Stern Named Weinblum Lecturer

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Fred Stern, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, was recently named the 2012–13 Georg P. Weinblum Memorial Lecturer. The lecture series is sponsored in Germany by the Institut fur Schiffbau of the University of Hamburg, and in the United States by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, along with the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council. Stern presented “Computational Ship Hydrodynamics: Opportunities and Challenges” in Hamburg, Germany, on November 21, 2012.

A group of German and American scientists created the lecture series in 1978 to honor Weinblum’s long and distinguished career in education and scientific research, and to recognize individuals who exemplify Weinblum’s spirit and ideals. Georg Weinblum’s important scientific contributions covered several aspects of ship hydrodynamics, including wave-resistance theory, maneuvering, ship motions, and hydrofoils. The lectures are offered for publication in the Journal of Ship Research or Schiffstechnik.