05/18/2000 07:00:00

Caltech Professor Honored with Guggenheim Medal

PASADENA—California Institute of Technology professor emeritus Frank E. Marble was selected to receive the Daniel Guggenheim Medal and Certificate, which was presented on May 12 at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Global Air and Space 2000 International Business Forum and Exhibition, in Arlington, Virginia.

The honor is for Marble's "major fundamental, theoretical and experimental contributions to the fields of internal aerodynamics, combustion, and propulsion especially with respect to gas turbines and rockets, and educating generations of leaders in industry and academia," stated the announcement.

Marble received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Case Institute of Technology in 1940 and 1942, respectively, and his engineer's degree and PhD from Caltech in 1947 and 1948. He is Caltech's Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, and has also held visiting positions at Cornell, Cambridge, MIT, the Chinese Academy of Science, and the Chatenay-Malabry in France.

Marble's awards include the AIAA Propellants and Combustion Award and the Wright Brothers Medal, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.

Written by Deborah Williams-Hedges