-63), Battelle Columbus Labs; Aerospace Design Engineer, Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, MD (1954-56); Project Officer (Lt., USAF), Air Force Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL (1952-54)|
|Military Service||AF Reserve, 2nd Lt. through Capt., 1951-63|
|Children||Charles, 44; David, 41|
|Spouse||Charlotte (Davis) Bert|
|Married||June 29, 1957|
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