Timeline

1906 – Mechanical Engineering Department Founded

1906

Mechanical Engineering Department Founded

1906-1910 – M.T. Hochstrasser, Professor

1906

M.T. Hochstrasser, Professor

1910 – Chas H. Kicklighter, Professor

1910

Chas H. Kicklighter, Professor

1910-1915 – A. Julius Wiechardt, Professor and Head

1910-1915

A. Julius Wiechardt, Professor and Head

1915-1920 – R.E. Chandler, Professor and Head

1915-1920

R.E. Chandler, Professor and Head

1919 – Drawing and Mechanics Arts Department Founded

1919

Drawing and Mechanics Arts Department Founded

1919-1940 – A.J. Strong, Professor and Head

1919-1940

A.J. Strong, Professor and Head

1920-1921 – U.T. Homes, Professor and Head

1920-1921

U.T. Homes, Professor and Head

1921-1936 – Melvin Price, Professor and Head

1921-1936

Melvin Price, Professor and Head

1936-1950 – Newton Ebaugh, Professor and Head

1936-1950

Newton Ebaugh, Professor and Head

1946 – Aeronautical Engineering Department Founded

1946

Aeronautical Engineering Department Founded

1946-1956 – Robert A. Thompson, Professor and Head

1946-1956

Robert A. Thompson, Professor and Head

1948 – Engineering Mechanics Department Founded

1948

Engineering Mechanics Department Founded

1948-1949 – H.J. Hansen

1948-1949

H.J. Hansen

1949-1964 – William L. Sawyer, Professor and Head

1949-1964

William L. Sawyer, Professor and Head

1950-1964 – John C. Reed, Professor and Head

1950-1964

John C. Reed, Professor and Head

1954-1968 – E.W. (Jack) Jacunski, Professor and Head

1954-1968

E.W. (Jack) Jacunski, Professor and Head

1956-1957 – John W. Hoover, Professor and Interim Head

1956-1957

John W. Hoover, Professor and Interim Head

1957-1958 – Capt Raymond E Doll, Professor and Head

1957-1958

Capt Raymond E Doll, Professor and Head

1958-1961 – John W. Hoover, Professor and Interim Head

1958-1961

John W. Hoover, Professor and Interim Head

1961 – Aeronautical Engineering Dept changes name to Aerospace Engineering

1961

Aeronautical Engineering Dept changes name to Aerospace Engineering

1961-1972 – Mark H. Clarkson, Professor and Chair

1961-1972

Mark H. Clarkson, Professor and Chair

1963 – Engineering Mechanics Department changes name to Engineering Science and Mechanics

1963

Engineering Mechanics Department changes name to Engineering Science and Mechanics

1964-1967 – William A. Nash, Professor and Head

1964-1967

William A. Nash, Professor and Head

1964-1992 – Robert Gaither, Professor and Head/Chair

1964-1992

Robert Gaither, Professor and Head/Chair

1967-1972 – Gale E. Nevill, Professor and Chair

1967-1972

Gale E. Nevill, Professor and Chair

1971-1974 – Tom O. Neff, Associate Professor and Head

1971-1974

Tom O. Neff, Associate Professor and Head

1972 – ‘Aerospace Engineering’ and ‘Engineering Science and Mechanics’ merge to form ‘Engineering Science, Mechanics & Aerospace Engineering’

1972

‘Aerospace Engineering’ and ‘Engineering Science and Mechanics’ merge to form ‘Engineering Science, Mechanics & Aerospace Engineering’

1972-1973 – Lawrence E. Malvern, Professor and Chair

1972-1973

Lawrence E. Malvern, Professor and Chair

1973-1986 – Knox T. Millsaps, Professor and Chair

1973-1986

Knox T. Millsaps, Professor and Chair

1974 – ‘Engineering Science, Mechanics & Aerospace Engineering’ merges with ‘Coastal an Oceanographic Engineering’ to form the ‘Engineering Sciences Department’

1974

‘Engineering Science, Mechanics & Aerospace Engineering’ merges with ‘Coastal an Oceanographic Engineering’ to form the ‘Engineering Sciences Department’

1974 – ‘Mechanical Graphics’ merges into ‘Mechanical Engineering’

1974

‘Mechanical Graphics’ merges into ‘Mechanical Engineering’

1976 – ‘Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering’ restored as an independent department

1976

‘Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering’ restored as an independent department

1986-1996 – Martin A. Eisenberg, Professor and Chair

1986-1996

Martin A. Eisenberg, Professor and Chair

1987 – ‘Engineering Sciences Department’ changes name to ‘Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics & Engineering Science’

1987

‘Engineering Sciences Department’ changes name to ‘Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics & Engineering Science’

1992-2002 – William G. Tiederman, Professor and Chair

1992-2002

William G. Tiederman, Professor and Chair

1996 – 50th Year Anniversary for Aerospace Engineering

1996

50th Year Anniversary for Aerospace Engineering

1996-2004 – Wei Shyy, Professor and Chair

1996-2004

Wei Shyy, Professor and Chair

2002 – ‘Mechanical Engineering’ and ‘Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics & Engineering Science’ Merge into ‘Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’

2002

‘Mechanical Engineering’ and ‘Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics & Engineering Science’ Merge into ‘Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’

2004-2005 – Gene W. Hemp, Professor and Interim Chair

2004-2005

Gene W. Hemp, Professor and Interim Chair

2005-2011 – Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar, Professor and Chair

2005-2011

Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar, Professor and Chair

2009 – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s 100 Year Celebration

2009

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s 100 Year Celebration

2010 – ‘Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF)’ merges with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2010

‘Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF)’ merges with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2011-2019 – David W Hahn, Professor and Chair

2011-2019

David W Hahn, Professor and Chair

2019-2020 – Scott A. Banks, Professor and Interim Chair

2019-2020

Scott A. Banks, Professor and Interim Chair

2020-Present – Warren Dixon, Professor and Chair

2020-Present

Warren Dixon, Professor and Chair