Speaker Biographies (also image of TGIR logo)
L. S. "Skip" Fletcher
EDUCATION
B.S.Texas A&M University, 1958
M.S.Stanford University, 1963
EngineerStanford University, 1964
Ph.D.Arizona State University, 1968

EXPERIENCE
Industry/Government
Director, Aerospace Directorate, NASA-Ames Research Center, 1999-
Associate Director, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, 1985-1988
Research Scientist, NASA-Ames Research Center, 1958-1962, Summers 1956, 1965 and 1966

Academic
Regents Professor, Texas A&M University System, 1998-
Dietz Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1988-
Education Coordinator, Offshore Technology Research Center, 1988-00
Halliburton Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984-85
Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1980-88
Professor and Chairman, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 1975-80
Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, 1968-75; Associate Dean, 1974-75
Instructor, Arizona State University, 1964-68; Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, 1962-64

Consulting
Sandia National Laboratory, 1998;
Heat Transfer Research, Inc., 1994-95;
Argonne National Laboratory, 1994;
NRC/NAS/NAE-BOSTID, 1992-93;
Crystal Energy Corporation, 1988-90;
Union Carbide Corporation, 1973-75;
Balk, Jacobs, Goldberger, Mandell,
Seligsohn and O'Connor, 1973-76;
Technical Wire Products, Inc., 1971-72;
Singer-General Precision, 1970-72

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
Professional Engineer, Arizona; New Jersey; Virginia; Texas; C.Eng. (U.K.); C.P.Eng. (Aust.)

SOCIETY PARTICIPATION
AIAA (Fellow) Board of Directors (1981-84, 1992-98);
President (1996-97);
Vice President-Education (1992-95);
Thermophysics Technical Committee (1974-77, 1989-92);
ASME (Fellow) Board of Governors (1983-87);
President (1985-86);
Senior Vice President-Education (1980-83);
ABET (Fellow) Board of Directors (1979-82, 1983-89, 1991-94),
International Activities Committee (1993-).
ASEE (Fellow) Board of Directors (1974-77, 1978-80);
Vice President (1979-80).
AAS (Fellow) Board of Directors (1993-96).
AAAS (Fellow) Chairman, Section M, Engineering (1988-89).
ICHMT (Fellow) Executive Committee (1994- ), Chair, (2000- ).
I Mech E (UK) (Fellow). I E Aust (Fellow). RAeS (UK) (Fellow).

HONORS/AWARDS
Honorary Professor, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany;
Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan;
Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University in Cairo, Egypt;
International Academy of Astronautics;
ASEE-George Westinghouse Award, 1981;
ASME/Pi Tau Sigma-Charles Russ Richards Award, 1982;
ASEE-Ralph Coats Roe Award, 1983;
AIAA/ASEE Lee Atwood Award, 1982;
AIAA Terrestrial Energy Systems Award, 1984;
Arizona State University Distinguished Alumni Award, 1985; v ASEE Donald Marlowe Award, 1986;
ASME Dedicated Service Award, 1988;
AIAA Thermophysics Award, 1992;
Sigma Xi Distinguished Scientist Award, 1993;
ASEE Leighton Collins Award, 1993;
ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, 1996;
ASME Honorary Member, 1997;
IAF Malina Astronautics Medal, 1997;
UPADI Vector de Oro Award, 2000;
Tau Beta Pi; Pi Tau Sigma;
Sigma Gamma Tau;
Sigma Xi; Phi Kappa Phi.

PUBLICATIONS/PATENTS
Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Energy (1979-83);
Associate Series Editor, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics (1981-84);
Editorial Advisory Board, Aerospace America (1993-96);
Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, (1989-94);
Editorial Advisory Board, Mechanical Engineering (1988- );
Associate Editor, International Journal of Engineering Education (1994-).

Books - 6
Journal and Conference Papers - 225
Reports - 80
Presentations - 170
Patents - 5
Patents Pending - 1

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