National Academy Issues Biographical Memoir of Daniel Joseph

Fluid mechanics expert Daniel Joseph spent winters at UCI from 2005-2011 as an adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.  Photo by Charles Joseph

Sept. 25, 2020 - The National Academy of Sciences has published a Biographical Memoir of the late Daniel Joseph, a world renown expert in fluid mechanics and a former Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the UC Irvine Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 

A professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics at the University of Minnesota from 1963 until he retired in 2009, Joseph spent winters at the Samueli School of Engineering from 2005 until shortly before his death in 2011. His contributions to UCI during those years included offerings of advanced courses in special topics of fluid dynamics, mentoring graduate students, and research collaborations with faculty and graduate students.

“Many of us benefited from his presence and great knowledge of fluid mechanics,” said Roger Rangel, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor and department chair.  “I am happy to see this permanent record of his life.” 

Joseph was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1991. The memoirs are selected biographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members, written by colleagues who knew them or their work. Published since 1877, the collection provides personal and scholarly views of America’s most distinguished researchers and a biographical history of U.S. science. 

– Lori Brandt

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